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Segregating English learners in schools

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Segregating young children for whom English is a new language according to their fluency levels produces the best academic results, according to most research. So the Los Angeles Unified School District has little choice in the matter.
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Young Detroiters unlock their inner poets, claim authorship of their experiences | PBS NewsHour | Oct. 23, 2013

Young Detroiters unlock their inner poets, claim authorship of their experiences | PBS NewsHour | Oct. 23, 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Detroit schools are turning their students into published poets with a little guidance from professional writers and a program called InsideOut. Jeffrey Brown reflects with U.S.
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The Unfortunate Legacy of David Franklin

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By Josh Usmani The news of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Director David Franklin’s resignation shocked most of Cleveland’s art community, but as the news began to hit the internet and social media, those not surprised began to criticize the initial...
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re-mediating assessment: What Do You Mean by 'Badges?'

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Yup, it’s just as cool as you think it’ll be | Active Learning

Yup, it’s just as cool as you think it’ll be | Active Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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FLIP THE MODEL (a pre-print) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School | DMLcentral

Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“Freedom and autonomy are the key words for this class,” says Don Wettrick, describing the “Innovations” course he teaches at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, Indiana.
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Langston Hughes's home up for sale in Cleveland | MobyLives

Langston Hughes's home up for sale in Cleveland | MobyLives | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
While Langston Hughes is closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, and spent a good chunk of his adult life in the Manhattan neighborhood, he lived in various cities all around the country, including Cleveland during his high school years.
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Docs to parents: Limit kids' texts, tweets, online

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Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids' tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.
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The Poem That Made Sherman Alexie Want to 'Drop Everything and Be a Poet'

The Poem That Made Sherman Alexie Want to 'Drop Everything and Be a Poet' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Alexie never thought he could leave his reservation to pursue a writing career—but a line written by Adrian C. Louis taught him to venture outside the "reservation of his mind."
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The Facebook News Experience

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Here's One Athlete Who's Not Skating Away From Criticizing Russia's Anti-Gay Law

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One voice may not make much of a difference. But silence is, effectively, assent.
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Study finds drug helps against pancreatic cancer

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An investigational drug that disrupts tumor blood vessels shows promise against a rare type of pancreatic cancer.
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4 Myths About User Experience — And How to Bust Them

4 Myths About User Experience — And How to Bust Them | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
While the concept of user experience and the term UX have become ubiquitous in the workplace, most non-UX people still have the wrong idea about what it is.
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BadgeKit, the Why

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Just back from MozFest, where we announced BadgeKit, an Open Badges tool stack that will support the key pieces of the badging experience. This includes defining/designing, assessing, issuing,...
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"I like your old stuff better than your new stuff." On 3D mashups, appropriation, and irreverence.

"I like your old stuff better than your new stuff." On 3D mashups, appropriation, and irreverence. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I just happened to stick my head up from the books for a moment to catch a wild discussion taking place on Twitter about whether 3D mash-ups of masterpieces are 'sacrilege' or merely 'winking irrev...
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Why do we use different citation styles, and when do we tell students about it? | Active Learning

Why do we use different citation styles, and when do we tell students about it? | Active Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Working Together to Evaluate a Wikipedia Article

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The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

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Research finds that poor children are more likely to end up with impaired brain function as adults.
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Study reveals the neurological differences between poetry and prose | MobyLives

Study reveals the neurological differences between poetry and prose | MobyLives | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The science and technology hub RedOrbit reported this month on the University of Exeter�s recent study on reading.
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Sandy's Effects on Georgia-1 Year Anniversary

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We're hearing a lot this week about Hurricane or "Superstorm" Sandy for the 1 year anniversary. Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th, 2012. We felt the effects of the storm a little earlier.
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Why the Tiananmen Square Crash Is So Unnerving

Why the Tiananmen Square Crash Is So Unnerving | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
China's largest public urban space is more than just the site of the famous student protests 24 years ago. It's also the symbol of the country—and the country's power.
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From Welfare to the Tenure Track

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Last year, Melissa Bruninga-Matteau starred in a Chronicle report about Ph.D.’s on food stamps—and came in for some withering criticism. Since then, her story has only become more interesting.
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The Role of News on Facebook

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On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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Think Beyond Pink: Groups Work to Raise Awareness of Other Cancers

LAKELAND | As they prepare for a bicycle ride to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, Robyn Ferguson and Beth Parham Moran say they hope purple ribbons can gain some of the awareness given to pink.
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