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How to Create a Meaningful Tumblr Campaign

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Since Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo, users have been seeing an uptick in ads. This shouldn't come as a surprise, though; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said early and often that moneti...
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Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News : NPR

Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News  : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As Cleveland embraces national attention for its booming arts and culinary scene, its new convention center and its world-class medical facilities, it struggles with recent grisly crimes and the message they send.
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Is the Cure for Cancer Inside You?

Is the Cure for Cancer Inside You? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How one scientist’s losing battle against his own cancer might save the rest of us.
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Insight: Nobel winner's last big experiment: Himself

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CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) In the last few years of his life, Dr.
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Georgia school chief explains Common Core test retreat: We couldn't afford it. We will have similar test.

Georgia school chief explains Common Core test retreat: We couldn't afford it. We will have similar test. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I asked Georgia state school Superintendent John Barge to explain the decision this week to withdraw from the 22-state consortium creating the new test for the Common Core State Standards.
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Google Doodle: How Rosalind Franklin photographed DNA

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Thursday's Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Rosalind Franklin, the first photographer of DNA.
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A Policy of Rape Continues

Some brave women from a Darfur village speak out to fight back against the brutal sexual violence being used as a weapon of war in the region.
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Budget squeeze in Chicago schools pushes some classes online | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Blue Cross in line to win state contract, amid protests

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia appears to be the winner in a hotly contested, big-money bid to administer health coverage for about 650,000 state teachers, employees, retirees and family members.
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MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

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Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Seth's Blog: Q&A: The writing process

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The third book, as our series continues, is: Survival is Not Enough. Andy Levitt and others wrote in to ask about my writing process. Many authors have one. Erle Stanley Gardner, one of the most successful authors of all time,...
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Library staff, patrons robbed at gunpoint

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The normal quiet of a northwest Atlanta library was shattered last week when two gunmen came in and robbed the library staff and patrons.
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Cleveland area on women's slayings, abductions: Why here?

Cleveland area on women's slayings, abductions: Why here? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Soul-searching as latest case unfolds; Activists cite poverty, and say mistrust of police keeps residents from reporting suspicions
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Can't Sleep? Blame the Moon

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The moon could be to blame for a bad night's sleep, researchers now say. These findings are the first reliable evidence that lunar rhythms can influence sleep in humans. The moo...
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Board OKs outsourcing of custodial services - By Michelle Babcock mbabcock@cherokeetribune.com CANTON — The Cherokee County Board of Education voted to outsource custodial and grounds services at W...

Board OKs outsourcing of custodial services - By Michelle Babcock mbabcock@cherokeetribune.com CANTON — The Cherokee County Board of Education voted to outsource custodial and grounds services at W... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Board OKs outsourcing of custodial services - By Michelle Babcock mbabcock@cherokeetribune.com CANTON — The Cherokee County Board of Education voted to outsource custodial and grounds services at Wednesday’s meeting a move that is expected to save...
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Beyond the Bullet Points: Power and Empowerment

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I have been engaged in a discussion of librarians and power with Steve Matthews over on the BeerBrarian Blog: http://beerbrarian.blogspot.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-new-librarianship-week-one.html?sho...
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Is the war against cancer winnable?

Is the war against cancer winnable? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp provides a status report on efforts to diagnose and treat cancer.
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Ethnography and the Geography of Learning

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Editor's Note: Alexander Cho (@alexcho47) is a doctoral student in the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-TV-Film. In addition to conducting fieldwork for the Connected Learning te...
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4 reasons why the Common Core Standards are losing popularity | eSchool News

In what could be compared to, well, many education reform initiatives over the years—educational technology included—a once-widely, and quickly, accepted initiative is dividing the education community; begging the question, ‘Are the Common Core...
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In Praise of Quietness

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One week ago, I cancelled my Facebook account and blocked my access to Twitter. (Did you know that Facebook guilts the heck out of you when you try to quit? They show picture after picture of the p...
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In Cleveland, Killings Show Social Costs of Deterioration

In Cleveland, Killings Show Social Costs of Deterioration | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The killings of three women near Cleveland exposed how a city that is proud of its downtown business revival and world-class cultural and medical institutions continues to harbor pockets of despair.
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via Laura Hilbert Ponikvar

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Wallet snatched from man in wheelchair

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A few years ago, no one could have snatched Richard Thiede’s wallet and gotten away with it.The former Marine and fitness fanatic was a tough guy who would have chased down the thief.
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Wet Dog Days of cool summer

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Summer so far cooler and wetter than normal just like spring. Dog days atypical so far.
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Lowering the Temperature on Claims of

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Why are we so nervous about giving kids a break from school?
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Food stamp roll swells in Georgia

Four years after the end of the recession, the economy has been growing, employers have been hiring and the number of people relying on food stamps in Georgia has been going … up.
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