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Democrats want to tweak HOPE Scholarship again. Give full HOPE to top 3 percent of class | Get Schooled

The Democrats in the Senate are getting busy on education issues. One of their chief targets is the Zell Miller Scholarship, the top tier HOPE award that
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Northside Forsyth gets Gamma Ray technology - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Northside Hospital-Forsyth will be the first hospital in Atlanta with Gamma Knife technology, the hospital announced July 30.
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Checking In From Home Leaves Entry for Hackers

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Hackers are exploiting the tools that help Americans work from home to break into retailers’ computer networks, says a Homeland Security report.
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Study predicts urban “megalopolis” stretching from Raleigh to Atlanta - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Without major changes in land development, urban areas in the Southern United States will likely double in size by 2060 and create an urban “megalopolis” stretching from Raleigh to Atlanta, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.
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How mass layoffs in 2013 changed the lives of former Plain Dealer staffers | Poynter.

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Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.
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Student Data, Algorithms, Ideology, and Identity-less-ness

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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

Needfinding in the galleries: overcoming blind spots with direct observation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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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Using the common cold to kill cancer

Using the common cold to kill cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In 2013, Barbara Williams was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. She was given less than a year to live.
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Why is scheduling so hard for high schools? Who's doing it...

Why is scheduling so hard for high schools? Who's doing it... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A baffled mother called me today to complain about her daughter’s class schedule. The high school junior had applied and been approved for an AP class this fall, but it wasn’t on her schedule.
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Wear Quotes From Your Favorite Books With These Cool Temporary Tattoos - DesignTAXI.com

Wear Quotes From Your Favorite Books With These Cool Temporary Tattoos - DesignTAXI.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kickstarter user Danny Fein has created a project that lets users wear passages of their favorite books as temporary tattoos.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning - YouTube

When they are directly involved in planning and steering projects, students are more invested in their learning. Get ideas for empowering your students to wo...
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What's the job of teacher? The crying need for a genuine job description.

What's the job of teacher? The crying need for a genuine job description. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A rarely discussed weakness in education is the lack of a true job description for teachers in hiring. Being told that “you will teach US History” or “we are hiring you to be a 4th grade teacher” i...
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Young Adults and their Writing Practices

Young Adults and their Writing Practices | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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

Museum 2.0: Making Meaningful Connections: Inspiring New Report from Irvine and Helicon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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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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