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Archive: September, 2012

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How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving …

News from TechCrunch: Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy; it can [...]

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Washington state Board of Education pushes schools to replace their Native …

News from Fox News: The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots. In the past decade, about 10 schools have given up their Indian mascots. But another 50, including tribal schools, are holding fast to their nicknames as warriors, braves, redskins and red devils. [...]

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Barnes: Education the answer to racism

News from ESPN: By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent John Barnes has told ESPN that “we are all unconscious racists” and said the punishments handed to Luis Suarez and John Terry are not the answer to ridding football of racism. PA PhotosJohn Terry was found guilty by the FA of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand • Terry found [...]

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Education reform: still leaving our kids behind

News from The Seattle Times: Originally published September 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM | Page modified September 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM WASHINGTON – The new movie “Won’t Back Down” is to public education what Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was to the meatpacking industry — a needed spotlight, but not for the squeamish. In this [...]

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Education overstated for future CEO of Abbott spinoff

News from Chicago Tribune: For at least a six-year period ending in 2007, Abbott Laboratories falsely stated in federal regulatory filings the educational background of Richard Gonzalez, the prospective chief executive of the pharmaceutical company it plans to spin off Jan. 1. Gonzalez, Abbott’s senior vice president of global pharmaceuticals, who in October was named [...]

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Ginal understands importance of education

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Education quashes misconceptions about sex

News from Chicago Sun-Times: BY DR. LAURA BERMAN drberman@bermancenter.com September 25, 2012 9:25AM FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he [...]

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At secretive session, North Korea’s parliament passes a law expanding public …

News from Washington Post: PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s parliament convened Tuesday for the second time in six months, passing a law that adds one year of compulsory education for children in the socialist nation, the first publicly-announced policy change under leader Kim Jong Un. The Supreme People’s Assembly’s second meeting of the year [...]

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Department of Education to make morning-after-pill available at 13 high …

News from New York Daily News: The Education Department will make the Plan B emergency contraceptive available to girls at 13 public schools in New York City.  NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City Department of Education is making the morning-after-pill available to high school girls at 13 public schools. The DOE says girls [...]

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Suu Kyi, Burma’s opposition leader, talks importance of youth activism, education

News from CU Columbia Spectator: Renowned Burmese dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took the stage at the Columbia World Leaders Forum Saturday afternoon with a clear message: Young people are key in bringing about political change.­ Students filled the rotunda of Low Library to listen to Suu Kyi’s discussion with NBC News correspondent Ann [...]

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