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How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic

How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic | Food banks | Scoop.it
“Professional development used to mean one thing: inservice days. Oof. We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? Especially in the realm of connecting with other like-minded individuals around the globe. We’re no longer limited by what is offered geographically nearby, so we can get into what really interests us as educators, even if …”
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This is one infographic that perfectly sums it up. One problem: conferences are way beyond a lot of folks' means. Oh, how I wish I could have attended ISTE !

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Food banks feed 2,000 in Barking and Dagenham in a year

Food banks feed 2,000 in Barking and Dagenham in a year | Food banks | Scoop.it
The news comes as charities warn of a rise in resort to emergency food across London.
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numbers increasing using London's foodbanks

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'Selfish' are among food bank users, claims councillor - Telegraph

'Selfish' are among food bank users, claims councillor  - Telegraph | Food banks | Scoop.it
Conservative councillor says some families choose to waste money on drugs and alcohol rather than feed their children
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interssting view point by Councillor

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My visit to a food bank: too many young adults lack the basic skills to care for themselves – Telegraph Blogs

My visit to a food bank: too many young adults lack the basic skills to care for themselves – Telegraph Blogs | Food banks | Scoop.it
Well, not long to wait for the polls to close and then the long wait to see whether the vast establishment campaign to stop Farage and Ukip damaged or strengthened his campaign. The local government results will come first and may give us a hint of Ukip's European Parliament vote, but I suspect that many electors may [...]
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Norman Tebit's view that young people skills to feed themselves are lacking

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Food bank is Britain's busiest

Food bank is Britain's busiest | Food banks | Scoop.it
INVERNESS'S food bank ? which each year helps thousands of families and individuals in crisis ? has emerged as the busiest centre in Britain. Based in Madras Street, the bank, run by Blythswood Care,
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Eye-opening insight to the scale of food bank use in the Highland Capital

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Churches challenge food poverty with latest resource on foodbanks - Ekklesia

Churches challenge food poverty with latest resource on foodbanks - Ekklesia | Food banks | Scoop.it
“Churches challenge food poverty with latest resource on foodbanks Ekklesia Faith in Foodbanks?”
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Thousands of children’s books are added to food bank parcels

Thousands of children’s books are added to food bank parcels | Food banks | Scoop.it
Food banks in London are starting to hand out children’s books because of the rise in the number of young families affected by poverty.
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food banks diversifying as poverty grows

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Benefit cuts have forced poorest families into using food banks admits Scotland's only Tory MP

Benefit cuts have forced poorest families into using food banks admits Scotland's only Tory MP | Food banks | Scoop.it
TORY MP David Mundell finally admitted that the benefit sanction system is responsible for the sharp increase in the number of Scottish families relying on food banks.
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Worrying view of Conservative MSP

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Sturgeon keeps food bank vouchers in her Glasgow office as crisis grows

Sturgeon keeps food bank vouchers in her Glasgow office as crisis grows | Food banks | Scoop.it
“NICOLA Sturgeon keeps food bank vouchers in her Glasgow office to help people in need, she revealed.”
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Sturgeon keeps food bank vouchers in her office for those inneed
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Norman Tebbit eats 'humble pie' after visit to food bank

Norman Tebbit eats 'humble pie' after visit to food bank | Food banks | Scoop.it
As U-turns go, it was pretty spectacular. The former Conservative Party chairman Norman Tebbit was once so vehemently critical of food banks that he claimed people only used them to save money for junk food. But now, after visiting one, in a dramatic volte face, the outspoken Tory peer has admitted to being forced to eat "a fair plate of humble pie".
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Norman Tebit changes his view on food banks

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In London, food banks feel the strain

In London, food banks feel the strain | Food banks | Scoop.it
“As government welfare cuts take effect in Britain, food bank use increases. (Marketplace APM: In London, food banks feel the strain.”
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Cuts in welfare blamed for rise in creased food bank use
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