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Staying Happy and Motivated in Your Job

Written by Butler University on Friday, 18 June 2010 01:07.

job during this recession, be thankful you doIf you have a job during this recession, be thankful you do. It could be tough finding another. Unemployment is hovering near 10 percent — the highest in more than 26 years. That figure doesn’t include those involuntarily working part-time (one to 34 hours a week) or those who gave up looking for jobs for one reason or another and fell off the unemployment rolls.

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'Just-In-Time Hiring' Good News for College Graduates Still Looking for Jobs

Written by Wake Forest University on Friday, 11 June 2010 01:27.

Because companies and organizations are making more "just-in-time" hiring decisions, the summer hiring season looks brighter for new college graduates who are still looking for a job. Instead of hiring for what they think they will need in the future, employers are hiring more for what they need right now, says Ladd Flock, Director of Career Services at Wake Forest University.

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Confident Teachers Help Preschoolers More with Language and Literacy Skills

Written by By Jessica Orwig on Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:30.

Confident Teachers Help New research suggests that pre-school students may gain more language and literacy skills if they have teachers with higher levels of confidence in their abilities. However, in some cases students only saw gains when their teachers also had classrooms that emphasized emotional support for the children.

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HSSSE Results: Bored, Disconnected Students (Still) Want More from Schools

Written by Greater Diversity News on Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:30.

Disconnected Students (Still) Want More from SchoolsThe most recent results from the annual High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) closely resemble past findings, reflecting bored students who say they are not connected to their school. "Charting the Path from Engagement to Achievement: A Report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement" presents the latest numbers from the annual survey conducted by the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP).

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Internships Take on New Meaning for Graduates and Corporations

Written by Wake Forest University on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:13.

With new college graduates facing one of the toughest job markets in years, internships are becoming one of the keys to With new college graduates facing one of the toughest job markets in years, internships are becoming one of the keys to getting hired in today’s economy. In many cases, universities consider internships so important that they are building endowments and offering stipends to fund students’ salaries, said Patrick Sullivan, associate director of experiential education at Wake Forest University.

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Educational Researcher Devoted to “Report of the National Early Literacy Panel”

Written by American Educational Research Association (AERA) on Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:47.

Educational Researcher (ER) provides a significant scholarly review of Developing Early LiteracyThe May 2010 issue of Educational Researcher provides a significant scholarly review of Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. Educational Researcher is one of six journals published by the American Educational Research Association. In the special issue, NELP Panel members Timothy Shanahan and Christopher J. Lonigan provide a summary of the report followed by nine peer-reviewed commentaries written by literacy scholars who examine the report and offer suggestions for where it illuminates issues and where it is lacking or ambiguous.