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Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-11-27

Figs | Datalegreya My Lies, Translated – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency “I’M GOOD EITHER WAY.” This is not true. I actually have very deep preferences about the course of action our group chooses to take this evening, but I’m keeping those preferences private because I fear conflict more than I desire happiness. Show More Summary

Patsy Cline Sings Crazy. UFT Practices It.

It's kind of funny, if you fancy gallows humor, that the United Federation of Teachers, the largest teacher local in the United States of America, can't manage to change. After all, patronage has been the icing on the cake, perhaps the cake itself. Show More Summary

Chalkbeat Goes to Highest Bidder

Back before Chalkbeat went national, I used to write for it. That ended when I made outrageous assertions that Cathie Black, who was appointed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, represented billionaires. I also asserted that TFA courted people from Ivy colleges. Show More Summary

Consent: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DISABILITY, PARENT REVOKES CONSENT

Karen:  What rights does a school district have when a parent revokes consent for special education and the child has a history of violent and unsafe behavior. An out of Continue Reading ?

Discover the Galaxy With NASA Visualization Explorer

Tons of exciting, cutting-edge information for kids to explore, and the stories are supported with beautiful images and videos.

Quotes: Students Don't Want/Believe In Your Integration Schemes

My students in the South Bronx do not want to take a bus to Staten Island. They do not want their school to become a magnet school, because they said, 'what about everyone else?' And they don't necessarily have an interest in changing the entire composition of their neighborhood for integration to happen. Show More Summary

Absences: MAKE UP WORK

Tiffany:  My son is 18 and in his senior year of high school. He has an IEP for EBD and is LD in math. He was in an accident and Continue Reading ?

NEA Promotes Chief Lobbyist

The National Education Association named Mary Kusler as senior director for its Center for Advocacy, which oversees its departments of Government Relations, Campaigns and Elections, and Collective Bargaining. Kusler has been NEA’s director of government relations since 2011. Show More Summary

Branching Out, November 2016

Central Arkansas Library System's Dee Brown Library relaunches; Tulsa City-County Central Library's three-year remodel is open; Dayton Metro Library gets a new Vandalia Branch; and more new construction and renovation news from the November 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Yale to review decision on keeping slavery advocate John Calhoun’s name on college

Like other universities, the Ivy League school is debating whether renaming buildings is long-overdue or an attempt to erase history.

Morning Video: Neighborhood School Struggling To Preserve Diversity

This video features PS 705, a Brooklyn school that's gone from 90 percent free and reduced lunch to just over 60 percent in just five years. It's applied to join a program that will let it prioritize low-income students, but will still likely lose its Title I funding soon.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2016

Hearing only the good news?, taking business practices we can use, in praise of listening broadly, and more letters to editor from the November 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

LibraryThing Holiday Store is Live!

On top of SantaThing (signups close this Sunday, 5pm EST!) and our annual Holiday Card Exchange (which starts this Monday—more coming soon), LibraryThing is bringing you more holiday cheer with our annual Holiday Store Sale! Everything is off but this year, we’re offering CueCat scanners and barcode labels at exceptionally low prices for your library’s […]

Blogging: What matters is the metacognition

Seth Godin and Tom Peters on blogging. Yeah, this is pretty much why I blog (and maybe why you should too)…

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