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Glad to be an alumnus

Thanks to Professor Ernst Berndt for inviting me to address his class, "Economics of the Health Care Industries," at MIT's Sloan School of Management tonight. There were lots of great questions from the group of graduate and undergraduate students. Show More Summary

Roundup: Anti-Abortion Bills Pass Utah House

Two anti-abortion bills pass Utah house; Pittsburgh school administrator consider comprehensive sex ed; arguing for abortion rights as human rights; Rep. Diana DeGette decries "politicization of sex;" anti-choice groups focus on Prevention First; Namibia welcomes Obama's repeal of the global gag rule.

Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet to play Louisville

Seems like a no-brainer, since 1/4 of the group (Ben Sollee) is from Louisville. UofL’s School of Music roped in the critically acclaimed group — which includes Bela Fleck — for a performance at the Comstock Concert Hall February 15. I’ve never seen AW&SQ, but I’ve been told some very good things about their performance. [...]

Win for the Governor

It’s a big one from the AG’s Office. In a blow to a group of rural school systems challenging the way Georgia funds education, the state attorney general said Tuesday that the nonprofit corporation created by the districts violates state law. The Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia filed a lawsuit against the state in 2004, [...]

“I Want Congress to Stop Divorce”

This was my dumb request in response to another. Read below. NEWS: Group Wants Congress to Close Achievement Gap for Black Students The Campaign for High School Equity, a national coalition of civil rights organizations focused on high school reform, is looking to Congress during Black History Month to take the action necessary to close the achievement [...]

Taking a Large Group of 10-Year-Olds to Munich

6 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

A school principal is leading a group of 30 ten year olds to Munich, Germany for a week.

Obama Makes Unannounced Visit to Charter School

"We wanted to get out of the White House," President Obama told a group of second grade students who he visited on a day when two appointees withdrew their names from consideration for top administration jobs.

With Medical School Enrollment Expanding For The First Time In 30 Years, Medical Leaders Urge Educators To Institute Curricula Reform Now

Calling this period "an unparalleled opportunity" for change, an influential group of medical leaders today urged the nation's medical schools to reform their educational model because it too often fails to give new physicians the right mix of competencies and experiences to practice medicine effectively.

Hectic Week

I’m sitting at Wellington airport waiting for a plane to Nelson, having just flown back from Melbourne where I’ve been working with the MEC cluster of schools in Melbourne’s North West. A great group of schools and teachers, doing some really innovative stuff across a range of educational areas. At their cluster conference day they [...]

Medical Schools Must Reform How They Train Physicians

Calling this period "an unparalleled opportunity" for change, an influential group of medical leaders today urged the nation's medical schools to reform their educational model because it too often fails to give new physicians the right mix of competencies and experiences to practice medicine effectively.

School Board Closes Schools, Security Removes Head of Local NAACP, Group Threaten Lawsuits for Discrimination

6 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The crowd is screaming, four police are on hand, and the mood is volatile in the Seattle school-district headquarters in SoDo. Hundreds of people are chanting from the lobby into the open doors of the school-board chambers—“School board, just face it. Show More Summary

Teen Climate Champ Warms Schools to Solar Power

photo courtesy of the British Council Seventeen-year-old Climate Champion Adam Raudonis is the head of Students for Solar Schools, a grassroots organization that aims to outfit high schools with solar panels. The pupil-led group is currently...Show More Summary

SchoolNet raises $13 million to further support school districts

Developers of instructional software for K12 school districts, SchoolNet Inc has raised $13 million in Series D. The round was led by Carlyle Group with returning Ascend Ventures, Hamilton Lane and NY State Common Retirement Fund. The firm has raised an overall $41 million in funding. Show More Summary

New Cyberhomes Blog Adds Social Media Features

Cyberhomes brand new blog has embraced social media. Readers can now easily bookmark and send stories to select groups via Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. [For those old school print folks who like to take printouts with them, all posts offer printer friendly versions.] Cyberhomes recognizes it’s not only about the content [...]

Pack Half Workshop: Blood Bowl

I’ve been playing in a Blood Bowl league for the past year or so with a group of guys I haven’t otherwise been much in contact with since high school. As we get together on the second Sunday of each month, I frequently find myself thinking, this game should be better. It’s not that I don’t [...]

Close Up program at Decatur High School going to Inauguration.

DECATUR, Ga. -- Students from across Georgia are getting ready to go to Washington for the Obama Inauguration, with their families, and with school and church groups.Thirty-three of them are with the Close Up program at Decatur High School. Show More Summary

New Media Journalism Gets $5 Million from Knight Foundation

The projects range from developing a Web site for an existing publication covering Philadelphia public schools to the creation of a community problem-solving group in Minnesota....

Top U.S. Global Health Researcher to Push for More U.S. Support

James W. Kazura, M.D., Professor of International Health and Medicine, and Director, Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been selected to join a group of 25 experts in global health research who will advocate for greater U.S. investment in global health research.

WP to print 2.7 million inauguration specials over two days

Poynter Online | Editor & Publisher To sell those papers, the Post is employing everyone from the homeless to a group of students from the Sidwell Friends School, reports Steve Myers. A typical hawker will make 40 cents for each sale. Show More Summary

Texas has a problem

6 years agoAcademics : Pharyngula

It's not good news for Texas children in the public school system. A new survey released by the nonprofit group Texans Care for Children shows that one out of every three Texas students may not make their way across the graduation stage...Show More Summary

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