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High School Students Develop Applications for Google’s Android Mobile Platform

Written by Florida Atlantic University on Friday, 25 June 2010 00:40.

Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.

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Study Confirms Inclusive Schools Work Best for All

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:40.

study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural AlbertaA study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural Alberta confirms that putting kids of all abilities together in regular classes is possible, practical - and positive for everyone involved. The only caveat, says the man who conducted the study, is that educators may need to pay a bit more attention to the school experience of children who are not fully abled.

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Children’s Learning Institute Programs Bridge Early Childhood Literacy Gaps from Texas to Harlem

Written by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:10.

Laredo’s community leadersIt was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.

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15 Entrepreneur Teams Grow Businesses In Summer Venture Program At Babson College

Written by Babson College on Friday, 18 June 2010 01:25.

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson15 teams of Babson College students & recent alumni are spending 10 intensive weeks in Babson’s Summer Venture Program to strategize, shape, and accelerate their businesses.The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson – organizer of the program–was highly-selective in choosing the entrepreneurs and offers an environment that stimulates their entrepreneurial minds. Open work space allows teams to be close–but not too close–so they can network, assist one another, and share resources.

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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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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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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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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.