April showers bring May flowers. But since we here in California lack rain and water (that's no joke), we'll bring you a dash of April Fools' humor instead. No fair clicking on the links before you score yourself. This is high-stakes assessment, folks.
Riding a horse (named Romeo) into the school yard in order to invite a girl to the senior prom
Slicing an apple during a “healthy snacks” presentation
Saying “Bless you!” after a fellow student sneezed
d) Threatening to make a classmate disappear by using a ring forged in the fires of Mount Doom
Stupidity (Occidental College)
e) none of the above: It will help America top the PISA ranks.
a) Research has shown that Fisher Price was recently credited with triggering an unusual perception phenomenon:
“Grapheme synesthesia,” the condition in which people perceive letters or numbers as having colors. Turns out that more than a few kids who stared at refrigerator magnets when growing up think the letter “A” is red.
b) Sending your robot to school is an increasingly popular alternative to actually showing up for class. Companies such as
Double Robot are enjoying a hockeystick of growth as students and teachers embrace robots in class. “We still get to have ‘seat time’ and so keep our funding,” says Angela Powers, school principal. “And it’s much easier to manage a class of robots than flesh-and-blood kindergartners.” For students who have trouble sitting still, being represented by a robot means they don’t get in trouble--and they can still listen in on instruction. “Love my BigBot,” declares Jon Twins, age 7.