"You do not have to be good."
Happy Friday, everyone! Mary Oliver is much on my mind this morning, as DC's Mayor is proposing to do away with our city's poet laureate award.
Nearly all of my high-achieving math students are in Calculus as seniors; STEM curriculums aren't keeping pace with reality: https://www.inventorsdigest.com/articles/a-wake-up-call-for-schools/
CTE programs may not be all they're cracked up to be: https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-industry-credentials-earned-in-high-school-out-of-step-with-employe/554272/?utm_source=The+Hechinger+Report&utm_campaign=9cff8f5fb4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_15_05_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ee4c3e04-9cff8f5fb4-322692293
More evidence for just getting outside, already: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2019/02/16/arizona-recess-laws-positively-impacting-students-some-educators-say/2849227002/
Works for my clients every time: https://www.mefa.org/improve-sat-score-practice/
The SAT's latest bid to stay relevant: http://time.com/5590396/sat-adversity-score/
And why it's as deeply flawed as the test itself: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/16/the-new-sat-adversity-score-turns-the-idea-of-meritocracy-into-a-sham/
I teach the SAT and ACT! Text me on 281-536-6689 for a free consultation.
We've been loving the film selection on Kanopy, through the DC Public Library: https://www.kanopy.com/
Two views on clutter we're trying to keep in mind for our lives: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/edward-gorey-collector
Have a great weekend!