Professors Can Now Tell Whether or Not You’ve Actually Done the Reading Assignment


It’s a tale as old as time: professor assigns you a truckload of reading, you skim it, maybe highlight some parts if you’re feelin’ real fancy, and close the book while praying a close-read isn’t required for the exam. But all good things must come to an end some time, and cheating on your reading assignment is no exception: The New York Times reports that professors are wising up to your game, and beginning to use technology to help them determine whether or not you’ve actually completed the assigned reading. Read More


Dissatisfied With Her Kids’ Grades, Mom Just Hacks In and Changes Them

"My mom told me to." (Photo: Filmofilia

A Pennsylvania mom is on the hook for criminal computer trespassing after using her job at the Northwestern Lehigh School District to–in a move straight out of War Games–alter her children’s grades. Millions of teens nationwide are kicking themselves for not paying better attention in their computer science classes.

Reports ABC News (via The Mary Sue):

“She has been accused of changing her daughter’s failing grade from an F to an M for “medical” in June 2010, and then changing her son’s 98 to a 99 in February 2012, nearly a year after she quit her job as an administrative office secretary to work at another school district.”

The failing grade we get, but we can’t imagine the difference between a 98 and a 99 is worth going to jail for. Now, for a higher SAT score, on the other hand…