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“Reading and understanding texts, then articulating what the author is trying to express is very much in line with what is expected of students at the college level,” she says.
by more than one point, then a third grader grades the essay, providing a score which is then doubled to compute the final composite score.
Computer images of the United States at night, based on NASA photographs, show that what was a very dark country as recently as the 1950s is now nearly covered with a blanket of light.
Much of this light is wasted energy, which means wasted dollars.
This winter solstice, as we cheer the days’ gradual movement back toward light, let us also remember the irreplaceable value of darkness.2 All life evolved to the steady rhythm of bright days and dark nights.
Today, though, when we feel the closeness of nightfall, we reach quickly for a light switch.
Those of us over 35 are perhaps among the last generation to have known truly dark nights.
Even the northern lake where I was lucky to spend my summers has seen its darkness diminish.7 It doesn’t have to be this way.