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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Educational records: More than just grades and detentions in an era of data-driven education

by Kyle Jones (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Records define us–partially.  They enclose data and information that reveal our past, present, and increasingly our future.  But they are never perfect representations of […]

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Freedom to Read at Marion High School

In Kentucky, readers rejoice. At tonight’s open reconsideration committee meeting, Emily Veatch defended the right for her students to read Looking for Alaska by John Green. She was supported by librarians all over the country and right there in Lebanon. Marion County Public Librarians attended the meeting with buttons, t-shirts, and signs opposing the censorship of this book in the entire high school. And they succeeded!

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Review: The Ninja Librarians–Sword in the Stacks and Intellectual Freedom

The concept of intellectual freedom is a driving point for the narrative and provides an extraordinary teaching point for readers of any age. The novel does a great job introducing the principles of intellectual freedom to young readership. Dorrie and the other apprentices are tasked with learning the Princples of Lybrarianship. A conversation which was fully explored by the author and supported within the text, its plot and characters.