A new six-part public radio series, Shakespeare Is, will be broadcast nationwide (in the US) in 2013. The series is being produced by two-time Peabody Award winner, Steve Rowland, (The Miles Davis Radio Project and Leonard Bernstein: An American Life) in conjunction with consulting producer David Chambers of the Yale School of Drama. The series website (which has gone live) will include a rich and detailed educational component, and is developed by Timothy Gunn, former foundation executive and chair of Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media, and Caitlin Griffin, education Programs Assistant for Folger Education.
Michel Foucault, The Order of things
I can’t say I’m entirely sure what this means yet but it sure sounds cool(via augustuscarmichael)
A project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival: Year of Shakespeare is an interactive, digital project that will include reviews of each of the productions; special features from academics, artists, and educators involved in the festivities; and space for interested readers from across the world to comment on and discuss ideas arising from the WSF.
American Teacher screens tomorrow night at SFMOMA, 7pm.
From our website: Chronicling the lives and sacrifices of four public school teachers, American Teacher highlights an urgent crisis in the American educational system: how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the effect that has on how children learn. The documentary tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today, and what we can do to invest in it for tomorrow.
No Child… All Weekend!!
When President Obama announced in August 2010 the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, he complimented the soldiers who had served there for completing “every mission they were given.” But some of military’s most senior officers, in a little-noticed report this spring, rendered a harsher account of their work that highlights repeated missteps and failures over the past decade, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
There was a “failure to recognize, acknowledge and accurately define” the environment in which the conflicts occurred, leading to a “mismatch between forces, capabilities, missions, and goals,” says the assessment from the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. The efforts were marked by a “failure to adequately plan and resource strategic and operational” shifts from one phase of the conflicts to the next.
From the outset, U.S. forces were poorly prepared for peacekeeping and had not adequately planned for the unexpected. In the first half of the decade, “strategic leadership repeatedly failed,” and as a result, U.S. military training, policies, doctrine and equipment were ill-suited to the tasks that troops actually faced in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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