There's a big national push to get US kids to learn how to code computer programs going on, as you may have noticed (see Google News roundup here). You know, there are lots of programming jobs out there, and we need more American kids to program the drones and teachbots of the future. Show More Summary
Demi Lovato says she was out of control, Chicago cracks down on e-cigs, nation's drug czar warns against toking and driving, and Brandi Glanville admits to using cocaine.
What are you reading this morning, Blue Jersey? Wage fairness & Black Friday protests Allison Kilkenny reports on the Secaucus protest at Walmart for The Nation and the arrests of 13 people, one of the largest Black Friday protests in the country. Show More Summary
Thirty-two nations may be celebrating World Cup qualification, but all is not well in international football. The looming tournament brings with it its own stresses and concerns, as managers fight for their jobs, players compete forShow More Summary
In the news: Taxpayers won't fund a Nationals Stadium roof, firefighter injured in Northeast D.C., and eight spas shut down over prostitution charges. [ more › ]
Wealthy College Endowments Keep Increasing The endowments of the nation's wealthiest universities continue to soar. Stanford University reported this week that its endowment grew by 23 percent to a staggering $17.2 billion in the 2007 fiscal year. Show More Summary
“In a nationally representative sample, higher patient satisfaction was associated with…increased mortality.” [White Coat/BirdStrike] Massachusetts Nurses Association goes all Venezuelan on hospital governance [Ira Stoll] “Can a healthcare...Show More Summary
NASFAA Agrees to Cuomo's Code of Conduct The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators announced on Thursday that it has agreed to adopt New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's "Code of Conduct" as part of its...Show More Summary
Top Public Universities Focused on Improving Rankings Public universities are increasing selectivity and cost in order to boost their rankings, according to a New York Times article. These universities are competing to gain nationalShow More Summary
New Research Center to Focus on Access and Drop-Out at Two-Year Colleges A new postsecondary research center announced yesterday that it will study college access and completion at two-year institutions. The National Center for Postsecondary Research opened at Columbia Universitys Teachers College in July. Show More Summary
November impressed us with its mountain of words for National Novel Writing Month, and its many reasons to be thankful, including all of the wonderful nominations you submitted for us to become writing website of the year at Write to Done, Technorati, and Writer’s Digest. We thank you! (P.S. It’s not too late to […]
Curbed National's Renters Week coverage includes a list of the world's best rentable private islands, an account of renting out a tin shed, tips for surviving in a tiny apartment, and a roundup of most extreme rentals on Earth. ALSO...
Do check out the Renters Week coverage over on Curbed National today: there's a look at rentals with serious name-dropping potential, a firsthand account of renting out Piet Blom's crazy Cube Houses in Rotterdam, a roundup of Craigslist rentals with...
Do check out the Renters Week coverage over on Curbed National today: there's a look at the 11 rentable varieties of micro homes, solid advice on how to decorate harmoniously in a rental with roommates, a roundup of architecturally significant...
Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, and both broadcast and cable networks are featuring special programming tied to the national tragedy. Here's a complete roundup of how you...Show More Summary
- As we suffer in our system, Charles Dickens is coming back as a relevant author - “Corporate crime wave in Texas: How a crackdown could be coming” - “FBI calls Ph.D. FOIA research a national security risk” - More than 3.4 million Americans trace their heritage to Philippines
Today the nation applauded veterans for their service to and sacrifice for America. President Woodrow Wilson...
At Arlington National Cemetery, mothers of war dead form a close bond. [Post] Area woman calls 911 226 times in one year, is taken by an ambulance to a hospital 117 times. Now the city is seeking guardianship of this super user. [Post] Republican Mark leads Democrat Mark by just 17 votes in Virginia's Attorney General race. Recount! [Post] [ more › ]
Yesterday (Nov. 4) was Election Day across the nation and there were a number of races that garnered special attention. … Continue New York City elected Bill DeBlasio, who trumped his opponent Joe Lhota by 50 points. Voter turn out
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner proposes a soda tax, Farm Bill negotiations are back on the table following a delay, cuts to the national food stamp program, and more in this week's food policy roundup.