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BOW:  My student was disenrolled on registration day in August by her parochial school because of her language-based learning disability. We were told that the school was directed to do Continue Reading ?

Privacy / Confidentiality: PEER GRADING

Tina:  I understand that peer grading is not a FERPA violation, however, is peer grading of modified work a violation because the student is being forced to hand over her Continue Reading ?


Dave:  When parents are sent and asked to fill out and return a detailed health history of the family and student (long form for initials) and a shorter health update Continue Reading ?

Certificate in Special Education Advocacy – ISEA 2017

William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy 2017 This year, for the first time, ISEA will offer the option for attendees to earn a Certificate in Special Continue Reading ?

Overview of Canadian Cannabis Laws

Toronto-based lawyer Matt Maurer (profile on the Minden Gross LLP website) published a post on that provides a Coast to Coast Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: "While it is still early days with the Cannabis Act havingShow More Summary

Library Ideas Launches Movie and TV “Hotspots”

Library Ideas, developer of the Freading ebook and Freegal music solutions for libraries, is launching the GoChip Beam, a new type of device for lending movies and television series. Each GoChip Beam device contains a small Wi-Fi router,...Show More Summary

MIT Press, Internet Archive Collaborate to Digitize Titles

MIT Press has joined forces with the Internet Archive (IA) to scan, preserve, and enable lending of hundreds of the press’s books that are currently unavailable in digital form. With support from British funding agency Arcadia, IA will...Show More Summary

At the Skinnies

The highlight of the educational season, of course, is the Class Size Matters Skinny Awards. Leonie Haimson organizes them and finds a whole lot of cool stuff happening in education. In fact, I won one year. People are always comingShow More Summary

K-12 Grants Central

Tip of the Month for Writing Grants Organization Make sure your grant proposal is organized! Follow the format provided by the grantor whenever provided. Awesome Foundation Brinker International Brow..

The History of Juneteenth

Learn more about June 19th, its history, and its celebration.

Woman says Librarians Know Who Hit her Car but Can't Tell Her

Topic: Online Privacy The alleged perp checked out a book and thus the staff was unable to give her the name of the driver. Here's the story from WSBTV in Atlanta. The woman whose car was hit feels as if she's being unfairly discriminated against.

Crafting Incredible Presentations

Note: The following is a blog entry adapted from one I ghost authored for a colleague. This one focuses on MS Powerpoint. I'm publishing it as a resource for one of my ISTE sessions. "Storytelling is one of humans' most basic and effective forms of communication. Show More Summary

Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published an Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography.From the description on the NSRLP website:"Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography includes over 100 summaries on access-to-justice material in the Canadian, American, and International context. Show More Summary

Meaningful Measures | Assessment

Measuring outcomes can be a vital aid to justifying library work to voters, funders, and stakeholders—as well as determining strategic direction—but it can also be overwhelming.

It Was 20 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Education Intelligence Agency. I could wax nostalgic, but why? As I look at the first official EIA Communiqué from June 21, 1997 it doesn’t look much different from what I might write today: The...Show More Summary

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