Monthly Archives: May 2010

>Tracking Students DOES Pay Off

>Here is a study by the Tom Loveless of The Brookings Institute that suggests tracking students (at least in Math) increases their performance. Which schools track and which do not? The evidence reported here indicates that urban schools serving mostly … Continue reading

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>A New Word – Diegesis

>I came across this word when reading up on Julien Donkey-Boy, a film which adheres to the Danish Dogme 95 rules for film-making. The second of the Dogme 95 rules, according to Wikipedia, states, The sound must never be produced … Continue reading

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>This Film Is Not Yet Rated

>I just finished watching Kirby Dick’s 2006 documentary, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, which is available for streaming through Netflix. I recommend it wholeheartedly. It has become apparent to me that my assessment of social documentaries rests at least … Continue reading

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