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Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and art. Fewer centers and unstructured play time. Fewer student-driven activities. Greater disregard for young children’s variation in development. Show More Summary

TILT – today in librarian tabs v. 3

Before I forget, I’ve actually started a Tiny Letter, also called TILT though it’s a bit more essay-ish than these posts. Subscribe if you like this sort of thing in your inbox. Infrequent messages, well-designed and lovingly delivered. Been thinking … Continue reading ?

Most Recent Issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

The most recent issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly and hosted at the University of Alberta.Articles that caught my attention include: Library Assessment...Show More Summary

Gates Moves to Take Over Teacher Education, Part 2

Part 1 was posted in December 2015, just days after the U of Michigan announced a $7 million grant from the Gates Foundation to support a project called TeachingWorks. The immodest goal (has Gates ever been modest?) was/is to remakeShow More Summary

CO Parks Collaboration Expands to All State Libraries

Colorado libraries of all kinds are celebrating summer by launching a statewide collaboration with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The Check Out Colorado State Parks program allows library patrons to borrow a backpack containing a Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) pass, which admits a carload of visitors into any of the state’s 42 parks.

The Tragedy in Oaxaca Really Puts America’s Squabbles Over Education Reform in Perspective

There’s a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that’s usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights. One side often sees the other as union-busting...Show More Summary

The Tragically Hip to Class of 2016: ‘None of us can do it alone’

For the record: Advice from Gord Sinclair and his bandmates to graduates of the 2016 Class of Medicine at Queen's University The post The Tragically Hip to Class of 2016: ‘None of us can do it alone’ appeared first on

Flipping Journals to Open Access

Mandates from governments, funding sources, and institutions, have made the switch to open access all but inevitable. This puts increasing pressure on traditional journals to change, a process commonly known as “flipping,” but a new study reveals the many ways to convert from subscriptions to OA.

#EDgif Of The Day: Colo. School Board Members Caught On Live Mic

VIDEO: The hostility between @dcsdk12 board members is quite apparent. These two aren't even being asked to resign. — James Dougherty (@DoughertyKMGH) June 22, 2016

Alexander Street Press Acquired by ProQuest

From a ProQuest Announcement Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. [Clip] The...Show More Summary

Penguin Random House Sells Fodor’s to Internet Brands

From Internet Brands: Penguin Random House has reached an agreement to sell Fodor’s, to Internet Brands, a leading Los Angeles-based online media and technology company, whose well-known travel websites such as and Show More Summary

Reference: Orlando Attack: “Post-Mass Shooting Programs and Resources Overview” Now Available

Two resources follow. 1. From HHS ASPR (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response)/Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE): Post-Mass Shooting Programs and Resources Overview (19Show More Summary

ProQuest Acquires Alexander Street

ProQuest subsidiary R.R. Bowker today announced the acquisition Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming video and music, as well as primary source collections, to almost 4,000 library customers in over 60 countries. The business...Show More Summary

Smaller Replacement for Donnell Library (NYC) Opening

Topic: Libraries Public Libraries Via email from Save NYPL: After eight (!) years of delays, the replacement for Donnell Library will open next Monday (June 27) at 10am. If you are free that day, please join us as we remind NYPL officials...Show More Summary

Quotes: Duckworth's "Indifference"

Duckworth—indifferent to class, race, history, society, culture—strips success of its human reality, and her single-minded theory may explain very little. - David Denby in The New Yorker (The Limits of “Grit”)

Michigan NEA & AFT Talk Merger

The Michigan Education Association and AFT Michigan have been discussing a possible merger for more than a year, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. “AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association are working more closely together now than at any time in our history to mutually address the challenges facing our members,” MEA President Steven Cook and […]

Morning Video: Here Come Next-Generation Science Standards

"The battle over Common Core education standards is playing out across the country, but a new set of requirements for teaching science is creeping into curricula without the same fanfare. Some states are voluntarily adopting the practices, which emphasize more consistent science instruction as well as hands-on experimentation." PBS NewsHour

Chris Christie Agenda: Divide, Conquer, De-Fund

From Education Law Center: Statement from David G. Sciarra, ELC Executive Director: The Governor’s school funding plan announced today is not only the opposite of fairness, it would spell the end of our State’s commitment to an education that will prepare all New Jersey children to be good citizens and productive participants in our economy. Show More Summary

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