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Local Control Of Schools Supported By Americans
2012-07-18 06:53:03

Despite criticism that local school boards are “dinosaurs” that need to be replaced, Americans support local control of their schools, Michigan State University education scholars argue in a new paper. The public believes that all three levels of government — local, state and federal — should be involved in education policy and that local officials should be in charge of day-to-day operations of the schools, said Rebecca Jacobsen, lead researcher on the project....

2012-05-04 23:02:50

Strategically timed to fall days after the election, and regardless of the results, the summit promises to deliver the knowledge to create solutions in the face of dynamic change. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 The Southern Medical Association (SMA) announces its 2012 Healthcare Leadership Summit, November 16-17, in the capital of the healthcare industry - Nashville, Tennessee. Developed to harness the paradigm of change in the future direction of health care and reform, this summit...

2012-04-16 13:09:37

Education for girls in developing countries has received more attention in recent years. A new study found that the very policy documents advocating the need for equal access to education limit the scope of the initiatives by over-simplifying issues and by referring to education in a way that belies the complexity of gender roles and culture. "We found that while many international development organizations have touted the importance of girls' education over the past decade, the language...

2012-04-04 12:25:10

Findings may support additional use of health impact assessments in the US A report released today finds that a wide variety of existing laws offer important opportunities to improve Americans' health. The first comprehensive study of its kind found an unexpectedly large number of laws that facilitate the consideration of health effects, in fields such as transportation, energy, and agriculture. Many of these legal requirements may be satisfied by conducting health impact assessments...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.