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Five years after Lehman, recovery lags

Five years after Lehman, recovery lags | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Five years ago, the collapse of financial giant Lehman Bros. signaled the start of an economic crisis that would wipe out a quarter million jobs in metro Atlanta — one in every 10.
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RTA to Add New 'West Shore Express' Route

RTA to Add New 'West Shore Express' Route | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
LAKEWOOD, OH -- RTA is working to get riders downtown a lot faster by announcing plans for a new bus route. West Shore Express will take over the 55 and 55F routes that run from Fairview Park into ...
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Defunct Georgia car dealer cost Michigan pensions millions

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Near a busy intersection in Marietta, a used car lot lies abandoned, a few leftover vehicles scattered among the weeds.
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New Directions to Publish First-Ever Book of Emily Dickinson Manuscript Facsimiles

New Directions to Publish First-Ever Book of Emily Dickinson Manuscript Facsimiles | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gorgeous Nothings! Hardly. Good news spins forth from the New Directions blog–the press is publishing the first-ever, full-color, large-scale edition of Emily Dickinson’s “complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning...
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The Bay Psalm, North America's oldest book, coming to Cleveland

The Bay Psalm, North America's oldest book, coming to Cleveland | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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All sizes | The Mighty Oak | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | The Mighty Oak | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
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A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers

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Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, writes about the courage of teachers.
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Hormone replacement therapy may reduce pancreatic cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy may reduce pancreatic cancer risk | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
One type of hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests
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Errors plague school testing: AJC Investigation

Errors plague school testing: AJC Investigation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Miscalculated scores, flawed questions and other errors on standardized tests have become near commonplace in public schools across the country, according to a new investigation by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
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Researchers Struggle to Secure Data in an Insecure Age

Researchers Struggle to Secure Data in an Insecure Age | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When it comes to protecting research from hackers, many universities' policies have changed little from the days when sensitive information was locked in a cabinet.
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Discovering Pathways Through Connected Learning

http://connectedlearning.tv/discovering-pathways-through-connected-learning How can digital badges connect our interests & passions both inside and outside f...
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modern-day home ec school agrarian collective teaches the 'hows of the home'

modern-day home ec school agrarian collective teaches the 'hows of the home' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Agrarian Collective recently launched an earth to table lifestyle school in Cleveland, offering classes in everything from coffee roasting to pesto making to educate people about how to prepare local food.
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Fayette to sell school at just over half cost of building it

Fayette County is shedding itself of an elementary school that has never housed more than a few dozen students since the day it opened four years ago, but at a loss of more than $4 million to taxpayers.
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Heinen's Coming to Downtown Cleveland

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CLEVELAND --  A new grocery store will soon be right downtown. Geis Companies says a new 33,000 square foot Heinen's Fine Foods full-service supermarket will be built at E. 9th Street and Euclid Av...
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1 in 4 Men Surveyed in Asia and the Pacific Have Raped

1 in 4 Men Surveyed in Asia and the Pacific Have Raped | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An author of a United Nations study on men and violence in Asia and the Pacific explains why rape is so prevalent in the region.
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Confluence of technology provides unique learning opportunities

Confluence of technology provides unique learning opportunities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sheila Fisher, a teacher at Cheatham Hill Elementary in west Cobb, elicited snickers and eye rolls from her fifth-grade students when she asked if they knew where the home button was on their iPads.
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Need a ‘Poets Shack’? Vermont Poet Needs Your Help

Need a ‘Poets Shack’? Vermont Poet Needs Your Help | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
More relevant and funky than a B-52′s chart-topper is the “Poets Shack,” a tiny cabin situated on Clearbrook Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
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Why Reading Sucks and It's Ok to Talk About It

Why Reading Sucks and It's Ok to Talk About It | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I try to help my students be passionate readers.  To be the type of reader that sneaks reading in whenever they can, that bring books with them wherever they go, to be the kind of reader that canno...
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Using Social Media for Women’s Rights: Breakthrough | DMLcentral

Using Social Media for Women’s Rights: Breakthrough | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The horrific Delhi gang rape case in which a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was murdered as a result of a grotesque sexual assault brought tens of thousands of protesters into the streets of the city to express outrage about the prevalence of gender-based...
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Diet quality linked to pancreatic cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a large new study of older Americans, researchers find that people with the healthiest eating habits are about 15 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those...
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Good Read: Searching For the True Value of Tablets in Education

Good Read: Searching For the True Value of Tablets in Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this lengthy feature about the use of Amplify tablets in schools, writer Carlo Rotella expresses skepticism about the promised potential of these devices providing a better education.
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Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools

Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When Central High School opened its new library in 2005 - a $4.5 million research and media hub funded by alumni - Apple named it a national model.
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Happiness by Jane Kenyon : Poetry Magazine

Happiness by  Jane  Kenyon  : Poetry Magazine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There’s just no accounting for happiness, / or the way it turns up like a prodigal / who comes back to the dust at your feet / having squandered a fortune far away.
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Where Poetry Lives: Sharing Moments and Verse When Memory Fades
| Art Beat: PBS NewsHour

Where Poetry Lives: Sharing Moments and Verse When Memory Fades<br/> | Art Beat: PBS NewsHour | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown, right, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, center right, launch the series
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