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Conversation Agent: Keep the Faith. Demand Proof. Relentlessly.

Conversation Agent: Keep the Faith. Demand Proof. Relentlessly. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There are two aspects to doing business -- believing in what you're doing, and verifying that it works for your customers and clients. To succeed, you need to do both, relentlessly.
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One Woman’s Drive to Revolutionize Medical Testing - The New Yorker

One Woman’s Drive to Revolutionize Medical Testing - The New Yorker | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If Elizabeth Holmes succeeds, getting a blood test could become a lot easier for patients. Ken Auletta reports.
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Decline in GED grads hurts Ga. job growth

Decline in GED grads hurts Ga. job growth | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The percentage of Georgians taking and passing the high school equivalency exam has fallen since a tougher test was implemented last year, leaving fewer educated workers to fill open jobs and preventing many people from pursuing higher education.
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Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March: 7 things to know

Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March: 7 things to know | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March. The state's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent.
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'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science

'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study measured rises in levels of oxytocin - the 'love hormone' responsible for maternal bonding - in both dogs and owners when they gaze into each others eyes.
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Collaboration aims to uncover first ever biomarker for pancreatic cancer

Collaboration aims to uncover first ever biomarker for pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The search to discover and validate the first-ever clinical biomarker to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer is at the foundation of a new, cross-sector collaboration.
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Mayo profile identifies patients most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer

Mayo profile identifies patients most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When people find out -- usually from a diagnostic scan looking at something else -- that they have a lesion in their pancreas that could morph into pancreatic cancer, they can panic.
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Why? Told CLE!

Why? Told CLE! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
***A bit of blogkeeping: Have you entered to win tickets to the MS Society's Locavore fundraiser? Check it out! Remember, you can tweet daily for additional entries.*** One of the great things abou...
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Should every school class be a computer coding class? - The Hechinger Report

Should every school class be a computer coding class? - The Hechinger Report | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This spring, at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fifth-grade Spanish class programmed computers to produce bilingual, animated photo albums. The seventh-grade science class rejiggered the code behind climate models. The first-graders programmed robots to run mazes. And that’s just for starters. “We’d like everybody to be more comfortable with computer science, because it’s …
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Social media sleuthing by Common Core test company finds three test security breaches in Ohio

Social media sleuthing by Common Core test company finds three test security breaches in Ohio | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Pearson, whose social media searches have become a source of controversy in other Common Core states, has found three potential test violations online by Ohio students.
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Contributions and Connections | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd.com

Contributions and Connections | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different. – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different. – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Georgia doctor desperately searching for bone marrow donor

Georgia doctor desperately searching for bone marrow donor | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Colleagues of a beloved Cobb County doctor who is battling stage-four blood cancer are begging for the public’s help in an attempt to save his life.
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Data shows vets waiting more than 30 days to see doctors at...

Data shows vets waiting more than 30 days to see doctors at... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Channel 2 Action News learned that thousands of Atlanta veterans are waiting more than a month to see a doctor.
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Authentic Innovation for Libraries

Thinking about driving authentic innovation in your library.
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10 Reasons Monica And Richard Should Have Stuck Together

10 Reasons Monica And Richard Should Have Stuck Together | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's been 10 years since the final episode of "Friends" aired. Which means the goofy (and neurotic) couple that is Monica and Chandler is off somewhere in the fictional Westchester universe raising their twins, whose combination of amazing ...
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Ohio Auditor Dave Yost must review Cleveland schools' $8.5 million rebate failure: editorial

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost must review Cleveland schools' $8.5 million rebate failure: editorial | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has to investigate Cleveland school's E-Rebate program, which failed to claim millions of federal dollars, and many others, writes the editorial board.
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Mindmapping Our Presearch Notes: Seeing Patterns and Gaps

Mindmapping Our Presearch Notes:  Seeing Patterns and Gaps | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MINDMAPPING OUR PRESEARCH NOTES: SEEING PATTERNS AND GAPS
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Body's cancer defences hijacked to make pancreatic and lung cancers more aggressive

Body's cancer defences hijacked to make pancreatic and lung cancers more aggressive | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to...
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Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust

Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
While literature circles are not a new concept, teachers are always looking for strategies to help students successfully interact and develop sustained conversations about texts.   If you are think...
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LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? - Hybrid Pedagogy

LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You have to be a pretty tenacious researcher to find any criticism about LibGuides, the practical and convenient tool that librarians use to create online guides to research. My search...
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Are Cleveland schools 'manipulative bullies' over test opt-outs? Or just making sure parents are informed?

Are Cleveland schools 'manipulative bullies' over test opt-outs? Or just making sure parents are informed? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Cleveland school district wants principals to reject re-printed "opt-out" forms for state tests and "strongly encourage" families to take them - an approach that bothers testing opponents and the Cleveland Teachers Union.
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PARCC may dump its two-part Common Core tests and combine them into one shorter round

PARCC may dump its two-part Common Core tests and combine them into one shorter round | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PARCC is looking at combining its two rounds of Common Core testing into a single one after hearing complaints from several states about how many hours all the tests take.
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Tuition increase approved for Georgia colleges, universities

Tuition increase approved for Georgia colleges, universities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Parents and students at Georgia’s 30 public colleges and universities will pay more to attend school in the fall after the state’s board of regents approved another tuition hike on Tuesday.
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UT Southwestern researchers lead collaborative charge to uncover genetic diversity of pancreatic cancer

UT Southwestern researchers lead collaborative charge to uncover genetic diversity of pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A genetic analysis led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests that most pancreatic cancers harbor genetic alterations that could be targeted by existing drugs, using their...
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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