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Archive: March, 2013

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Buddy Collins Nominated To Plum North Carolina Education Post, Despite Anti …

News from Huffington Post: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) recently nominated Buddy Collins to the State Board of Education. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) WASHINGTON — One of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) nominees for t……………. continues on Huffington Post >>> Read the full article Related News: Moral Principles in EducationThis anthology is a thorough [...]

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Jump-start your career! 10 essential education and job websites

News from PCWorld: Unless you’re well-born, insanely talented, or just plain lucky, education is a prerequisite for a fulfilling career. But in 2013, the term “education” takes on a whole new meaning, thanks in large part to the vast wealth of training, career research, and all-around learning resources available online. You’ll be amazed by the [...]

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Deaths on the highway prompt safety education by N.J. Turnpike Authority

News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: A spate of accidents on the Garden State Parkway prompted the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to increase enforcement, engineering and education efforts. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger   Too many young men were dying late at night on weekends on the Garden State Parkway. So the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which [...]

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CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship …

News from TechCrunch: Back in October, CreativeLive pulled back the curtain on its live broadcast platform for creative entrepreneurs with the announcement that it had raised $ 7.5 million from Greylock. This month, it added $ 500K more to its Series A with a host of prominent investors joining the round, including Creative Artists Agency, [...]

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Supreme Court adds Michigan higher education case to affirmative action review

News from Fox News: The Supreme Court building in Washington.AP The Supreme Court announced Monday it would include a Michigan law that would bar public universities from considering race as an admissions factor in its review of affirmative action in higher education. The high court is already considering whether the University of Texas violated the [...]

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A Baseball Education Under the Sun

News from New York Times: We are in the family car, sometime in the 1950s, somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line. Burma Shave signs still marked the two-lane highways between New York and Florida, and the South of the Border motel had beds that vibrated for 25 cents and were the highlight of the drive [...]

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McGraw-Hill Closes $2.4 Billion Education Unit Sale to Apollo

News from Bloomberg: McGraw-Hill Cos. completed the sale of its education unit to Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) for $ 2.4 billion in cash. Some of the proceeds from the transaction will fund share buybacks, the New York-based firm said in a statement today distributed by PRNewswire. The remaining company, to be renamed McGraw Hill [...]

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Offering the Best Education to Our Most Vulnerable Students

News from Huffington Post: Our children are not experiments and should not be treated as such. The House is considering an approach referred to as the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) that has no data to show it is a proven success. It absolutely disgusts me to think that members of the Michigan House would jeopardize [...]

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Pre-K Provider Stole Millions, State Audit Says

News from New York Times: One of New York City’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities illegally diverted millions in taxpayer financing to a girls’ religious school, summer camps and a kosher supermarket owned by the group’s officers and board members, state auditors said on Monday. The auditors were unable to [...]

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Bill expanding sex-education gets initial approval from Senate, sparks debates …

News from The Denver Channel: DENVER – A bill expanding sex-education standards won initial approval in the state Senate Friday, sparking debates about abstinence, teen sex and more. House Bill 1081 would require parents to opt students out of sex-education instead of opting in, as is current law, according to the Denver Post. The bill [...]

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