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School media centers to lose staff  | ajc.com

DeKalb County school officials will ask state school Superintendent John Barge to waive a requirement for minimum staffing of school media centers.
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Young Adults and their Writing Practices

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This month, we will consider Young Adults and their Writing Practices On Thursday (8/7) 8 PM EST: Join us on Twitter as we begin this conversation via our #literacies chat! If you are new to #liter...
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Full recording of StoryCorp Interview

Full recording of StoryCorp Interview | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Recently, NPR re-ran the StoryCorp conversation Roger and I had several years ago. I continue to think about and reflect on how Roger, like many of my students, transformed both my professional and...
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Critical Resistance and Underground Teaching: a #digped Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy

Critical Resistance and Underground Teaching: a #digped Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this week’s #digped chat, we want to begin the conversation not with the obstacles, but with ideas for making progress in any reasonable way possible.
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Museum 2.0: Making Meaningful Connections: Inspiring New Report from Irvine and Helicon

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Developing Writing Confidence Through NaNoWriMo | Educator Innovator

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The West must prepare for a wounded Putin to become even more aggressive

The West must prepare for a wounded Putin to become even more aggressive | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
AMONTH ago, Russian President Vladi­mir Putin appeared to be successfully executing his campaign to destabilize Ukraine. While Russian-backed insurgents consolidated a breakaway republic, weak and div...
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Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One

Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
by Naomi House, MLIS Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One I have worked in libraries for the last ten years but as of December 2013 I have been working only outside of libraries d...
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Joys of the Public Domain: Beating Summer Heat - Copyright Librarian

Joys of the Public Domain: Beating Summer Heat - Copyright Librarian | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Michael Douglas opens up on cancer battle at New York event with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones by his side  

Michael Douglas opens up on cancer battle at New York event with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones by his side   | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The actor address 3,000 doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies’ 5th World Congress opening ceremony in New York City on Sunday where he shared his story battling the life threatening disease. “In every sense of the word, I’m very fortunate to be here today,” he said.
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Deadly California Lightning Storm 'Sounded Like a Sonic Boom'

Deadly California Lightning Storm 'Sounded Like a Sonic Boom' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., today, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island.
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Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13

Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops.
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A Slow Home: The Key to a Peaceful Life

A Slow Home: The Key to a Peaceful Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Our homes should be a refuge---separate from the often overwhelming, fast-paced and demanding lives we lead outside of our homes. But too often the hectic outer
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Georgia’s recovery missing middle-wage jobs

Georgia’s recovery missing middle-wage jobs | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Georgia economy is not producing enough good-paying, middle-wage jobs — the kind that sustain a healthy middle class, according to government numbers compiled by a research group.
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Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.
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Three Lines of Resistance: Ethics, Critical Pedagogy, and Teaching Underground - Hybrid Pedagogy

Three Lines of Resistance: Ethics, Critical Pedagogy, and Teaching Underground - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It is easy for those of us invested in critical pedagogy to see need for major change in education in the U.S. It is also easy for us to write highly ideological manifesti that make sweeping philosophical statements about how things should be.
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Needfinding in the galleries: overcoming blind spots with direct observation

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Museum professionals are faced with design decisions on an almost daily basis, from developing tour guidelines to building digital resources. In the routine of everyday work and with a lack of in-h...
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Design thinking at MuseumNext 2014: my five big takeaways

Design thinking at MuseumNext 2014: my five big takeaways | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I recently returned from the MuseumNext conference in Newcastle, England, where I gave a talk, "From Insights to Prototypes: How Museums can Use the Design Thinking Process to Engage and Delight Vi...
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You Can Hate Your Job, But You Still Have to Deal With It

You Can Hate Your Job, But You Still Have to Deal With It | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Though tips for finding the “perfect” job abound, some are offering advice for dealing with work’s inherent imperfections.
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Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond

Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.
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Report: Workers got full pay and bonuses for little work

Report: Workers got full pay and bonuses for little work | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In a new report, internal investigators say more than $5 million in federal resources were wasted at the U.
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Michael Douglas Reveals What His Cancer Treatment Did to Him

Michael Douglas Reveals What His Cancer Treatment Did to Him | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In 2010, Michael Douglas was devastated to learn that he had stage four cancer. Speaking to a group of doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies 5th World Congress in New York City on Sunday, he opened up about his grueling experience with the disease and how it...
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Former UGA track star Lawrence killed in auto accident

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Former University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, the school confirmed.
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On Balboa Island, the sun is setting on Family T's

On Balboa Island, the sun is setting on Family T's | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.
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A momentous day for Braves at Hall of Fame induction

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Hank Aaron received the longest ovation among 55 returning Hall of Famers introduced at before Saturday’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and an impromptu tomahawk chop and chant started among thousands of Braves fans as commissioner Bud Selig introduced Bobby Cox.
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A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry

A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.
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