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Igniting Inquiry with Writer's Notebooks, Conversations, Reading Stations, and See-Think-Wonder

This week (Tuesday and Wednesday) we have kicked off our first unit of study (early American literature) and the overarching question for our course, “What is an American?”  We will take an inquiry stance on this big question and think about the range of possibilities through the lenses of texts we read from the canon of American literature in different time periods, young adult or nonfiction reads that will be part of our choice reading/reader’s workshop that we’ll begin after Labor Day, and informational texts that students will be assigned and self-select for mini units of inquiry on issues and current events related to American culture and life.   809 more words


Why AK Steel Might Be Tuesday's Best Earnings Report

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) released its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. Out of all the stocks that reported Tuesday morning, it seems that AK Steel may be the biggest winner of the group. 288 more words

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How One Bolt-On Merger Can Help AK Steel Transform

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) has sold off just a bit after the steel giant recently announced that it will acquire Precision Partners for a total of $360 million in cash. 300 more words

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Notes from the Idol PV Couch– Week 22 2017 (0604-0610)

Over at New School Kaidan, I write a few words about some of the recently released promotional videos. At times, this is a bit of a grueling task, and all of my thoughts can get a little scattered when multiple PVs are released on the same day. 921 more words

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Ibibio Nation to honour Governor Udom

​On Monday July 10, the Ibibio nation, Nigeria’s 4th largest ethnic group, will roll out the drums to celebrate one of its own, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel and his wife. 229 more words


Why One Analyst Raised 4 Steel Giants to Buy

If there was one group of companies that can still benefit from the Trump administration’s policies without a congressional vote, steel makers would have to be on that list. 410 more words

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