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Cleveland Public Library Announces Hiring of Two Staff Members - New positions focused on education and literacy

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is proud to announce the hiring of two significant additions to their staff: Learning Strategist and Literacy & Education Coordinator.

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

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Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.
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NASCAR’s Bill Elliott sells land for Cumming project

NASCAR’s Bill Elliott sells land for Cumming project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A developer plans to build 300 upscale single-family homes in Cumming on 143 acres purchased from NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.
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Officer stung by bees relapses; K-9 partner gets first-aid kit

Officer stung by bees relapses; K-9 partner gets first-aid kit | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Brookhaven police officer who was hospitalized after a yellow-jacket attack relapsed Sunday and was taken to urgent care, police reported Monday.
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Instagram Blocked in China Amid #OccupyCentral Movement - NBC News

Instagram Blocked in China Amid #OccupyCentral Movement - NBC News | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based ...
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'Bookcycle' peddles a new take on feminism

'Bookcycle' peddles a new take on feminism | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On a mural-lined corner of Echo Park, a dozen people gather around a tricycle painted a summery yellow. But even more eye-catching than the color is its main feature: a triple-decker shelf filled with books.
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Does Vitamin D fight pancreatic cancer?

Does Vitamin D fight pancreatic cancer? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Salk Institute says a synthetic version of Vitamin D shows promise for treating the usually deadly disease.
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The Value of Media Literacy Education in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Tessa Jolls (Part One)

The Value of Media Literacy Education in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Tessa Jolls (Part One) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Tweet Me, Tweet You: Using Twitter and Storify to Build Classroom Community in a Flipped First-Year Composition Course

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Tweet Me, Tweet You: Using Twitter and Storify to Build Classroom Community in a Flipped First-Year Composition Course | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy

Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When a class involves discussion, we owe it to our students to not know what’s going to happen, lest we start dictating what we want them to think. To truly engage another in a conversation, we respond to the ideas that develop organically
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Tips for Using Conference Data to Inform Productive Instruction | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

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Highland Park ISD suspends seven books after parents protest their content

Parents say some of the books include sex scenes and mature material that isn’t suitable for a high school English class.
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30 Things You Never Knew About 'The Cosby Show'

30 Things You Never Knew About 'The Cosby Show' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago today, audiences were introduced to "The Cosby Show," a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons.
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Antidepressants Cause Major Changes to Brain Function within Days | Maine News Online

Antidepressants Cause Major Changes to Brain Function within Days | Maine News Online | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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High school senior loses battle with cystic fibrosis

Cole Croteau was so loved by his East Coweta High School classmates, he was crowned homecoming king.
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Head of NLR library dies after battle with pancreatic cancer

Head of NLR library dies after battle with pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The head of North Little Rock's William F. Laman Library who was diagnosed earlier this year with pancreatic cancer has died, his family said.
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Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer - US News

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
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Clean up now for those who will clean up after you

I always think of my mother around this time of year. She was a woman whose idea of cleanliness meant that my sister and I spent every Saturday polishing the candlesticks and ornaments with brass and silver polish, thoroughly dusting the furniture and polishing all of it with furniture polish, wiping the woodwork at the bottom of every wall with a damp rag, dusting the walls and more.
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Exposing Hidden Bias at Google

Exposing Hidden Bias at Google | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The tech giant is undertaking a long-term effort to make its employees aware of how unconscious biases can affect hiring and promotion decisions.
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Let’s say we’re merely 48th in joblessness. Now what?

Let’s say we’re merely 48th in joblessness. Now what? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal dipped deep into the well of conservative conspiracy theory to explain the fact that, at 8.
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Braves new world: tax avoidance meets brand rehab

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I went to Turner Field Wednesday for the first time this year with some friends. We penciled in the date weeks ago because it looked like the Braves might be in the thick of a playoff race.
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Living and working with a chronic illness

Living and working with a chronic illness | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last week was Chronic Illnesses week. Last week was also the first week of classes at my institution, so time and energy for reflective blogging was at a pretty low ebb. But perhaps it's in keeping...
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Notes Toward a Live Poetry Journal: Performance and Digital Placemaking in "Verse Wisconsin" - Hybrid Pedagogy

Notes Toward a Live Poetry Journal: Performance and Digital Placemaking in "Verse Wisconsin" - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This article is a response submitted for our series about critical digital pedagogy. See the original CFP for details. Poetry is a way of knowing, like numbers, like facts, like photographs and video....
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Taking Names and Giving Feedback

Taking Names and Giving Feedback | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Switching over to standards based grading or no grading at all in a system that values the grade above all else can be a daunting endeavor, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't attempt it. After two weeks of school, the conversation has shifted in my classroom and I'm eager to continue my work with throwing out grades altogether.
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West Chester U. cancels poetry conference, reassigns director

X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend. It is one of the largest and most respected in the...
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Higher health insurance deductibles giving workers pain

When workers across Georgia crack open their annual employee benefits packages this fall, many will likely feel immediate relief.
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