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Black Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

Black Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics( BLS), the unemployment rate for black Americans is the lowest it has been since the year 2000, 17 years ago. In November, the national unemployment rate for black Americans, ages 16 and over, was 7.3%. The last time it was 7.3% was in the year 2000, during the months September, October and November. During the Bush and Obama years (2001 -2016), the black unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.7% and a high of 16.8%. Back in September 2017, the rate was 7.0%, a low that had not been seen since April...

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America Is Dumbing Down Its Kids

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

America Is Dumbing Down Its Kids

Carole Hornsby Haynes – An international assessment has confirmed what American parents have been protesting for years about Common Core — students are being dumbed down. Since Common Core Standards were imposed on the states, reading scores for United States fourth-graders have declined, both for the average score and in comparison with their peers in other nations. Those scores of the lowest-performing students declined the most. According to the results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, an assessment given...

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Truths About Finding a Dream Job

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

Truths About Finding a Dream Job

Work is called “work” because it’s not a party for which you get paid to participate. Not everyone has to love their job. Many people do not, perhaps even the majority. That’s partly because of the job market. For instance, there aren’t too many jobs that pay you to sit around all day and watch football. That said, there’s no shame in an honest living that pays well and offers a sense of stability. If you’re not in a situation like that, or worse yet, if you’re in a situation that makes you miserable for a variety of reasons, it’s likely you...

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How to become a Personal Trainer

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Blogs, Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

How to become a Personal Trainer

Today we see a rising interest in health awareness. As a result, personal training has been the leading health profession since the early 2000s. Due to the growing demand in certified trainers, finding a school that offers a degree in personal training is easy. But to succeed as a trainer you need just the right knowledge and motivation. If you want to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer, it is important that you do your research. Online courses Today you can choose from hundreds of schools online. Taking an online course gives you several...

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The Age of Outrage

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The Age of Outrage

Jonathan Haidt – What is happening to our country, and our universities? It sometimes seems that everything is coming apart. To understand why, I have found it helpful to think about an idea from cosmology called “the fine-tuned universe.” There are around 20 fundamental constants in physics—things like the speed of light, Newton’s gravitational constant, and the charge of an electron. In the weird world of cosmology, these are constants throughout our universe, but it is thought that some of them could be set to different values in...

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All-Athletics

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

All-Athletics

The work of Massachusetts high school athletes and coaches is all around us in The Boston Globe on a regular basis, but the work of our high school scholars and teachers is nowhere to be seen in that public record. All-Athletics Will Fitzhugh, The Concord Review 18 December 2017 The Boston Globe has been publishing for 145 years and the hints that it may have to fold have distressed its many readers. Each Fall, Winter and Spring the paper publishes a special section, of 15 pages or so, called “All-Scholastics,” on notable public high school...

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Society pays a heavy price for jailing children

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Society pays a heavy price for jailing children

Andrew Hamilton – Popular opinion is always ambivalent about children. If you say children are the future, show concern for education, deplore the harm done by abuse, and advocate on behalf of needy children, you will get a good hearing. But if you alarm people with story of youth gangs, claim that kids are out of control, and demand that they be locked up, punished severely, deported and subjected to other indignities, you are also likely to win support. We love reassurance that good kids will make for a better future of our society....

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How one California school district is leading the way on new science standards

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How one California school district is leading the way on new science standards

Carolyn Jones – As schools nationwide take on the most comprehensive overhaul of science standards in 20 years, a school district in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles has become a pace-setter.  Without relying on outside funding, or major grant money, Torrance Unified has trained more than 500 teachers and has unveiled the new standards to all 24,000 students in the district. By devoting thousands of hours to teacher training, the district has shown teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade how to explain a scientific phenomenon in a...

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The Future of Fake News

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily, Fake News | 0 comments

The Future of Fake News

New audio and video software will make media manipulations harder to detect. These essential media literacy questions can help. By Erin Wilkey Oh – On an episode of Radiolab recorded earlier this year, host Simon Adler leads us down a fascinating and somewhat terrifying path into the future of fake news, where videos of real people—like a U.S. president—can be made to say fake things. While we have strategies for identifying fake images, a new wave of audio and video manipulation tools have the potential to twist reality even further....

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Student vote ‘swings further to Labour’

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Daily, Global, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Student vote ‘swings further to Labour’

The student vote is moving even more to Labour than at the general election, according to research for the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi). With the promise of scrapping tuition fees, there were big swings to Labour in university seats at this year’s general election. The latest figures in a series tracking student voting intentions show Labour reaching a new high of 68%. But Hepi director Nick Hillman said the lead could still prove “flaky”. The polling survey, carried out by YouthSight, shows how Labour’s...

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