The Atlantic: What Makes a Great Teacher?

For years, the secrets to great teaching have seemed more like alchemy than science, a mix of motivational mumbo jumbo and misty-eyed tales of inspiration and dedication. But for more than a decade, one organization has been tracking hundreds of thousands of kids, and looking at why some teachers can move them three grade levels ahead in a year and others can’t. Now, as the Obama administration offers states more than $4 billion to identify and cultivate effective teachers, Teach for America is ready to release its data. More…

Men’s Hockey Continues to Roll at Home, Ices Hamilton

The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team scored the final six goals of the game to pull away from Hamilton on Saturday evening, 6-1. More…

Salon: The Week in Pictures (Jan. 30-Feb.5)

Punxsutawney Phil, Scandal in South Africa, Obama immortalized in Indonesia, and more…

Men’s Ice Hockey Trips Seventh-Ranked Amherst

Jeff Fanning scored a pair of goals as the Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team snapped seventh-ranked Amherst’s 13-game unbeaten streak in a 4-2 win at Sidney J. Watson Arena on Friday evening. More…