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Archive: August, 2012

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Shortage of educated workers boosts US unemployment, study shows

News from The Seattle Times: Originally published August 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM | Page modified August 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM WASHINGTON — Mismatches in supply and demand for educated workers boost U.S. unemployment and add as much as 2 percentage points to the jobless rates for some cities, according to the Brookings Institution. [...]

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Starting off young: Teachers agree arts education must begin in elementary school

News from Crestview News Bulletin: Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series on arts education in our schools. Click here to see part one and here to see part three. A strong visual and performing arts education is proven to improve students’ academic performance in other classes. Providing arts instruction as early [...]

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Experts focus on lay boards’ emerging role in Catholic education

News from National Catholic Reporter: Aug. 28, 2012 Jesuit Fr. Stephen Katsouros, director of the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership SAN FRANCISCO — As religious communities in the U.S. and Canada hand over to lay boards the leadership of their Catholic schools, these boards are being called to exercise far more than traditional fiduciary responsibilities. [...]

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Poverty Drives College Attainment Gaps: Education Department Report

News from Huffington Post: New information from the federal government is the latest to show tremendous gaps in college attainment between socioeconomic [...]

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Higher Education Reform in Motion

News from Huffington Post: It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. As we have shown in our first three posts in this series on higher education, there is much necessity. This necessity has spawned “inventions” and innovations ranging from system changes at the federal, state and local levels to individual initiatives. In [...]

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Emulex Launches ‘Why I/O Is Strategic’ Education Series – Sacramento Bee

News from Emulex Launches ‘Why I/O Is Strategic’ Education Series – Sacramento Bee: SAN FRANCISCO and COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ — VMWORLD – Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that it has teamed with leading industry analysts, including Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), IDC, Evaluator Group and 451 Research, to demonstrate the strategic [...]

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Obama, Romney Spar Over Private Sector’s Role In Education

News from Huffington Post: By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education. Making a bid for young [...]

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Sailor Becomes First Black Female to Earn Three-Star-Rank

News from The Moderate Voice: Aug 25, 2012 by DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist Vice Adm. Michelle Howard (U.S. Navy photo) Update: More from the U.S. Navy — An inspiring story written by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phil Beaufort, U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs: With a career highlighted by firsts, the path to [...]

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Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Wants Better Education for Latinos About PEDs

News from Fox News: SAN FRANCISCO –  Atlanta Braves’ manager Fredi González believes that Latino players need to be better educated about the dangers and risks of performance enhancing drugs.  Gonzalez also said Friday he would be in favor of stricter penalties — perhaps even a one-year ban — for those who are caught breaking [...]

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Obama emphasizes the importance of education at Las Vegas rally

News from Examiner.com: President Barack Obama was in North Las Vegas, Nevada this morning, August 22, 2012, where he gave a stirring 20 minute speech on education at Canyon Springs High School. President Obama emphasized the importance of education for our nation’s children and its economy saying, “there is nothing more important to our country’s [...]

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