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.
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.
"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..."
"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."
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.
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.
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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