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  • “Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual ... - Slate Magazine

    LITERACY NEWS - Google News
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Slate Magazine“Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual Slate MagazineThe idea behind the financial literacy movement sounds like common sense. The financial world is complicated? People don't do the right things? Then educate them! Teach kids about budgets and living within their means, offer employees an investment ...Minnesota named national rollout partner in Your Money Your Goals toolkitECM PublishersCFPB issues report on financial well-beingJD Supra (press release)all 12 news articles »
  • Academic integrity MOOC starting 2 February

    Information Literacy Weblog
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The FutureLearn 4 week MOOC on Academic Integrity (from educators at the University of Aukland, New Zealand) is running again from next week: you can register (free) now. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/academic-integrityPhoto by Sheila Webber: snowdrops! January 2015
  • State of the Union Address Tonight

    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Helping Young People Connect with Contemporary EventsTonight President Obama will make his state of the union address to Congress. Will he find refuge in the White House movie theater sometime beforehand to practice his delivery of tonight's speech, just as his predecessor President George W. Bush liked to do? What policies and legislative goals will the president be promoting tonight? Is the state of the union address important? Need we watch?In his 1949 state of the union address, President Harry S Truman proposed his program of social and economic reform, asserting that “Every segment of…
  • Concerns about Accountability Testing

    Shanahan on Literacy
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Why don’t you write more about the new tests?I haven’t written much about PARCC or SBAC—or the other new tests that other states are taking on—in part because they are not out yet. There are some published prototypes, and I was one of several people asked to examine the work product of these consortia. Nevertheless, the information available is very limited, and I fear that almost anything I may write could be misleading (the prototypes are not necessarily what the final product will turn out to be).However, let me also say that, unlike many who strive for school literacy reform and…
  • 40,000 Books for Kids In Syracuse

    First Book Blog
    Samantha McGinnis
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    “So many of our kids have access to books at the library, but rarely do they have a book of their own.  In many homes, a book would represent a real luxury item.” – Kevin Ahern, President, Syracuse Teacher’s Association With 85 percent of students in the school district eligible for free or reduced lunch, it’s no surprise that Kevin Ahern, President of the Syracuse Teachers Association, was thrilled when presented the opportunity to provide 40,000 free books to his community. All he had to do was sign up 2,000 local teachers and program leaders with First Book.
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    LITERACY NEWS - Google News

  • “Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual ... - Slate Magazine

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Slate Magazine“Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual Slate MagazineThe idea behind the financial literacy movement sounds like common sense. The financial world is complicated? People don't do the right things? Then educate them! Teach kids about budgets and living within their means, offer employees an investment ...Minnesota named national rollout partner in Your Money Your Goals toolkitECM PublishersCFPB issues report on financial well-beingJD Supra (press release)all 12 news articles »
  • More funding for math, literacy, uni prep - Winnipeg Sun

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Winnipeg SunMore funding for math, literacy, uni prepWinnipeg SunIt includes $13.1 million in targeted math and literacy programming, including enhanced programming for high-level learning opportunities. Another $9.8 million will go toward culturally relevant programming for Indigenous students and to support Manitoba boosts public education funding by $25MCBC.caGov't announces funding boost for public schoolsBrandon Sunall 4 news articles »
  • Washington County's new early childhood effort focuses on literacy, healthy ... - OregonLive.com

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    OregonLive.comWashington County's new early childhood effort focuses on literacy, healthy OregonLive.comThe roll out of Washington County's new Early Learning program featured a specially decorated cake. The program, a partnership between the county and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, strives to help low-income families with young children read at ...and more »
  • Govt, Private Sector Partner to Boost ICT Literacy - AllAfrica.com

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    spyghana.comGovt, Private Sector Partner to Boost ICT LiteracyAllAfrica.comEfforts to promote digital literacy in the country received a boost yesterday, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the government and ICDL, an international computer skills certification programme. The two parties will Rwanda to advance digital literacyspyghana.comRwanda Pulls In Skills Development Program To Boost ICT LiteracyAFKInsiderall 3 news articles »
  • Literacy Coalition's 25-year story an excellent read - Palm Beach Post

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
    Palm Beach PostLiteracy Coalition's 25-year story an excellent readPalm Beach PostIn 1989, community leaders established the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition to give non-readers a fighting chance. In the winter of 1991, the group's first Literacy Lantern newsletter went out to the community. Its opening sentence: “Literacy
 
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    Information Literacy Weblog

  • Academic integrity MOOC starting 2 February

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The FutureLearn 4 week MOOC on Academic Integrity (from educators at the University of Aukland, New Zealand) is running again from next week: you can register (free) now. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/academic-integrityPhoto by Sheila Webber: snowdrops! January 2015
  • Webinar on radical information literacy

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    On 17 February 2915 4.30-6pm UK time, there will be an online seminar Anyone can cook: an online seminar to discuss the implications of Radical Information Literacy. It will be chaired by Stéphane Goldstein of the Research Information Network and co-ordinator of the InformAll initiative, and led by Andrew Whitworth (University of Manchester, UK). There is more information, including a link to readings from Whitworth's book, at http://www.researchinfonet.org/infolit/ridls/informall-webinars/Photo by Sheila Webber: snow, Sheffield, January 2015
  • Article: Information Literacy in #MOOCs

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    This article gives a brief introduction to MOOCs, outlines what is meant by a connectivist MOOC, maps the ACRL information literacy standards against the learning activities in cMOOCs (which are namely: aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward) and briefly identifies IL elements in a few specific MOOCs. Bond, P. (2015) Information Literacy in MOOCs. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, 2 (1). http://scholarworks.umb.edu/ciee/vol2/iss1/6 Photo by Sheila Webber: baby parsnips, January 2015
  • Call for chapters: Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    There is a call for chapters proposed by "U.S. and Canadian practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, and other professionals sharing practical know-how": Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons. The book will be published by Rowman and Little and edited by Carol Smallwood. Possible topics are: Seeking and using collaborators in the financial industry; Job hunting help; Tax preparation programs; Recognizing fraud; Workshops for Senior Citizens; Case studies on what works and what doesn't in various types of libraries and patrons; other topics on…
  • ECAR 2014: academic experience of technology

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    The latest ECAR results were published last year. This is an annual survey about academic experience of technology, carried out by the; US organisation, EDUCAUSE. In 2014 the data was collected from 17,451 academics, from 13 countries and in 151 institutions, and from 75,306 undergraduate students in 213 institutions: they were all asked about their technology experience. The survey included questions about use/value of MOOCs, learning analytics, Virtual Learning Environments and mobile technologies. One of the findings that they highlight at the start of the powerpoint summary of results is…
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    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE

  • State of the Union Address Tonight

    20 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Helping Young People Connect with Contemporary EventsTonight President Obama will make his state of the union address to Congress. Will he find refuge in the White House movie theater sometime beforehand to practice his delivery of tonight's speech, just as his predecessor President George W. Bush liked to do? What policies and legislative goals will the president be promoting tonight? Is the state of the union address important? Need we watch?In his 1949 state of the union address, President Harry S Truman proposed his program of social and economic reform, asserting that “Every segment of…
  • New Year Resolutions

    9 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    I Will Read To My Kids -- If I Ever Find The Time! All right, so you've heard that you should read aloud to your kids fifteen minutes everyday. You've heard from teachers and pediatricians and politicians and the so-called "educational experts" that it is the best thing you can do ensure your child's success in reading and school. But who are they trying to kid with this fifteen minutes a day deal? It takes a heck of a lot more time than fifteen minutes a day! First, if you are going to read books, you've got to have books to read. And that means getting everyone dressed, then driving to the…
  • From Real Talk Publishing on TeenReads.com

    5 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Robin Adelson, Outgoing Executive Director of the CBC and Every Child a Reader, Talks to Teen ReadsTake a moment and read the insightful interview with esteemed Executive Director Robin Adelson of the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader on TeenReads.com here. Here is an excerpt: Every Child a Reader is a charitable organization focusing on literacy. Its mission is to instill a lifelong love of reading in children. It’s not enough to learn how to read. For a child to truly reach their potential as a student and ultimately as a productive member of society, you need to…
  • Donate Today!

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Help the NCBLA Help All of Our Nation's KidsIn this season of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NCBLA. Large or small, we value and honor every donation.To make a donation by credit card using our secure credit card service, click here. To send a check or money order, please mail your donation to:Mary Kemper, TreasurerThe National Children's Book and Literacy AllianceP.O. Box 1479Brewster, MA 02631 Thank you! We hope you and your family have a delight-filled holiday season and a joyous New Year!
  • How Do You Find Just the RIght Gift Book?

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Expert Tips for Finding Perfect Books for Special Young People this Holiday SeasonWhen you buy a special book for a child at Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, it helps your child to create emotional connections linking family, tradition, and reading. It also sends the message that receiving books is as pleasurable an experience as receiving toys. I asked Natacha Liuzzi, librarian and book buyer, for some age-pertinent book suggestions for gift giving this year. Natacha's youthful appearance belies the fact that she has years of experience connecting kids to books. For eight years, Natacha was…
 
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    Shanahan on Literacy

  • Concerns about Accountability Testing

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Why don’t you write more about the new tests?I haven’t written much about PARCC or SBAC—or the other new tests that other states are taking on—in part because they are not out yet. There are some published prototypes, and I was one of several people asked to examine the work product of these consortia. Nevertheless, the information available is very limited, and I fear that almost anything I may write could be misleading (the prototypes are not necessarily what the final product will turn out to be).However, let me also say that, unlike many who strive for school literacy reform and…
  • Why Does He Want to Hurt Kindergartners?

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Two groups that are strong advocates in early childhood education (Defending the Early Years and the Alliance for Childhood), released a report called Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose (see http://deyproject.org/2015/01/13/our-new-report-reading-instruction-in-kindergarten-little-to-gain-and-much-to-lose/). They claim there is no research base for the importance of learning to read in kindergarten (so that its inclusion in the Common Core as a goal for K is potentially harmful).   I think they are wrong about the research here, but wanted to…
  • Close Reading: A Video Replay

    11 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Last week, I provided a link to a video that a reader sent me Close Reading Video . The link purported to present a model “close reading” lesson. Although, there was much to like about the lesson, I complained that it wasn't close reading. Close reading is not a synonym for reading comprehension (or even "really good reading comprehension"). This is happening a lot. A company says their anthologies include “complex text,” but it isn’t clear what teachers are supposed to do with it, or why it's there at all since the instructional procedures still seem to favor the…
  • A Close Read of a Close Reading Video

    4 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
                My daughters are Erin and Meagan. When they were little, Meagan would get upset because we always “ran Erins,” but never “ran Meagans.”            That’s cute when a little one doesn’t know the meaning of a word. But such miscommunication can be a real problem in Common Core State Standards implementation.             It’s getting so that I hate to hear the term “close reading” because it is misused…
  • Why Reading Strategies Usually Don't Help the Better Readers

    29 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Last week, I explained why disciplinary reading strategies are superior to the more general strategies taught in schools. That generated a lot of surprised responses. Some readers thought I’d mis-worded my message. Let me reiterate it here: strategies like summarization, questioning (the readers asking questions), monitoring, and visualizing don’t help average or better readers. They do help poor readers and younger readers. I didn’t explain better readers don’t benefit, so let me do that here.Readers read strategically only when they have difficulty making sense of a text.Recently, I…
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  • 40,000 Books for Kids In Syracuse

    Samantha McGinnis
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    “So many of our kids have access to books at the library, but rarely do they have a book of their own.  In many homes, a book would represent a real luxury item.” – Kevin Ahern, President, Syracuse Teacher’s Association With 85 percent of students in the school district eligible for free or reduced lunch, it’s no surprise that Kevin Ahern, President of the Syracuse Teachers Association, was thrilled when presented the opportunity to provide 40,000 free books to his community. All he had to do was sign up 2,000 local teachers and program leaders with First Book.
  • Our Favorite Books for January

    Samantha McGinnis
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    It’s a new year, and that means we have more glorious books to rave about!  This month’s picks will spark creativity, help kids understand the experiences of others and take them on journeys to secret underground caves. For Pre-K to 1st Grade (Ages 1 – 6) Not a Box written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis How can you write a whole book about a box? Because it’s not a box – it’s so much more! The rabbit in this cleverly simple board book is asked repeatedly why it is sitting in, standing on, spraying, and wearing a box. Each page reveals what the rabbit’s imagination…
  • Disney Imagicademy App Available for Free!

    Samantha McGinnis
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Do you work with kids in need? We’ve got great news for you! © Disney Our friends at Disney recently launched an innovative learning experience that encourages kids to learn by interacting with their favorite Disney characters and stories – inspiring a lifelong love of learning and creativity. The app and tools are available now to program leaders and educators serving children in need for free through the First Book Marketplace. For some time, we’ve heard from our network of 150,000 educators and program leaders that web-based tools and interactive learning programs are incredibly…
  • Books to Kids, One Cupcake At A Time

    Samantha McGinnis
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Nicole, Ian, and Ashley from Blackboard Inc., were up to their elbows in books when they noticed some young, eager faces peeking through the windows of the school gym. “The kids wanted to know what was going on. They kept coming over to look at the books and asking if they were going to get one,” said Nicole Marsh, Manager of Operations for Blackboard Somerset. Nicole, Ian and Ashley were just a few of the employees from Blackboard at Hopkins Elementary that day.  Over 30 volunteers were sorting, organizing and distributing over 3,500 books to children in need in their community.
  • Cuddle Up with a Book

    Samantha McGinnis
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The cold winter months are a wonderful time to share books with the people you love! Here are some great read-it-together books from the First Book Marketplace. If you work with kids in need, you can access these books and many more by signing up with First Book. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Sometimes the most magical stories can be told without a single word. That is certainly true of The Snowman, which has been delighting children since 1978. In this picture book, Briggs tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life in the night and takes him on an incredible adventure. Even though…
 
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  • Parents, teachers, voice concerns over standardized testing at Jersey City meeting

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    One by one, parents, teachers, and community members took to the microphone to tell members of the Study Commission on the use of Student Assessments in New Jersey what they thought about issues relating to the education of their children, including a set of academic standards called Common Core. The nine-member body is responsible for presenting recommendations to Gov. Chris Christie regarding the quality and effectiveness of testing in kindergarten through grade 12. "Our babies are not guinea pigs," said Lorenzo Richardson, a member of the Jersey City Board of Education.
  • Kelowna council supports eating disorder awareness campaign

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign is a B.C.-wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul's Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, B.C. Children's Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True.
  • What's the best thing about Penn State's new focus on...

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    After two-and-a-half years of forced response to others' recommendations, Penn State's leaders were presented Thursday with a new set of ideas for how to deal with a major societal problem. And the best thing about it, some would say, is that this time the effort - a fresh attack on student-to-student sexual misconduct - is much more tightly focused on the tens of thousands of young adults who call Penn State home.
  • Casey announces more focus on 3 Rs in response to education review

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Education Minister Karen Casey arrives at a news conference Thursday in Halifax to deliver her response to the report of the Ministe's Panel on Education. Students will spend more time on literacy and math in the classroom and less time writing standardized tests under the province's new plan for education.
  • EDITORIAL: Casey's education plan ambitious and doable

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Education Minister Karen Casey arrives at a press conference on Thursday in Halifax to release the Liberal action plan on education. Last fall, her advisory panel on education - responding to suggestions and criticisms from more than 19,000 Nova Scotians - called for sensible, sweeping changes across the province's public school system.
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  • What’s the Relevance of Handwriting Today?

    kappadeltapiblog
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Kathy LaPorte is teacher and calligrapher in Indianapolis. She is the official Kappa Delta Pi callig
  • Sharing Ourselves

    Jennifer Partin
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    There is nothing more exciting, or more frightening, as one goes from the parent of a toddler to the parent of a school-aged child. The feelings run all the way from the silly (“I will be able to get things done now!” and “Guaranteed childcare!”), to the bittersweet (“Where did my baby go? What will I do with you at school? I will MISS you!”), to the serious (“How do I know I am sending my child to the right school?!”). This is where we, as parents, wake up and get real. It may not matter if your son or daughter wore two different socks because,…
  • In Search of Owls

    jstaal
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Blandford Nature Center recently engaged the second grade students from West Side Christian School in their first nighttime school field trip.  This opportunity was developed as a result of an ongoing partnership to create greater opportunities to utilize the outdoors as a tool for learning. As the cold weather tends to keep kids inside during the winter months, these students  went outside to make real- world connections to their class studies.  The second grade students have been engaged in an owl- themed study based on the trade book Owl Moon written by Jane Yolen.  While they went out…
  • Gratitude, January 27, 2015

    Kristin Maillard
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    I am so thankful today for so many things :-) First of all, my boss is back in the office.  That means Jon is back too, learning the ropes.  I love the buzz of activity and the smiles on the faces of the people coming in the door.  I’m glad to be here. After watching a couple of shared videos and related links online yesterday, we finally hit upon a solution to something that had been on the backburner.  Jon is a brilliant musician but, working evenings and weekends, he hasn’t been able to join up with any local groups of musicians to enjoy sharing his music.  Well, next…
  • Cluster Show for P7 Pupils

    lynnbrand
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
      We had a great morning at JGPS for the performance of Lifeboat by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company. The play was based on a true story of two girls who survived  a torpedo attack on the ship they were traveling to Canada on as evacuees during WW2. Another brilliant performance from Catherine Wheels Theatre.
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