USA Today natl education & demographics writer. Author of THE GAME BELIEVES IN YOU: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (out 4/21/15) gtoppo@usatoday.com

Pope says annulments should be cheaper and easier

cruxnow.com — ROME - Pope Francis on Wednesday called for speeding up the process for granting annulments, a ruling from a Church court that allows a Catholic whose marriage

I’m upset that my parish priest refused to allow more than one person give remarks at my father’s funeral

cruxnow.com — The Catholic funeral Mass is not intended to be a "celebration" of a person's life, marked by a parade of make-you-laugh, make-you-cry intimate stories. But there is a loophole.

Voters pass wage hikes, legal pot; divide on abortion

wcnc.com — Voters on ballot initiatives in 41 states gave a resounding thumbs-up to recreational marijuana and higher minimum wages, while dividing on abortion-related measures and GMO labeling. Scores of measures that thickened ballot booklets from Alaska to Florida included a ban on bear baiting (overturned), immigrants IDs (rejected) and gun background checks (approved).

Voters take to polls on marijuana, abortion, other heated issues

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- Voters in 41 states took to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes deciding the future of medical marijuana, minimum wages, bear hunting and controversial gaming. Some of America's most debated issues - abortion, pot, gun owners' rights - were at the forefront in several states.

Voters take to the polls on marijuana, abortion, other heated issues

usatoday.com — Votes in 41 states took to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes deciding the future of medical marijuana, minimum wages, bear hunting and controversial gaming. Some of America's most debated issues - abortion, pot, gun owners' rights - were at the forefront in several states. Among the most polarized questions is marijuana.

Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed'

ksdk.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was discharged on Friday, the NIH says. Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."

Dallas nurse Ebola-free

ksdk.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was being discharged on Friday, the NIH says. Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."

NIH: Dallas nurse Ebola-free, will be released

usatoday.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus, the NIH says. Nina Pham was admitted to the NIH hospital on Oct. 16. Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1woJsBi

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing

hechingerreport.org — Steve Jobs once called the personal computer "a bicycle for our minds," a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many teachers, it has been a bumpy ride. Educators have long held new technology at arm's length, and probably for good reason: For more than a century, they ...

How technology can make learning more dangerous.

slate.com — This piece was adapted from The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, out in April from Palgrave Macmillan. Steve Jobs once called the personal computer "a bicycle for our minds," a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But...
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Nov 21, 2014

Washington Post Releases Free App for Kindle, in First Collaboration With Amazon nyti.ms/1qxNg4q

Nov 20, 2014

RT @MattGoldberg: What you won't read in many Nichols' obits: he directed a film with one of the greatest poster taglines of all-time: pic.twitter.com/9Vu6hgOu00

Nov 19, 2014

Angry Birds maker Rovio unveils more details of its fun learning education initiative flip.it/rpu2G

Nov 18, 2014

Researcher: App improves preschoolers' reading skills without teachers usat.ly/1qSwAPD via @usatoday

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