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Family Literacy Can Solve Many of Nation’s Problems

Written by National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:37.

Illiteracy affects one in seven U.S. adults. And those 30 million adults are a big reason why 33 percent of fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level. In turn, the work force is ill-equipped to compete in a 21st century economy, and communities are at risk. The problem affects multiple generations, that’s why it needs a multi-generation solution – family literacy.

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Amidst School Budget Crisis New Food 4 Thought Program Brings Food and Learning to at Risk Kids

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 02 October 2009 16:19.

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Today, Foster Farms and local Feeding America Food Banks (Second Harvest and Merced County Food Banks) launch Food 4 Thought, an incentive-based program addressing two fundamental needs - hunger and education. Amidst deep school budget cuts and a substantial increase in demand for food assistance, Food 4 Thought helps bridge the gap for needy students and their families in economically hard-hit Stanislaus and Merced counties.
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Counseling Expert Offers 10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Written by Wake Forest University on Monday, 28 September 2009 13:08.

Donna-Henderson-Wake-Forest-University“A good attitude and a spirit of cooperation are the keys to successful parent-teacher conferences,” says Donna Henderson, professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “Go in expecting success,” says Henderson, who has 12 years experience as a teacher and school counselor. “Go in with an attitude of collaboration and a mindset that everybody is working toward the same goal.”
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Weight Discrimination in the Workplace: An Emerging Threat

Written by Mesriani Law Group on Friday, 21 August 2009 15:34.

Discrimination in the workplace has been one of the leading employment issues a worker faces.Not only is it an illegal practice but also a condemned act in the community. Employment discrimination in the workplace may take place in various forms. It can be discrimination due to age, sexual preference, religious belief or race.However, recent studies show that another form of workplace discrimination is currently on the rise - weight discrimination.
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Study Finds HBCU Pours More Than $300 Million into New Orleans Economy

Written by Louisiana Weekly on Friday, 14 August 2009 15:40.

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)- In the post-Hurricane Katrina economy of New Orleans, a 2008 economic impact study shows that Xavier University of is a significant contributor to the metropolitan area’s economy. According to the study, Xavier generates more than $320 million in economic activities, and about $115.6 million of that is household earnings in the Greater New Orleans Region.
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Grace, Guts and Glory in America: Stories and Psalms of a Man Saved by Grace

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 07 August 2009 14:53.

Edwin A. HillEdwin A. Hill Provides Insight About Life, Education and Career Choices for Youth in Diverse Communities NEWTOWN, Pa. -- "Grace, Guts and Glory in America: Stories and Psalms of a Man Saved by Grace" (published by iUniverse) is a compilation of the powerful life experiences, stories, songs and psalms that shaped Edwin A. Hill's personal, professional and spiritual journey through life in America.

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