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News Briefs for June 15, 2016

Recorded Books, Inc., and Zinio announced a new partnership with Bauer Media Group USA; the Associated Press is collaborating with Preservica; the University of Notre Dame, IN, and the Vatican Library formalized an agreement; and more News in Brief from the June 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

AM News: Charter School Groups Gather In Nashville

Charter Schools Get $250 Million Boost from Walton Foundation - WSJ ow.ly/bbwH301IgDn Education Secretary calls on charters to rethink discipline, reduce suspensions - The Washington Post ow.ly/SD8Y301IfqJ After 25 Years, What's Next...Show More Summary

A Message from Governor Andy on Why You Have to Register Your Certification

Hi, it's me, your old pal Andy Cuomo. I just want you to know that a lot of you may think I hate teachers, but that's not the case. In fact, my mother was a teacher. So that should be proof enough. But no, all you Gloomy Guses are all,...Show More Summary

Sound Instruction: The Audio Perspective

Learning is a multi-sensory experience. Educators understand that classroom set-ups need to optimize sight lines for students, and provide consistently high levels of access to teachers’ spoken prese..

National Geographic: Journey Through the Cosmos

Set off on a space expedition, and experience what it must be like to travel through the cosmos.

Iowa at ISTE

I was given ISTE’s Award for Outstanding Leadership this afternoon. That was fun.   Today was a great day for Iowa at ISTE. In addition to myself…  Leka DeGroot was given the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for outstanding PK-2 educator.  Leslie Pralle Keehn was named as an Emerging Leader.  Denise Schmidt-Crawford received the Award [...]

Brexit - What Happens Now?

Now that a majority of voters in the very (Dis)United Kingdom have voted in favour of leaving the European Union, what happens? The Canadian Bar Association's National offers some insight in an article on The legal implications of Brexit.The UK House of Commons Library has published a few research notes on the topic. Show More Summary

Any Requests for New Google Sites Tutorials?

The new Google Sites is here! Well, sort of. For those that administrate their Google Apps for Education accounts, or have their own Google Apps Domain, you now have access to the Early Adopter Program, where you can request access to the brand new version of Google Sites before it’s general release. Why am I […]

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Huntsville, AL on August 25, 2016!

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by The Autism Resource Foundation. The program will be held at The Chan Auditorium on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus. Show More Summary

Getting Grisly in Memphis

The Memphis-Shelby County Education Association voted to disaffiliate from the Tennessee Education Association and NEA last December. Here’s MSCEA executive director Keith Williams to explain why. The loss of Memphis was a big blow to TEA, but its difficulties extend elsewhere into the state. The union fell to 31,000 active members in 2014-15, and is […]

Quotes: Parents Choose Diversity If They "Have To"

Parents generally place greater value on schools with a high percentage of students of the same race/ethnicity as their child — but only if their child would otherwise be in the smallest minority at school. If their child won’t be in...Show More Summary

Earth to NPE: There is NOT an Opt-Out Provision in ESSA, So Stop Pretending

Appearing this morning is a hand-wringing appeal at the NPE website, urging teachers and parents to request changes in USDOE Regulations governing the implementation of ESSA. If readers were to believe the dissembling and phony interpretations...Show More Summary

Morning Video: The Newtown Documentary

"Newtown debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is scheduled for theatrical release in September. It "has a few moments devoted to the political aftermath of the Sandy Hook killings, such as the passage of toughShow More Summary

AM New: CA Legislator Pushes Stripped-Down Vergara Bill

Bill keeps longer tenure, scraps other ‘Vergara reforms’ | EdSource ow.ly/GnMm301FriJ 5 Colorado Republicans Fight to Take on CO Senator Michael Bennet - ABC News ow.ly/JAxQ301Frbq Preschool Teaching Programs Too Diffuse, Unfocused:Show More Summary

Parent Rights: AWARE OF PARENT RIGHT VIOLATIONS

Sandy:  If a school becomes aware of a previous special education teacher who improperly discontinued special education services of a student without following procedural requirements and without parent involvement or knowledge, do all...Show More Summary

God or Alcohol?

I was talking to some teachers the other day, and like many of us, they are freaked out of their minds. They say they got into this job because they'd expected a modicum of security, and they're just not feeling it these days. Everywhere you have to dodge falling pianos, and anyone who gets crushed by one is deemed ineffective. Show More Summary

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