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Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.

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2017 Maine Integrated Youth health Survey Data

The 2017 MIYHS data has just been released. State and public health district data is available to the public for the 5th and 6th grade survey, as well as the middle and high school surveys. Kindergarten and third grade parent survey data is available at the State level. Go to MIYHS website: https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/2017_reports_results
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Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet?

Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A decade after Jeff Bezos launched a revolution in reading – and a $1bn money-spinner – much has changed in the book trade. But how has it affected readers?
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Happy #FeetUpFriday: Our Favorite Teacher Links This Week

Happy #FeetUpFriday: Our Favorite Teacher Links This Week | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From the Wonder movie to a new program celebrating music in our schools, here are some of our favorite teacher links from this week.
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How Maine hurt education by trying to reform it

How Maine hurt education by trying to reform it | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Editor’s note: Maine’s statewide test results haven’t really changed for years. So we set out to understand what the state should be doing if it wants to see more young people succeed in school and eventually earn some type of post-secondary degree."

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Small 'Nudges' Can Push Students in the Right Direction

Small 'Nudges' Can Push Students in the Right Direction | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"Nudges" are low-cost interventions meant to influence behavior by changing how or when choices are offered. Research is showing that when used with students, nudges can get positive results.
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U.S. schools alarmed at uptick in racial incidents

U.S. schools alarmed at uptick in racial incidents | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Experts point to 80 hate incidents by students in October, but can't say whether a spike is indicated.
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5 Ways to Help Students Manage Digital Distractions and Stay on Track

5 Ways to Help Students Manage Digital Distractions and Stay on Track | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Promote organization, time management, and executive functioning skills with these essential strategies.
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Does Inclusion Slow Down General Education Classrooms?

Does Inclusion Slow Down General Education Classrooms? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A researcher finds teachers in classrooms with high numbers of students with disabilities spend less time on teaching, but the analysis also offers a more complex view of teacher behavior.
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The Internet Archive “Liberates” Books Published Between 1923 and 1941, and Will Put 10,000 Digitized Books Online

The Internet Archive “Liberates” Books Published Between 1923 and 1941, and Will Put 10,000 Digitized Books Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published [from] 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold," writes the site's founder Brewster Kahle.
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What Research Says About Driving Growth for Writers With Practice, Feedback and Revision - EdSurge News

From kindergarten through college, teachers know that writers need guided practice, substantive feedback, and opportunities for deep revision. Decades of research on writing instruction all point to these ideals, which can be put into practice in any classroom with appropriate support. Here is what the research tells us about how to help students grow and achieve their writing goals.

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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 45

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 45 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.
     Research and Education 
Map of Life 
City Witness: Place and Perspective in Medieval Swansea 
Disability in Kidlit 
Mr. Library Dude 
ChemSpider 
NORC: GSS General Social Survey 
Minnesota Literacy Council: Tutor Tips 
NYU Libraries: English and American Literature: Digital Collections and Digital Humanities projects (open access) 

     General Interest 
Newberry: Religious Change in Print, 1450-1700 
18th Century American Women 
Grammarphobia Blog 
The Guardian: Why Can't We Cure the Common Cold? 
Europeana: Royal Book Collection 
Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-Smoking Campaigns Revolutions Podcast 
British Journal of Photography 

     Network Tools 
Cryptomator 
Memonic 

     In the News 
New Study Investigates the Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Brain Cell Activity

Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu The Internet Scout Research Group, located in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides Internet publications and software to the research and education communities under grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. Users may make and distribute verbatim copies of any of Internet Scout's publications or web content, provided this paragraph, including the above copyright notice, is preserved on all copies. 
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Study: CTE Courses Later in High School May Improve Student Persistence -- THE Journal

A new study from researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara suggests that taking career and technical education (CTE) courses in the last couple years of high school may improve the chances a student will graduate.
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'Great Thanksgiving Listen' Induces High Schoolers to Interview Elders -- THE Journal

Although the work adheres to Common Core standards for English language arts, the organizers reported, it's appropriate for any number of courses, including American history, social studies, journalism, drama, English as a second language, media and technology.
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Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The findings are likely to add to the debate over single-sex education, as districts experiment with single-sex classes and schools.
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What K12 administrators need to know about student engagement

What K12 administrators need to know about student engagement | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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The National Book Awards Finalists: What the Critics Said

The National Book Awards Finalists: What the Critics Said | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We’re only hours away from finding out who will take home the 2017 National Book Awards. Each one of the five fiction and non fiction titles below has received the much-coveted silver sticker from this year’s panel of judges, but who will emerge with the gold? Who will join such luminaries as William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, Joan Didion, and Ta-Nehesi Coates in the Pantheon of the (American literary) Gods?

We just don’t know yet.

But we do know what the critics wrote about each book at the time of its release earlier this year. And now, so do you.
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Academic journal publishing is headed for a day of reckoning

In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
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Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students are ‘hurting their future’ - The Hechinger Report

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students are ‘hurting their future’ - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Special education is a notoriously weak point in the nation’s education system, despite the fact that 6.6 million, or roughly 13 percent, of all public school students receive such services. Too often, by the time these students reach high school, problems that began in the early grades have reached a point of no return; too many children are pushed out into the real world ill-prepared for what lies ahead.
Experts estimate that, if they receive proper support along the way, up to 90 percent of students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school with a traditional diploma, fully prepared to tackle college or a career. But only 65 percent of special education students actually graduate on time, compared to 83 percent of all students. Only a third of students with disabilities who enroll in four-year colleges graduate within eight years, according to a 2011 federal study.
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The 20 Best Books That Came Out This Year, According To Amazon

If you, like me, approach the end of the year with a sense of ever-heightening anxiety about all the books you didn't get a chance to read in the previous 12 months, then this list of the 20 best books of 2017, according to Amazon will certainly exacerbate the panic.
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6 administrators share strategies to gain — and maintain — student engagement

6 administrators share strategies to gain — and maintain — student engagement | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

From design thinking to relevant lesson planning, these tactics have shown results in a variety of school environments

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Why Are Parents Afraid of Later School Start Times?

Why Are Parents Afraid of Later School Start Times? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new paper argues that using behavioral economics to ease families’ fear of change could help convince them to switch up their children’s routines.
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A Day in the Life of a Rock 'n' Roll Librarian

A Day in the Life of a Rock 'n' Roll Librarian | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's not all finding secret notes from Keith Richards... but some of it is.
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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video, stories, presentations--and share them with the world.

Just as you’d want others to respect your originality, others expect the same of you when it comes to reusing and remixing their intellectual property. As you create and publish media yourself, please be conscious of how you use the work of others.

Here are some guidelines, categories, and tools to consider that will help you as you create, contribute to, and enrich our shared culture!
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How to Build Self-Assessment Into Jampacked High School Classes

How to Build Self-Assessment Into Jampacked High School Classes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Three strategies to ensure students are thinking critically about their work and developing metacognitive skills that will serve them in the future.
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