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Today in History: Celebrating Marion Thompson Wright 

"If the aim of educational leaders is to bring about a greater realization of the ideals of democracy in the schools of this country, then the searchlight of inquiry needs to be focused upon those areas where conditions are such as to threaten the negation of efforts in that direction." --Marion Manola Thompson Wright, Foreword, …

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Library Resources and Services for BBSQ 5940, Evaluation of Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 

This research guide is designed to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Sarah Perry's course BBSQ 5940, Evaluation of Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., …

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Library Resources for ITSF 4091, Comparative Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Nancy Green Saraisky's course ITSF 4091, Comparative Education. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting …

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Learning From Parks: A New Book Display in Everett Cafe 

"Nature is such an indefatigable teacher!" -- Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx As I stroll through Kensington Gardens on a recent trip to London, I can't help but think how much a park tells us about the city in which it is lodged; truer to say, that the …

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Today in History: Viking 2 Lands on Mars 

September 3rd, 1976 marks the day when Viking 2 landed on Mars; part of the American Viking Program to Mars, its mission was to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet. The lander operated on its surface for 1316 days and returned about 16,000 images to Earth. After its batteries failed on April …

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Dispersing Seeds: Education Program, Summer 2019 

The End of Summer --- by Edna St. Vincent Millay When poppies in the garden bleed, And coreopsis goes to seed, And pansies, blossoming past their prime, Grow small and smaller all the time, When on the mown field, shrunk and dry, Brown dock and purple thistle lie, And smoke from forest fires at noon Can …

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Today in History: Hurricane Katrina Hits New Orleans 

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana, causing catastrophic damage to the city and surrounding areas, while raising significant public policy issues about emergency management, environment, poverty, unemployment, and race. Katrina was a category 5 hurricane that formed on August 23, 2005 in the Bahamas, affecting Florida, Cuba, Mississippi, Alabama, the …

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Educator Resources: The 1619 Project 

The 1619 Project is an event organized by The New York Times that challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year 1619 as the foundation of the nation, alongside the 400th anniversary of a Portuguese slave ship arriving at Port Comfort in the British Colony of Virginia. The project coincides with a special New York Times Magazine issue that covers the beginning …

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Today in History: Horace Greeley Publishes the Prayer of Twenty Millions 

DEAR SIR: I do not intrude to tell you--for you must know already--that a great proportion of those who triumphed in you election, and of all who desire the unqualified suppression of the Rebellion now desolating our country, are sorely disappointed and deeply pained by the policy you seem to be pursuing with regard to …

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Today in History: The Purple Heart 

Also known as the Badge of Military Merit, The Purple Heart was created on August 7, 1782 by General George Washington and awarded to three soldiers of the American Revolution in 1783. Symbolizing bravery and valor, the medal is heart shaped with a gold border and contains the profile of George Washington attached to purple silk. …

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Today in History: Remembering Frank W. Cyr 

"If you're the father of the yellow school bus, what does that make me?" Cyr replied that, whenever he saw a school bus, the boy could say, "There goes one of my brothers." -- excerpted from Frank W. Cyr, 'Father of the Yellow School Bus,' Dies at the Age of 95, Teachers College Newsroom On …

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Neoliberalism, Platform Capitalism, and the Commodification of the Library Patron 

Neoliberalism, Platform Capitalism, and the Commodification of the Library Patron Many librarians separate what they do at work with the world at large, and view the library as an autonomous space that provides methods, services, and resources for a more just society, contributing to a public good. These notions often simplify or ignore complex contemporary …

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Library Resources and Services for ORLA 6552, Research, Theory, and Practice in Education Leadership 

This research guide is designed to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Sonya Horsford's course ORLA 6552, Research, Theory, and Practice in Education Leadership.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., …

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Today in History: Apollo 11 Lands in the North Pacific 

The landscape painting, Apolloscape by Lettario Calamai, a noted printmaker who founded and directed the Intaglio Workshop for Advance Printmaking in New York, may be described as fantastical -- inviting us to marvel not just at art, but scientific achievement. On July 24th, 1969, Apollo 11, the first flight that landed astronauts on the Moon, returned safely to Earth, splashing down …

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Library Resources and Services for A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education: Focus on Qualitative Research 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Janet Miller's Summer 2019 course A&H 5001, Research Methods in Arts Education:  Focus on Qualitative Research.  These e-resources have been selected to support the objectives of …

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Library Resources for Doctoral Students in the Music and Music Education Program 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for doctoral students in the Music and Music Education program. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of …

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Today in History: Twitter Launches 

Looking at the list of the most re-tweeted tweets tells us something about the culture and mindset of social technology; topping it is Japanese billionare Yusaku Maezawa who promised to give away 100 million yen ($924.3k USD) to 100 random individuals who followed his account and re-tweeted the tweet: ZOZOTOWN. (4.68 million re-tweets). Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy's asking …

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Today in History: World Population Day 

Sloan Wayland and Jane Boorstein are two significant Teachers College members who come to mind when reflecting on the problem of our world's population. Both ambassadors for social change who sought to make a deep difference through education, I met the former who quietly sought a home for his research collection in the field of population …

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Today in History: Zip Codes Are Introduced 

Despite e-mail, the United States Postal Service handles billions of pieces of mail and packages each year. Understanding the complexity of this government service, we look to history to appreciate how we receive regular mail and the efforts undertaken to strengthen the process. Did you know that on July 1st, 1963 the Zone Improvement Plan …

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