Giving thanks. The public radio project Storycorps wants Friday to be a Day of Thanks for teachers. The goal is to encourage people to write to former teachers, interview them, or just “friend” them on Facebook. (New York Times)
Fowl play. Thirteen more students were arrested Tuesday, suspected of accepting payment or paying others to take the SAT or ACT. Seven others were accused in September. (Wall Street Journal)
These violations aren’t small potatoes. A new GAO report finds that a number of for-profit colleges gave students credit for work that was substandard or plagiarized, and that they handled financial aid improperly. (Boston Globe)
Stuffing. That’s what an Arizona high school did to fill up a school bus with donations for a local food bank. In the end, the school contributed more than 4.5 tons of food. (Arizona Republic)
It’s all gravy. The Los Angeles Times raised eyebrows nationwide when it made teacher evaluation data public. Now they’ve commissioned a bipartisan poll that shows almost 60 percent of the public thinks access to teacher evals will improve the quality of education. (Los Angeles Times)
Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be back on Monday.