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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Russo brothers plan Cleveland premiere to join Paris, London, Beijing

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Russo brothers plan Cleveland premiere to join Paris, London, Beijing.
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Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball - 2014-Feb-12

Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball - 2014-Feb-12 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Poetry is a necessity in life. This was the argument put forth by current U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to 430 of Houston’s glittering literati gathered at the Houston Country ...
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With thousands of flight cancellations, airlines operate...

With thousands of flight cancellations, airlines operate... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Delta Air Lines typically operates nearly 2,000 flights a day to and from Atlanta, but the ice storm hitting the Southeast on Wednesday reduced that operation to just a few dozen flights.
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Students Hate Writing Papers. Professors Hate Grading Papers. Let’s Stop Assigning Them.

Students Hate Writing Papers. Professors Hate Grading Papers. Let’s Stop Assigning Them. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace that if we flunked every kid who did it, we’d have a worse attrition rate than a MOOC. And on those rare occasions undergrads do deign...
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 10, 2014 3:16 PM
However, we must resist to "exam and exam that's the answer"'s temptation - since the beginning of times, teaching humans to become better (for humanity standars) requires a lot of time working with each one, and with a variety of tools - essays, exams, oral testing, and others. All in good balance. Who said education is an easy task?
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Nathan Deal tries to turn tables on teacher pay | Political Insider blog

Nathan Deal tries to turn tables on teacher pay | 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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On the Simple Life + A Give-Away - Assortment

On the Simple Life + A Give-Away - Assortment | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This. We look out our cabin windows and see this – blue evening shadows, the yellow splash of a low-slung sun, and this little guy, making tracks past the big cottonwood to that hay tossed out in delicious heaps there...
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Governor to teachers: I'm with you, not against you. It's...

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Here are interesting items from Georgia Budget & Policy Institute executive director Alan Essig and the governor.
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Russian Response to Sochi Problems Goes Creepily Wrong

Russian Response to Sochi Problems Goes Creepily Wrong | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Apparently, Russian authorities think journalists are sabotaging hotel rooms in Sochi -- thanks to bathroom surveillance cameras.
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The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature: Coming of Age (Hardback) - Routledge

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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as...
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Why Technology Alone Can’t Fix the Education Problem | DMLcentral

Why Technology Alone Can’t Fix the Education Problem | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For more than a decade now, I’ve internally cringed whenever someone talks about the promise of technology in education. Often, discussions of iPads, video games, laptops for all focus on the potential of access to the software, device, or app rather than how it’s used.
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Atlanta weather | Slight chance of snow Thursday night

Atlanta weather | Slight chance of snow Thursday night | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Don’t worry. This isn’t expected to be Snow Jam part two. But some snow is possible Thursday evening, though forecasters admit even they are being overly cautious after last week’s winter storm that paralyzed the metro area for days.
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Letters to a Young Librarian: What a Difference a Year Makes: My First Year as a Library Director

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Heart-Bombing Cleveland for Valentine's Day

Cleveland, you've been heart-bombed. City Beautiful, a non-profit young-professional affiliate of the Cleveland Restoration Society, made Valentine's cards for three threatened buildings, included the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at W. 117th and Edgewater. Take a look at the video of ...
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15 Eerie Photos Of Atlanta Looking Like A Ghost Town

15 Eerie Photos Of Atlanta Looking Like A Ghost Town | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The ice storm has created a bizarre scene today.
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Update: More than 60,000 without power across Georgia

Update: More than 60,000 without power across Georgia | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Early Wednesday, power outages across Georgia cut off more than 60,000 customers — and the number was rising steadily as the storm continued to punish the region.
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Winter storm warning expanded to include all of metro Atlanta...

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The winter storm warning posted for the far northern suburbs northward has been expanded to include all of metro Atlanta and points southward to the Dublin area.
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Georgia schools junking junk food

Georgia schools junking junk food | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Little Debbie is on her way out of schools during the day. Area schools must soon limit selling food items for fundraisers and through vending machines thanks to a new federal law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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Teachers, Other State Workers Should Temper Raise Expectations | Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

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Shivering as a Form of Exercise

Shivering as a Form of Exercise | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This winter’s frigid temperatures could be having one desirable side effect. They may be revving up your metabolism.
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The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand

The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The More I Lecture, The Less I Know If They Understand by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education I recently wrote that Understanding by Design is agnostic about any specific method or pedagogy.…
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Best and worst communities in Northeast Ohio (based on household carbon footprint) | GreenCityBlueLake

Best and worst communities in Northeast Ohio (based on household carbon footprint) | GreenCityBlueLake | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley provides the best look yet at the carbon footprint of communities across the U.S. The study has an interactive map on Berkeley’s CoolClimate Network website, which lets you see average annual household carbon footprint by zip code.
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Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda

An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.
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A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

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From horse-drawn carriages to the resurgence of downtowns.
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More snow on the way?

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The Marietta Police Department just issued this release, forwarding info from the National Weather Service.
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