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Clark Howard: An improved credit score requires diligence

Clark Howard: An improved credit score requires diligence | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the woman who sued Equifax for $18 million because they wouldn’t fix errors on her credit report even after she diligently stayed on top of them for two years?
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FDA approves Abraxane for late-stage pancreatic cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) pancreatic cancer.
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Should All Kindergartners Know Their Letters by Halloween?

Should All Kindergartners Know Their Letters by Halloween? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this interview, Dr. Richard Allington gives some advice on how teachers can better provide literacy instruction and he talks about what needs to change about schools.
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The American Grandeur of Cleveland

In 2013, Cleveland has a different kind of American grandeur than it did in its industrial heyday of the early 20th century, but rather than get stuck in the past and not learn the lessons from it, the city has aged well into a modern, global and...
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Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries

Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what LibGuides were until I was well into my library & information science graduate program, and at first I thought they were pretty dorky since they looked so dated.
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Saying goodbye to my mother

Saying goodbye to my mother | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From Sheridan, Wyoming - Syria isn't the big story this weekend for my family. We aren't discussing what the Congress might or might not do the rest of this month.
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School's Out Forever

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While students return to class across the city Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, Tribune photojournalist Brian...
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The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act

The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the enforcement of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which brought new levels of Internet censorship to libraries across the country.
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Chat Schedule

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See Summer Special Events. In the Fall, join us 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8:00 PM EST
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Oyster: A Gorgeous New App Offering Unlimited Books for $9.95 a Month | Wired Design | Wired.com

Oyster: A Gorgeous New App Offering Unlimited Books for $9.95 a Month | Wired Design | Wired.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Can a Spotify-like service created by ex-Googlers shake up the publishing industry?
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Two arrests made in dumped body case - JASPER — Two people are in custody and charged with concealing the death of the 20-year-old daughter of a Holly Springs police officer and more arrests are ex...

Two arrests made in dumped body case - JASPER — Two people are in custody and charged with concealing the death of the 20-year-old daughter of a Holly Springs police officer and more arrests are ex... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two arrests made in dumped body case - JASPER — Two people are in custody and charged with concealing the death of the 20-year-old daughter of a Holly Springs police officer and more arrests are expected Pickens County officials say.
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Shrinking wages and slow job creation | Atlanta Forward

Moderated by Rick Badie Today, we address economic pressure points that can stall consumer spending and job creation. A small-business advocate writes about
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Job applicants forced to dance during interview

Job applicants forced to dance during interview | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A British electrical retail company issued an apology after making job candidates go through a not-so-groovy interview process.
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Now 20, what has HOPE accomplished?

Now 20, what has HOPE accomplished? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
One of the most lauded state-sponsored scholarships in the nation turns 20 this month. Its biggest anniversary gift?
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Workers face higher health care costs — again

The annual “open enrollment” period for health insurance — that October tradition when you find out what your coverage will cost next year — has never been a holiday weekend.
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SFUSD: Redesigning the Classroom

SFUSD: Redesigning the Classroom | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Steve Mattice, a math and science teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, needed to do something about his classroom, which was too cramped for the 36 students who used it every day.
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Funding School Makerspaces

Funding School Makerspaces | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of pare...
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Curating Learning Experiences: A Future Role For Librarians? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Curating Learning Experiences: A Future Role For Librarians? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Report: Some schools above capacity none critical - For the first time in 15 years none of Cherokee County’s schools are “critically overcrowded ” although nine are operating at more than 100 perce...

Report: Some schools above capacity none critical - For the first time in 15 years none of Cherokee County’s schools are “critically overcrowded ” although nine are operating at more than 100 perce... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Report: Some schools above capacity none critical - For the first time in 15 years none of Cherokee County’s schools are “critically overcrowded ” although nine are operating at more than 100 percent capacity according to the annual Cherokee Count...
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