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HHS Provides $2.8 Million to Help Veterans Advance in Nursing Careers
The US Department of Health and Human Services awards $2.8 million grants to help more than 1,000 veterans become nurses. The grants will enable more than a thousand veterans get baccalaureate...more



Study Finds School Math Competitions Remove Gender Gaps
A new study by a Brigham Young University economics professor Joe Price finds that large gender gaps disappear during math competitions in schools. While boys are known to be better at winning in...more

Early School Engagement Helps Youths Prevent Dropouts and Problematic Social Behaviors
According to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Connecticut College, helping youth stay engaged in school is less likely to dropout. The findings reveal that youths who...more

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A new public library is empowering struggling families while helping reinvigorate the communities where they live. The Petersburg Public Library in Virginia is "not your mama's library" and...more

Federal Sequestration Delays Financial-Aid Payments to a Thousand D.C. Graduates
The culmination of the federal budget crisis on Capitol Hill made District officials halt financial-aid payments for more than 1,300 D.C. high school graduates who are pursuing college. The D.C....more

Tennessee Federation for Children Announces Statewide Radio Campaign for Educational Choice
The Tennessee Federation for Children today announced a statewide radio campaign designed to educate the public on the need for bipartisan support to bring expanded educational options to Tennessee...more

Higher Education Crucial In Socio-Economic Development
The importance of higher education has been highlighted as one of the most crucial factors that could contribute to a country's socio-economic development during a seminar entitled "Development of...more

Young Egyptians Dabble in Voluntary Work for Social Revolution
University of Copenhagen's anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre concludes in her latest submitted PhD thesis that a new movement of young Egyptians dedicated to doing voluntary work has provided many...more

Education: Paving the Way for Economic Growth
James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, wants workforce developers to work with school districts to furnish employees with the skills to meet the growing demands of...more

3 Technologies that Foster Learning in STEM
Professor and editor of The Edvocate, Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., writes about the main resources that incorporate STEM learning. In his Huffington Post article, he cites three technologies that...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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