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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and […]
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Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish both joy and meaningful intellectual inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn issues a stirring call to rethink […]
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Education: The Practice and Profession of Teaching
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So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools
This frank and courageous book explores the persistence of failure in today s urban schools. At its heart is the argument that most education policy discussions are disconnected from the daily realities of urban schools, especially those in poor and beleaguered neighborhoods. Charles M. Payne argues that we have failed to account fully for the […]
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The roving Museum of Everything gets a permanent London home, and Jarvis Cocker's blessing
Registered as a British charity, the Museum of Everything has held exhibitions and installations throughout the world in Britain (London), Europe (Venice, Paris, Rotterdam), and Russia (Moscow), which have cumulatively greeted 700,000 visitors. The newly established Gallery of Everything in London is the first fixed venue and commercial space in London, its mission just as dedicated to showcasing outsider art. The inaugural exhibition, "Journeys into the Outside," will be jointly curated by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and James Brett, who founded the Museum of Everything as a nonprofit in the UK in 2009. Amongst the gallery's visual portfolio: Howard Finster (beloved by members of the band the Talking Heads), St EOM (a self-appointed visionary whose art is not for sale), Juva (a forgotten nobleman who fanatically collected flint stones), and Aloïse Corbaz (portraitist).
Florence museum head defends party rental in Pitti Palace
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Phantom of the Opera 'curse' hits as fire menaces Paris debut
The curse of the "The Phantom of the Opera" appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theatre on Sunday which is threatening to derail the musical's debut in France next month. The global sensation composed by Britain's Andrew Lloyd Webber was due to open at the Mogador theatre in Paris on October 13. In 1896 a chandelier counterweight fell from the ceiling killing a patron at the Paris Opera House, inspiring Gaston Leroux to write the novel on which the "Phantom" musical is based.
Chinese superstar Lang Lang playing Boston Symphony opener
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Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the institution, decades in the making, is a powerful place because it tells "the story of all of us," not just the famous.