Skipping standardized tests in 2020 may offer a chance to find better alternatives

The Education Department is letting states cancel standardized tests. The move is a practical one: School buildings across the nation are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, even though distance learning efforts are widespread.

6 ways to build motivation to do your schoolwork now that you’re forced to learn online at home

6 ways to build motivation to do your schoolwork now that you’re forced to learn online at home By Ryan Korstange (Assistant Professor of University Studies, Middle Tennessee State University) Published: September 10, 2020, at 12:07 a.m. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Conversation disclosure statement: John Holbein receives Read more…

Why does white always go first in chess?

Why does white always go first in chess? By Daaim Shabazz (Associate Professor of International Business, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) Published: August 14, 2020, at 12:46 a.m. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Conversation disclosure statement, Editor’s note: The recent protests over racism have rekindled a longstanding discussion Read more…