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Alabama schools violating federal law by discouraging enrollment of immigrants

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 June 2014 16:42.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today notified 96 Alabama school systems that their enrollment practices violate federal prohibitions against denying or discouraging the enrollment of children based on their immigration status or that of their parents. In many cases, school enrollment forms require a Social Security number or a U.S. birth certificate, without explaining that such disclosure, under federal law, is voluntary and not necessary for enrollment. The SPLC also urged Alabama School Superintendent Thomas R. Bice to ensure that all schools within the state’s 135 districts comply with federal mandates by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Promoting American Indian Studies through Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 June 2014 15:51.

Author provides academicians with an effective guide for an American Indian Studies Program in colleges and universities. TUCSON, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- True to its mission statement, the American Indian Studies Program Guide presents a conceptual framework for students to gain knowledge of a spiritual, ecological and holistic way of life that has existed for thousands of years in Native North America. Through this book, Dr. Byron Lee Blackwell provides an outline for college educators and administrators to develop degree programs focusing on American Indian Studies, with an eye toward creating leaders for Indian communities.

“Diary of a Failure” by Eric McNeal Helps Teens and Young Adults Overcome Failure

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:56.

Everyone loves to talk about their successes, and bookstores are loaded with volumes about how to achieve success. Seminars and workshops teach people how to succeed at work, at love, at weight loss, at fitness, and at life in general. Experts are ready to tell you exactly how to live your life, from when to get up in the morning and what to eat for breakfast to how to ensure a good night’s sleep, in order to succeed. But there is one detail no one likes to dwell on, although it is essential to success. That is failure. For many, discussing failure is taboo.Is true success the ability to keep learning from your failures and trying again? How can one do that? These are the questions tackled by Eric McNeal in his just released book Diary of a Failure: The Art of Failing Your Way to Success.

Preschool Teacher Depression Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:01.

Study suggests unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests. The study identified one contributing factor to this link: a poor-quality atmosphere in the child care setting that exists as a result of the teacher’s depressive symptoms. In this study, “teacher” refers to both classroom instructors and in-home child care providers. Researchers conducted the study using data from a large national study that collected family information primarily from low-income, single-mother households.

RIP! A REMIX MANIFESTO

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 21 February 2014 15:26.

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In RIP! A REMIX MANIFESTO filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride. Which side of the ideas war are you on? Find out after watching RIP!

Business Survival 101: Put a Woman in Charge

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 February 2014 18:57.

ITHACA, N.Y. — The key to long-term survival for many businesses is having a woman in charge, according to Cornell University researchers.Many businesses survive longer under female ownership, according to research by Michele Williams, assistant professor of organizational behavior in the ILR School, and Arturs Kalnins, associate professor of strategy at the School of Hotel Administration. “We find that female-owned businesses consistently out-survive male-owned businesses in many industries and areas,” said Michele Williams, assistant professor of organizational behavior in Cornell’s ILR School. “Our study contributes to the debate about gender and business ownership by going beyond typical questions asked by researchers and policymakers.We explore the often-ignored third possibility – that female-owned businesses systematically out-survive male owned-business in specific industrial sectors and regions.”