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Wired for Cheating: Some professors go beyond honor codes to stop misuse of electronic devices

At the start of the final exam for “Principles of Accounting I,” the team of professors who taught the popular course posted on its Web site an answer key loaded with false responses to the 30 multiple-choice questions. As some 400 students deliberated over their answers, the exam proctors sat and watched — ignoring occasionally suspicious noises coming from a few cellphones, according to some of the test takers.–Brock Read…

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Suzuki Sampler: Guitar

Suzuki Sampler: Cello | Piano | Violin | GuitarSuzuki Sampler: Guitar (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) It’s 20 minutes after we’re supposed to have started, and there’s no instructor here. When you consider how rapidly a Suzuki lesson goes, I figured that didn’t bode well for today. My son Peter and the other student in the class, Georgie, immediately start playing with each other while they wait. Complicating matters is the fact that…

Limit child TV viewing to an hour each day, study urges

The study followed about 1,000 people from the age of three into adulthood, and found that those who had consistently spent more than two hours a day watching TV between the ages of five and 15 were at increased risk of being overweight, having high cholesterol, and poor cardiovascular fitness. –James Meikle –Limit child TV viewing to an hour each day, study urges  (Guardian) This is a news story based…