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Publisher Threatens to Sue Blogger for $1-Billion

Publisher Threatens to Sue Blogger for $1-Billion | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Beall has criticized the publisher on his blog. The company, based in India, says his comments are criminal under Indian law.
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The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of...
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Next step in closing achievement gap: Moving more students...

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In a new report on narrowing the achievement gap, Education Trust concludes,
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Learning and Laptops: Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Part One

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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Educator and author Jessica Lahey reads Shakespeare and Dickens aloud to her seventh- and eighth-graders, complete with all the voices. Her students love bein
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What’s at Stake With Grade Inflation? - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Lack of Financial Literacy Complicates Student-Aid Process, Report Says

Lack of Financial Literacy Complicates Student-Aid Process, Report Says | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An information gap is among the factors that make it difficult for students to pay for their higher education, says America's Promise Alliance.
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Chief appraiser: Property values up - CANTON — With more than 95 000 tax appraisal notices for 2013 being mailed out Monday the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office has released numbers for the 20...

Chief appraiser: Property values up - CANTON — With more than 95 000 tax appraisal notices for 2013 being mailed out Monday the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office has released numbers for the 20... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Chief appraiser: Property values up - CANTON — With more than 95 000 tax appraisal notices for 2013 being mailed out Monday the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office has released numbers for the 2013 tax digest.
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Wells Reimagines the Bank Branch

Wells Reimagines the Bank Branch | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The minibranchis the bank's first effort to create an outlet that can serve most of a customer's basic needs in less than half the space of a traditional setup.
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The Michael Moore of the Grade-School Lunchroom

The Michael Moore of the Grade-School Lunchroom | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A fourth-grader took a hidden camera into his Manhattan public school cafeteria to show how the offerings often fell short of the yummy-sounding menu descriptions.
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Genetics Reveal Europe Is One Big Family

Genetics Reveal Europe Is One Big Family | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study indicates all Europeans — from Ireland to Turkey — have shared ancestors who were alive just 1,000 years ago. Will a reminder of their common origins help them get on better than they sometimes have in the past?
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Money Cuts Both Ways in Education

Money Cuts Both Ways in Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Power spending on children of the elite may illustrate the dangers of rising inequality. But it may be that the less-lavishly educated children aren't the only losers.
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Student Loan Debt Is a Drag on the Economy, Too

Student Loan Debt Is a Drag on the Economy, Too | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The anemic economy has left millions struggling to get ahead. Student debt is making it even harder for many of them, as they delay purchases of things like homes and cars.
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3D Scanning at the Smithsonian

3D Scanning at the Smithsonian | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian's 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AWoqTGEw7WA
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Georgia man selling alleged Coke recipe for millions | Food and More with John Kessler

Georgia man selling alleged Coke recipe for millions | Food and More with John Kessler | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Growing up as the son of a Coca-Cola employee in Atlanta, I’ve heard the lore of the super-secret formula for Coke far more than most. The story of the
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Feedback and Assessments

Feedback and Assessments | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
One thing that I like about the course is how we do an activity based on a standard first to get feedback before we receive a grade on that standard. I like this because it gives us a chance to imp...
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New Report Challenges Beliefs About the Value of AP Classes | MindShift

New Report Challenges Beliefs About the Value of AP Classes | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Leslie Harris O'Hanlon Enrollment in advanced placement courses has skyrocketed in recent years, and there are many reasons for this spike. Students ofte
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Circulating Ideas: The State of the MLS

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Instructure Offers Bounty for New Educational Apps - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Report: Jekyll Island exceeded development limits

Report: Jekyll Island exceeded development limits | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A decades-old state law passed to protect Jekyll Island's unspoiled beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests seems simple enough, limiting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to just 35 percent of the island's land area.
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Atlanta Public Schools rehires 4 ex-principals named in cheating report

Four former Atlanta principals who led schools that had questionable standardized test scores are back on the job in administrative positions outside the classroom, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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City’s iconic buildings face wrecking ball

City’s iconic buildings face wrecking ball | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It was a hard, bleak winter for historic preservationists in Atlanta, a city already infamous for not saving the sign posts of its past.
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At Brooklyn Library's New Center, Books Are Secondary

At Brooklyn Library's New Center, Books Are Secondary | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A $3.25 million addition to the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch includes a classroom, meeting rooms and space for laptop users, reflecting the library’s campaign to maintain relevancy.
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Celebrating a Wife Who Has Had to Spend Mother's Day Alone

Celebrating a Wife Who Has Had to Spend Mother's Day Alone | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A Marine Corps veteran reflects on the sacrifices his wife made in raising their children during his two combat deployments.
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Disease Threatens Florida’s Citrus Industry

Disease Threatens Florida’s Citrus Industry | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Efforts to find a way to stop the spread of citrus greening have failed, and the damage is growing increasingly extensive, especially to oranges.
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