Thank you everyone for the large number of page views yesterday.  I don’t know if it was the off-day for many in education or what, but it was good to see.  I keep thinking back to around 2000, when I first moved to Cincinnati, and the city was bidding for the 2012 Summer Olympics.  As it turns out, we would have been in great shape to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Plenty of ice and snow here. 

Competency-based learning:  grilled cheese lessons come home to roost in explaining how to put the honor in honors education.  (CompetencyWorks)

Competency-based college education: Memphis city employees may soon receive city funds to help pay for technical certificates and degrees that don’t require class time to prove proficiency in subjects. Link requires a subscription and that sentence is the only one publicly available, and it’s a big one. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)  Related: college picks new financial aid vendor to handle competency-based learning student transactions (eNews Channels, press release)

Train to Qualification: what K-12 could learn from the Navy’s system (Getting Smart)

Calamity Days: a couple central Ohio districts went to school on Presidents Day to make up for lost time (This Week News)

Digital Learning: students in a South Dakota school embrace learning (Watertown Public Opinion)

Funding the Digital Shift: external funding comes together in Hartford for center at public library (Hartford Courant)

Flexibility: Akron superintendent advocates for opportunity, flexibility in education, decries testing regime (Beacon Journal)

BONUS LINK: overlooked by the titanic clash between the U.S and Russia, the Slovenian hockey team is turning some heads at Sochi.  I’ve interacted with some Slovenes who follow The Harlow Report on Twitter, so here is a shout-out to them. Slovenian Hockey Team: the Real Miracle on Ice