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The Pakistani education activist, who was shot in the head in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, marked her birthday with refugees in Lebanon. She warned that the world is "failing ... Syria's children."
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Today, more than 229,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan learned via text message that the U.N. food aid they rely on to survive is getting completely cut. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a donation to The World Food Programme to continue giving food to these refugees.

Please spread the word and share this post.
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DOMA is dead... let's celebrate with the Golden Girls.
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Very helpful and rules that I live by.
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Finally! Google has made it possible to provide a platform for open licensed courses on open sourced technology. What does that mean? Not only is the course for free but anyone can take, share  and use the content. A true example of democratizing educational information!
The Saylor Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Google, Inc. to offer Saylor.org courses through the Course Builder open source project. Beginning today, Saylor's Mechanics I will be...
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800 scientist representing 80 countries around the world with the same conclusion, "... human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed across all continents and oceans."

Recent droughts have intensified, causing massive complications worldwide. There isn't any place for political agendas to lie to the public anymore for their own gain. The evidence is clear -- now we have to join forces to do what is best for humanity.
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The reporter at CNN is as naive, rude and full of bigotry as the Fox reporter that interviewed Aslan last year. Media has been and is consistently failing us in so many ways.

I also noticed the clip CNN posted on their own channel and website has conveniently edited out the last 3 minutes of the interview where Aslan gave a smart, clear explanation on how to treat problems of religion while at the same time calling out the reporters for being an example of this type bigotry. He says, "Instead of talking about rational criticism on a particular religion we instead so easily slip into bigotry by simply painting everyone with a single brush as we have been doing in this conversation."

Here is the full clip below.
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+Dave Ashton BBC is just as bad.
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Happy to support the Department of Education to build clearer career pathways for our Community College students. 
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Want to learn more about OERs, copyright and open licensing?  

Only one month left to reserve your seat for this free, online international workshop.  Join hundreds of participants from over 30 countries and register today. 

2012 is a significant year for OER. Celebrating the recent adoption of the 2012 Paris OER Declaration at the UNESCO World congress, the OER Foundation in collaboration with the COL & UNESCO-COL Chairs in OER and Creative Commons New Zealand will host another free online workshop on OERs and open licensing. Registrations are now open. 

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. 
When: 3 - 14 December 2012
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Registration: Open -- register today
Please share the gift of knowledge with friends and colleagues and invite them to register here:

http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/About

The course uses a number of MOOC-like features and can therefore accommodate large numbers of participants. 

Share the gift of knowledge and spread the word through your networks. 

Feel free to download a poster for the OCL4Ed Workshop for local distribution.
The OER Foundation (OERF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, international networking and support for educational institutions to achieve their objectives through...
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Check out this great infographic on the impact of openly  licensing (OER) college textbooks in California.
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This would be pretty great especially if other states start to follow suit.
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If you missed my team’s Power Searching with Google course a few months ago or were unable to complete the course the first time around, now’s your chance to sign up again!
  
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Let me be frank, under no condition should you dedicate any time on these guys or depend on them for anything. I worked with them for two months on a pretty big job that needed both their design and construction services. We signed a contract and they had a couple of delays on their end but we were understanding and compromised on a timeline that would work for both of us. We really needed to get an understanding of the design so we could figure what the construction would look like. This was so important our project because it determined a significant portion of our budget. Since we live out of state of where the project was I set up an in-person meeting a month in advance to meet with them to go over everything, both the drawings and construction estimate. I received an email from them while I was boarding the plane saying that were totally overwhelmed with work and they had to delay the project another 4 weeks and that they would be understanding if we wanted to get out of the contract. This news came with no warning after having a big meeting with them a few days before. You can imagine after dedicating precious resources and time on travel to specifically to meet with them is incomprehensible and beyond inconsiderate. The lack of professionalism and management of in their work is apparent. We were nothing but understanding, inclusive and communicative with our process/timeline where there were plenty of opportunities to raise these concerns before we became dependant any deliverables. We have lost significant time due to their negligence, the good news is that we know now instead of later. I know this industry well and I am not one to write reviews like this, but if someone is researching them to try to get a sense of they should work with them or not, I wanted to be sure to share my story.
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I had a great experience at Newpark. I am usually scared of anything to do with teeth care and the office made me feel right at home and comfortable. The staff was incredibly friendly and Dr. Nima was really understanding and helpful to ease my nerves while letting me know what my options were. A+ for service and quality of care!
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Great home cooked meals. On a cold night it is food that feeds the soul. When it is warm a lot of people don't know they have seating outside in a beautiful garden in the back.
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