November 19, 2017

What’s lost with handwriting

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Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to… Read more

This is Not Your Parents’ Job Market

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Columnist Thomas Friedman of the New York Times gives advice to new college graduates that is reminiscent of what my parents told me 25 years ago- computers are the wave of the future.  And as Silicon Valley is thriving while most job markets are drying up, Friedman reminds us to remember the entrepreneurial spirit our… Read more