Good morning sports fans.  

I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend, though there seemed to be some amount of confusion as to the holiday being celebrated this weekend.   For some today marks the first day of school.  For others, it marks the second abbreviated week for school.  In Indiana, some students are 4 weeks in and already have a fair number of tests, quizzes, papers and projects under their belts.

Here are some quick hits to get your week started.

1:1 computing: Licking Valley offers 1:1 in middle school, pays for it by eliminating computer labs (Newark Advocate) interesting that textbook reduction wasn’t cited

Canada: digital learning and digital citizenship education in Calgary will have student projects evaluated by the private sector (Calgary Herald)

Competency: why it’s so hard to study its effectiveness (eCampus News)

Reynoldsburg: blended learning Mecca sees high teacher turnover, but thousands (literally) apply to replace them (Columbus Dispatch)

Katrina: a look at the changes to New Orleans schools, then and now (

BONUS LINK: a retro back-to-school commercial from Sears.  I probably had some of these clothes, especially the corduroy pants.