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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Elite News founder's papers find home at UT Arlington

William “Bill” Blair Jr., the local civil rights icon, baseball player and newspaper publisher, will be donating decades' worth of his personal papers to the library at The University of Texas at Arlington, The Dallas Morning News Scoop blog and CBS 11 KTVT reported. Blair, 90, was founded the Elite News, a weekly that serves Dallas-Fort Worth's black community. He will officially sign over his collection of photos, newspapers and memorabilia at 10 a.m. Tuesday at UT Arlington’s Library. The event is open to the public.

EdWeek explores educational neuroscience

EdWeek investigated the discipline of educational neuroscience. Marc Schwartz, the director of the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education UT Arlington, was quoted in the article. "I tell [teachers] right from the beginning that silver bullets don't exist," Mr. Schwartz said, but argued that doesn't mean neuroscience findings, such as those on brain plasticity, can't be relevant to education. "Variability is often overlooked as a gift rather than a nemesis; teachers think, 'these students are so different, they can't adapt to what I'm teaching. Mind-brain-education [study] has given us a more flexible view of children, and to the extent teachers accept that, they become more powerful teachers."

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