Thursday, April 9, 2015

April is National Poetry Month. You can find free poetry and other resources on and (the website of the Academy of American Poets).

If you like your poetry on paper, go to the University Bookstore on Friday, April 10, when all poetry books in stock are 25% off.

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Get prepared for April 30, Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Study: Mexican-American Toddlers Fall Behind

Interesting story by Claudio Sanchez on NPR today: Claudio Sanchez, Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap.

The paper discussed is Bruce Fuller et al.,  Differing Cognitive Trajectories of Mexican American Toddlers The Role of Class, Nativity, and Maternal Practices, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 139-69 (May 2015).

Fuller's profile (Berkeley Grad School of Education) led me to organization, PACE (Policy Analysis for California Education), a site that has lots of interesting information about schools and kids.