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Supreme Court seeks a way around "perpetual copyright" on foreign goods

Supreme Court seeks a way around "perpetual copyright" on foreign goods | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Court shows concern for libraries, museums—but little for Kirtsaeng himself.
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9 Ways to Get Teens Reading

9 Ways to Get Teens Reading | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Practical ideas to help lure your kids back to books.
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Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook

Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionles
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Study: Colleges Put Students Into Remedial Classes Who Don't Need Them

Study: Colleges Put Students Into Remedial Classes Who Don't Need Them | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
High school GPA is a better predictor of ability to pass college English and math than placement exams or SAT scores, research finds.
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Obama administration issues rules to overhaul student debt forgiveness

Obama administration issues rules to overhaul student debt forgiveness | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students will have a clearer path to loan forgiveness if they are defrauded or misled by their colleges, according to rules issued Monday by the Obama administration.
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For the Alt-Right, the Message Is in the Punctuation

For the Alt-Right, the Message Is in the Punctuation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is how a hate symbol rises in 2016: A podcast sound effect becomes a Twitter meme and a browser extension before it finally slithers into the physical world.
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During a school year of terrorist attacks, Muslim students report bullying

During a school year of terrorist attacks, Muslim students report bullying | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
One survey in Maryland found many Muslim students experienced insults or abuse.
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Toronto's renegade capybaras: folk heroes for the social media age

Toronto's renegade capybaras: folk heroes for the social media age | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The search for the large rodents has captured the city’s imaginations along with Facebook posts and Twitter accounts
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As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Finding homeless students is a challenge, as are resources and red tape. The new federal education law includes new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping more students.
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Teens Like Science, Not Science Class, Study Finds

Teens Like Science, Not Science Class, Study Finds | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The study finds that teenagers prefer learning about science through hands-on labs.
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Three ways to turn schools into safe learning environments for LBGTQ students in post-Orlando America - The Hechinger Report

Three ways to turn schools into safe learning environments for LBGTQ students in post-Orlando America - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The safety needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students turned paramount Sunday when a man walked into a gay nightclub and embarked on the worst shooting in U.S. history. The symbolism of this atrocity taking place is not lost the gay community, because bars and nightclubs have long served as some of the …
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Parenting as a Teacher, Teaching as a Parent

Parenting as a Teacher, Teaching as a Parent | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
My oldest child is now the same age as my students. I'm taking stock of how each role - teacher and parent - has helped me in the other.
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Fred Pierce, Greely High School - A 2016 Graduate to Watch

Fred Pierce, Greely High School - A 2016 Graduate to Watch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From the 2016 Portland Press Herald profiles of Graduates to Watch. See all 11 students here: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/11/graduates-to-watch-in-the-class-of-2016/
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Innovate My School - Seven reasons to try ‘Genius Hour’ in your classroom

Innovate My School - Seven reasons to try ‘Genius Hour’ in your classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.
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4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon GO Craze in Your Classroom

4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon GO Craze in Your Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Get some fun ideas for channeling kids' excitement into meaningful learning experiences.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in VideoAmy's playlist for some ideas!
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Boston Globe’s #MakeItStop Tweetstorm on Gun Violence Electrifies the Web

Boston Globe’s #MakeItStop Tweetstorm on Gun Violence Electrifies the Web | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Boston Globe devotes front page and Twitter feed to call on Congress to ban assault weapons in the wake of Orlando shootings.
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High School Students Ding Teachers For Group Projects and Student-Led Discussions

High School Students Ding Teachers For Group Projects and Student-Led Discussions | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teenagers hate it when their teachers make them work in groups, or let students lead discussions.
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When Black and White Children Grow Apart: Research shows that interracial friendships decline as kids enter adolescence—and that teachers may play a role.

When Black and White Children Grow Apart: Research shows that interracial friendships decline as kids enter adolescence—and that teachers may play a role. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As the argument goes and studies prove, children of all backgrounds benefit from diversified classrooms and schools where they can interact with peers of different races and ethnicities. Teaching Tolerance, an educational project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, concluded in a comprehensive review of research on racial and ethnic diversity in schools that “a racially integrated student body is necessary to obtain cross-racial understanding, which may lead to a reduction of harmful stereotypes and bias.” But access to diversity is only the first step, not the destination, said Cappella, noting that the study points to the need for teachers to create classrooms where interracial friendships can develop and grow.
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Debunking the Myths Behind ‘The Math Myth’

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"When I found out that James Tanton—an Australian who serves as the Mathematical Association of America’s mathematician at large, and a proponent for Common Core—wanted to debate Hacker last month at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York, I had to watch.
But as I watched, I had a sinking feeling: It was clear that neither of these men had ever had the experience of being told, either directly or indirectly, that math was not for them. And I realized that, by not being told this, they had never felt compelled to steer clear of math and numbers-heavy careers, even if high-school math wasn’t fun for them either."

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Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training

Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Educators put a lot of stock in, well, education. According to an infographic from Samsung Electronics America and market research giant GfK, 91 percent of teachers believe their success in the classroom depends heavily on having access to technology training. Unfortunately, 60 percent of teachers don’t feel adequately prepared to integrate technology into their lessons.
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Why the brains of teenagers excel at taking risks – Adriana Galván | Aeon Ideas

Risk-taking isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially for learners.

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Data Show International Baccalaureate (IB) Classes Help a Third of Low-Income Students in IB Schools

Even students who only take one IB class and sit for one exam are still closing the gap.

“The best treatment is do to the whole diploma and take all the exams,” Young said. “That’s the gold standard. But it turns out, if you can’t do that, and you just participate in one course, that’s sufficient to boost long-term educational outcomes.”

Young not only found elevated high school graduation and college-going rates, but also that low-income students persisted in college through at least the first year at the same rate as their wealthier peers. Future studies will continue to track these students.
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Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the difficulties of getting lost in reading after a certain age.
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WeAreTeachers: Breaking the Teacher-Student Conflict Cycle: 5 Steps You Can Take Now

WeAreTeachers: Breaking the Teacher-Student Conflict Cycle: 5 Steps You Can Take Now | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
According to Long and Wood, crisis is the product of a student's stress that is kept alive by the actions and reactions of others. When a child's or teen's feelings are aroused by stress, he or she learns to behave in ways that shield him or her from painful feelings. These behaviors (aggression, avoidance) may be undesirable, but they protect the child from distressing feelings. Others (parents, teachers, peers) perceive the behavior as negative, and they respond in a negative fashion. This negative response produces additional stress, and the youth again reacts in an inappropriate matter. The spiraling of behaviors causes a minor incident to escalate into a crisis.
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2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues

2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
One student said she was headed to the University of Texas at Austin, and the other is Yale-bound.
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