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Trouble at the Workplace

Written by Donovan M. SmithSpecial to the NNPA from the Portland Observer on Monday, 01 July 2013 14:57.

It is still happening; people are going to work only to be met with unacceptable acts of racism and a paystub as the only consolation for an apology. In a city where protests against injustice are plentiful, and the unofficial motto is progressive politics, it is troubling to hear that several of Portland’s own have been the victims of such bigotry recently. 
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New Technology Helps Graduates' Chances in the Job Market

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:11.

Chicago, IL -- Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it. So what is the "it" we're referring to here? Background checks. With nearly 75 percent of all employers now choosing to conduct background checks on all employees, the popularity of and the technology involved in conducting such searches continues to grow. And with many college graduates preparing to transition from campus to cubicle, it's important they understand these requirements and prepare for a litany of checks during their job hunt.
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Lean in to Leaning In: Reach Highest Levels of the Workplace

Written by Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:06.

One would be hard-pressed not to acknowledge that Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has had a spectacular business career, the kind that is often described as affirming the claim that America is a land of golden opportunity.
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Can March on Washington’s Unity be Duplicated?

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 01 April 2013 17:15.

In five months, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In 1963, the March was jointly called by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Big Six” – A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, James Farmer and John Lewis. At this point, it is unclear whether today’s leaders will come together and rally around the theme of jobs and justice as leaders did on August 28, 1963.
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Teen Mentors Inspire Healthier Choices in Younger Children

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:54.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An obesity intervention taught by teen mentors in Appalachian elementary schools resulted in weight loss, lower blood pressure and healthy lifestyle changes among the younger students learning the curriculum, according to a new study.
In contrast, children taught the same lessons by adults in a traditional classroom saw no changes in their health outcomes.
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Improving Literacy and Math: Two Programs with Potentially Positive Effects

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 January 2013 16:12.

What works for improving literacy and math skills? The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has reviewed the research on the Talent Development Middle Grades Program and enVisionMATH and finds that both programs have potentially positive impacts. The Talent Development Middle Grades Program is a comprehensive reform model for large urban middle schools that aims to improve student achievement by transforming the structure and curriculum.

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