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African political leaders complain of bias at ICC.
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Students learn from assessments that inform and improve their performance -- what Grant Wiggins calls "educative assessments." Yet often a bibliography is designed to be an "audit," an assessment at the end of teaching and learning. A typical documentation standard reads something like this one from California:
"Understands the reasons and methods for citing sources" (Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries 8.2)
What does "understand" mean and how can we assess it?
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NGO demands suspension of Central African Republic military commander
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A push to expand high-speed Internet access in Iowa has gained the attention of rural school districts struggling to incorporate more technology into the classroom.
In Storm Lake, Superintendent Carl Turner said ensuring Internet access for students outside of school and problems with inconsistent speeds in school limit the ability to get his 2,100 students online. The district is struggling to find enough bandwidth to accommodate students and staff looking to use mobile devices in class.
Bandwidth refers to the amount of digital data a communication system can handle at a given time. More people using devices at the same time means more data.
“A lot of people want to bring their own device,” Turner said. “With more devices, it does tend to slow us down. Our concern has always been we do not have the bandwidth to handle that many devices.”
The limitations have not gone unnoticed by parents.
Heather Hupke, who has children in third and seventh grades at Storm Lake, said her children told her classes are not allowed to get online at the same time.
Hupke added she believes finding a way to improve Internet access is a requirement for a modern-day education.