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Poor schools still get the short end  | ajc.com

Poor schools still get the short end  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MORGAN — Legislators this year thought they had fixed a $436 million grant program intended to raise up the state’s poorest school districts, but you can’t convince folks in rural Calhoun County that they succeeded.
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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Embedding librarians in local organizations is the cornerstone of community reference. Assignments for embedded librarians vary from branch to branch so as to strategically target organizations that will provide the greatest partnership opportunities. DCL staff are embedded throughout the county in local schools, city councils, metro districts, economic development councils, and even a local women’s crisis center.

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66 Square Feet: Chris Arnade, Mimi the Cat and Telling Stories

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Jimmy Carter joins Willie Nelson on stage | The Buzz

Jimmy Carter joins Willie Nelson on stage | The Buzz | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, joined Willie Nelson on stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre Friday night for Amazing Grace.
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What do you believe in?

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What do you believe in? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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A Series on Teaching Strategies for Librarians: Teaching Taxonomies (Kolb Model and Kohlberg’s Stages) | lauren's library blog

A Series on Teaching Strategies for Librarians: Teaching Taxonomies (Kolb Model and Kohlberg’s Stages) | lauren's library blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"As we discussed in the last post, understanding the experience of your students can help you determine the best way to present information or fit into the learning process. This post explores two more ways of thinking about your students’ experience..."

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Residents question Alpharetta downtown plan  | ajc.com

Residents question Alpharetta downtown plan  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Some Alpharetta residents are upset with changes to a planned downtown redevelopment project, saying the new design differs from the concept sold to voters.
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New These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America – Stephen's Lighthouse

New These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America – Stephen's Lighthouse | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search

Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Google’s new Knowledge Graph?
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How to Protect Yourself From Fake Debt Scammers

How to Protect Yourself From Fake Debt Scammers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
ABC News investigation finds phony debt collector ring targeting Americans.
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SpeEdChange: The Racism of Brian Williams and NBC News

SpeEdChange: The Racism of Brian Williams and NBC News | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"I understand that Americans - at least white Americans - have a very hard time with the concepts of "Colonialism," thinking, as they seem to inevitably do, of funny three-cornered hats and Williamsburg, Virginia and George Washington and stuff.

But Colonialism is not that.

Colonialism is what NBC Nightly News celebrated last week in their "Making a Difference" series. Colonialism is the racist assumptions which lie behind the piece of journalism described below, and it is the racism while lies behind the actions of NBC News, their anchor Brian Williams, their "Education Nation" series, as well as the efforts of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (and British Minister for Education Michael Gove), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and just about everything which comes out of the mouths of Michelle Rhee, Wendy Kopp, and their supporters."

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New furniture offerings help manage electric devices, keep costs down

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Another spring, another NeoCon World’s Trade Fair at the Chicago Merchandise Mart — or is it?  via @irasocol

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Foo Camp Day Three: Bret Victor, and after | Gardner Writes

Foo Camp Day Three: Bret Victor, and after | Gardner Writes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

But as you can tell from this series of blog posts, my first blogging in (I regret to say) over three months, the experience made a huge impression on me. Looking back a week later, I can see that these posts came out of a strong sense that if I hadn’t found a way, I had to make one. Just like the tagline says. So these posts are my portal, and for what they’re worth, my contribution.

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Seth's Blog: Snark and fear

The single most appropriate question to someone who attacks, dismisses or trolls: "What are you afraid of?" It's incredibly easy to tear someone down, easier still to criticize an idea.
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What are you reading - a set on Flickr

Asking people who are reading in public places what book they have...
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Faces of Addiction - a set on Flickr

You can follow this series on Twitter: @Chris_arnade Facebook: Chris Arnade photography The stories of addicts in the South Bronx. I post people's stories as they tell them to me. I am not a journalist, I don't verify, just listen.

 

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China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers' deaths

China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers' deaths | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
LIJIN China — Six months pregnant , 38-year-old Ma Jihong was healthy and fit, her body toned from working in the cotton fields.
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Technical college program sees effect of HOPE cuts  | ajc.com

Technical college program sees effect of HOPE cuts  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When Georgia lawmakers overhauled the popular HOPE scholarship they knew smaller award amounts could create financial hardships for some college students.
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Overcoming Session Proposal Anxiety at THATCamp and Beyond - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Overcoming Session Proposal Anxiety at THATCamp and Beyond - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Given this unpredictability, unconferences can be intimidating. George Williams made several great pre-THATCamp suggestions, and there are a number of tips for newcomers on preparing a session proposal on the THATCamp site, but ultimately one of the best ways to know what happens at an unconference is to experience it. This can make the session proposal process even harder for newcomers, as veterans comfortable with the style of discourse can more easily navigate

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Teen Space Guidelines | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Teen Space Guidelines | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
YALSA's Teen Space Guidelines are a tool for evaluating a public library’s overall level of success in providing physical and virtual space dedicated to teens, aged 12-18.
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7 Keys to Landing Your Dream Job | Brazen Life

7 Keys to Landing Your Dream Job | Brazen Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You could be like every other job applicant… or you could take these steps to get noticed and be remembered.
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Thank You, Mr. Cathey

MUST READ by @activelearning

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Journal of Learning Spaces

Journal of Learning Spaces is a peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design.
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Home sales up as prices plummet  | ajc.com

Home sales up as prices plummet  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For the fifth year in a row, metro Atlanta home prices are down — way down, according The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s yearly analysis of home prices and sales.
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