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A Million Teachers Prepare to March Out the Classroom Door

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Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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Promising new strategy to halt pancreatic cancer metastasis

Pancreatic cancer and its metastases might have their days numbered, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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Four Reasons to Worry About "Personalized Learning" - Alfie Kohn

Tocqueville’s observations about the curious version of democracy that Americans were cultivating in the 1830s have served as a touchstone for social scientists ever since. One sociologist writes about the continued relevance of what Tocqueville noticed way back then, particularly the odd fact that we cherish our commitment to individualism yet experience a “relentless pressure . . . (Read More)
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Historic Cold: February 2015 shatters 140-year-old Cleveland cold record

Historic Cold: February 2015 shatters 140-year-old Cleveland cold record | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
February 2015 has shattered a major Cleveland cold record.
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Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job.  We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state ought to read.

Allison Webb of Woodstock is a 15 year veteran teacher at Sequoyah High School in Canton. Pour a cup of coffee and settle in --  her essay is worth the time as it shows what good teachers attempt in spite of a system that...
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Essay on the rhetoric about Yik Yak and college students @insidehighered

Essay on the rhetoric about Yik Yak and college students @insidehighered | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming into view

How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming into view | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Scientists from Australia and the UK have done the most in-depth analysis yet of 100 pancreatic cancer genomes and highlighted 4 subtypes that may help guide future patient treatment. The study is
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Georgia abandons its rural hospitals | Jay Bookman

Georgia abandons its rural hospitals | Jay Bookman | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How do you rescue Georgia's rural hospitals -- often the heart and soul of the communities that they serve -- from the financial challenges that are forcing them to close their doors forever?

Apparently, you don't. If you're the state of Georgia, you express insincere concern for their health, slap a Band-Aid on their gaping wounds and push them out the door to face the ugly future that awaits them.

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Purina Beneful dog food lawsuit: man claims dog food brand killing pets

Purina Beneful dog food lawsuit: man claims dog food brand killing pets | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A recent lawsuit claims Purina’s popular Beneful brand is hurting and killing pets.
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Heinen's opens downtown supermarket in renovated Cleveland Trust Building (photos)

Heinen's opens downtown supermarket in renovated Cleveland Trust Building (photos) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The new downtown Heinen's opened as scheduled in the historic Cleveland Trust Building, a beloved and long off-limits landmark that has found a surprising and eagerly awaited second life.
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Babies Rely on Mother's Voice and Heartbeat To Develop Healthy Brains — NOVA Next | PBS

Babies Rely on Mother's Voice and Heartbeat To Develop Healthy Brains — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Premature babies that are exposed to recordings of a mother's voice and heartbeat grow a larger, thicker auditory cortex.
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Trethewey to write poetry column for NYT Magazine

For the next year, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory faculty member Natasha Trethewey will be the author of a weekly poetry column for The New York Times Magazine. Her first column is scheduled to appear Sunday, Feb. 22.
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Seth's Blog: The circus is coming to town

Seth's Blog: The circus is coming to town | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't...
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GA Governor Staff Raises Exceed Those For Teachers, Others

GA Governor Staff Raises Exceed Those For Teachers, Others | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
(AP) - Many of Gov. Nathan Deal's top aides and senior executive branch officials got raises in 2015, according to a new analysis from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The governor himself continu...
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Protect Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (TRS)

Protect Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (TRS) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (TRS) is one of the most financially sound systems in the United States. As educators, we dedicate our careers to teaching and investing in the lives of our 1.6 million children in public education. In this profession, our pay is below market compared to other professions, and pay raises are rare. Regardless of this reality, we know that we can depend on the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia to provide us an adequate retirement in our golden years throu
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Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study

Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A study of whole genomes and DNA variation in pancreatic tumors suggests there are four subtypes of the cancer depending on location, frequency and pattern of DNA rearrangement.
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Aspirational Librarianship

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In the September/October issue of Knowledge Quest, Buffy and Kristin coauthored an article that suggested that there was a widening gap between the standards and expectations AASL promotes and the ...
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 27, 3:51 PM

How about you?  Do you aspire to meet the AASL standards?

 

"I aspire to what AASL considers “excellence”, keeping that as a potential goal while looking at the reality of the situation on the ground."

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Heinen's downtown supermarket is equal parts dining destination, grocery store

Heinen's downtown supermarket is equal parts dining destination, grocery store | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Today's food-shopper is just as likely to buy food to heat-and-eat, or eat cold, as he is to gather ingredients to cook for a meal. The new Heinen's store in downtown Cleveland is as much a grocery store as it is a place to buy - and maybe eat - a finished meal.
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Lawmakers aim to change teacher retirement

A teacher’s pension has long been a key perk of the low-paying job, but that benefit could be reduced under proposed state legislation.
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ISIS burn 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts in Mosul

ISIS burn 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts in Mosul | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Leading members of Mosul society reportedly tried to stop the fanatics destroying the building, but failed. The director of the library, Ghanim al-Ta'an, said that the extremists used homemade bombs.
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Wednesday opening of Heinen's supermarket in Cleveland Trust Rotunda revives historic memories and marks new milestone in preservation (photos)

Wednesday opening of Heinen's supermarket in Cleveland Trust Rotunda revives historic memories and marks new milestone in preservation (photos) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The renovation of the Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building as a Heinen's supermarket marks a new milestone for historic preservation in the city and arouses memories of its one-time industrial might.
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Dogs' Brains Respond to People's Voices the Same Way We Do — NOVA Next | PBS

Dogs' Brains Respond to People's Voices the Same Way We Do — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dogs have an uncanny ability to pick up on our mood, and we're beginning to understand the neuroscience that underpins their apparent devotion.
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So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]

So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition] | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Are you debating what type of library field you’d like to pursue after graduation? Has it been a challenge for you to sit down and decide your options? Would you ever considered a career in medical...
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