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The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in Governing of the United States

Tomorrow is Constitution and Citizenship Day, when there is a federal observance of the adoption of the Constitution in 1787.

Tech Director Chat – Episode #001

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A Georgetown University student is dead after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said. Andrea Jaime was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had been undergoing treatment for the infectious disease at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice

The American Association of Law Libraries recently released a report of a special committee it formed on Law Libraries and Access to Justice. It describes how law libraries can foster greater access to justice in society:"From the earliest days of their profession, law librarians have facilitated access to legal information. Show More Summary

The Washington Post’s Constitution Day quiz

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, celebrating the document that is at the foundation of the United States of America. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Constitution.  

The Washington Post’s Constitution Day quiz

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, celebrating the document that is at the foundation of the United States of America. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Constitution.  

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Shifting Public Opinion On Teachers, Teaching

Americans Want Teachers to Take a Bar Exam - The Atlantic @EmilyRichmond @EWAEmily Tom Kane doubles down on combining #commoncore & teacher evaluation in @EducationNext Common Core and the Era of Good Behavior...Show More Summary

Dead girlfriend selfie

We can fear social media, but can we also see selfies as objects of terror? Maybe so. Snopes explains: On 12 September 2014, a thread started on Reddit's WTF subreddit went viral. The original post linked to Reddit's favored image.....

Afternoon Video: Preview Of Tonight's PBS NewsHour Teacher Preparation Segment

Here's a preview of the PBS NewsHour segment on Elizabeth Green's teacher preparation book; the full version is slated to air tonight.

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

Amid a national debate about the worth of a college education, a respected annual poll about the education views held by Americans has found that only 44 percent of Americans now believe that getting a college education is “very important” — down from 75 percent four years ago. It also found that a majority of […]

Alabama EA Board Orders Audit

The Alabama Education Association board of directors gave its “full support” to the officers and executives of the organization, but called for an audit of the union’s finances. The action came on the heels of a letter to the board from former executive secretary Paul Hubbert questioning the AEA budget and operations. The board met […]

Books: I Trust That You Will Find This Useful

Ulrich Boser's new book, The Leap, is about the science of trust and includes some education-related policy implications you might want to check out. In the policymakers' guide that comes along with the book, Boser addresses some ofShow More Summary

Quotes: Reformers "Don't Hurry To Claim" Chicago Or Emanuel

While Emanuel is a supporter of charter schools who's generally seen as being a reform-friendly, reformers don't hurry to claim Chicago as a hotbed of change, which could blunt the election's symbolic weight. - Vox's Libby Nelson (What the Chicago mayor's race says about the future of education politics).

The MOOC Where Everybody Learned

Some MOOC skeptics believe that the only students fit to learn in massive open online courses are those who are already well educated. Without coaching and the support system of a traditional program, the thinking goes, ill-preparedShow More Summary

One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

With the 2014-15 school year now in full swing, many high school seniors are finding that they have two jobs: keeping up with classes and filling out college applications. This blog will follow one senior as she navigates the college search and application process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a […]

Media: We Need More Teacher Union Coverage -- Right?

The sad but unsurprising news from this recent On The Media segment (The Labor Beat) is that labor coverage has dwindled sharply in the mainstream press -- down to just a couple of fulltime labor beat reporters at major national papers (WSJ and NYT). Show More Summary

Register for this UX Virtual Conference

Make sure to register! I’m participating in a really cool virtual conference this Friday focused on UX for libraries. Here’s the info: What: User Experience: Seeing Your Library through the User’s Eyes When: Friday, September 19, 2014 Description: User Experience, or UX, is an increasingly important way of evaluating and informing library practices. UX focuses on […]

AM News: District NCLB Waivers, Charter Expansions, Chicago

NCLB waiver extended for seven districts EdSource: After months of negotiations, seven California school districts have received a one-year extension of the waivers from the federal government exempting them from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in return for meeting a slew of new requirements. Show More Summary

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

Critics of the Common Core  have questioned a number of different aspects of the standards, including how they were written, whether they are developmentally appropriate and whether too much emphasis has been placed on non-fiction at the cost of literature. Here is a look at an issue that has gotten little attention: How the recommended […]

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