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Quotes: LAT Editorial Page Slams CA's New Color-Coded School Rating Scheme

It’s not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard as the State Board of Education is making it. The API was simplistic... But this new method swings way too far in the opposite direction. Show More Summary

Charts: Alternative Poverty Rate Not So Bad As Official One

For years we've been told that poverty has been increasing. So it might not seem like a big deal that Majority Leader Paul Ryan claimed that poverty is worse under Obama earlier this week. At 15 percent, the official measure is high....Show More Summary


Jim:  If a healthcare provider (such as a speech pathologist or occupational therapist) provides therapy in the schools for a child with dyslexia and that therapy is specified in the Continue Reading ?

Feedback: Letters to LJ, July 2016 Issue

Boosting Orlando, art large and small, an elephant in the (library) room, and more letters to editor from the July, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Who Would Be NEA’s Choice for Hillary’s VP?

Hillary Clinton is expected to name her running mate this afternoon, and the conventional wisdom crowns Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her choice. The 74 helpfully provided the education policy backgrounds of eight potential VPs, but missed a big connection for one of the candidates – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. It’s forgivable for […]

Joy and Love

This past week was Discovery Education‘s annual summer institute affectionately known as DENSI. 150 educators from all over the world spend 5 days together at what really can’t be described as a conference or professional development. Show More Summary

On Union---I Like You, I Just Hate Your Family

Though I've never supported GOP policies, I kind of liked Bob Dole at one time. He's quick-witted and sarcastic. I have a weakness for people who can think on their feet, and I've always kind of felt there were two few of them. But one day Dole started attacking teacher unions. Show More Summary

3d printing a dead man's finger to unlock a phone

Michigan police worked with a researcher to use 3d printing in a new, crime-solving way. They started from a fingerprint scan, then printed it into the 3-dimensional world, in order to use it as a fake finger. Why? To unlock...

Events: DFER Events In Philly On Monday

And we are off! #DemsInPhilly @LeahDaughtry unveils @ConvencionDem @DemConvention stage and podium. — Juan Pachón (@JuanPachon_) July 22, 2016 There's still no official news about DFER and other education groups...Show More Summary

Children's Doodles Found in Margins of Medieval Manuscript

Topic: Books The margins of a medieval manuscript from a convent in Naples, Italy, are decorated with doodles of what are apparently devils, a farm animal and a person that were likely drawn by children, a new study finds. From Children's Doodles Found in Margins of Medieval Manuscript Tweet

Branching Out, July 2016

The Alpine Library opened in San Diego; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is back; work to begin on the Peterborough Public Library, Ont.; and more new construction and renovation news from the July, 2016 issue of Library Journ...


Tiffany:  My daughter is 18 and graduated high school. I asked the school to test her for dyslexia upon the advice of a psychologist who happened to head up the Continue Reading ?


Armando:  Can an IEP include only accommodations? No goals or anything else?

AM News: Trump Backs Choice & Safety, Rauner Slams Teacher, & More

Donald Trump Promotes School Choice, Bashes 'Bureaucrats' in Speech… The software that could have saved Melania Trump from her plagiarism debacle -Recode Student Debt Helps, Not Harms, the U.S. Show More Summary

Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime

Yesterday, the Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article entitled Police-reported crime statistics, 2015: "Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the crime rate, increased in 2015. Show More Summary

Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Titles

The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period July 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.

The last free-ranging library cat in Illinois

Topic: Libraries Stacks, believed to be the last full-time, free-ranging library cat in Illinois, hops onto the desk, stretches out luxuriously and falls into her signature near-snooze, a restful state that invites pats from shy tweens,...Show More Summary

America's broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court

Topic: Libraries The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act From America's broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian Tweet

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