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Why Teach and Study English?

Why Teach and Study English? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Whence, and where, and why the English major? The subject is in every mouth—or, at least, is getting kicked around agitatedly in columns and reviews and Op-Ed pieces. The English major is vanishing from our colleges as the Latin...
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Dogs help stressed U.S. military veterans cope with civilian life

Dogs help stressed U.S. military veterans cope with civilian life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — When retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Justin Madore has nightmares, his dog Cody is there to wake him up.
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Lottery ticket sales versus HOPE allocation

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Lottery ticket sales versus HOPE allocation By Kristina Torres Application by Casey Miller The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The HOPE scholarship turned 20 years old in 2013.
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Google in Fight Over Content That Appears in Search Results

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Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One, has asked a Paris court to order the Internet giant to create an algorithm to filter racy photos of him from its search results.
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Social Media: Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Go Online in their Struggle To Be Heard | DMLcentral

Social Media: Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Go Online in their Struggle To Be Heard | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Brazil has several marginalized groups that often don't have a voice in government decision-making and are invisible to the majority of the country’s population.
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Clark Howard: An improved credit score requires diligence

Clark Howard: An improved credit score requires diligence | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the woman who sued Equifax for $18 million because they wouldn’t fix errors on her credit report even after she diligently stayed on top of them for two years?
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FDA approves Abraxane for late-stage pancreatic cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) pancreatic cancer.
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Should All Kindergartners Know Their Letters by Halloween?

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In this interview, Dr. Richard Allington gives some advice on how teachers can better provide literacy instruction and he talks about what needs to change about schools.
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The American Grandeur of Cleveland

In 2013, Cleveland has a different kind of American grandeur than it did in its industrial heyday of the early 20th century, but rather than get stuck in the past and not learn the lessons from it, the city has aged well into a modern, global and...
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Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries

Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what LibGuides were until I was well into my library & information science graduate program, and at first I thought they were pretty dorky since they looked so dated.
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Saying goodbye to my mother

Saying goodbye to my mother | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From Sheridan, Wyoming - Syria isn't the big story this weekend for my family. We aren't discussing what the Congress might or might not do the rest of this month.
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School's Out Forever

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While students return to class across the city Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, Tribune photojournalist Brian...
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The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act

The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the enforcement of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which brought new levels of Internet censorship to libraries across the country.
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » What is Participatory Reading?

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Diabetes and the Night Shift Factor

Diabetes and the Night Shift Factor | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
These days, more people work night and rotating shifts, either in a primary job or in a second one. That’s tough enough. Tougher still is that recent studies
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September: Say goodbye to lots of daylight in northern Ohio

September: Say goodbye to lots of daylight in northern Ohio | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The sun sets sooner in September as daylight dwindles.
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The wealthy 'make mistakes', the poor go to jail

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Chris Arnade: I left my Wall Street trader job and began photographing drug addicts in NYC. These two worlds have entirely different rules
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Job applicants forced to dance during interview

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A British electrical retail company issued an apology after making job candidates go through a not-so-groovy interview process.
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Now 20, what has HOPE accomplished?

Now 20, what has HOPE accomplished? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
One of the most lauded state-sponsored scholarships in the nation turns 20 this month. Its biggest anniversary gift?
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Workers face higher health care costs — again

The annual “open enrollment” period for health insurance — that October tradition when you find out what your coverage will cost next year — has never been a holiday weekend.
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SFUSD: Redesigning the Classroom

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Steve Mattice, a math and science teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, needed to do something about his classroom, which was too cramped for the 36 students who used it every day.
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