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ESPN - OTL: Ghosts of Mississippi - E-ticket

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E-ticket: In 1962, the Ole Miss campus erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous fall that still grips the state.
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10 Reasons You Should Do Digital Writing Month - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Earth's magnetic field made quick flip-flop

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Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years, new research suggests.
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Poll: 47% of Ga. voters support charter school amendment

Poll: 47% of Ga. voters support charter school amendment | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new exclusive Channel 2 Action News poll shows more Georgia voters are likely to vote in support of a controversial charter school amendment than against it.
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Most pro charter amendment money coming from outside Georgia. Most against from state educators. Does either worry you? | Get Schooled

The AJC has been following the money in the high-powered, high-profile campaign for the charter school amendment, which would give the state the power to...
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Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images

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She's huge. She's strong and might get stronger. She's strange. She's directing the might of her storm surge right at New York City.
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Two Atlanta sites on Georgia Trust’s 2013 list of Places in Peril

Two Atlanta sites on Georgia Trust’s 2013 list of Places in Peril | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Mark Davis mrdavis@ajc.com He knows the history of his street. When Auburn Avenue was in its heyday, it hummed with commerce.
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Proposal would tie funding for Georgia colleges to success,...

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Georgia is writing a plan that would drastically change the way it funds public colleges, tying the money to student success and graduation rates, not enrollment.
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Too many readmissions to cost hospitals

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Georgia hospitals face the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding for having too many Medicare patients come back through their doors just weeks – or sometimes days – after being sent home.
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How Does Profit Play a Role in Education?

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For-profit universities have come under fire for a litany of reasons.
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Strategies for Hands-on Learning

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At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms.

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Google could disappear in five years. Here's why.

Google could disappear in five years. Here's why. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Could Google really go the way of Yahoo!, which was once dominant in search? One analyst thinks so, because its weak earnings reflect the larger problem of generating ad revenue from mobile traffic.
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Georgia Poetry Society reaches out to students

Georgia Poetry Society reaches out to students | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In a world captivated by visual distraction, to find a retreat where the written word holds sway seems an alluring discovery.
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The American Crawl : Trust and Mobile Media Use In Schools

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I have an article in the most recent issue of The Educational Forum. Like this post, it is titled “Trust and Mobile Media Use in Schools.” The article is a part of a special issue focused on New Literacies.

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Supreme Court Appears Divided on Copyright Case Affecting Libraries and Publishers - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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As a hurricane wailed outside the court, the justices considered a case involving a student's resale of textbooks bought outside the United States.
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Hurricane Sandy: East Coast preparations « Flickr Blog

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Research finds financial impact on colleges that win football games | Inside Higher Ed

Research finds financial impact on colleges that win football games | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

One much-discussed claim about big-time college athletics is that successful programs attract a range of things that universities want: alumni donations, applications, prestige, students and so forth.

The scholarship is mixed on whether such payoffs occur, but a new study (abstract available here) finds that there are measurable benefits for athletic success by universities in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in particular for athletics-related donations. The new study focuses on the impact of winning each game in the football season, and in particular on the role of winning unexpectedly (for which there appears to be greater payoffs).

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/29/research-finds-financial-impact-colleges-win-football-games#ixzz2AgEVmaEh
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Hurricane Sandy: 10 statistics that place this powerful storm in perspective

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Harry Enten: Overhyped?Hardly – this storm system is massive and its effects will be felt for days by much of the US east coast...
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Hurricane Sandy and the waning finances of U.S. meteorology | Political Insider

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J.Marshall Shepherd and John Knox, both meteorological experts at the University of Georgia, have turned this op-ed noting that Hurricane Sandy is being...
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Makerspaces and Library Labs Encourage Student Creativity

Two devoted book lovers, Catherine A. Cardno of Education Week Commentary and Amy Wickner of the EPE Library, write about new releases and trends in the K-12 education-publishing arena.
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Malala’s ‘Crime’ Was Her Love for Schools

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The Taliban in Pakistan clearly seem to understand the power of girls’ education. Does anyone else?
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Finding that elusive spark

Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to help students find some fresh topics they care about researching? If so, please share with the rest of us in the comments below (or offer your counterargument, perhaps, that students instead should be able to write engagingly on whatever topic they’re assigned).

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

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The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i...
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Guide to viewing tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower

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We will have great visibility for tonight's Orionid meteor shower.  Don't be surprised if you see some glowing fireballs, falling stars, or meteors falling through the sky overnight!
It is called the "Orionid" meteor shower because many of the ...
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The collected poems of Lucille Clifton

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Former Maryland poet laureate Lucille Clifton was a former "Jeopardy" champion who used a Ouija board to communicate with her dead mother. She was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who as an adult unabashedly celebrated her physical self.
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