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Senator demands answers on Amtrak "informant"

Senator demands answers on Amtrak "informant" | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Aggravated by news that the Drug Enforcement Administration had paid an Amtrak worker for almost 20 years to get confidential train passenger information, Sen.
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Community Voices: Forsyth County brings ‘Hoopla’ to library...

Community Voices: Forsyth County brings ‘Hoopla’ to library... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It’s called Hoopla, and through a free app on a smart phone or tablet, library users in Forsyth County can now get free access to an extensive collection of talking books, music, and even movies and TV shows.
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The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don't Teach - Education Next

The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don't Teach - Education Next | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Why do American public schools spend more of their operating budgets on non-teachers than almost every other country in the world, including nations that are as prosperous and humane as ours?
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Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience?

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A forthcoming paper by researchers in France and Norway suggests that there may be some cognitive drawbacks to reading even short works of literature on a screen.
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Disabled Marietta mom bakes to pay for son's 10th birthday party

Disabled Marietta mom bakes to pay for son's 10th birthday party | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Her son's birthday is coming up, the party he wants is not in the budget and she cannot work due to a medical condition.
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Rethinking My Cell Phone/Computer Policy | Just Visiting @insidehighered

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Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows @insidehighered

Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows @insidehighered | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain — NOVA Next | PBS

Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
To the nervous system, memories and chronic pain are strikingly similar. Can we use the same neurochemical technique to erase them both?
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14-year-old found living in Walmart store

14-year-old found living in Walmart store | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The young boy did more than move around the store. He nearly built himself a home. One of the “campsites” was behind large boxes of baby strollers, and another was hidden by toilet paper and paper towels.
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Basic Writing Back to School Specials

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Facebook Messenger App Permissions: Friend or Foe?

Facebook Messenger App Permissions: Friend or Foe? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you're all worked up over app permissions for Facebook Messenger, time to take a deep breath and relax!
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After four decades, pancreatic cancer survival rates still at a standstill

After four decades, pancreatic cancer survival rates still at a standstill | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Long-term survival from pancreatic cancer has failed to improve in 40 years - with the outlook remaining the lowest of the 21 most common cancers, according to new figures published by Cancer...
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Why antioxidants may actually do more harm than good

Why antioxidants may actually do more harm than good | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For decades, health-conscious people around the globe have taken antioxidant supplements and eaten foods rich in antioxidants, figuring this was one of the paths to good health and a long life.
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Atlanta housing market looking for balance

Atlanta housing market looking for balance | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Bill Cook was talking to a homeowner about buying her house when he heard sounds that have long been missing from the Bartow County landscape.
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Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee keeps 324 Cleveland children from moving to fourth grade today

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee keeps 324 Cleveland children from moving to fourth grade today | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio's new Third Grade Reading Guarantee will keep 324 children in Cleveland with low reading scores in third grade for another year - a much lower number than early indications suggested.
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Where We Came From, State by State

Where We Came From, State by State | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.
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State holds down insurance rates for teachers, state workers,...

State holds down insurance rates for teachers, state workers,... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Teachers, state workers and retirees got their payoff Thursday for months of election-year protesting.
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Route Planning For The Happiest Walk, Not The Quickest

Route Planning For The Happiest Walk, Not The Quickest | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new way to plan daily routes balances the desire to get places on time with actually experiencing the city in new and interesting ways.
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AP History Exam Released in Response to Critics @insidehighered

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Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered

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Georgia Republicans duck sequel to the fight over Common Core | Political Insider blog

Georgia Republicans duck sequel to the fight over Common Core | Political Insider blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A blog about Atlanta politics, Georgia politics, elections, politicians and campaigns from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Because all politics is local.
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6th Grade Students Illuminate Poetry with Paper Circuitry | MiddleWeb

6th Grade Students Illuminate Poetry with Paper Circuitry | MiddleWeb | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sixth grade ELA teacher Kevin Hodgson and his students help pilot paper circuitry learning tools from the MIT Media Lab by illuminating haiku poems about light.
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Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic | Library as Incubator Project

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re-mediating assessment: Of Course Alfie Kohn Dislikes Open Digital Badges: Transcending a 40-Year Old Debate

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NCTE Annual Convention

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Make plans now to attend the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention November 20-23, in Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Resort.
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