Report: interest in flipped classroom surpasses other trends (T.H.E. Journal)

Common Core: field-testing begins (U.S. News & World Report)

Student loans: loan debt surpasses credit-card debt (Education by the numbers)

Harvard:  business school launches online learning platform (Harvard Crimson) “While the initiative aims to open the school’s curriculum to students around the world, it differs significantly from existing MOOC… involving both a selective admissions process and a tuition requirement for enrollees (and) will model the participation-centered discussion central to the case method style used in classrooms in the Business School.”

Pre-school: suspension rates higher for Black pre-schoolers (ABC News) black students make up 18% of surveyed pre-schoolers and nearly half the pre-school suspensions.  Hispanic pre-schoolers are about one-third of the students and one-fourth of the suspensions. I have to wonder why schools are suspending pre-schoolers at all. Since only 6% of districts reported any suspensions of pre-schoolers, hopefully that’s s a behavior which can be easily stopped.

BONUS LINK: be the first of your friends to realize that Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain has been gone for nearly 20 years.  In the coming days, you’ll hear more about this. April 5 marks the 20th anniversary of his suicide, though some real fans (or those with a good memory) will recall he nearly died a month earlier.  Here’s the tune that put them (and the grunge movement) on the map.  The first time I heard it on the radio, I thought to myself “at least there’s something else new to like besides rap.”