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Online game has Belgians hunting #books instead of #Pokémon

August 31, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

Inspired by the success of Pokémon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/belgians-are-hunting-books-instead-of-pokemon/ar-BBw6N9W?ocid=st The perfect, and logical, progression of Little Free Libraries on a larger scale. This […]

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DODEA students will tackle new literacy standards in grades 6 to 12 when school starts

August 25, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

DODEA officials have said implementing similar standards will make it easier for its students when they relocate to other military or public schools. The new standards are said to be more rigorous and easier to understand than current DODEA standards, the agency said. http://www.stripes.com/news/dodea-students-will-tackle-new-literacy-standards-in-grades-6-to-12-when-school-starts-1.425574

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The University of Chicago Sends A Letter To All Incoming Freshman Saying That They Do Not Recognize “Trigger Warnings” or “Safe Spaces”

August 25, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

The lines in the sand continue to form at colleges across the country. While many colleges are instituting “safe spaces” and banning “trigger words”, some are not coddling their student body. The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry […]

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Banned Books Week crosses the pond

August 23, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

With support from the American Library Association (ALA), U.K. organizations have united to host Banned Books Week programs throughout London, demonstrating that censorship is not confined to the United States. http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/banned-books-week-makes-international-splash-across-pond

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