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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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Poets & Writers magazine's Thirteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets

Poets & Writers magazine's Thirteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The ten poetry collections featured in our thirteenth annual roundup of debut poets offer a glimpse of the wide range of contemporary poetry. Each of the books, published in 2017, shows just how much poetry can do.
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Shelf Awareness' Best Books of 2017

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Welcome to the Web site for Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores
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The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning -- THE Journal

The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning -- THE Journal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Both of these pieces of legislation address children and their personal information. But it has taken until this year for the FTC and the Department of Education to get together in a public forum to discuss how these regulations intersect and whether they need to be updated.
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Texas A&M libraries install bike desks to keep with changing times

Texas A&M libraries install bike desks to keep with changing times | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
After many miles, three textbook chapters and five quizzes, it's safe to say senior Caroline Garcia made the most of her time studying on one of the Texas A&M library's
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Teaching the ‘unwritten Constitution’

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Millions of Americans, on both left and right, either don’t understand or don’t buy key democratic principles like freedom of speech. In a recent Pew Research Center study, 53 percent of all Americ…
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Should educators be armed?

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If there's a shooting at a school, should educators be prepared to shoot back? Across the country, 15 states already allow concealed carry of some kind in schools, with lawmakers in many more states considering or having recently debated the idea. But all major teacher- and school-employee groups oppose the idea. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
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The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Librarians reflect on what they learned in 2017 and share their thoughts on the emerging trends of 2018.
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NPR Ed Weekly Roundup: A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

NPR Ed Weekly Roundup: A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.
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It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom

It's Impossible to Keep Laptops Out of the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Critics of laptops in schools aren’t prepared for the future of technology.  
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John Kuhn Takes 2 Minutes to Identify the Real Culprit Behind Inequity in Funding Schools: MUST WATCH!

John Kuhn Takes 2 Minutes to Identify the Real Culprit Behind Inequity in Funding Schools: MUST WATCH! | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Please watch this two-minute video of John Kuhn, Texas Superintendent, who tells the story of two adjacent school districts, one rich, one poor. He explains with eloquence and passion why schools should be equitably funded and how unjust it is to fund schools differently and expect to get the same results. 

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Why Haven't New Federal Rules Unleashed More Innovation in Schools?

Why Haven't New Federal Rules Unleashed More Innovation in Schools? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Boosters of personalized learning hoped for transformations under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
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In Celebration of Lost Words | JSTOR Daily

In Celebration of Lost Words | JSTOR Daily | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At some point in their lexical histories, lost words' original meanings died and have been revived into a mere semblance of their former selves.
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The Preventable Problem That Schools Ignore

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Educators are ill-equipped to help victims of dating violence.
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Junk science publisher ordered to stop ‘deceptive practices’ | Toronto Star

Junk science publisher ordered to stop ‘deceptive practices’ | Toronto Star | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
U.S. court orders ‘predatory publisher’ to remove misinformation from website. Canadian scientists ask ‘who will protect us?’
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How independent bookstores thrived in spite of Amazon

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  When Amazon.com burst onto the nascent online retail scene in 1995, the future seemed bleak for brick-and-mortar independent bookstores—which already faced competition from superstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders. Indeed, between 1995 and 2000, the number of independent bookstores in the United States plummeted 43%, according to the American Booksellers Association (ABA)
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A call for education innovation

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The world is changing rapidly, and many school leaders are struggling to keep up, according to Scott McLeod, an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado in Denver.
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Air pollution can make kids behave badly

Air pollution can make kids behave badly | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Kids in Los Angeles who were exposed to more air pollution over the course of adolescence were more likely to engage in delinquent behavior.
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How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If the Federal Communications Commission chooses to repeal net neutrality regulations, it could affect access to the Internet for schools across the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, about the potential impact on classrooms if net neutrality is repealed.
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Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects

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By giving students a chance to come up with their own passion projects, Genius Hour can help them develop skills they might not otherwise have an opportunity
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Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts

Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While student input matters when creating curriculum, it's critical to manage their involvement and expectations in determining what and how they'll learn.
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Wave of immigrants brings ‘richness,’ rapid change to Maine’s classrooms

Wave of immigrants brings ‘richness,’ rapid change to Maine’s classrooms | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Data reflect how racial diversity that was initially clustered in bigger cities like Portland and Lewiston is moving into smaller towns and suburbs.
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The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Jesmyn Ward‘s novel, "Sing, Unburied, Sing" was mentioned the most times.
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A critical analysis of the role of wait time in classroom interactions and the effects on student and teacher interactional behaviours

(2016). A critical analysis of the role of wait time in classroom interactions and the effects on student and teacher interactional behaviours. Cambridge Journal of Education: Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 37-53.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 49

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 49 | 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 
UCSB: English Broadside Ballad 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12: Free Resources 
The Walters Art Museum: Lesson Plans 
National Center on Disability and Journalism 
History Hub 
TeachEngineering: Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body University of Pennsylvania: Online Books Page 
Medicines and Me 

     General Interest 
Jane Addams Digital Edition 
The Reading Lists 
Naked Scientists Podcast 
Film Noir Foundation 
European Literature Network 
The Pudding: Seeing Earth from Outer Space 
The Atlantic: You Are Here 
Data-Dada 

     Network Tools 
Web Scraper 
QOwnNotes 

     In the News 
Scientists Identify the Halszkaraptor escuilliei, the Dinosaur that Resembled a Duck

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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12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great

12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you see books the way others see their closest friends and family. You return home and feel welcomed by the shelves, surrounded by the people who understand you. And, just like people, these companions need a little care and attention if you want them to remain with you. Luckily, books are easier than humans—only a few basic rules will keep them happy. Here are a few principles I’ve learned in my work as a rare book dealer at Honey & Wax Booksellers.
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