Bored? Try studying it. Boredom studies are experiencing a “boomlet” in recent years, even culminating in an international Boring Conference. (Wall Street Journal)
A small class project, multiplied. A Rutgers University student leaves Post-it notes with inspirational messages in random locations across campus, in hopes of motivating his peers. (The Star-Ledger)
He’s on a boat. Arne Duncan has traveled to hundreds of schools since becoming secretary, but this is his first time visiting one by boat. (Homeroom/U.S. Department of Education)
Your feel-good story of the day. A developmentally disabled high school student in Texas, who serves as the basketball team’s manager, gets an opportunity to play with the team on the last game of the year. His only basket comes thanks to an assist from the opposing team. (CBS)
Mimi Karabulut, ES communications intern, contributed to this post.