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National Audubon Society: City Life for Wildlife

Engage your students in the study of urban wildlife instead, and open their eyes up to observing the world around them.

Find the Fun in DIY

Fabulous way for kids to get skills and share their projects digitally.

Driving the doppelgänger disorder

Inducing a doppelgänger: that was the goal of a recent medical experiment, somehow not run by mad scientists. Actually, Anil Ananthaswamy explores several different ways humans can really see their own doubles. This includes by accident, which occurred when a...

September 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund

Members of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) have until September 15, 2015 to apply to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be...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 month of August 2015 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.

Game Design Proves Popular at Orange County Center

Since its grand opening in February 2014, the Orange County Library System’s (OCLS) Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity has offered patrons access to high-tech tools ranging from 3-D printers to flight simulators. Show More Summary

Thompson: Kristina Rizga Describes a Real Violation of Teacher Ethics

As test-driven reformers face defeat at the hands of a grassroots Opt Out movement, they return to their tried and true tactic of challenging the integrity of their opponents. New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia exemplifies this scorched earth tactic by asserting that teachers who support test boycotts are unethical. Show More Summary

Offering Real Choices or Just Segregated Charter Schools: Let's Look at the Wait Lists

Nashville is one of two cities in Tennessee that is on the billionaires' hit list for school privatization. Here are the corporate foundation whales that are funding efforts to put "harbormasters" in every city on the hit list to promote segregated No Excuses corporate welfare schools as the billionaires' choice for parents in poor neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Wrightslaw Training Coming to the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area This Fall

Join speaker Pete Wright, Esq., and sponsors, On With Learning, LLC., on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Hilton Winchester in Rye Brook, NY for a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training.  Rye Brook, NY is located in the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area. Conference fee includes Continental Breakfast, morning refreshments, coffee and tea, beverages […]

Quotes: A Glass Half-Empty View Of Common Core Progress

The whole idea of Common Core was to bring students and schools under a common definition of what success is... And Common Core is not going to have that. One of its fundamental arguments has been knocked out from under it. - Brookings' Tom Loveless in AP (As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled)

Charts: Extra Money "Meaningfully" Improves Student Outcomes

"Our findings provide compelling evidence that money does matter, and that additional school resources can meaningfully improve long-run outcomes for students." (Education Next: Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings)

$8,400,000,000

Here's some news I am not sure everyone has. Did you all know that we have more than just the usual culprits in the privatization of Public Schools? It goes beyond charters and hedge fund owners. It even goes beyond Bill Gates. There is huge business in developing new software tools that are designed to "tailor learning to each child. Show More Summary

NLRB Ruling Might Cut Both Ways

Unions were very excited last week when the National Labor Relations Board greatly expanded the definition of a “joint employer.” They see it as an opportunity, particularly in the fast food industry, to organize workers and negotiate directly with parent corporations instead of franchisees. Anyone with an interest in labor relations should read the full […]

Rethought & Reincarnated: Grand Valley’s library, the core of campus life | Editorial

It’s easy to see why students want to camp out at the new library at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. I had the opportunity to see it in person last month when I attended the Re-think It: Libraries for a New Age conference on campus. Show More Summary

Morning Video: PBS NewsHour Returns To New Orleans (Plus "Teaching Teachers")

John Tulenko and the team (now with EdWeek) report on how much NOLA schools seem to have improved, and nagging concerns about problems with expulsions and special ed services. Or, listen to this hour-long American Public Radio documentary on teaching teachers.

First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math.

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