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Governor’s office flooded with calls on teacher insurance - Hundreds of calls flooded the Georgia governor’s office this week as teachers and other state employees picked up the phone to voice thei...

Governor’s office flooded with calls on teacher insurance - Hundreds of calls flooded the Georgia governor’s office this week as teachers and other state employees picked up the phone to voice thei... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Governor’s office flooded with calls on teacher insurance - Hundreds of calls flooded the Georgia governor’s office this week as teachers and other state employees picked up the phone to voice their concern over changes to the state health benefit...
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Board of Regents: Becoming a teacher in Georgia will be harder

Board of Regents: Becoming a teacher in Georgia will be harder | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From the Georgia Board of Regents today: Becoming a teacher in Georgia is getting a lot more rigorous and college programs that prepare teachers are being held to a much tougher and higher level of accountability, according to Georgia officials in...
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Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U | Inside Higher Ed

Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Slow broadband internet speeds vex nation's schools | District Administration Magazine

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.
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Maddux, Glavine likely to join Cox in HOF class

Maddux, Glavine likely to join Cox in HOF class | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Neither of the two were physically imposing off the mound or overpowering on it.
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Photos: A brief history of Georgia deep freezes

Photos: A brief history of Georgia deep freezes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sure, it's cold out there, but this isn't the first time we've had to deal with frigid temperatures in Georgia.
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Dog Sniffs Out Girl's Disease, Even in Operating Room

Dog Sniffs Out Girl's Disease, Even in Operating Room | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kaelyn "KK" Krawczyk has a severe form of mastocytosis, which can cause a life-threatening allergic reaction to simple everyday things – heat, exercise and even exposure to anesthesia or other chemicals.
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EC OKs Celegene's Abraxane for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

EC OKs Celegene's Abraxane for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corp., announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted approval for Abraxane (paclitaxel form
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Controversy Over Cholesterol-lowering Statin Use

Controversy Over Cholesterol-lowering Statin Use | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There’s a controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased ris
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Fred tosses boiling water into fridgid air

Fred tosses boiling water into fridgid air | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Channel 2's Fred Blankenship wanted to see what happens when he throws boiling water into 10 degree air.
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Lawyer: Wife of ‘dead’ banker shocked by capture

Lawyer: Wife of ‘dead’ banker shocked by capture | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For 18 months, Rebekah Price thought she was a widow and her four children were fatherless, her attorney says.
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Pancreatic cancer cells killed in just six days by new drug, British scientists claim

Pancreatic cancer cells killed in just six days by new drug, British scientists claim | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A treatment for one of the deadliest cancers has been uncovered by British researchers, who say it could wipe out the disease in less than a week.
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4 boys found living in filth, in need of medical care

4 boys found living in filth, in need of medical care | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Four Cobb County brothers are now in state custody after they were found living in filth and in need of medical attention.
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Rich or poor? Counties’ fates hinge on location, location,...

Rich or poor? Counties’ fates hinge on location, location,... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Forsyth County counts five golf courses. Hancock County has none.
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Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata

Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You've probably heard politicians or pundits say that “metadata doesn't matter.” They argue that police and intelligence agencies shouldn't need probable cause warrants to collect information about our communications.
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Predictions

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Last January, I opted to forego making ed-tech predictions for 2013. I’m sticking with that decision again this year.

After all, I’ve spent the last 7 or 8 weeks writing at length about what I saw as 2013’s most important ed-tech trends. It’s not as though these will cease to be important simply because the calendar has rolled over to 2014.

But “important” doesn’t mean “inevitable.”

Nothing I identified as a “top ed-tech trend of 2013” (or any year) is inevitable. Not MOOCs. Not iPads. Not adaptive learning. Not Google Glass. Not Khan Academy. Not social media in the classroom. Not ever-bigger ed-tech investments. Not the Web. Not even the Internet."

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North Carolina’s Assault on Teachers Is Working

North Carolina’s Assault on Teachers Is Working | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My son Ben’s language arts teacher emailed one morning this winter to tell me she is leaving Ben’s school. I feel sick, but I don’t blame her. Three of Ben’s middle school teachers have left in the past year.
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Trethewey explores poetry as 'alternative medicine'

Trethewey explores poetry as 'alternative medicine' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory Professor Natasha Trethewey explores how poetry intersects with the world of medicine on the PBS NewsHour's "Where Poetry Lives" series Thursday, Jan. 9.
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Are There Too Many Social Networks?

Are There Too Many Social Networks? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There's a social network for everything these days, but do we really need so many options?
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Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Which is Healthier?

Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Which is Healthier? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You may have a favorite exercise routine. Or you may want to start exercising more. Wonder whether it’s better to purchase a gym membership, sign up for an ae
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Winds make wake-up temps of 4 to 8 degrees feel like -5 to -11

Winds make wake-up temps of 4 to 8 degrees feel like -5 to -11 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Metro Atlanta awakened Tuesday to record-breaking cold – the coldest temperatures in a generation – and while the mercury is expected to stay below freezing through Wednesday afternoon, a late-week warm-up will push temperatures into the 60s by...
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10 historical facts and figures about the coldest days in Cleveland

10 historical facts and figures about the coldest days in Cleveland | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Facts and figures about cold days in Cleveland, from the record lows to how many sub-zero days are typical.
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A generation later, Earnhardt and Elliott race together

Bill Elliott and the late Dale Earnhardt once carried on one of the fiercest rivalries in NASCAR history.
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