BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access (Bernews)

Bernews: BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access. “Bermuda College’s BC Journal: Voices in Education was recently invited to be included in the University of Florida’s Digital Library of the Caribbean. ‘The achievement was made all the more gratifying because the university cited the Journal’s quality, and academic contributions as a factor in its decision to include the scholarly publication,’ the College noted.”

DigitalNC: Cleveland County Memorial Library Collection of Materials from the Black Community is Now Live on DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Cleveland County Memorial Library Collection of Materials from the Black Community is Now Live on DigitalNC!. “DigitalNC partner Cleveland County Memorial Library provided us with a rich collection of documents, photographs, and yearbooks related to the history of Black citizens in the area. Much of the collection focuses on Black schools that were established during the era of Jim Crow and segregation. These schools were created out of necessity but did not survive integration, leaving their history vulnerable. Fortunately people like Ezra A. Bridges, a longtime educator and community activist, made it a priority to preserve items related to the Black experience in Cleveland County.”

ProPublica Illinois: The Federal Government Collects Data on How Often Schools Seclude Children. The Numbers Don’t Add Up.

ProPublica Illinois: The Federal Government Collects Data on How Often Schools Seclude Children. The Numbers Don’t Add Up.. “In fall 2015, Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Crystal Lake first used its Blue Room, a padded space that allows school workers to place students in ‘isolated timeout’ for safety reasons. Students were secluded in that room more than 120 times during the 2015-16 school year, according to records obtained by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune. Yet the district, in its required reporting to the federal government, said it hadn’t used seclusion at all that school year.”

USA Today: Want to boost your grades? Get off Facebook, researchers say

USA Today: Want to boost your grades? Get off Facebook, researchers say . “As it turns out, using Facebook probably won’t make you any better at reading real books. In fact, cutting back on Facebook could boost students’ grades, according to some recent research from the University of Technology Sydney.”

EdScoop: Edtech purchasing a guessing game for schools, but new data could help

EdScoop: Edtech purchasing a guessing game for schools, but new data could help. “To help schools make sense of the overwhelming number of educational technology products available, a team of education experts have developed an evidence-based resource that will improve the process of edtech acquisition and implementation, a nonprofit group announced last week.”