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The Education of Girls Around the World

The Education of Girls Around the World

Education of girls was the topic of discussion on December 12 at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution. The full topic of the day was, “How local leadership and community-based solutions can help advance girls education around the world.” During the open panel discussions, the group touched on the status of girl’s education […]

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

A college degree is the primary mechanism for upward social mobility, or so suggests conventional wisdom. For thousands of American college students, however, that wisdom is challenged. According to the Labor Department, the cost of a 4-year college degree has risen 1120% over the past 35 years. To pay for education, more students are turning […]

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

This year’s International Day of the Girl was observed through a fundraiser that raised awareness for a group in Kenya. The evening hosted musical and dance performances as well as information about the program that inspired it. The event follows on a two-year-old resolution by the United Nations, which declared October 11 as International Day […]

NASA Suspended Animation Experiments Ripe for Science Projects

NASA Suspended Animation Experiments Ripe for Science Projects

NASA revisited plans for developing suspended animation technology for a manned mission to Mars as senior aerospace engineer Mark Schaffer, of SpaceWorks Enterprises based in Atlanta, Ga. spoke of the project at the International Astronomical Congress (IAC) in Toronto in early October 2014 of science fiction ripening into reality. The idea of hibernating space travelers […]

Nursing Shortage Due in Part to Lack of Teachers

Nursing Shortage Due in Part to Lack of Teachers

With the nation’s nursing shortage continuing, efforts to recruit more people into the profession have been stepped up, but a lack of teachers is affecting the ability of schools to accommodate the increasing numbers of recruits. Every year 80,000 applicants to nursing schools are turned away, frequently because there are not enough teachers to keep […]

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