Dominic Sheahan-Stahl denied keynote speaker role... →
Detroit's School Systems and the Students Who Use...
Last month more than fifty students walked out of Detroit’s Frederick Douglass Academy demanding a better education. They had so few teachers to hold classes that the young men were spending weeks passing time in gym. They were all suspended for their actions. http://www.freep.com/article/20120329/NEWS01/120329019/Detroit-high-school-students-walkout?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE This...
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10 Powerful Female Characters in Literature →
amandaonwriting: Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre Hermione Granger, the Harry Potter series The Wife of Bath, The Canterbury Tales Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games trilogy Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter Éowyn, The Lord of the Rings trilogy Lyra Silvertongue, His Dark Materials trilogy Janie Crawford, Their Eyes Were Watching God Hua Mulan, The Ballad of Mulan Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with...
For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– —President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama) When Obama was nominated, he got a lot of criticism for not having military experience. I think it’s more pertinent that he had the experience of not...
Millions of Free Books Handed Out for World Book... →
You know what? You’re an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it’s...– Harriet the Spy (via victoryblues) (via agitate) (via libraryland, libraryland)
Why The Next Big Ideas In Education Will Come Out... →
infoneer-pulse: Seventy-one percent of New Orleans’s schoolchildren attend charter schools, a legacy of Katrina. While charters’ performance as measured by student test scores both nationwide and in the city has been mixed, they undeniably increase the local appetite for trying new educational ideas. “If you’re an edtech entrepreneur who wants to pilot an idea, you have the most efficient and...
60 Percent of Wikipedia Entries about Companies... →
infoneer-pulse: A new study published in the Public Relations Journal shows that a stunning 60 percent of articles about specific companies contained factual errors. All those mistakes are surely a mix of simple errors and straight-up sabotage, however the really discouraging findings come in the form of user support: Over 40 percent of the 1,284 people in the survey waited days before hearing...
Make-or-Break Verbs - NYTimes.com →
teachingliteracy: A sentence can offer a moment of quiet, it can crackle with energy or it can just lie there, listless and uninteresting. What makes the difference? The verb. Verbs kick-start sentences: Without them, words would simply cluster together in suspended animation. We often call them action words, but verbs also can carry sentiments (love, fear, lust, disgust), hint at cognition...
Will our love grow like an oak tree will it, yes. -Shanda Gibbs From Tell the World: Teen Poems from Writerscorps
2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners →
thelifeguardlibrarian: There was no winner of the award for fiction.
All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn’t...– Joss Whedon IAMAJossWhedon comments on I am Joss Whedon - AMA. (via world-shaker)
Summer Volunteer Applications will be available...
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My dad used to say that life’s a journey, but somebody screwed up and lost the...– Rachel Caine, Kiss of Death (via libraryland)
Great article by Lauren Myracle, on topping the... →
The Power of Young Adult Fiction →
libraryland: The Hunger Games: Why have young adult books become so popular so quickly — even with not-so-young adults? Charms available at etsy.
Supporting School Libraries and the Critical Role... →
librariesandlemonade: Thank you for your petition on the importance of ensuring that every child in America has access to an effective school library program. President Obama has stated that reading is the foundation upon which all other learning is built, and school libraries play a significant role in constructing and enriching that foundation. School libraries do much more than house books...