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Ramsey County Commissioner Joins NACo on Human Services and Education
At the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter served as chair of the NACo Steering Committee on Human...more



A Grant for Education with Strings Attached
The samefacts.com blog, hosted by Robert H. Frank a management professor at Cornell's Business School, has an interesting discussion of a grant from the Broad Foundation to support schools in New...more

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Lead to Suspension from School
In a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, children who are exposed to lead are almost three times more likely to experience school suspension by the 4th grade than kids who are not...more

Head Start Unveils Donor-Funded Classroom
Due to the sequestration and present government shutdown, Head Start battles on to keep afloat. Head Start opens the doors to its donor-funded classroom. The Community Partnership for Child...more

20MM Foundation Commends Senators New Legislative Effort
The 20 Million Minds Foundation, a nonprofit committed to bringing higher education into the digital age, commends Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) on their new...more

Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...more

Creating Programs That Mentor and Move Minorities to Majorities in STEM
Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez leads a program that influences and engages diverse groups of students to STEM at the high school level. This program is modeled to accelerate minorities to...more

Pellissippi State College Student Creates Special Scholarship for Homeless Students
Pellissippi State Community College student, Stephanie Davis, 28, has created a special scholarship targeting homeless students. Her inspiration for creating the scholarship came from writing an...more

Senate Appropriations Bill to Provide Funds to Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) recently passed an appropriations bill. The bill will provide continued funds to...more

Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program visited schools and districts throughout the state that have demonstrated sustainable practices and environmental leadership in public...more






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