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Melinda Gates Discusses Common Core Concerns

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an ardent supporter of the Common Core, is now urging states to delay decision " based on assessment tests aligned to the standards ."  NPR's Here and Now interviewed Melinda Gates who talked about her concerns about the common core.  You can hear the discussion on...
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ALA Conference-Bright Lights, Great Minds!

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I attended the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference held this past week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Temperatures soared well into the 110 degrees, but it was an amazing experience nonetheless. I wanted to recap a few of the things I did while at ALA that I think you may...
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Media Literacy Now provides policy and advocacy information, expertise, and resources to develop state laws to implement media literacy education in schools.  Media Literacy Now (medialiteracynow.org) featured an article in its blog about OELMA’s Hands-On Media Literacy Summer Workshop last week.  “Engaging Educators in Drafting New “Media Literacy” Lesson Plans,” written...
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This article written by Sarah  Darer Littman and retweeted by Stephen Krashen is a good one to keep in your "hip-pocket" for advocacy. The article comes complete  with recent research.       http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/op-ed_college_career_and_democracy_ready_not_without_a_trained_librarian/...
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OELMA List Serv Issue

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Several email services have recently changed policies that may affect your listing on the OELMA listserv.  Specifically, this currently affects anyone with a Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL account, but others may follow.  The new policy means that although you will continue to receive listserv messages for the time being, each...
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OELMA President, S. Yutzey is on the panel. The Sound of Ideas: ‘5 of 8’ School Rule Challenged http://t.co/GJn7gZfEP7

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Dodd's amendment to 3301-35-05 credentialed staff without discrimination to include sexual orientation goes down 12 to 7

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Postpone for 90 days what's the vote? 4 yes; 14 no; 1 abstention

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Wagner no public discussion on the 3301-35-05 amendment proposed that's why I'm asking for postponement for 90 days.

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A.J. Wagner asks to postpone the motion for 90 days; Jacobs seconds

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Rudduck amendment to 3301-35-05 14 yes, 5 no

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Oakar I think we have unfinished business