Notes in the Margins: Tasers, college readiness and organic programs

College organic, sustainability programs growing Experts say the growth is fueled by consumer demand for healthier food and rising demand for food that is produced on a sustainable farm or in a socially and environmentally responsible way. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Taser policies slow to form on college campuses At the macro level, perhaps because tasers are rarely used, nothing really changed in the wake of student deaths. (USA Today)

Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course Two leading experts on artificial intelligence at Stanford University will teach a free online course this fall, and tens of thousands of students from around the world have already enrolled. (The New York Times)

New Ways Reformers Are Tackling College Readiness Reformers have set their sights on better aligning high school and college coursework to eliminate the need for remediation altogether. (Associated Press via The Washington Post)

Student Loan Debt Climbs Americans have cut back on credit of all kinds, with one notable exception. (The Wall Street Journal via NAICU)