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9 min ago | Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

She won't be leaving the White House until the fall of 2016 but recent Obama comments suggest that day is on his mind now.


Related Topix: Worcester, MA

1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Bigger paychecks for better teachers

Lately, lots of ink has been spilled about how to weed out ineffective teachers.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Lowell Sun

Blocking the door to school

After losing the 1958 governor's race, George Wallace, then considered a moderate on segregation by mid-20th century Alabama standards, said he would never get "out-segged" again.


Related Topix: University of Alabama, Education Etc., Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Opinion

New Vision

Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Herald Gazette

Chamber music residency begins

Bay Chamber concerts returns to tradition by welcoming several familiar artists for a three-week residency: Geoff Nuttall, violin/viola; Livia Sohn, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; James Austin Smith, oboe; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano/harpsichord will begin their stay with diverse concerts Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8. On Thursday at 7:30 ... (more)


Related Topix: Denmark, ME


Group holds 2nd Annual Study Abroad Conference

THE College Admissions Mentors for Peers Philippines will hold its 2nd annual Camp Conference on August 9 at Xavier School in Greenhills.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Harvard University

National New Play Network Presents Mfa Playwrights' Workshop, Now thru 8/3

The National New Play Network , the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, in collaboration with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host nearly fifty playwrights, directors and dramaturgs ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The National, Theater, Arts, New York University, Hunter College, City University of New York, UC San Diego

Fri Jul 25, 2014

How To Ensure Your Organic Foods Aren't Killing You

If you're like most people, when you hear the phrase 'organic foods,' it brings to mind wholesome goodness.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Exhibits of work by Gy rgy Kepes, Val Britton

"Light Graphic, Photogenic" is a photographic enlargement on particleboard by GyA rgy Kepes .


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Painting, Arts, Photography


to work with Duke, Google on pilot study

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and from the Duke University School of Medicine are working with Google [x] on a small pilot study of healthy people in Southern California in an effort to begin to understand the biological basis of health.


Danny Westneat: Read our lips - no new … well, anything, really

If you answered "what?" or "that sounds like a nonsensical question," well, you are clearly not ready for a career in Congress.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, UC Berkeley

Government Executive

The Complete Guide to Having a Creative Breakthrough

We all struggle for a moment of insight. Whether you've been banging your head against the wall for days or just woke up to a problem this morning, the desire for a creative boost is a powerful one.


News Observer

Stress is contagious, but it's not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can't locate records or are panicked because they haven't filed in years.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Psychology, Science, Saint Louis University, UC San Francisco, New York University

District Administration

Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: NUS lowers grade to let more students qualify for honours

More than eight in 10 students on the four-year direct honours degree courses at public universities here graduate with honours or the equivalent.


Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Ars Technica

You don't need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual.


The Hartford Courant

State Seeks Carter's Withdrawal As Incoming School Chief After Doubts About Use Of 'Ph.D.'

The state Department of Education asked Terrence P. Carter to withdraw from consideration Thursday as superintendent of schools for New London after a week of damaging disclosures that he used the titles of Ph.D. and Dr. for at least five years without holding an accredited degree.


Related Topix: Rosedale (Washington, DC), Madison, CT

Scientific American

A Bold Critic of the Big Bang's "Smoking Gun"

David Spergel explains why a widely publicized gravitational-wave discovery could be wrong, and how it could affect the public's perception of science WMAP three year picture of the infant universe.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Guest View: Vote on charter caps was just wrong

Charles Chieppo is a senior fellow of the Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank, and Jamie Gass directs the institute's Center for School Reform.


Related Topix: Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, University of Alabama, Education Etc., Opinion