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An Unlikely Library of Obsolete Technologies

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 15, 2019 7573

A recycling center in New York has become the go-to library for film and television studios looking for vintage electronic props.


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Inequality is today’s greatest challenge to fostering learning

Bold Blog - March 13, 2019 6824

Jeanne Menjoulet, flickr.com, Street Art by Murmure, CC BY 2.0

A big reason rural students never go to college: Colleges don’t recruit them

Hechinger Report - March 06, 2019 6260

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The sunrise in rural central Michigan reveals a landscape of neatly divided cornfields crossed by ditches and wooded creeks. But few of the sleepy teenagers on the lumbering school bus from Maple Valley Junior–Senior High School likely noticed this scene on their hour drive to Grand Rapids along the two-lane Highway […]


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Guest Post — Protecting Patron Privacy in Digital Resources

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 13, 2019 6207

Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian for Stanford, offers a useful framework for libraries as they consider patron privacy.


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Guest Post — From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 08, 2019 5629

We are celebrating International Women's Day with guest Chef Susan Spilka of the Workplace Equity Project, who recently moderated a well-attended SSP webinar on moving from diversity to inclusion and equity, on which her post is based.


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Despite high costs, new poll shows most young adults think a four-year degree is worth it

Hechinger Report - March 11, 2019 5125

The Hechinger Report conducted a survey in collaboration with the APM Research Lab and APM Reports’ Educate team. To view the full results of the survey, visit APM Research Lab. With the cost of college steadily rising, and student debt continuing to overwhelm millions of borrowers, it would make sense if young adults questioned the value of a […]


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OPINION: Three ways to help more low-income students get through college

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4974

More low-income students are getting into college than ever before. That’s the good news. The bad news? They’re not getting out, and those who do often have nowhere to go.  Decades-long efforts to increase college access for low-income students have worked: as of 2016, the enrollment gap between low-income and wealthy students has narrowed to just […]


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Regulations for child care hard to roll back, as Trump proposed, because there aren’t many

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4974

Ivanka Trump has waded into the child care debate again with vocal support for a proposed one-time influx of $1 billion to the federal Child Care Development Fund, which provides states with money for subsidizing care. The money, which is listed in addition to the $5.3 billion for child care also included in the White […]


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The SMC is hiring a Research Assistant in the New England lab

Social Media Collective - March 18, 2019 4953

The Social Media Collective is looking for a Research Assistant to work with us at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The MSR Social Media Collective in New England currently consists of Nancy Baym, Tarleton Gillespie, Mary L. Gray, and Elena Maris in Cambridge, as well as faculty visitors and Ph.D. interns affiliated with the MSR New England. …

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TEACHER VOICE: The gaping hole in President Trump’s proposed education budget

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4934

President Trump has proposed cutting over $2 billion in funds for professional development and career growth and replacing them with vouchers for trainings that go directly to teachers, thereby circumventing district- and school-level bureaucracies. While this proposal may make for some positive headlines, it won’t actually help teachers grow professionally or better meet their students’ needs. In […]


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OPINION: ‘Free college’ fails to address racial and class gaps

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4932

For the past week, America’s fleeting attention span has been captured by the sprawling college admission bribery scandal unveiled by the Justice Department, sparking talk of how untold numbers of the wealthy and famous use fraud to get special treatment for their children, in a supposedly meritocratic system. The revelation of this particular scheme comes […]


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The dark side of education research: widespread bias

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4932

Critics have attacked Big Pharma for widespread biases in studies of new and potentially profitable drugs. Now, scholars are detecting the same type of biases in the education product industry — even in a federally curated collection of research that’s supposed to be of the highest quality. And that may be leaving teachers and school […]


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Strategic and Non-strategic Society Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 18, 2019 4931

Many society publishers, concerned about the disruptive implications, of Plan S, are nervously considering selling off their publishing assets.


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Colleges start looking for ways to house and feed their students who are homeless

Hechinger Report - March 17, 2019 4919

This story about college student homelessness and hunger was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter. Four years ago, Dorothy Gorder was living under the I-5 bridge in downtown Seattle. Addicted to meth and heroin, she lived in makeshift shelters fashioned out of […]


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Openness: An interview with Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 11, 2019 4918

Robert Harington interviews Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science, discussing openness and findings from his recent report entitled The Ascent of Open Access.


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How can we help teachers fight the achievement gap?

Bold Blog - March 15, 2019 4896

citylovesyou_ffm, flickr.com, CC BY 2.0

Is the Value of the Big Deal in Decline?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 07, 2019 4873

Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal -- and publisher pricing power -- while empowering library negotiators.


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What kind of parent are you?

Bold Blog - March 05, 2019 4796

MabelAmber, Pixabay.com, CC0 1.0

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with e's - March 15, 2019 4779

5 Must-Haves for Any 1-to-1 School

The Journal - March 13, 2019 4775

Plano ISD manages a 1-to-1 environment with 52,000 Chromebooks. Here, two tech administrators share the five essential tools that make it all work.