by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass
A trio of notable writers – Hanna Rosin, Danah Boyd, and Dana Goldstein—focus this week on overprotective parenting. In particular, don’t miss the fun of reading about “The Land,” an awesome new type of playground. [Free-Range Parents 1, Helicopter Parents, 0.] ● This week, in many states, new tests aligned to the common core make their trial run, fanning the flames of controversy over accountability testing and the serious flaws in the new standards. ● Other sticky topics include homework, big data in education, and student data privacy. Get informed! ● Need an alternative to candy crush? Something with a bit more learning nutrition? Check out vocabulary.com’s new app.