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Helping youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

A program is helping strengthen the mental health of public school students. The EMPATHY program, created and implemented in 2013, shows after just three months of use in schools, the program significantly decreased anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts among the student population.

Nourishing Bodies & Minds When School is Out: California’s Public Library Summer Meal Programs

A growing number of public libraries across the United States are embracing an unlikely program as part of their summertime operations—U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer meal programs. Subverting the historic stereotype ofShow More Summary

E-Government in Public Libraries

There has been a great deal of interest in public libraries’ involvement in e-government—the providing of access to and assistance with federal, state, and local government websites, forms, and programs. Another area that libraries have...Show More Summary

China Begins Tightening Regulations on Reality Shows

President Xi Jinping is waging a moral crusade in all areas of public life, and reality TV programming is often seen as suspect

First Slice 6/2/15: APS cuts orchestra and band programs at elementary schools

Atlanta Public Schools will cut music programming from its elementary schools. "We (music teachers) were blindsided, when other teachers received contracts, we received letters saying we were going to be abolished.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Tech at Night: Rand Paul replaces one data gathering program with another

[mc_name name='Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='P000603' ] wants you to think that large-scale data mining on (publicly available) metadata is a horrible thing, and a massive threat to your privacy. Even when that data gathering is done with a warrant. Show More Summary

ECB Increases Purchase of Public, Private Debt Securities in May

The European Central Bank purchased just over $68.75 billion in public and private debt securities last month under its three-month-old quantitative easing program, according to ECB data.

Morning Wrap: Senate Sunsets Surveillance | Dewey Trial Underway

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: legal authority for NSA surveillance programs expires, Delaware mourns death of former attorney general and a warning about prison budgets.       

Entrance Stone: Galerie Rodolphe Jaanssen exhibits the work of Brendan Lynch

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

In his multimedia installation, Entrance Stone, Brendan Lynch further explores his relationship with the instructional painting videos of Bob Ross. Ross, who rose to prominence in the 1980's for his public access television program, The Joy of Painting, is still widely recognized for his charmingly picturesque landscapes. Show More Summary

Sunday Show Ratings: May 24

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer was the top-rated Sunday public affairs program in total viewer and the key A25-54 demo on May 24. Despite the win for CBS, Fox News Sunday showed tremendous growth in the demo. ABC’s This Week...Show More Summary

How Long Do People Stay On Public Benefits?

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Most poor people who avail themselves of a U.S. government safety net program are off benefits within three years, according to a government survey that tracked individual people over time. Of the one-in-five AmericansShow More Summary

The NYTimes Plays Its Role In 'Keeping Fear Alive' With Pure Fearmongering Over PATRIOT Act Renewal

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, we wrote about the psychological games that surveillance state defenders play -- both on themselves and the public -- to continually ratchet up programs that show no evidence of working. In it, we pointed to a great...Show More Summary

Public raises alarm about ineffectiveness of some Montagu's harrier conservation measures

A citizen science program reveals the protection measures for the Montagu’s harrier in the cereal crop season in France to be ineffective if nests are not protected to decrease predation after harvesting. A study has been published as...Show More Summary

City will reveal students chosen for coveted gift programs

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Public school students will learn this week if they’ve clinched a seat in gifted and talented programs.

ABC Newser Named Interim Editor-In-Chief of Grantland

Chris Connelly has been named interim editor-in-chief of Grantland. Connelly is an award-winning reporter whose work includes contributions to E:60, Outside The Lines, ABC News and many other programs and publications. Connelly willShow More Summary

Missouri Public School District Sued for Taking Students on a Field Trip to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin were taken to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games earlier...Show More Summary

Judge in Cashman stalker case had ties to Sheldon Silver

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Louise Meanwell’s defense team established recently that Silver was connected to the 2004 Public Authorities Control Board authorization of 88 Leonard St. as a Lower Manhattan property through the Liberty Bonds program.

US to Publicly Disclose Foreign Aid Evaluations - State Department

The United States will begin to publicly share the results of its foreign aid program assessments as part of an effort to become more transparent, the US Department of State announced in a press release.

Humane Puerto Rico: Phase II

The animal welfare education program in Puerto Rico will reach each and every public school student -- 407,000 in all. Our goal is to create a compassionate island for animals by educating children on the importance of treating animals well, and what that means in practical terms in their daily lives. Show More Summary

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