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ARCHITECTS ARE DISRUPTERS: building frameworks for change - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Sequestration threat real for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Sequestration threat real for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you're one of those who isn't taking sequestration seriously, the general manager of the world's busiest airport says, think again.
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Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies

Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
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How sequestration will affect Ga. citizens, businesses | Jay Bookman

How sequestration will affect Ga. citizens, businesses | Jay Bookman | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
-------------------------------- On Friday, March 1, federal spending cuts forced by sequestration will be implemented. The total amount of spending to be
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Deluxe and Digital | Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ | School Library Journal

Deluxe and Digital | Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ | School Library Journal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Automatic budget cuts find few fans

Automatic budget cuts find few fans | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The automatic budget cuts set to take hold this week were roundly condemned Sunday as governors, lawmakers and administration officials hoped for a deal to stave off the $85 billion reduction in government services.
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Brooklyn: Making Libraries Cool Since Thursday

Brooklyn: Making Libraries Cool Since Thursday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An independent book room in Bushwick is bringing a little sexy back to the library. Leave it to Brooklyn...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:06 AM

Another example of a community-based people-led library in Brooklyn, this one featuring books from small, independent presses catalogued by Goodreads. 

 

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I always knew libraries were cool and sexy!

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Bill would open coast to filming, but some want more study

Bill would open coast to filming, but some want more study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A coastal lawmaker wants to make it easier for filmmakers to use Georgia’s shoreline, but a fellow lowcountry representative urges caution.
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2 Digital Essay Conventions Worth Copying | English 211s: Digital Writing

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A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind | Inside Higher Ed

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Bumblebees Communicate with Flowers Via Electric Fields

Bumblebees Communicate with Flowers Via Electric Fields | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's easy to think that flowers don't communicate with each other, well at least not in the traditional sense, but new a new discovery shows that electric fields allow them to communicate with bumblebees and possibly other species, as well as with...
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A MOOC by another name | You're the Teacher

A MOOC by another name | You're the Teacher | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Stealth Assessment: Measuring and Supporting Learning in Video Games | DML Hub

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Why Don't You Hear Someone's Accent in a Song?

Why Don't You Hear Someone's Accent in a Song? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Reader Jared wrote in with this question: "Why do singers I perceive as having accents (i.e. Adele, Bono, etc.) have those accents when they talk, but not when they
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“I don’t love teaching because my job is no longer teaching.” | Get Schooled

North Carolina teacher Kris Nielsen wrote a provocative and lengthy essay for his blog Middle Grades Mastery. It begins:  I love teaching. Or, I did love
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Gas prices set record high for month

Gas prices set record high for month | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gas prices continue to go in the wrong direction.Atlantans were paying an average of $3.79 a gallon for gasoline early Monday, an increase of nearly a dime since a week ago and 67 cents more than the mid-December price.
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Patchwork Common Core Implementation Plagues the U.S. | Consider the Source | School Library Journal

Patchwork Common Core Implementation Plagues the U.S. | Consider the Source | School Library Journal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Daily Kos: Good teachers forced out of the classroom by bad policy

Daily Kos: Good teachers forced out of the classroom by bad policy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It happens in many ways. But bad policies, policies that target teachers for blame, that lower their pay while increasing their workloads, that treat them not as valued professionals but as test ...
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Governors: Looming cuts threaten economic gains

Governors: Looming cuts threaten economic gains | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Washington's protracted budget stalemate could seriously undermine the economy and stall gains made since the recession, exasperated governors said Saturday as they tried to gauge the fallout from impending federal spending cuts.
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Senate budget tiff apparently aimed at Rogers’ salary

Senate budget tiff apparently aimed at Rogers’ salary | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Georgia Senate backed a midyear budget Friday, but not before swatting down an amendment to cut the Georgia Public Broadcasting salary of former Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers.
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There She Blows! Reading in a Participatory Culture and Flows of Reading Launch Today

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Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations | Inside Higher Ed

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National survey: Both teacher and principal satisfaction down and stress up | Get Schooled

National survey: Both teacher and principal satisfaction down and stress up | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MetLife released its annual survey of teachers and principals. It will be no surprise to readers of this blog that both groups of educators report lower job
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Why Women Talk More Than Men: Language Protein Uncovered

Why Women Talk More Than Men: Language Protein Uncovered | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There's a biological explanation for the reason why women talk more than men. Scientists have discovered a protein that's found in higher concentrations in the brains of women.
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