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The core of education needs to take into account the people that are in it

Sir Ken Robinson said: [The standards movement is] well intentioned to raise standards, but the mistake it makes is that it fails to recognize that education is not a mechanical impersonal process that can improved by tweaking standards and regularly testing.... It’s a human process. It’s real people going through the system and [...]

Nurse found guilty of murders, blames the devil

39 minutes agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A British court convicted a nurse on multiple counts of murder and attempted murder by poison. Victorino Chua, 49, contaminated healthcare products that were later administered to patients on the acute treatment wards on which he worked at Stepping Hill...

Assessing Information Technology in 1995

Just in case you thought the difficulties of assessing pupils’ attainment in Information Technology are a new thing, and how terrible Levels were (are?), I thought you might like to read a report dating from 1995. The context is as follows:...Show More Summary

Correctional Investigator Report on Administratrive Segregation in Federal Prisons

Last week, the Office of the Correctional Investigator released a report on Administrative Segregation in Federal Corrections: 10 Year Trends. The Investigator acts as the ombudsman for inmates incarcerated in Canadian federal institutions.Administrative...Show More Summary

iPad Check-Out at the Library

Those living near Drexel University in Philadelphia will have the opportunity to check out iPads as part of a new partnership between Drexel and the Free Library of Philadelphia. The program allows both students and neighborhood folks to rent the iPads for up to 4 hours. The iPads will be checked out through the use of a special kiosk.

Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Titles May 2015

The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of May 1-15, 2015 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials from all...Show More Summary

Engaging Your Local Writing Community

Thursday, June 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin LJ Reviews editor Henrietta Verma for an insightful free webcast that will focus on successful programming ideas for engaging the authors, published and aspiring, in your local community. Show More Summary

Videos: How Schools Train Students To Expect Premature Approval

Branford Marsalis: "My students... all they want to hear is how good they are and how talented they are. And they're not... most of them aren't really willing to work to the degree to live up to that." via Vox Warning: NSFW language at the start of the clip.

Bing no longer a search-engine blip

Topic: Search Engines By one measure, the search engine now executes a record one out of every five searches made on desktop computers in the US, a milestone Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella touted last month in a meeting with Wall Street analysts. Show More Summary

Committing to Committing – OLE & #twp15

flickr photo shared by yewenyi under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license There will be never be enough time.1 So in honor of that I’m going to be participating in UBC’s Teaching with WordPress while ALT Lab runs a similar course at VCU that we call OLE.2 The UBC course is obviously focused on… Read More

Developer Maps Library Photo Archives

Portions of the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) “Photographic Views of New York City, 1870’s–1970’s” collection have been available online for several years. But views of the collection have mushroomed during the past two weeks, thanks to the launch of, a website that overlays photo locations on a Google Maps interface, enabling visitors to […]

What teachers really need to stay, improve and succeed

Most of the conversation in recent years about teachers has involved how to evaluate their effectiveness. Given short shrift in this discussion are the conditions in which many teachers work (as well as the condition in which many students come to class). This post looks at the issue of the workplace, and how to create […]

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Raleigh, NC on September 9, 2015

Sponsor, the Wake County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina welcomes presenter Pete Wright, Esq. for this east coast Wrightslaw training. The NC State University’s McKimmon Center is the location for this special event. Registration fee includes morning coffee and tea, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw book which retail […]

Quotes: Author Toppo Touts "Hard Fun"

That's an actual idea game designers use. It's not fun because it's easy; it's fun because it's hard. Any gamer asked to pick their favorite game of all time, they'd say there was a grind involved to get there. It took a lot of work, it took practice and persistence. Show More Summary

The More You Know

Here’s the logo for the National Education Association Representative Assembly next month. Why would I show you this? As a public service, of course.

Manage the Device Deluge | Professional Development

Librarians have always taught patrons how to use the tools that serve their information needs. We had to explain card catalogs, vertical files, microfilm/fiche, photocopiers, and OPACs. The fundamental difference about the tech needs of the 21st century is the ever-changing variety of personal devices that patrons use to access our services. Show More Summary

Border Crossing: An inter-city initiative extends impact | Editorial

An inspirational level of collaboration has been undertaken between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at the end of 2014 has set in motion deeper cross-cultural collaborations and opened opportunities to expand efforts already under way between these sister cities divided by one of the busiest international borders in the world.

AM News: What Next For NJ & Common Core (Plus Chicago Supe Resigns)

Former Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley Joins Democrats' Race for White House PK12: Among his education achievements as governor was signing into law a bill that made some undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition. Real Test After Christie’s Call to Drop Common Core: What Happens Next? NJ Spotlight: Now what? In the aftermath of Gov. Show More Summary

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