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Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.

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High school should be more like preschool - The Hechinger Report

High school should be more like preschool - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The idea of making high school more like preschool is not a new one. Deborah Meier, the godmother of the progressive education movement, borrowed from early education ideas when she designed Central Park East High School in 1985. The small “hands-on” and “child-centered” high school on New York City’s Upper East Side sparked many copies and fueled a small schools movement that dominated education reform for a decade.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 16

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 16 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 

to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.

     Research and Education 
Memories/Motifs 
Tropical Ecology in Panama 
A Girton Girl 
Hunger on Campus (PDF) 
Philosophy for Beginners 
University of Michigan Library: Mathematics Teacher Resources USGS: Mission Areas: Natural Hazards 
Convict Records of Australia 

     General Interest 
Ultimate History Project 
Science Vs 
Picture This! Vintage Postcards of Southeast Europe 
Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz 
Mapping Gothic France 
Spiders & Other Arachnids 
Geography of the Post Virginia Memory: Digital Collections 

     Network Tools 
Origin 
Storm It! 

     In the News 
New Study Shines Light on how the Enigmatic Naked Mole-Rat Survives With Limited Oxygen

Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu The Internet Scout Research Group, located in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides Internet publications and software to the research and education communities under grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. Users may make and distribute verbatim copies of any of Internet Scout's publications or web content, provided this paragraph, including the above copyright notice, is preserved on all copies.
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Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters

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A new study calls teachers' online grievances against the profession a form of social action.
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Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

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High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone and to learn best when they grasp underlying concepts.
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Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest! 

Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest!  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Facing History and Ourselves teaches us to think about the world in a new way, igniting an ongoing conversation about how we can build a society free of racism, anti semitism, bullying, and hatred of all kinds.
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How School Start Times Affect High-School Athletics

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Catching more sleep could help student-athletes catch more touchdowns, but some still argue sports schedules are a reason against moving back the first bell.
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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

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Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
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How to read more books 

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"Do you struggle to find enough time for reading? Here are five tips for how to read more books. "

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Google's war on fake news goes global: Search results now tagged 'true' or 'false' 

Google's war on fake news goes global: Search results now tagged 'true' or 'false'  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Google is rolling out fact-check labels in its news and search results to help users decide whether a public claim is true or false. Only articles that have been fact-checked by news publishers and fact-checking organizations will display the label and summary."

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Here’s How You Make a Book Spine Poem with Your Students/Patrons — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

Here’s How You Make a Book Spine Poem with Your Students/Patrons — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
April is here. April is National Poetry Month. April is the time for book spine centos (see above). Give one a try. Or try it with your students/patrons.
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Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves - The Hechinger Report

Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Every seventh grader gets $4,125 to spend on early college credits, other extras
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Math class needs a makeover

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TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
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Math-anxious brains tackle simple problems differently

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An fMRI study found more variable brain activity in people who get nervous about math problems.
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10 of Our Favorite Poems About Teaching - WeAreTeachers

10 of Our Favorite Poems About Teaching - WeAreTeachers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
These poems about teaching really nail what it's like to work in a classroom. What are your favorite poems about teaching? Please share!
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 15

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 15 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 

to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.

     Research and Education 
Fermat's Library 
VADS 
The Hastings Center 
China Biographical Database Project 
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 
YouTube: Infinite Series 
Documenting Hate 
TeachMeAnatomy 

     General Interest 
Kew: State of World Plants 
David and Gladys Wright House 
Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing 
The Treatment 
Books As Medicine 
The Set Up 
The Wall of Birds 
Musee des Beaux-Arts: Collections 

     Network Tools 
Bear 
Loom 

     In The News 
Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain' Turns 100

Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu The Internet Scout Research Group, located in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides Internet publications and software to the research and education communities under grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. Users may make and distribute verbatim copies of any of Internet Scout's publications or web content, provided this paragraph, including the above copyright notice, is preserved on all copies.
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Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality.

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Educators should stop looking for cure-alls and start pursuing structural change, writes a University of San Francisco professor.
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Eight Steps to Rewrite the Special Education Script

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.
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'Where's My Story?' Reflecting All Students in Children's Literature

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The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
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How I Learned to Take the SAT Like a Rich Kid

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To get into elite colleges, one must train for standardized tests with the intensity of an athlete.
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Poetry in the Courtroom

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On Friday, April 7, Judge Andre Davis of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit resorted to a poem by the Palestinian-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye, in an extraordinary opinion praising a young man who fought for his rights—and lost. Judge Davis’s opinion attests to the courage of Gavin Grimm for standing up for his rights, even as the court denied his request for vindication of those rights.
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Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges

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"A corporate squabble over printer toner cartridges doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, and the phrase “patent exhaustion” is probably already causing your eyes to glaze over. However, these otherwise boring topics are the crux of a Supreme Court case that will answer a question with far-reaching impact for all consumers: Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use it after you buy it?"

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Research Reports: “Fake News is Shared as Widely As The Real Thing”

Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election campaign was so-called fake news, according to a University of Oxford study. Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) also determined that these users shared approximately as many fake news items as “professional news” over the same period.
The report, published on Monday, concludes that links to fake news stories accounted for 23 per cent of the links tweeted by a sample of 140,000 Michigan-based users during the ten days up to November 11 last year.
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State of America's Libraries 2017 | American Libraries Magazine

State of America's Libraries 2017 | American Libraries Magazine | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Today ALA released The State of America’s Libraries, an annual report released during National Library Week, April 9–15, that captures usage trends within all types of libraries.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 14 

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 14  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In honor of National Library Week in the United States (April 9-15, 2017), we've decided to dedicate our biannual special edition of The Scout Report to the topic of libraries, past, present, and future. The earliest libraries around the world date back centuries and even millennia. In the United States, libraries have developed greatly since public libraries were first built in the early eighteenth century, playing a wide variety of roles in both civic and academic communities alike. Today, libraries strive to find innovative ways to serve communities and preserve historical memory in an increasingly digitized world.
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

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Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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