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Summer School Cancellation Stirs Deep Concern in South L.A.

Written by By Leiloni De Gruy, Special from the Los Angeles WAVE on Friday, 12 June 2009 14:47.

LOS ANGELES (NNPA) - More than 225,000 Los Angeles Unified School District families with elementary and middle school students will be forced to find alternatives to summer school this year, following an announcement that the session would be canceled due to declining revenues and the state budget deficit. The move, which is expected to save LAUSD roughly $34 million, will result in the district offering summer school and intersession at a reduced number of high schools, and solely for credit recovery — meaning only an estimated 74,000 students who need the courses to meet graduation requirements are eligible.

Stimulus Dollars Lift Hopes for Teen Jobs This Summer

Written by Pharoh Martin, National Correspondent on Friday, 19 June 2009 15:05.

Stimulus Dollars Lift Hopes for Teen Jobs This SummerWASHINGTON (NNPA) - As summer heats up and yields thousands of unemployed teenagers anxious for a break from school and looking for something to do, Black leaders and state governments are hoping that President Obama's investment in youth initiatives will help put them to work ñ boosting the economy and away from crime.

Supreme Court Decision Important to Employment Testing Profession

Written by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) on Friday, 03 July 2009 15:32.

Supreme Court Decision Important to Employment Testing ProfessionThroughout the Ricci v. DeStefano case, great attention has been paid to the nature and validity of the promotional exam given to New Haven’s firefighters. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision, various news outlets have interviewed the firefighters, city officials and legal experts on the case, but few have sought comments from the designers and scientists who are among those instrumental in developing these employment tests.

Beating Bullies: Seeking New Solutions to Youth Violence

Written by Saint Joseph's University on Friday, 03 July 2009 15:37.

Beating Bullies: Seeking New Solutions to Youth ViolenceSally Black, RN, Ph.D., associate professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was particularly happy to see the American Association of Pediatrics’ newly released policy statement on preventing youth violence. She was even more elated that for the first time ever the statement specifically addresses the issue of bullying, which Black has long been researching and advocating against.

It Pays to Be Nice: Rudeness in the Workplace Comes with a Hefty Price Tag

Written by University of Southern California on Friday, 31 July 2009 14:44.

University of Southern California Your mother was right: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Even in Corporate America, where just being nice can save a company millions of dollars. USC Marshall School of Business professor Christine Porath discovered that employee rudeness hurts the bottom line while researching" The Cost of Bad Behavior: How Incivility is Damaging Your Business and What to Do About It," which published July 9. She co-wrote the book with Christine Pearson, who is a professor of management at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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