Recently, a group of dairy workers won a court battle and were awarded overtime pay due solely to the fact that their overtime guidelines did not include an Oxford comma.
February is Black History Month. To help you celebrate, we've compiled a list of writing and reading resources.
Welcome to 2017! It's customary around this time of year for many people to make resolutions for the year to come. They resolve to lose the weight, take up a hobby, finish that project that's been gathering dust in the corner, or learn a new skill. In light of these goals, we say, why not learn to write?
DURHAM, NC – November 2, 2016 – Measurement Incorporated® (MI®) recently announced its return to office space in Durham’s Northgate Mall in Suite 235. The additional work space signals growth and expansion for the educational assessment firm founded in Durham more than 30 years ago.
Sometimes it seems crazy to be a writer. I sit in front of a computer for hours at a time, all by myself (well, except for Twitter friends, my cat, and the occasional coffee shop barista). It takes months to write one novel, and there’s no guarantee the novel will ever be published. In fact, I have spent years working on several manuscripts that will never be published. I’ve been rejected hundreds of times. I’ve given up sleep and social events to meet deadlines. I’ve battled writer’s block (and lost, badly).
I love to write. Writing makes me feel as though I am plumbing depths of myself that I do not always know exist. I’m often surprised by my writing because the words somehow magically appear on the paper, having flowed not from my mouth but from my fingers, somehow also bypassing my conscious brain.
In my personal life, I write to figure out what I think and feel about things. In my professional life, I write for content marketing, using good stories to support an organization’s brand.
Formative assessment has been around for decades in various programs and practices. Benjamin Bloom, so well-known for his Taxonomy of Learning Domains, emphasized the need for instructional differentiation that matched the needs of each student.