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Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation

Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"After a two-year investigation of the for-profit higher education industry, Sen.Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Monday unveiled an exhaustive report on the colleges' business practices, highlighting schools that charge excessively high tuition and shortchange academic investments in order to maximize revenues.

The report, featuring hundreds of pages of research drawn from internal company e-mails and statistics, concludes that the federal government has failed to protect students from misleading sales pitches and poor quality programs, and has not adequately safeguarded the $32 billion in taxpayer dollars that flow to the industry."

 

SEE ALSO (in Ed Week): http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/07/senate_releases_critical_report_of_for-profit_colleges.html

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Classroom | Teacher Tech

Classroom | Teacher Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Trying out Google Classroom this year? You'll want to check out Alice Keeler's blog, which is full of Google Classroom tips.

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Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II

Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
And, in the process, they created a nation of readers.
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Young Adult literature proves its range in National Book Award longlist

Young Adult literature proves its range in National Book Award longlist | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Ten nominees showcase the evolving range of genre that continues to be attention-grabbing and controversial, writes Jen Doll
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A New Digital Collection From Duke University Libraries: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums | LJ INFOdocket

A New Digital Collection From Duke University Libraries: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From the Duke U. Libraries Bitstreams Blog: Duke Digital Collections is excited to announce our newest digital offering: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums.
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Don't miss the full explanation here:

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/bitstreams/2014/09/10/untitled-barnardgrardner/

Direct link to the collection here:

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rubenstein_barnardgardner/

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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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These Are The Best Public High Schools In America

These Are The Best Public High Schools In America | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students at these high schools are apparently being educated at some of the finest public institutions in the country, according to a new list out from Newsweek.

Newsweek's annual list of the top high schools in America ranked 500 schools this yea...
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Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking

Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Readers might think nonfiction books are the most reliable media sources there are. But accuracy scandals haven't reformed an industry that faces no big repercussions for errors.
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Will Common Core double the high school dropout rate?

A big study says so. Is it right?
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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Subscribing to a YouTube channel is a good way to let someone else sift through the billions of videos available online. Ask your librarians or tech person for help setting up your account!

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New Pew Report Explores Young Americans' Library Habits

New Pew Report Explores Young Americans' Library Habits | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new report from the Pew Research Center Internet Project offers mixed news for public libraries.
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Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path

Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
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How U.S. News concocts its college rankings

How exactly do they decide and are these factors even worth considering?

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This is a pretty ambitious list. Maybe just choose a few? 3 to meet, 5 to master, 21 to really really really exceed.

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How Effective Is Technology With At-Risk Students?

A recent report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education and Stanford University focuses on how effective technology is when it comes to at-risk students.
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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.
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How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Female students are poorly represented in science, technology, engineering, and math courses offered online, just as they are scarce in STEM classes in brick-and-mortar schools.
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The Library of Congress Launches New Interactive eBook Series for Students and Teachers, All Materials Free to Access | LJ INFOdocket

The Library of Congress Launches New Interactive eBook Series for Students and Teachers, All Materials Free to Access | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From The Library of Congress: The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
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Schools struggle to balance student privacy and digital innovation - The Boston Globe

Schools struggle to balance student privacy and digital innovation - The Boston Globe | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Many of the nation’s schools lack restrictions on the unprecedented student data amassed by education technology companies, an omission that has worried parents and prompted legislative proposals from statehouses to Congress. This data collection transforms how teachers interact with their students and gives researchers a new understanding of how youths learn. But some fear it will come at a cost, allowing companies to profit from sensitive information.
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Telling kids homophobia is wrong won't stop bullying in schools

Telling kids homophobia is wrong won't stop bullying in schools | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"How should schools respond to incidents of teasing and bullying related to gender and sexual identity? In an article Challenging homophobic bullying in schools, Daniel Monk draws attention away from therapeutic or disciplinary responses to bullying, arguing we should understand homophobic bullying as part of a broader politics related to childhood and sexuality."

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)
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Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

A college professor responds to the recently released results of a study showing that students are more effective note-takers when using pen and paper than when using computers.

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Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Photogrammar is a digital humanities project from Yale that allows you to search US FSA and OWI photographs taken from 1935 to 1945.

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New Pew Report on Younger Americans and Public Libraries

New Pew Report on Younger Americans and Public Libraries | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

More on the new Pew Report's findings about teen and young adult library use.

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
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Google Street View does the 'King Tut'

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"After assembling a couch-eye view of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil, Google is taking the world on a trip to Egypt."

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