How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day

How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day

Twitter Droppings

Being a small collection of links from my tweets of the past week that deserve a few more than 140 characters.

The Bootstrap Myth, an episode of the always interesting DecodeDC podcast. It’s all about the fact that “as compelling as the story …

BFTP: Lost, season 62

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I saw an ad for the device above designed to help one locate misplaced keys. As it turns out, there are a dozen similar available. It reminded me of this five year old blog post…

Losing …

The importance of encouragement

can be seen in the letter written by R. W. Emerson to Walt Whitman after reading Leaves of Grass, which Whitman self-published, but which was not at that point going anywhere.  You can read about it here.  Allow …

Non-English languages spoken in American homes

by at least 1 million people , age 5 or older, in 2011:

Spanish  37.6 million of whom 2.8 million are not of Hispanic origin
Chinese  2.8
Hindi, Urdu or other Indic 2.2
French  2.1
Tagalog 1.7
Vietnamese 1.4
German …

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.
That is…

A great American turns 73 today.

He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942.

It was under that name he was charged and convicted for refusing to be inducted into the Army in 1967 and sentenced to 5 years in prison.  At the peak …

Quotes: "Free-Range" Parents Object When Kids Stopped Walking Home

The world is actually even safer than when I was a child, and I just want to give them the same freedom and independence that I had — basically an old-fashioned childhood. I think it’s absolutely critical for their development —

#EdGif Of The Day: How To Explain A Book To Your Students

"It's like an iPad, only thicker.  It entertains yo for hours.  It's like individual screens with words on it. It's like a movie you get to direct in your own head."  via…
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