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Good morning. It's Monday. And it's March!

Spotted in today's New York Times:

Patricia Depagter, a middle school English teacher in Tampa, Fla., tried Amplify's seventh-grade curriculum for two weeks last month. She initially worried the students "would just stick their noses into the tablets" and not interact with each other or write much. Instead, while working on a unit reading Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," she said, students "would get up and walk around to talk to other kids, but would look to the tablet for evidence" for their discussion. "It's so much more natural for them to have this technology in their hands."

Cars and panthers. Guess who wins.

Know who else loves stone crabs?

Turns out -- shocker -- numbers say only so much, which is to say not much, about the quality of a teacher.

Is this almost the end of nearly a century of racing greyhounds in Florida?

Parakeets are the new pythons!

There's a book in the history of nudity in this state. (VIDEO!)

Ben passed this along: Here's what driving in Tampa is going to be like when all the construction is done. Looks like roads.

[Last modified: Monday, March 3, 2014 1:22pm]


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