Monthly archives: September, 2016

Candidates’ food costs – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Politics is hungry work. Campaign finance numbers released this week showed that 142 legislative candidates have spent nearly $100,000 on food for their races. Though starved candidates and their staff have feasted on consumables over the months from banquets to pizza, perhaps the sweetest is the $6,000 that Minnesota campaigns have spent on parade candy. “It’s …

Elon Musk’s Plan: Get Humans to Mars, and Beyond

“We’re going to need something quite large to do that,” Mr. Musk said. It would take 40 years to a century before the city on Mars became self-sufficient, he said. The mood at the conference was almost as giddy as a rock concert or the launch of a new Apple product, with people lining up …

Important lesson for teachers: Parents aren’t the enemy, UW study shows

A disconnect between the life experiences of young teachers and the students they serve is little addressed in training programs but widely known. At the UW, one education professor experimented on ways to improve those relations. Teacher-training schools have long been punching bags for those unhappy with public education and its results. Some critics complain …