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The Dim Bulb
The Occasional Musings of an Educator
by Michael Keany
#27 - March 21, 2023
The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th) “calculations,” or synaptic events, per second using only about 15 watts of power. At this rate, a computer as powerful as the human brain would require 1 gigawatt of power. Maybe a dim bulb isn't really as dim as it seems.
The photo at the left is the Livermore Centennial bulb, the world's longest-burning electric bulb.
Academic eligibility policies are rules that are put in place to ensure that students maintain a certain level of academic performance in order to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, and other activities. Research has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of academic eligibility policies in secondary school environments. Here are some studies and references on this topic:
This study examined the impact of athletic eligibility policies on the academic performance of high school students. The researchers found that students who were subject to academic eligibility policies had higher academic achievement than those who were not subject to such policies.
This study investigated the impact of academic eligibility policies on the academic performance of high school athletes. The researchers found that students subject to academic eligibility policies had higher GPAs than those who were not subject to such policies.
This study examined the impact of academic eligibility policies on student participation and academic performance in interscholastic athletics. The researchers found that academic eligibility policies had a positive impact on both student participation and academic performance.
Overall, the research suggests that academic eligibility policies can have a positive impact on student academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. However, it is important to note that academic eligibility policies should be implemented in a way that is fair and equitable for all students.
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