Sam Evans-Brown http://kwit.org en Common Core Standards Could Knock As, Bs And Cs Off Report Cards http://kwit.org/post/common-core-standards-could-knock-bs-and-cs-report-cards Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Most of today's students and their parents are used to report cards based on the letters A through F. But a new grading system is taking root in schools across the country. It's called standards-based grading. The point is to give parents more information, as New Hampshire Public Radio's Sam Evans-Brown reports.<p>SAM EVANS-BROWN, BYLINE: Here's what we know about grades in America: A is good, F is bad. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 35383 at http://kwit.org Instead Of Surgery, Man Pedals Off The Pounds http://kwit.org/post/instead-surgery-man-pedals-pounds A lot of Americans are struggling to lose a whole lot of weight, and they try all kinds of crazy things.<p><a href="http://ernestgagnon.blogspot.com/">Ernest Gagnon</a> — a man from Billerica, Mass. — decided to shed pounds by getting into the often intense, high-adrenaline sport of cyclocross: racing road bikes on obstacle courses.<p>Two years ago, Gagnon tipped the scales at 570 pounds. He was depressed and embarrassed to leave the house.<p>"Being as big as I was, I really felt like I didn't belong anywhere," Gagnon says. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:27:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15111 at http://kwit.org Instead Of Surgery, Man Pedals Off The Pounds Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class http://kwit.org/post/some-schools-actually-want-students-play-their-smartphones-class If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it's that kids love touch screens. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:31:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14894 at http://kwit.org Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class