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USM prof: Teaching is about spirit, not data

Making an impassioned plea for humanistic considerations to remain paramount in our societal discussion about education and its continual improvement, University of Southern Maine philosophy professor Jeremiah Conway follows his own advice.
The turning of souls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 25, 2013
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Teaching the 'fourth literacy': Codery goes live

Call me hacker.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 29, 2012

Context: What teachers are for

How can it be called teaching if someone stands at the front of the class and delivers facts? A textbook can do that.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix Editor, September 16, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 16, 2011
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Teaching 9/11

"What do you know about 9/11?"
Textbook Tragedy
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  September 09, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011

Protect teachers' pensions

Our governor proposes more money for K-12 education, no cuts in funding for higher education, and increased funding for Medicaid. Good for almost everyone. He also promises to lower the personal state income tax for upper-income earners, and to eliminat
Letters to the Portland Editor, February 25, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 25, 2011


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Gina Gionfriddo on the art of playwriting

Although playwright Gina Gionfriddo was raised in Washington, D.C., Rhode Island has also made its contributions, since she polished her writing skills at Brown University, where in the late 1990s she sought out eventual Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel and
Character studies
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2011
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Future teachers

Newly certified teachers get a wake-up call.
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By DAVID KISH  |  November 19, 2010
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Universal tales

For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 13, 2009