Folly of the Week – Allen Toussaint, ‘American Tunes’

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. I've long been a fan of Allen Toussaint, and was saddened when he passed away late last year. Getting one more album of his work almost seems too good to be true, though I'm...

GT | News Center :: Glee Club Surprises Clough at Retirement Reception

A few months ago I was asked to accompany some of the current Georgia Tech Glee Club members on a trip to DC to surprise former GT President G Wayne Clough during his retirement celebration from his post as Secretary of the Smithsonian. We caught some of the performances on film, and Georgia Tech just posted a really nice write up of the experience (with links to the youtube videos!). GT | News...

EdX To Offer Free Advanced Placement Courses For High Schoolers | IFLScience

EdX To Offer Free Advanced Placement Courses For High Schoolers | IFLScience. It has been amazing to watch as technology and the internet open up access to education, and this new initiative from EdX is a great example. From the article - While the AP program has been expanding over the last decade, these advanced courses are still unavailable in about 40% of high schools. While a student...