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Student Loan Problems Mirror those of Mortgages

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:56.

An adage counsels, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to consumer debt, that advice is also a truism. After years of mortgage borrowers complaining about servicing – or the lack thereof – it appears that problems student loan borrowers face are remarkably similar.
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SLCC Student Learns Valuable Legal Lessons in D.C. Intern Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:34.

Salt Lake Community College has launched an internship program to help connect students with a range of educational opportunities. The program is focused on providing students with internships in the Washington, D.C. area, but are not limited to political internships. Students select internships that align with their area of study; the College helps to facilitate the process of securing the internships.

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Two Fayetteville State University Student Teams Finalists in UNC Social Business Competition: One Team Wins 2nd Place

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:43.

Fayetteville State University and UNC-Chapel Hill were the only two institutions among the 17 in the UNC system to have both of their teams make it to the final round of the UNC Social Business Conference competition held on Thursday, September 27th.  The Social Business Conference was hosted by the UNC General Administration on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.  Each UNC institution was allowed two teams to compete and present their proposals on a social entrepreneurial business idea for a business that has one or more objectives that addresses societal needs. Thirty-one teams presented at the conference, resulting in 9 finalists who competed in the second round.

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New Teacher Video Available from The Nation’s Report Card: Introducing NAEP to Teachers

Written by Institute of Education Sciences on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:15.

Teachers play an integral role in the lives of students, and their encouragement makes a big difference. This new video from the National Center for Education Statistics can be used as a resource for school staff to learn more about the impact of NAEP, the online resources that are available to them, and the strategies they can use to motivate students to try their best on the assessment.
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Hispanic Training Center to Enable Career Advancement and Job Creation for U.S. Latinos

Written by Manuel Espinoza on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:14.

According to the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), universities and corporations must become more culturally sensitive of the educational requirements that will better prepare and enable Hispanics in the classroom and the workplace. In response to this growing need, CHL has identified and invested heavily in a unique approach that combines culturally relevant curriculum and interactive video-based technology: Hispanic Training Center, launching August 6th.

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UNCW Entrepreneurship Center Receives its First Community Gift from Bruce Cameron Foundation

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:40.

Wilmington, N.C. – The Bruce Barclay Cameron Foundation Inc. has given the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Entrepreneurship Center (EC) its first gift from community donors. The gift includes a matching funds component, so the foundation will give the university $25,000 outright, with a dollar-for-dollar match up to another $25,000. Including the $25,000 UNCW must raise to receive the entire matching funds, the end benefit could be as much as $75,000 for the Center.

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Young Black Males’ Writing Workshop at UIC Spawns National Curricula

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:16.

A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.  Scholastic, Inc. recently launched “On the Record,” a middle-school school curriculum by Alfred Tatum, director of the UIC Reading Clinic. Last year, Scholastic published Tatum’s “ID,” a writing curriculum for high school.
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Perceptions of Dominance Depend on Leaders’ Race and Gender

Written by Duke News on Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:56.

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DURHAM, N.C. -- A significant body of research has shown that white female leaders are viewed negatively when they display assertiveness, dominance or anger. But do black female leaders suffer the same consequences for similar behavior?

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Unemployment Rises For Blacks As It Falls For Everyone Else

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:39.

Washington, DC -- A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. The rate has dropped for four straight months. But black unemployment rose again from 15.5 to 15.8 percent overall and from 39.6 to 42.1 among African-American teens.