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The Bloody History of the True Crime Genre

Topic: Books One common thread in Borden literature examines how the police and the courts handled the case. Over the years, writers have explored the investigation and trial to critique both the American justice system and the effects of the press on that system. Show More Summary

Academic Torrents

Topic: Academic Libraries Welcome to Academic Torrents! Making 15.47TB of research data available. We've designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds. From Academic Torrents Tweet

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Susan Fliss has been named Dean of Libraries at Smith College, Northampton, MA; Richard Kong voted next director of Skokie Public Library, IL; recent LIS grad Olivia Masser to be director of the Milton Public Library, PA; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Morning Video: Helping Refugee Kids In School

From PBS NewsHour:"Students at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City are taking their first steps to adjusting to life in a U.S. classroom. This year's class of 118 students comes from families who have been granted asylum...Show More Summary

AM News: Narrowing Gaps, Poll Time, Homework Debate, & More

Surprise! Amid rising inequality, one school gap is narrowing… Low-income kindergartners are closing the achievement gap, reversing a decades-old trend… Trump’s ‘Education Week’...Show More Summary

4 Easy & Secure Ways to Record Screen Videos on iPhone or iPad: A Comparative Guide

I received an email from JP letting me know that a link on an old post of mine, The definitive guide to iOS screencasting, was no longer good. He knew that 'cause he'd just finished writing a much more comprehensive...

From Common Schools to Corporate Education Reform: Similar Purpose, Different Century

By Timothy Scott Common Schools were established in the U.S. to be an autocratic apparatus that could pacify and instill loyalty in the industrial empire’s “citizen subjects” by disciplining their minds to control their bodies. As aShow More Summary

Horace Mann, Common Schools and the Myth of Educating for Democracy

By Timothy Scott Common Schools were established to be an autocratic apparatus that could pacify and instill loyalty in the industrial empire’s “citizen subjects” by disciplining their minds to control their bodies. As a compulsory mass...Show More Summary

What Does It Take To Get Promoted to Principal in NYC?

by special guest blogger Peter Lamphere You’d hope it would be skill. Or perhaps leadership. Maybe it would be an overarching educational vision. But apparently, rising to principal in NYC nowadays entails heaping abuse on your subordinates...Show More Summary

Photography – Weeks 137, 138, 139

I got a bit off track. Time to get things back in line.

New teaching like and would like page

A year or so after publishing an article on comparing and practising like for preferences and would like for desires, I’ve finally got enough worksheets up to make it worth its own page on TEFLtastic: Like and would like games/ … Continue reading ?

Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-08-21

Your drain on drugs: Meth seeps into Baltimore’s streams – Here’s why: These plants and bugs are the base of the aquatic food web. Birds eat the bugs, as do frogs and fish. As emergent contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors become more common in ground and drinking water, they could affect humans. Show More Summary

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