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Morning Video: "Cultural Competency" Teacher Prep Program Includes Homestay

On PBS last night, a segment about a small seven year-old program in Chicago that attempts to prepare teachers (mostly white) for kids and communities they're likely to teach in (mostly black and brown) -- including a cross-cultural homestay program. Roughly half of Chicago teachers are white, while less than 10 percent of Chicago students are.

Are you contacting your donors too often? (See the surprising answer!)

Most fundraisers are haunted by the belief that they might be chasing donors away by asking for gifts too often. Good news: There's little evidence that this happens. In fact, you're much more likely to be losing donors because you ask too infrequently. Show More Summary

AM News: Loosened Teacher Licensing, Vergara Followup, Inadequate Refugee Education, & More

States Loosen Teacher-Licensure Rules Amid Shortage Fears… Despite Vergara Ruling, Teacher-Tenure Battles Set to Heat Up - Education Week FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in...Show More Summary

Texas Sues County for Banning Guns from Courthouse

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing a Houston-area county for barring licensed gun owners from entering its main courthouse carrying a firearm.

Motion Picture Academy renews TV rights deal, keeping Oscars on Disney's ABC through 2028

The ABC television network is extending its glittery Oscar run through 2028. The Walt Disney Co. broadcast network and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that they had renewed their domestic TV rights deal for an additional eight years, keeping the Oscar telecast firmly...

US/Chinese study wheat bran digestibility in pigs

Research conducted by US and Chinese researchers is helping to determine the nutritional value of wheat bran in diets fed to pigs. More inclusion of wheat bran meant less energy available for pigs.

Iowa Veteran Gets Probation in Stolen Valor Charge Case

22 minutes agoMilitary / US Military : Army News

A 70-year-old man has been sentenced to five years' probation for buying or trying to buy congressional military decorations and medals without proper authorization.

3D Printing of Soft Shape-Memory Devices

23 minutes agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design developed a technique for 3D printing of shape-memory objects. Shape-memory is a property of some materials, allowing them to snap back to a certain shape after being deformed. Show More Summary

Mid-Day Sounder Starts September 12th

  The long-awaited mid-day Sounder round-trip will begin a week from Monday, on September 12. Perhaps more accurately described as “shoulder peak” than mid-day, the new trip will leave Lakewood at 10:18am for a 11:31 Seattle arrival, with a 3-hour layover before departing Seattle at 2:32pm for a 3:45 arrival in Lakewood. The service will utilize […]

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 31 August 2016

24 minutes agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Despite all that is going on at World Water Week Josh has come through with his weekly water jobs! As a PDF: Download 30 August 2016 - JWJ As a Word doc: Download 30 August 2016 - JWJ Check out his website for all the jobs. His jobs are on...

A Challenging Future Awaits Libraries Able to Change [From 2001]

Topic: Academic Libraries Libraries Conclusions from the International Summer School on the Digital Library Fundamental changes are occurring in society, education, technology and publishing. If academic/research libraries want to survive, they must also change. Show More Summary

Dulles Toll Road Driver “Unfairly Accused” in Unpaid Toll Case

The Washington Post reports that a Virginia law student was caught up in a “bureaucratic nightmare” as $26 in unpaid Dulles Toll Road tolls “became a potential judgment of $8,334.” The report adds, “A Fairfax County judge recently dropped...Show More Summary

Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Project Meeting Draws Opponents

Elgin Courier-News staffs a public meeting on the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge project that focused on the opposition to the toll project. The report notes, “The Kane County Department of Transportation recently completed an Environmental Assessment reevaluation required by the Federal Highway Administration. Show More Summary

Creative Calls Are Crucial

28 minutes agoIndustries / Media : A Photo Editor

Creative calls are a crucial part of the process and can shape opinions along the way. I go into each bidding process knowing that we could end up with any of the three shooters. Work alone probably won’t get the award; it’s very much about what you bring to the table on the creative calls […]

Woody Allen Sums Up Press Junkets

30 minutes agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

The Guardian's Catherine Shourd gets lucky.

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