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4 hrs ago | OttawaHerald.com

SMITH: Abolition of teacher tenure

Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like "Freedom Writers" and "Waiting for Superman," and advocacy from nonprofits including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kansas City's Kauffman Foundation.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Kansas City, MO, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Business Journal

GTCC, Bennett College seal co-admission pact

GTCC President Randy Parker and Bennett President Rosalind Fuse-Hall formalized that agreement Thursday.

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Related Topix: Bennett College, Charitable Organizations

Daily Kos

Pearson Common Core Test Products under Gag Order

New York officials signed a $32 million five-year contract with Pearson PLC 's subsidiary, NCS Pearson Inc., in 2011 for its Common Core test merchandise.

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Related Topix: Wall Street Systems, Stanford, CA, University of Phoenix, Stanford University, Charitable Organizations

Newswise

Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America

A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, Chemistry, Science, Charitable Organizations

Pacific Business Times

A dose of kindness: Vitamin Angels celebrates 20 years

Vitamin Angels founder Howard Schiffer, pictured here in the Philippines, was a natural-products entrepreneur before he entered the nonprofit world.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Medicine, Nutrition, Charitable Organizations, Vitamin A, Supplement, Santa Barbara, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Open educational resources to the rescue

Facing the inevitable take-over by plutocrats, public education has thrown caution to the wind.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Education Etc., Kids, Family

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Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives

In an important first, a new vaccine has been shown to cut the risk of malaria in young African children by about half, according to research announced Tuesday. Although the effectiveness shown in this Phase 3 trial is far less than the near-100 percent effectiveness often seen in childhood vaccines for other illnesses in the West, the findings are promising, given that malaria kills some 800,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa alone each year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Vaccinations, Charitable Organizations, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline

The Reporter

Guest Editorial: Obama's HHS pick is qualified

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is eminently qualified to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service.

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Related Topix: US News, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, John McCain, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Alabama Live

Watch Shelby County School District's new video featuring Bentley, 2005 Miss America

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County School District has released a new roughly two-minute promotional video that touts the benefits of the system's education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Shelby County, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Charitable Organizations, Pelham, AL, Auburn University Montgomery

The Afro American Newspaper

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Donald Hense is founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates six campuses serving K-12 students in Southeast and Northeast D.C. Photo/www.friendshipschools.org Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Non-Profit, Hanover College, Tennessee, George Washington University, University of Virginia, Opinion

Chronicle.com

Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds

The president and vice president are making a rare joint appearance on Wednesday to tout new federal funds for community colleges and apprenticeship programs.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Charitable Organizations

Insider Monkey

Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Reports Big Position in Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.

KOF). According to a newly amended filing with the SEC, Cascade Investment holds a total of some 25.79 million series L shares of the company, equal to 5.3% of the outstanding stock.

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Related Topix: Beverages, CocaCola FEMSA, Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations

Clarksville Online

NASA reports redesigned Soybean Plants can yield higher production with less Water

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Charitable Organizations, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

POZ

Viral Hepatitis Kills More Europeans Than HIV by Tenfold

European Union citizens die as a result of viral hepatitis at a rate about 10 times greater than deaths related to HIV, according to The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 .

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Charitable Organizations, University of Washington

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Capital Ethiopia

UK gov't encouraging the new 'scramble for Africa'

A new report turns the heat up on international initiatives such as the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa as well as multinational companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Yara, Syngenta, Diago, Coca Cola and Unilever along with the British Government that are stakeholders in those ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Charitable Organizations

Mon Apr 14, 2014

India.com

Obama seeks to leverage American innovation

Washington: US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Asian-American, Indian-American, Charitable Organizations

Switched

Make Change Locally To Make Change Globally

Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Business Wire

10 years Knowledge for Growth : Biotech for Society 2024

More than 1000 life science professionals, both national as international, will attend.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Biotech, Charitable Organizations

AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: About University for a Night & the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards

University for a Night 2104 brought together more than 300 leaders from around the world to share ideas and inspiration about how we can work together to overcome poverty and create a more sustainable, prosperous world.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, World News, Africa

Health Data Management

Obama: HHS Secretary Nominee to Replace Sebelius is 'Proven Manager'

Sensitive to charges that the rollout of Healthcare.gov was grossly mismanaged, President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services is an attempt to bolster the department's image with solid management credentials.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Charitable Organizations

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