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Homeless Stories Only

Chip Ward wrote an op-ed piece for the LA Times on how a Salt Lake City Public Library is becoming a shelter for the homeless. "BY WINTER'S end — our "homeless season" — those of us at the library often find ourselves hard put to cope with our own feelings of depression and frustration. As one library manager told [...]

Homeless Stories Only

Chip Ward wrote an op-ed piece for the LA Times on how a Salt Lake City Public Library is becoming a shelter for the homeless. "BY WINTER'S end — our "homeless season" — those of us at the library often find ourselves hard put to cope with our own feelings of depression and frustration. As one library manager told [...]

Staying United Through Reading

The Marine Corps News is reporting how The United Through Reading Program, alongside the Family Literacy Foundation are helping to keep troops in Al Asad, Iraq, in touch with their families through a unique reading initiative. "United Through Reading is a free program available to all service members at Al Asad, designed to help keep them connected with their children by [...]

Staying United Through Reading

The Marine Corps News is reporting how The United Through Reading Program, alongside the Family Literacy Foundation are helping to keep troops in Al Asad, Iraq, in touch with their families through a unique reading initiative. "United Through Reading is a free program available to all service members at Al Asad, designed to help keep them connected with their children by [...]

An open (and brief) letter to Don Imus

Dear Mr. Imus,  As an educator, I must say that your recent comments really struck a sour cord with me.  But it's a 'teachable' moment. I'd also like to add that you put us (educators that is) in a very uncomfortable situation. I know you didn't mean to, but you did. Please let me know, how does one explain being called "nappy [...]

An open (and brief) letter to Don Imus

Dear Mr. Imus,  As an educator, I must say that your recent comments really struck a sour cord with me.  But it's a 'teachable' moment. I'd also like to add that you put us (educators that is) in a very uncomfortable situation. I know you didn't mean to, but you did. Please let me know, how does one explain being called "nappy [...]

Not Sold On Software

Here's an article that will probably send alarm bells off in the educational technology arena - Amit Paley from the Houston Chronicle writes about a "study that says educational software does little for students." "This may sound flip or like we're making excuses, but the fact is that technology is only one part of it, and the implementation of the technology [...]

Not Sold On Software

Here's an article that will probably send alarm bells off in the educational technology arena - Amit Paley from the Houston Chronicle writes about a "study that says educational software does little for students." "This may sound flip or like we're making excuses, but the fact is that technology is only one part of it, and the implementation of the technology [...]

Learn The Art of Architecture

You'll definitely want to visit The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  They have students who created a whole host of unique, online activities for young people to learn design and architecture. Here are some fun ones…Building a Dome, Designing a Building Coloring Book, Industrial Design Activity, and Stained Glass For Ornament. These could easily be integrated into a lower school art and/or design [...]

Learn The Art of Architecture

You'll definitely want to visit The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  They have students who created a whole host of unique, online activities for young people to learn design and architecture. Here are some fun ones…Building a Dome, Designing a Building Coloring Book, Industrial Design Activity, and Stained Glass For Ornament. These could easily be integrated into a lower school art and/or design [...]