Around the web: Top 5 posts for the week of 2-23

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  1. Minnesota school changes are partially right, mostly wrongBrilliant or Insane publisher, Mark Barnes, criticizes so-called education reform at one Minnesota high school.
  2. What tests actually measure — Our friends at TeachThought take on this always-controversial topic. 
  3. Watch as the Metrodome Gets Demolished by Explosives Bleacher Report’s Kyle Newport shares awesome pics and video of this historic stadium coming down.
  4. More Hints That Dad’s Age At Conception Helps Shape A Child’s BrainNPR’s Maanvi Singh reveals some shocking news about how men’s age at conception impacts their children.
  5. Teaching Students Not StandardsEdutopia examines the deleterious effects of standards on students.

Bonus Pick

Jason Aldean to play Cleveland’s Progressive Field this summerBrilliant or Insane’s Cleveland writer, Zach Fenell, opines on what this show might look like at the Tribe’s baseball stadium.

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Mark Barnes is the author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.