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September 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Wow! Linda Darling-Hammond Starts New Education Think Tank

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As regular readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of Linda Darling-Hammond’s work – you can see the 75 links to her work I’ve posted here. I also had the privilege of working with her on the state-wide California Educator Excellence Task Force.

She has just announced her retirement from Stanford to begin what sounds like an impressive new education “think tank” called The Learning Policy Institute. You can read her blog about it, as well as subscribe to its Twitter account, @LPI_Learning.

Both Ed Source (New institute in Palo Alto aims to help shape state, national K-12 policy) and Alexander Russo (Darling-Hammond Leaving Stanford To Launch New Policy Research Organization) share a number of details about the new organization.

Its list of Senior Research Fellows looks like a “who’s who” of talented, and progressive, education researchers in the country.

This is big news, and I can’t wait to see what what resources they develop…

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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Wreckage Of The Titanic Was Found Thirty Years Ago – Here Are Related Resources

The wreckage of the Titanic was found thirty years ago this week.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic.

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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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World War II Ended Seventy Years Ago Today – Here Are Related Resources

September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Raise Money For Your Classroom From “Fuel Your School”

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Yes, I know Chevron is not doing great stuff in other parts of the world, and I wondered if I should write this post, but ultimately decided the information could be useful to teachers and their students.

Chevron doing their annual Fuel Your School program and contributing millions to teacher’s projects on Donors Choose. Twitter has been alive with tweets about it today.

Unfortunately, however, they are only funding projects in these areas:

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You might also be interested in The Best Resources On – & Advice For Using – Donors Choose (Please Share Your Experiences!) and The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants.

And, if you feel like it, let me know if you agree or disagree with my decision to post about Chevron’s philanthropy….

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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Nice Video On The Importance Of Asking Questions – & An Accompanying Writing Prompt

Warren Berger shared this great video on Twitter today.

I plan on showing it, then sharing the writing prompt below, and then show the video again…

I’m adding this post to both The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions β€” Help Me Find More and to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

What do you think the video is saying asking questions? Do you agree with what it says? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Refugees, Borders & Walls

Between Republican calls for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and the refugee crisis in Europe, border walls are in the news these days.

Here are new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us:

First, here’s a BBC video explaining what’s happening in Europe, including some countries building walls on their borders:

Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out is from The Washington Post.

Al Jazeera has a ton of videos about border walls.

WALLS, BARRIERS and FENCES is from Michelle Henry.

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