The Learning Network: Are You a Hoarder or a Minimalist (or Somewhere in the Middle)?

The Learning Network: Are You a Hoarder or a Minimalist (or Somewhere in the Middle)?Do you have low tolerance for clutter in your bedroom, your house or your life in general?

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Weird night vision, cause unknown

Weird night vision, cause unknown

– internettime.com

“Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” Eric Raymond
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
I suffer from Pronoia, the belief that the world is conspiring to make me happy and successful, so I’ll ask the net if anyone has a clue as to what might be going on with this.
A week ago, walking the dark steps from the Internet Time Lab to my upstairs office, I sensed something wasn’t right…

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New York Attorney General Crafts Deal to End Litigation at Cooper Union

New York Attorney General Crafts Deal to End Litigation at Cooper UnionEric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, is expected to announce a settlement Wednesday that would create an independent monitor of the college’s management and finances.

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Nicola Sturgeon defends SNP’s record on education, employment and NHS – video

Nicola Sturgeon defends SNP’s record on education, employment and NHS - videoScotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, defends her party’s record during its eight years in power as she unveils the programme for government on Tuesday. Sturgeon says that under the SNP, school leavers’ destinations are the best on record, one fifth of school buildings have been rebuilt or refurbished, crime is at a 40-year low, Scotland has higher employment than the rest of the UK and very low NHS waiting times Continue reading…

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Community of improvement?

Community of improvement?

– blog.learnlets.com

In a conversation I had recently, specifically about a community focused on research, I used the term ‘community of improvement’, and was asked how that was different than a community of practice. It caused me to think through what the differences might be.  (BTW, the idea was sparked by conversations with Lucian Tarnowski from BraveNew…

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CDC Says School Lunches Getting Healthier, But Data Unclear

CDC Says School Lunches Getting Healthier, But Data Unclear
In line with several government initiatives, school lunches are becoming healthier, federal officials have revealed in a new report.
Meals now include whole grains and more fruit and vegetables and are more likely to have less salt, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey reveals. About 97% of schools offered a whole grain option for breakfast and 94% had a similar option for lunch in 2014…

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Cuts could serve up an end to free healthy school dinners for infants

Cuts could serve up an end to free healthy school dinners for infantsThe fate of the new universal infant free school meals programme is unclear, as headteachers struggle with the cost and the government tries to reduce spendingAs pupils go back to school this week, concerns are growing over the future of the government’s programme to provide free nutritious hot meals to four- to seven-year-olds…

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WordPress OKC Meetup Tips (August 2015)

WordPress OKC Meetup Tips (August 2015)

– speedofcreativity.org

WordPress OKC Meetup Tips (August 2015)Tonight was our monthly Oklahoma City WordPress Meetup, and although I was almost an hour late (due to family carpooling duties) I still learned about a variety of new WordPress plugins I hadn’t previously encountered. Stephen Bell, the co-founder of the OKC-based web design company Steed Interactive, shared the second presentation of the evening which I live tweeted…

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Degrees of Debt: Why Students With Smallest Debts Need the Greatest Help

Degrees of Debt: Why Students With Smallest Debts Need the Greatest HelpDefaults are concentrated among the millions of students who drop out without a degree, and they tend to have less debt.

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

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

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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)
 

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