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Educational Researcher Devoted to “Report of the National Early Literacy Panel”

The May 2010 issue of Educational Researcher provides a significant scholarly review of Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. Educational Researcher is one of six journals published by the American Educational Research Association. In the special

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Researcher Considers The Role Of Morality In Modern Economic Theory

The worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the “Great Recession,” has caused researchers to rethink traditional economic theories of financial markets and the corporate world. Even renowned financial theorist Michael

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Your Money Really Matters

Having free will, we are in constant conflict between our needs and our wants. The battle continuously rages for our resources, our time and our relationships. The enemy is omnipresent and constantly attacks us. We are being subjected to a

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Cyber Education: Achieving Obama’s Vision

President Barack Obama has said that America faces “few more urgent challenges than preparing our children to compete in a global economy.” Being able to understand and make use of the world’s vast telecommunications infrastructure is certainly part of that

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Olin Business School Launches Competition for Journalists

“Strategic change” is the focus of a new journalism prize that aims to raise awareness of what makes successful companies tick. The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis announces the creation of the Olin Corporate Strategy Prize

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Housing Needs to Evolve for Aging Population

One major aspect missing from recent health care reform conversations is housing, especially with regard to the aging population of the United States, according to three University of Arkansas researchers who have collaborated on a new book: Just Below the

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More B-Schools Need to Focus on Emerging Markets

In response to the changes ushered in by the rise of emerging markets like India and China (such as the pervasiveness of outsourcing of manufacturing-and-services-type work to those countries) business schools have created new courses or revised existing ones, and

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Entrepreneurship Educators To Meet At Babson College May 31-June 4

Entrepreneurship educators from around the world will join real-life entrepreneurs to learn about entrepreneurship content and pedagogy at the 2010 Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) May 31-June 4, 2010 at Babson College. The intensive five-day program explores the entrepreneurial

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New Utah School District a Test of Leadership Skills

A look at the nearly museum-pristine office of Canyons school district Superintendent David S. Doty makes clear he spends very little time in it. The superintendent of Utah’s first new district in nearly 100 years has a community full of

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Senior Class Gift Eases Debt Burden for Freshmen

According to the Higher Education Research Institute, more first-year college students have concerns about their ability to pay for college than at any time in the last 40 years, and these concerns reflect the impact of the recession on entering

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As College Graduates Hit the Workforce, So Do More Entitlement-Minded Workers

As thousands of Generation Y college graduates flood the workforce this spring, the nation’s employers may want to brace themselves for a new crop of entitlement-minded workers. Research conducted by Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at the University of

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Texas Tech Expert: Kagan Likely To Receive Confirmation, Political Standing Not Quite Clear

Barring a scandal or other bizarre circumstances between now and the vote to confirm Elena Kagan as the Supreme Court Justice to replace John Paul Stevens, one Texas Tech University political science expert says Kagan’s confirmation appears almost a given.

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Research News—April/May 2010

Promoting Collaborative Healthcare through Simulation-Nursing & medical  students most often learn separately. When they graduate, they may be less than fully prepared to work collaboratively in the high-risk healthcare environment.

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Stylish Shade on Summer Days

In observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun.

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Hospital Summer Program Connects Teens with Patients and New Skills

They have glue on their fingers and smiles on their faces; crayons spread before them and kids crowded around them. It’s all part of a day’s work for the Volunteens of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Ready, Set , Go to College

Leaving home for college is an exciting and monumental event in a young adult’s life. And though it may seem overwhelming at times, the transition from homebody high school student to independent college freshman needn’t be a stressful one.

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Reading Programs Yield Few Gains in Comprehension

Federal study of supplemental programs  are intended to improve students’ reading comprehension has found that only one of the three programs examined actually did so. The report, released May 5, focuses on the second & final yr of research into

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First Lady: Math, Science Important to Nation

First lady Michelle Obama told middle and high school science teams Monday that the nation will need their skills and enthusiasm to prosper. Mrs. Obama visited the Energy Department’s National Science Bowl and read bonus questions during the middle school

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Greenlining Institute Summit: College, Early Vision Keys to Finding Right Career Path

The second panel of the day focused on the importance of not just work or jobs, but actual careers, to achieve the American Dream.The title of the panel was “Creating Opportunities to Achieve the American Dream,” and began with an

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Pew Hispanic Center Report Sheds Light On Ilegal Immigration Debate

On the heels of a controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center report released this week sheds some new light on the effectiveness of immigration efforts, as well as the Hispanic experience in America.

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Wal-Mart Teaches Florida Teens About Entrepeneurship

As they try to kick start one-person companies, a small group of student-entrepreneurs got a behind-the-scenes look at how the world’s largest retailer does business. A dozen students from Miami’s Jackson Senior High School toured the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hialeah

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Bill Gates Talks Makin’ the World a Healthier Place

Entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates received the Bower Award for Business Leadership on Thursday from the Franklin Institute. Earlier in the day, he spent 30 minutes answering questions from a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter on such diverse issues as global health, nuclear energy

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Employment and Insurance: No Guarantee for Better Health

Having health insurance does not mean workers will take advantage of immunizations, cancer screenings and other preventive health services, a new study finds. “Employment and insurance do not guarantee better health outcomes,” said lead study author M. Courtney Hughes, Ph.D.,

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Tips How to Generate Traffic For Your Website

It is the primary objective of any sector to bring in revenue from paid customers. This is the rule of online marketing and you should adhere to it. Your target is to get web traffic and you may also need

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All-Boys Charter Sending Whole Class to College

But the Urban Prep charter school, located in the city’s tough Englewood neighborhood, has produced a very different statistic. In March, the school, which is made up of young African-American men, announced that all 107 boys in its first graduating

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Obama Makes Diversity Top Priority in Choosing Next Supreme Court Nominee

With Justice John Paul Steven, the last Protestant on the Supreme Court, just months away from retirement, the White House says President Obama is considering a more diverse pool of candidates , including whites, blacks and Hispanics – men and

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Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on ‘Personalized Medicine’ on May 14

Anyone who has gone to a doctor is familiar with the process of providing a medical history. However, until recently it has been difficult for physicians to share with each other their personal observations and intuitions that allow others to

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Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks laid to rest in Memphis

Former head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was an outspoken activist for racial equality and justice.African-American jurist and pioneering civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks has died at the age of 85, following a long

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Experts Available to Share Job Seeking Tips for New and Recent Graduates

Faculty and staff experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to share their insight on job-seeking strategies for new graduates, the role of social media in job seeking, trends in campus recruiting, the link between education and

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The Benefits Of Entrepreneurship

In times when opportunities to earn money from jobs are less, you got to make opportunities for yourself through entrepreneurship. The benefits of entrepreneurship toward the economy and toward the entrepreneur himself or herself are tremendous. Starting out small and

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Annual Quality and Disparities Reports Include Data on Rates of Health Care-Associated Infections, Obesity and Health Insurance

Improvements in patient safety continue to lag, according to the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued recently by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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UC Berkeley’s Annual Real Estate Conference Features Topic-Driven Panels and an Economic Forecast by Keynote Ken Rosen

Has the market finally hit bottom? How will bank-held foreclosures affect prices? Buy, sell, resurrecting the lending industry – join the current discussion over the health and future of residential and commercial real estate at the 15th Annual Spring Real

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Don’t Let the Corporations Steal Our Voice

Throughout the Black struggle for justice and equality, few things have meant more than the ability to speak out and to speak forcefully.  Whether it was David Walker’s Appeal for action against the horrors of slavery published in 1829, the

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How to Use Entrepreneurship for Social Good: A Unique Class

In a new Social Venture Creation course at the University of Michigan, students who want to make the world a better place are learning hands-on how to use market principles to solve society’s challenges.

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Secret Society Mentoring Brings Financial Freedom, Health, Wellness and Happiness to Average Joe

Financial freedom can be yours. Experts that have walked the walk themselves and made it big are ready to help. Did I say big? I’m talking about the biggest. Billionaires, royalty and celebrities who have been in secret societies like

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Can D.C. Merit Pay Plan for Teachers Deliver?

The big news out of Washington D.C. last week was the tentative deal reached between unionized teachers and reform advocates that avoided a high-noon showdown. By consenting to tie compensation largely – although not completely – to improved standardized test

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Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial Opportunities

The Babson College MBA Healthcare & Life Sciences Club will hold its 7th annual industry forum on April 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at Babson College. The recently passed healthcare legislation is a watershed moment for the industry and

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Success is Not By Accident

In the context of tremendous change in the economy and labor market, many people are deciding that selfemployment is the right choice for them. People work for themselves when there are too few jobs, or not the right kinds of

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How the Current Economy Has Changed Consumer Behaviors

Since the economy began its downward spiral into recession in early 2008, we have seen changes in consumer behaviors and habits. Studies have shown that mindsets have shifted and that the current consumer is a very different person than the

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Funding Your Internet Business

Some people will tell you that you need to invest thousands of pounds in a website. Others will tell you that you then have to spend hundreds of pounds on advertising. And of course there are products and a myriad

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The Role of Online Business Resources That You Should Know in Making an Important Impact to Your Online Business

In an online business, it is essential to know the resources that you will need in starting your business. These resources can help you in deciding whether or not to push through the online business that you have chosen.

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Roll-Out of Proven HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention with Teens by Community Groups Successful

An approach designed to reduce HIV/STDs previously used exclusively by academic researchers has successfully been implemented by community-based organizations (CBOs), an important component in national strategies to curtail the spread of HIV, meaning far more “at risk” youths can be

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School Funding Disparities Against taxpayers in low-income communities

CHICAGO (NNPA) – The Illinois  education funding system is discriminatory against taxpayers in low-income communities, according to a suit filed by two homeowners. Paul Carr and Ron Newell, the plaintiffs, contend property taxes are higher in poorer neighborhoods than those

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The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town

“Few civil rights are as central to the cause of human freedom as equal educational opportunity.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered that remark earlier this month in announcing his department’s renewed commitment to civil rights in American classrooms. He also

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Enduring Images Captured the Conscience of the Nation

A powerful collection of Civil Rights-era photographs is on display now through August 2010 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. If you can’t organize a class trip to the museum, consider taking your students on a virtual tour of the era.

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Tough Job Market Can Mean Good News for New College Graduates

Although this year’s cohort of college graduates is facing one of the toughest job markets in decades, they actually have an advantage over other job seekers, according to Andy Chan, vice president of career development at Wake Forest University. They

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First-Year Babson College Undergraduate Students Launch 16 New Businesses

All first-year Babson College undergraduate students have developed businesses for teams of thirty students as part of the required Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course.

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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Rejoins The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management to Foster Diversity

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley has rejoined The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Haas School Dean Rich Lyons announced today. The Consortium, an alliance of leading American business schools and corporations aimed at

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In Black-Brown Economic War: Virgin Islands Governor Tells How He is Winning – So Far

U. S Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh is proclaiming at least a temporary victory this week as he tells how he steered his island out of the brink of bankruptcy into economic stability despite relentless political attacks from Puerto Rico

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