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Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Children's Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Here's a terrific resource for finding books listed according to Fountas & Pinnell reading levels: www.booksource.com I thought I'd direct you to this source since it's part of an assignment for an interim course.  If you have any questions about finding books in the EMC by Fountas & Pinnell lev... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on May 15, 2014

"Wants and Needs" and "Goods and Services" Resources

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Apr 28, 2014 08:54 AM

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Katz, Stephen on April 28, 2014

Book of the States Archive Available Digitally Online

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 28, 2014 10:20 AM

The Council of State Governments has made The Book of the States digital archive available on their web site. The archive has this publication available from 1935 until 2012. read more...

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Watkins, Michael P on April 28, 2014

OpenBook Wisconsin provides Transparency for Wisconsin Government Finances

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 23, 2014 08:41 AM

A new website called OpenBook Wisconsin has been released to provide transparency for Wisconsin Government finances. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 23, 2014

2012 Economic Census Report Released

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM

The results of the the 2012 Economic Census are beginning to be released by the United States Census Bureau. More reports will be released in the forthcoming months. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

Federal Reserve System Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:15 AM

This year marks the 100th year of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve was created by Woodrow Wilson to regulate banking and economic activity and an attempt to control the vagaries of the market and the business cycle. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

Polk Launches New Mobile Website

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 14, 2014 03:03 PM

With 83 percent of adults ages 18-29 owning a smartphone and tablet use increasing every year (Pew Internet Research), mobile technology has become as much a part of student’s lives as the food they eat. Whether they are using their mobile devices for banking, checking email or buying... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 14, 2014

When Should Children Start School?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 07, 2014 11:45 AM

  There is a campaign in the United Kingdom to change the age at which children begin formal schooling.  David Whitebread, a University of Cambridge researcher, explains in an article why it would be best for children to start formal schooling later than they presently do.  He also explains t... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 07, 2014

2014 Caldecott Awards Announced a Few Days Ago

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:14 AM

The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is: Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca. These are the 2014 Honor Books: Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle Mr. Wuffles!, written and illustrated by David Wiesne... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

2014 Newbery Awards

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:28 AM

"The Newbery Award was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery.  It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

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