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Providence Business News
Is there a missing link in state job training?programs are when mixed with career services that include online resources at E
Is there a missing link in state job training?
Providence Business News / Posted an hour ago
programs are when mixed with career services that include online resources at EmployRI and netWORKri One-Stop Career Centers, which provide a variety of free online training resources for adult job seekers. "Yes, training has helped lower... Read more
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Denver Post
CU-Boulder launching expanded center for intellectual, political diversityof Colorado is hoping to expand intellectual and political diversity on the Bou
CU-Boulder launching expanded center for intellectual, political diversity
Denver Post / Posted 7 hours ago
of Colorado is hoping to expand intellectual and political diversity on the Boulder campus with the creation of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy, the university announced Friday. The center is an expansion and... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Philadelphia, PA's GOs 'Aabove-average unemployment persists. Despite this weakness, Philadelphia has sh
Fitch Rates Philadelphia, PA's GOs 'A
Business Wire / Posted 10 hours ago
above-average unemployment persists. Despite this weakness, Philadelphia has shown recent growth and remains an important center for healthcare and higher education with good prospects for long-term economic stability. RATING... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
AUM Chancellor Veres announces retirementand implementation of several major strategic initiatives to grow AUM and its r
AUM Chancellor Veres announces retirement
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 12 hours ago
and implementation of several major strategic initiatives to grow AUM and its recognition as a provider of quality higher education and continuing education, as well as services for local and state businesses and government. “I am proud to... Read more
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The Auto Channel
Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidityintroducing Ms. Fix. Instead Ms. Pick led off by reading an email from Brian Wi
Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity
The Auto Channel / Posted 14 hours ago
introducing Ms. Fix. Instead Ms. Pick led off by reading an email from Brian Williams, Legislative Director of The National Center For Policy Analysis. Coincidentally, Jacki Pick is the COO of this National Center. She reads, "I ruined a weed... Read more
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Orange County Register
Ask Emily: Looming Obamacaretax. That means some of you soon may see your plan benefits reduced, or “you’r
Ask Emily: Looming Obamacare
Orange County Register / Posted 23 hours ago
tax. That means some of you soon may see your plan benefits reduced, or “you’re going to be forced into plans that have higher deductibles and co-pays,” or both, says Bill Hammett, an insurance broker near San Diego. Q.The Affordable Care Act... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Subway celebrates 50 years’ of growth at tumultuous time in its historyPeter Buck, the now-billionaire who became his business partner. The shop was o
Subway celebrates 50 years’ of growth at tumultuous time in its history
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
Peter Buck, the now-billionaire who became his business partner. The shop was originally a way to help pay for DeLuca’s education, but ended up becoming a global phenomenon. By 1974, the pair owned and operated 16 sandwich shops in Connecticut... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Subway celebrates 50 years’ of growth at tumultuous time in its historyPeter Buck, the now-billionaire who became his business partner. The shop was o
Subway celebrates 50 years’ of growth at tumultuous time in its history
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
Peter Buck, the now-billionaire who became his business partner. The shop was originally a way to help pay for DeLuca’s education, but ended up becoming a global phenomenon. By 1974, the pair owned and operated 16 sandwich shops in Connecticut... Read more
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MinnPost
The professors and the police: How a Minneapolis project may change the way cops everywhere relate to the publicfrom UCLA, Yale Law School and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (as wel
The professors and the police: How a Minneapolis project may change the way cops everywhere relate to the public
MinnPost / Posted yesterday
from UCLA, Yale Law School and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (as well as several institutes, ranging from UCLA's Center for Policing Equity to the National Network for Safe Communities). In essence, the program is where academic theory... Read more
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Market Watch
These are the best jobs for millennialson average compared with $61,000 for all college majors, according to a report
These are the best jobs for millennials
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
on average compared with $61,000 for all college majors, according to a report published earlier this year by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. But there is still some hope for students interested in pursuing more writing or... Read more
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Slate
Home Schooling Is Shockingly Underregulated. This Small but Fierce Lobbying Group Is Why.This story was reported through the nonprofit investigative news organization P
Home Schooling Is Shockingly Underregulated. This Small but Fierce Lobbying Group Is Why.
Slate / Posted yesterday
This story was reported through the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. The Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University provided support for this project. In the fall of 2003, police in New Jersey received a... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Pastor convinced juvenile to put down gun, end standoff with policePastor Howard Swick of Haven Hope Worship Center was able to convince the fresh
Pastor convinced juvenile to put down gun, end standoff with police
The Inter-Mountain / Posted yesterday
Pastor Howard Swick of Haven Hope Worship Center was able to convince the freshman to put down his weapon and surrender after the youth took a classroom full of hostages shortly after 1 p.m. Philippi Police Chief Jeff Walters confirmed Swick's... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Visionary Arkansans 2015on Australian climate history while he was teaching in Sidney. Back home in 19
Visionary Arkansans 2015
Arkansas Times / Posted 2 days ago
on Australian climate history while he was teaching in Sidney. Back home in 1991, he started the Arkansas Environmental Education Association. In 2006, he traveled to Nashville to train with Al Gore on a slide presentation based on Gore's movie... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
How Maine’s childhood poverty was changed by the Great Recession, in one interactive mapalso indirectly perpetuates the chicken-or-the-egg debate around the basic corr
How Maine’s childhood poverty was changed by the Great Recession, in one interactive map
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
also indirectly perpetuates the chicken-or-the-egg debate around the basic correlation between the economy and education. Should Mainers invest in education to encourage the economy, invest in the economy to encourage educational... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
New county economic plan promises 10,000 jobs in decadedevelopment strategic plan seeks to bolster four primary “opportunity areas” of
New county economic plan promises 10,000 jobs in decade
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 3 days ago
development strategic plan seeks to bolster four primary “opportunity areas” of the local economy — tourism, research, education and agriculture — and provide training for local residents so they can qualify for the new jobs. On Tuesday, the... Read more
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Norwalk Reflector
How does a child get kicked out of preschool?or don’t really have an understanding of why it’s happening,” said Jones, a dir
How does a child get kicked out of preschool?
Norwalk Reflector / Posted 3 days ago
or don’t really have an understanding of why it’s happening,” said Jones, a director at Georgetown University’s National Center for Cultural Competence, within its Center for Child & Human Development. Jones’ job is to help teachers and parents... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
GTP II in Attaining Educational Goals of Added QualityIt goes without saying, quality education is the key instrument a nation keeps
GTP II in Attaining Educational Goals of Added Quality
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
It goes without saying, quality education is the key instrument a nation keeps on bringing into play to fast track development. In the development of a nation the importance of education that ever keeps abreast with modern trends cannot be... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Couple to fight school transfer of childrenif they have no personality, no feelings." During the board meeting, the coupl
Couple to fight school transfer of children
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
if they have no personality, no feelings." During the board meeting, the couple also met with Director of Pre-K/Special Education Erica Sauer, but said afterward that their children's status had not changed. Also Monday, the board: Awarded a... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Williams shares visions for Gate Cityestablishing a private, non-profit business incubator to help new businesses ta
Williams shares visions for Gate City
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
establishing a private, non-profit business incubator to help new businesses take off, create more housing and recruit a higher education partner. "We need a mayor who understands what a long term vision looks like," he told The Telegraph... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Mom: Children being treated like a numberif they have no personality, no feelings." During the board meeting, the coupl
Mom: Children being treated like a number
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 4 days ago
if they have no personality, no feelings." During the board meeting, the couple also met with Director of Pre-K/Special Education Erica Sauer, but said afterward that their children's status had not changed. Also Monday, the board: * Awarded a... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Essex County, NJ's GOs 'AA' and BANs 'F1+'; Outlook Stableflexibility. BROAD AND DIVERSE ECONOMY: The county remains an important hub fo
Fitch Rates Essex County, NJ's GOs 'AA' and BANs 'F1+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
flexibility. BROAD AND DIVERSE ECONOMY: The county remains an important hub for commercial activity, transportation, education and healthcare, and further benefits from its participation in the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Electionsof Timmins-James Bay and one of Maclean's Magazine's 25 most powerful Canadians
Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
of Timmins-James Bay and one of Maclean's Magazine's 25 most powerful Canadians in 2012 -- details the fight for aboriginal education rights in the Cree community of Attawapiskat. The community is covered by Treaty 9 in northern Ontario, which was... Read more
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Washington Post
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemena memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student deb
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen
Washington Post / Posted 4 days ago
a memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student debt on March 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP) The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the country, overseeing a $1.2 trillion portfolio of... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Katrina's Message on America's Poor Still Unheardgrabbed the national spotlight was just that, very fleeting. Five months before
Katrina's Message on America's Poor Still Unheard
Op-Ed News / Posted 4 days ago
grabbed the national spotlight was just that, very fleeting. Five months before the decade remembrance of Katrina The Data Center, a New Orleans based research organization, issued a report that told just how fleeting that moment that paid... Read more
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Officer.com
The Oceanside Chronicles – PD: Season 2, Episode 8When Max had been in elementary school, the crossing guards had been other kids
The Oceanside Chronicles – PD: Season 2, Episode 8
Officer.com / Posted 4 days ago
When Max had been in elementary school, the crossing guards had been other kids; his peers; the ones who had demonstrated a higher level of responsibility and had the honor of being chosen to serve as crossing guards. They took pride in that bright... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
UC Merced failing to live up to promiseuniversity is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Fl
UC Merced failing to live up to promise
Inside Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
university is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Florida and Arizona only to face deep cuts in higher-education budgets. The campus -- which differs from most other new campuses in its focus on graduate degrees and... Read more
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The Mercury News
UC Merced failing to live up to promiseuniversity is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Fl
UC Merced failing to live up to promise
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
university is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Florida and Arizona only to face deep cuts in higher-education budgets. The campus -- which differs from most other new campuses in its focus on graduate degrees and... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
UC Merced failing to live up to promiseuniversity is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Fl
UC Merced failing to live up to promise
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 4 days ago
university is one of several public campuses that have opened in states like Florida and Arizona only to face deep cuts in higher-education budgets. The campus -- which differs from most other new campuses in its focus on graduate degrees and... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Strong fundamentals are weakening and we are failing – Ramon Navaratnamliving standards of the bottom 40% of the population but this goal can be serio
Strong fundamentals are weakening and we are failing – Ramon Navaratnam
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 days ago
living standards of the bottom 40% of the population but this goal can be seriously impaired as there are also now new and higher risks of social restlessness and even potential unrest. 2. The federal government's budget deficit has been lowered... Read more
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The Morning Call
Battle brews over charter school compensationWhen it comes to the way charter schools are paid for teaching children in spec
Battle brews over charter school compensation
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
When it comes to the way charter schools are paid for teaching children in special-education classes, critics say Pennsylvania has been flunking basic math for years — and unfairly subtracting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers'... Read more
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Washington Post
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemena memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student deb
How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down by the middlemen
Washington Post / Posted 5 days ago
a memorandum aiming to clamp down on companies that service federal student debt on March 10. (Andrew Harnik/AP) The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the country, overseeing a $1.2 trillion portfolio of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
The Md. GOP needs to cultivate female candidatesGiven the national policy discussions, a recent Republican gubernatorial win, a
The Md. GOP needs to cultivate female candidates
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Given the national policy discussions, a recent Republican gubernatorial win, a competitive primary on the Democratic side, Maryland Republican activists should be actively searching for a female candidate to enter the U.S. Senate race to replace... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
As I See It: Targeting campus sexual assaultthe Worcester community. The state Legislature has recently begun to consider a
As I See It: Targeting campus sexual assault
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
the Worcester community. The state Legislature has recently begun to consider a new slate of bills designed to improve the higher education experience. Most of the bills address concerns in the classroom or the bursar’s office, but we cannot ignore... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State's Christian colleges hold on to same-sex restrictionswith us," said Pollard, a graduate of Harvard Law School, who also acknowledged
State's Christian colleges hold on to same-sex restrictions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
with us," said Pollard, a graduate of Harvard Law School, who also acknowledged the potential for a rift within Christian higher education. Since 2013, Pollard has served as chairman of the board of directors for the Council for Christian... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Minimum wage debate pits employers vs. employeesof long-term care facilities. In a recent study conducted by the left-leaning
Minimum wage debate pits employers vs. employees
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
of long-term care facilities. In a recent study conducted by the left-leaning Harrisburg think tank Keystone Research Center, 52 percent of nursing-home employees in Pennsylvania said they can’t support their families on the wages they... Read more
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Rutland Herald
The interaction of all thingsIn our national dialogue, education reform has been reduced to recitations abou
The interaction of all things
Rutland Herald / Posted 5 days ago
In our national dialogue, education reform has been reduced to recitations about �international economic competitiveness� poorly garnished with a myopic sprinkling of test scores. But two recent Vermont reports suggest we embrace a broader and more... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Christian colleges holding on to same-sex restrictionswith us," said Pollard, a graduate of Harvard Law School, also acknowledging th
Christian colleges holding on to same-sex restrictions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
with us," said Pollard, a graduate of Harvard Law School, also acknowledging the potential for a rift within Christian higher education. Since 2013, Pollard has served as chairman of the board of directors for the Council for Christian... Read more
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Orange County Register
For Class of 2019, sex comes with a syllabusmost attentive when it came to a more likely peril of modern college life: sex.
For Class of 2019, sex comes with a syllabus
Orange County Register / Posted 6 days ago
most attentive when it came to a more likely peril of modern college life: sex. “What is consent?” asked an actor in the educational video that played on a student center screen. The other actors in the film, all UCI students, responded: “It’s... Read more
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Salon.com
Hillary and Bernie at the prison gates: Mass incarceration is finally a hot political issue — if we want to save America we must seize the momentat the Clinton Correctional Facility – a prison deliberately sited in the Adiro
Hillary and Bernie at the prison gates: Mass incarceration is finally a hot political issue — if we want to save America we must seize the moment
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
at the Clinton Correctional Facility – a prison deliberately sited in the Adirondack North Woods, far from any population center — had been viciously choked, beaten and suffocated by guards seeking information about the escape. That story has been... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Jews still leaning Democratic | Election 2016weighted the sample to reflect chances of being called and socio-demographic ta
Jews still leaning Democratic | Election 2016
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 7 days ago
weighted the sample to reflect chances of being called and socio-demographic targets drawn from the 2013 Pew Research Center Study of Jewish Americans. The margin of error is 6 percent (to see methodology description, visit... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
As QE Wanes, Real Costs of "Employment" Subsidies Surfaceunder a living wage because they know that the public purse will help shore up
As QE Wanes, Real Costs of "Employment" Subsidies Surface
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
under a living wage because they know that the public purse will help shore up these sub-standard incomes. Global finance centers have been holding their breath for almost a year by now: will the U.S. Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) finally start... Read more
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Washington Post
Rick Perry’s apples-to-oranges boast of Texas graduation ratesfigures. Texas ranked 29th in the country in 2002-03, along with Indiana, and
Rick Perry’s apples-to-oranges boast of Texas graduation rates
Washington Post / Posted 7 days ago
figures. Texas ranked 29th in the country in 2002-03, along with Indiana, and 26th in 2003-04, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2012-13, Texas shot up to third, tied with Wisconsin. But this is not an... Read more
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Slate
The Overlooked Voters Who Could Hand the White House to the GOPcame from non-Hispanic whites, while 24 percent came from blacks and 14 percent
The Overlooked Voters Who Could Hand the White House to the GOP
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
came from non-Hispanic whites, while 24 percent came from blacks and 14 percent from Latinos. Black voters turned out at a higher rate than non-Hispanic white voters in 2012, as they did in 2008. Will that be the case in 2016? For Democrats, this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prepaid Water Meters in Ghana - the Decay of the Sovereign and Slow Death of CitizenshipManaging Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited, who indicated plans to ro
Prepaid Water Meters in Ghana - the Decay of the Sovereign and Slow Death of Citizenship
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited, who indicated plans to rollout a "pay before consumption of water" policy. He will pay for, import and install sophisticated automatic gadgets that are able to identify households that show... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversaryand Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy o
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
and Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast region. U.S. Department of Education officials, who have worked closely with impacted school districts on education reform and rebuilding efforts, will... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversaryand Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy o
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
and Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast region. U.S. Department of Education officials, who have worked closely with impacted school districts on education reform and rebuilding efforts, will... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversaryand Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy o
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
and Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast region. U.S. Department of Education officials, who have worked closely with impacted school districts on education reform and rebuilding efforts, will... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversaryand Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy o
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 8 days ago
and Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast region. U.S. Department of Education officials, who have worked closely with impacted school districts on education reform and rebuilding efforts, will... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversaryand Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy o
Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
and Texas as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast region. U.S. Department of Education officials, who have worked closely with impacted school districts on education reform and rebuilding efforts, will... Read more
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MLive.com
Michigan universities try to close study abroad gap between minority, white studentsone problem: Money. McMullen relied on a combination of Pell grants, student l
Michigan universities try to close study abroad gap between minority, white students
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
one problem: Money. McMullen relied on a combination of Pell grants, student loans and other financial aid to pay for her education. Going abroad, she thought, was simply beyond her means. But McMullen lucked out. Through the help of advisors,... Read more
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