Great blogs for busy administrators

One of the things we do at CASTLE is try and expose administrators to modern technology tools with which they may be unfamiliar. For example, if we want principals to understand the power of blogging, one good way to do that is to show them (and maybe even sign them up for) some blogs that are directly relevant and helpful to their daily work.

I have updated our list of blogs that we recommend for school leaders:

You can subscribe to each blog individually or I also have created a feed that will allow you to read and/or subscribe to all of the blogs in one place:

  • Subscribe to the overall feed via RSS
  • Subscribe to the overall feed via e-mail
  • Here's the code if you want to add the blogs as a clip on your web site or a blogroll:

  • Blogroll code

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    NYTimes exposé reveals how Facebook handled scandals

    Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.

    (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Politics & Current Affairs
    • The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
    • It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
    • On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
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    Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

    Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.

    Politics & Current Affairs
    • Russian news network discovers 101 black-market whales.
    • Orcas and belugas are seen crammed into tiny pens.
    • Marine parks continue to create a high-price demand for illegal captures.
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    Unraveling the mystery behind dogs' floppy ears

    Dogs' floppy ears may be part of why they and other domesticated animals love humans so much.

    Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash
    Surprising Science
    • Nearly all domestic animals share several key traits in addition to friendliness to humans, traits such as floppy ears, a spotted coat, a shorter snout, and so on.
    • Researchers have been puzzled as to why these traits keep showing up in disparate species, even when they aren't being bred for those qualities. This is known as "domestication syndrome."
    • Now, researchers are pointing to a group of a cells called neural crest cells as the key to understanding domestication syndrome.
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