http://prairiemary.blogspot.com/2011/01/education-for-dummies_31.html An excellent assessment of not only the “Dummies” books out there, but of our entire education system. Found at : link:http://shelf-awareness.com/
Time recently published an article on incentive programs to help raise test scores in the US. The entire idea was the controversial. PAY kids for learning? SACRILEGE. Various programs were tested. Did paying for grades work best? Good behavior? Test scores themselves? The most obviously effective program was the simplest. Pay second grade kids $2 … Read more
Focusing on increasing literacy should be part of every bookstore’s long term business plan. You may see no benefit this month or year, but if you plan to be in business ten years from now, this is one of the best investments you can make.
Some interesting items I’ve come across this week. This post was actually written back in January by Brian Cassidy. The 18 things he’s learned in 2007. Here’s my favorite one: 6) Books ain’t money. Books don’t even make me money. I make me money. My overhead, time, and expertise create value. Please keep that in … Read more