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Are Maine public libraries a luxury?

Are Maine public libraries a luxury? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Please don’t answer that question until you read what today’s public libraries are doing to help with Maine’s workforce and economic development. What does an older woman do who finds herself jobless after years employed by one company?
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All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life

All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Information literacy is not the antidote to fake news, because the institutions for teaching it can’t be trusted either
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To save books, librarians create fake 'reader' to check out titles

To save books, librarians create fake 'reader' to check out titles | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lake County officials say the creation of a fake library ID has prompted their request for a system-wide audit.
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Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others

Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.
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Maybe teaching special education doesn't have to be so hard?

Maybe teaching special education doesn't have to be so hard? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.
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What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities

What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Michigan billionaire’s confirmation hearing was heavy on partisanship and light on substance.
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Get Inspired With The Best Education Podcasts Of 2016ASCD Inservice

Get Inspired With The Best Education Podcasts Of 2016ASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Each episode is an engaging 10-minute conversation between ASCD authors and Emerging Leaders on some of the most important and timely school and classroom
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The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017

The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here are the books we can’t wait to read in 2017! (Ranked in no particular order.)..
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The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
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The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration

The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is how we're starting to preserve the archive of the first Social Media presidency.
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He Fixes the Cracked Spines of Books, Without an Understudy

He Fixes the Cracked Spines of Books, Without an Understudy | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Donald Vass has been mending books in the Seattle area for 26 years, but his craft is a fading one.
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Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Advocates say it is the most important special-education case in decades.
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7 Reflections to Quiet the Ghosts of Grading’s Past

In the portfolio process at the end of each quarter, I invite these ghosts into our individual grade conferences to see if we can illuminate the narratives they are whispering in our ears in the hopes that I can make space for some new, healthier perceptions of learning and self.
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'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Nina Stibbe, David Nicholls, Bridget Christie and others reveal the books that made them laugh the most
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Red meets blue: How students can find common ground in Trump’s America

Red meets blue: How students can find common ground in Trump’s America | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Student leaders in Memphis offer ideas for fostering understanding and respect in schools in a polarized national climate.
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How Britain--with Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward--tried to influence the US election in 1940

How Britain--with Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward--tried to influence the US election in 1940 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
They used dirty tricks, planted fake and misleading stories, set up a fake polling organization and funded the opponents of politicians they disliked. The goal was to change US public opinion and manipulate its political leadership toward helping Britain defeat Nazi Germany.
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How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School?

How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
South Dakota tried to cut down on college remediation by offering the Accuplacer test to high school students, but few districts used the system.
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Getting literal about media literacy in K12

Getting literal about media literacy in K12 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The issue of fake news drew national attention during the 2016 presidential campaign, when fabricated stories were widely accepted as genuine. According to recent research, the problem extends to K12 classrooms, where students have trouble judging the credibility of online information.
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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In an interview seven days before leaving office, Mr. Obama talked about the role books have played during his presidency and throughout his life.
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5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016

5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Need a good laugh? Here are five of the best parody videos we saw this year.
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Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success

Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A librarian-teacher team figure out how to get a group of reluctant learners excited about a required project on Homer's epic poem: Snapchat.
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Struggling schools benefit from adding arts to learning

Struggling schools benefit from adding arts to learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct?

How many full-time, certified librarians would you guess one of the nation's largest school systems - a district with 220 schools and 134,000 students - employs? - Kristen A. Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Strategies for Students Too Rich for Financial Aid, Too Poor for College

Strategies for Students Too Rich for Financial Aid, Too Poor for College | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There are many schools that offer merit aid or tuition discounting, experts say.
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11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways (chrome, machine, attach), and extra letters all over the place that don't even do anything (knee, gnu, pneumatic). There aren't always good reasons for these inconsistencies, but there are reasons. Here's a brief look at the history of English spelling told through 11 words.1.
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