Culture / World

French incursion may be saving Mali’s cultural heritage

The presence of French troops in Mali may help to protect a priceless cultural legacy which has been under siege by Islamist fighters. The BBC reports on the fate of the ancient city of Timbuktu: The historic city is a World Heritage site, renowned for its architecture, manuscript libraries and centuries-old shrines to Islamic saints -…
Education

A note from Edcamp Baltimore

I've spent the morning at a remarkable event: Edcamp Baltimore - a gathering of (mostly) teachers sharing knowledge, tips, and strategies in an unconference format. Coming from a family of teachers, I know how deadly "professional development" can be. This is an refreshing, hyper-productive alternative. I'm listening to teachers working out best practices gleaned from…