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Teen Mentors Inspire Healthier Choices in Younger Children

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:54.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An obesity intervention taught by teen mentors in Appalachian elementary schools resulted in weight loss, lower blood pressure and healthy lifestyle changes among the younger students learning the curriculum, according to a new study.
In contrast, children taught the same lessons by adults in a traditional classroom saw no changes in their health outcomes.
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Improving Literacy and Math: Two Programs with Potentially Positive Effects

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 January 2013 16:12.

What works for improving literacy and math skills? The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has reviewed the research on the Talent Development Middle Grades Program and enVisionMATH and finds that both programs have potentially positive impacts. The Talent Development Middle Grades Program is a comprehensive reform model for large urban middle schools that aims to improve student achievement by transforming the structure and curriculum.
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What to Watch Out for When Donating to Charity

Written by StatePoint on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:49.

Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. According to Giving USA, a research institute that publishes data and trends on charitable giving, Americans contributed more than $298.42 billion to charities in 2011. While your heart may guide you to a particular charity, don’t just hand over your hard-earned money without getting some information. Though all charities purport to be doing good work, some organizations have less than stellar track records. Just as you would scrutinize a financial investment, so should you examine a charity to ensure your money makes the biggest impact possible.

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Five Teamwork Strategies to Prevail Over Any Challenge

Written by StatePoint on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:44.

An extraordinary level of teamwork, cooperation, trust, planning and execution can equal your survival and triumph in the face of perilous conditions. No clearer were these principles tested than when the crew of the AFR Midnight Rambler, facing hurricane-force winds and monstrous waves, piloted their tiny vessel through the storm to win the Sydney Hobart Race, known as the “Everest of ocean racing.”

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ACLU Submits Statement for Landmark Senate Hearing on School Discipline

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:15.

WASHINGTON – Congress can help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline with legislation that would promote positive alternatives to punitive and exclusionary school discipline practices that plague many classrooms around the country, the American Civil Liberties Union will urge a Senate committee. The ACLU submitted a statement for a groundbreaking hearing to be held tomorrow by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on the impact of overly severe school discipline. “We commend Sen. Durbin for convening this groundbreaking hearing and we hope that the next Congress will enact legislation to prevent discriminatory and extreme discipline practices that disproportionately harm students of color and students with disabilities,” said Laura Murphy, Director of ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.
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Student Loan Problems Mirror those of Mortgages

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:56.

An adage counsels, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to consumer debt, that advice is also a truism. After years of mortgage borrowers complaining about servicing – or the lack thereof – it appears that problems student loan borrowers face are remarkably similar.
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SLCC Student Learns Valuable Legal Lessons in D.C. Intern Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:34.

Salt Lake Community College has launched an internship program to help connect students with a range of educational opportunities. The program is focused on providing students with internships in the Washington, D.C. area, but are not limited to political internships. Students select internships that align with their area of study; the College helps to facilitate the process of securing the internships.

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Two Fayetteville State University Student Teams Finalists in UNC Social Business Competition: One Team Wins 2nd Place

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:43.

Fayetteville State University and UNC-Chapel Hill were the only two institutions among the 17 in the UNC system to have both of their teams make it to the final round of the UNC Social Business Conference competition held on Thursday, September 27th.  The Social Business Conference was hosted by the UNC General Administration on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.  Each UNC institution was allowed two teams to compete and present their proposals on a social entrepreneurial business idea for a business that has one or more objectives that addresses societal needs. Thirty-one teams presented at the conference, resulting in 9 finalists who competed in the second round.

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New Teacher Video Available from The Nation’s Report Card: Introducing NAEP to Teachers

Written by Institute of Education Sciences on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:15.

Teachers play an integral role in the lives of students, and their encouragement makes a big difference. This new video from the National Center for Education Statistics can be used as a resource for school staff to learn more about the impact of NAEP, the online resources that are available to them, and the strategies they can use to motivate students to try their best on the assessment.

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