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BELIEF Florida Principal Tries to Quietly Ban Book to Appease Christians, Sets Off Sh*Tstorm Instead
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, culture, interesting, society, unusual, children, ethics, freedom, freedoms, books, learning )

Beryl
- 10 days ago - alternet.org
A high school principal in Tallahassee, Florida is in hot water over his unilateral decision to drop a controversial book from a summer reading list for students.
How to Learn Spanish Using Cat Photos
Offbeat  (tags: Spanish, language, aps, learning, education, cats, gatos )

Freya
- 602 days ago - newsfeed.time.com
If you can't land a Spanish significant other who motivates you to learn the language, then check out these Spanish-speaking cats.
Dog Gets Grammar? Chaser The Border Collie Knows Nouns, Verbs & Prepositions, Study Shows (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Chaser, Border Collie, understands sentences, gets grammar, knows 1, 000 words, Dr. Pilley, canine intelligence, mental abilities, intuition, learning )

Julia
- 825 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Chaser, a 9-year-old border collie that gained fame for understanding more than 1,000 English words, now has shown that she can understand sentences. Not just two-word sentences, but sentences containing a a prepositional object, verb, and direct object.
One-Handed Violinist Helps the Disabled Make Music
Offbeat  (tags: one-handed violinist, music, violin, overcoming disabilities, education, arts, humanities, fulfillment, learning, potential, prosthesis )

Julia
- 895 days ago - cnn.com
The young man sometimes closes his eyes as he plays, as if lost in the music. If his audience closed their eyes, they would never know the violinist standing before them has no right hand, only a stunted appendage with tiny stubs instead of fingers.
The Dog and The Leopard: A Modern Fable
Offbeat  (tags: humans, dog, leopards, fable, learning, wild animals )

Simone
- 1564 days ago - all-creatures.org
Both became pensive, thinking about their past lives, about doing Leopard things and Dog things, and about how their lives had been changed by people. "We actually have a lot in common," Dog said finally. "I don't understand why people, even good, kind
"PhD Dropouts: Smart or Stupid?"
Offbeat  (tags: learning, education, community )

Williams
- 1615 days ago - community.elearners.com
What's up with PhD program attrition rates? Are doctoral programs simply accepting anyone, even nitwits who can't hack it and end up dropping out?
10 Famous Writers Who Didn't Die From Suicide or Alcohol
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Art, Education, Life, Writing, Learning )

Anna
- 1803 days ago - onlinecertificateprograms.org
The writers listed below spent their lives creating works of art, and they lived long enough to enjoy the fruits of their labor. It's nice to remember that art doesn't have to exact such a high cost.
10 Reasons to Graduate in 5 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Graduation, Students, Education, Learning, College )

Anna
- 1810 days ago - liberalartscolleges.org
"Timely" graduations are less common due to a myriad of reasons all of which make graduating in five years more appealing to the average college student.
12 Essential TED Talks for Writers
Offbeat  (tags: TED, Lectures, Writers, Writing, Learning )

Nancy
- 1837 days ago - bestcollegesonline.com
These speeches and presentations from TED offer words of wisdom from authors and others that are invaluable to those looking to make their mark with the written word. Don't be afraid of the blank page; embrace it.
25 TED Talks Every Parent Should Watch
Offbeat  (tags: TED Talks, Parents, Kids, Life, Living, Learning, Teaching )

Nancy
- 1838 days ago - nursingschools.net
They touch on topics from personality to safety, to help you better understand your kids and better prepare and protect them for their lives ahead.
60 Super Useful Online Tools for College Parents
Offbeat  (tags: Parenting, College Students, Education, Learning, Online Tools )

Nancy
- 1860 days ago - onlinecollege.org
You can find lots of help getting through the college planning process in online tools for finance, college search, and more. Read on to find 60 of the best tools for college parents.
50 Useful Facebook Tips for Teachers
Offbeat  (tags: Facebook, Students, Teachers, Education, Learning, Internet )

Sophie
- 1865 days ago - onlinedegree.net
The listed tips and tricks in the article illustrate many of the factors they need to keep in mind before opening up an account as well as offer suggestions on ways they can use it to interact with permitted students.
10 Celebs Who'Ve Gone Back to School
Offbeat  (tags: Celebrities, School, Education, Learning, Success )

Nancy
- 1877 days ago - onlinecollege.org
Here are 10 celebrities who -- despite their extraordinary success -- decided to go back to school and keep learning.
Kids Summer Activity List: 100 Creative and Cheap Summer Activities For Your Kids
Offbeat  (tags: Kids, Acitivity, Learning, Summer, Education )

Sophie
- 1900 days ago - associatedegreeonline.com
If you are lucky enough to get to be with your kids during the summertime, instead of packing them off to day care every day, you will have to deal with the inevitable cries of, "I'm bored." Here are 100 creative, fun, and cheap things that you can..
50 Coolest Online Tools for Word Nerds
Offbeat  (tags: Word Power, Vocabulary, English, Learning, Verbose )

Nancy
- 1922 days ago - onlineuniversities.com
These online tools can help you along, making it simple to learn new words, find out where they came from and just plain play with words.
 

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