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Gaea versus humanity in Mexico City

A quick glimpse of the Earth's campaign against the human race, in Mexico City: In Iztapalapa, a suburb of approximately 2m people built on the ancient lake’s southern shores in the city’s south-east, 15 primary schools have crumbled or caved...

Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2017

Library Journal released its 2017 list of Library Movers and Shakers:"Now in its 16th year, LJ’s Movers & Shakers provides an annual snapshot of the transformative work being done by those in libraries of all types and sizes and across the field. Show More Summary

UFT DA March 2017--UFT President Shuts Down Move to Amend JHS 145 Reso

Announcements Mulgrew thanks us for being here. Moment of silence for UFT members who’ve passed.President’s report—Michael MulgrewNational—Says we’ve set out a strategy and now have to adjust to changes. We can now officially get rid of Friedrichs and say Janus, out of Illinois. Show More Summary

NEA “Sequesters” $10 Million For Use in State Battles

Each active member of the National Education Association contributes $20 annually to the union’s special funds. Twelve dollars of this is deposited in the Ballot Measures/Legislative Crises Fund, which is used to support the union agenda at the state level. Show More Summary

KIPP Sues to Protect Sweatshop Teaching Conditions

KIPP, Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit to block further implementation of a union contract at a South Bronx KIPP school that KIPP has summarily ignored. Here's the list of contract violations cited in a November 2016 letter to KIPP.Show More Summary

An Update on Using Tech to Support Formative Assessment

Back in September, I posted about how my math exit slip process had evolved over time, becoming more effective through the use of technology. My system has taken another term, which has made it easier for everyone involved. The process I was using in September used the website.  That website has many features I […]

Chaos & Caring | Office Hours

I’ll own this: I’ve been pretty emotional since the election in November. I spent my holiday break practicing self-care, including stepping back from social media, cuddling with my dogs Cooper and Dozer, and bingeing on old sitcoms.

AM News: School Immigration Debate, Learning Myths, Student Data

1 Ex-teacher charged with child sex abuse was subject of previous D.C. investigation… 2 Boston's public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map… 3 You Probably Believe...Show More Summary

When Students Step Up

When you have a co-teacher, a lot of things are different. You can immediately deal with a student issue by taking that student out in the hall and discussing whatever there is to discuss. Immediately things get better. Or worse. Or stay the same. Show More Summary

How to Incorporate Digital Learning for Increased Student Success

Blended learning is driving student success in schools across the U.S., and education leaders in school districts far and wide are taking notice of the results. Blended learning combines online learn..

Texas Virtual School Network #Grant

Note: This blog entry originally published at Are you a public rural school or open-enrollment charter? Then you may want to review the eligibility requirements for a new Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) grant. TheShow More Summary

4 Tips for Discovering Cloud Service Outages

Wait, you didn't know your favorite cloud service was down? While many of us rely on a negative experience to clue us in that our beloved cloud service is down, there are other approaches we can take to find out. Image Source Approach...Show More Summary

Worlds Best Apartment Viewing Checklist

If you are searching for an apartment, a condo or home to rent, you might find it useful to use a checklist while viewing units. I combed a bunch of apartment hunting sites like Zillow, All State, and Apartment to find out what to look for when viewing condos. Then I combined the information […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, March 1, 2017 Issue

Looking for a long view of the wider profession, living library history, inspired by Librarian of the Year, and more letters to editor from the March 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

The Importance of Understanding and Evaluating Research

As librarians we are not only on the front line of information sharing, we are also its guardians. I believe we need to hold creators accountable. If you don’t know or understand research methods – learn them! If a source or organization will not provide or support the process, don’t support it. Show More Summary

Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delays

This week, the Toronto Star has published a fascinating three-part series calling "Justice in Turmoil" on the crisis of chronic delays in Canadian courts. The series discusses the fallout from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 ruling, R v. Show More Summary

This Library Isn’t Just For Congress Anymore

The beautiful Thomas Jefferson Building that I remember from my youth now houses The Young Readers Center. Opened in October 2009, the center offers books and programming for children and teens. It’s opening marked the first time the library had extended its services specifically to young people.

Updates on postmortem social media and AI

"Dead, IRL" updates us on technologies for recreating human identity after death. Laurie Segall looks into several methods, including postmortem tweets, video recordings, and bots using social media to imitate a dead person's self. The latter should remind readers of...

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