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2014-05-23 11:16:23

University of Michigan As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie. "It's surprising that more attention has not been paid to the large, changing inequalities in the world of scientific research, given the preoccupation with rising social and economic inequality in many countries," said Xie, research professor at the U-M...

2014-05-20 23:10:34

Principal Attributes Success to Catapult Learning’s Literacy First Instructional Framework Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Every third grade student at Lanier Elementary School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed the state reading test this year, Lanier’s principal Robert Morris announced last week. Morris cited Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s nationally proven three-year instructional framework, as a key factor in the success of his economically and ethnically diverse student...

2014-05-20 23:07:45

The Goodwill Spring Career Fair, in partnership with more than 20 of the largest Bay Area employers, directly connects work ready job seekers with employers currently hiring for multiple positions in variety of industries. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 WHO:     Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (SF Goodwill), Bauer’s Transportation, Flagship, Inc., Homejoy, L.E.N. Institute, Mi Pueblo, Minuteman Parking, MV Transportation, Solar City,...

2014-05-18 23:02:48

Career Fair Connects Job-seekers With Disabilities and Inclusive Employers Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 AbilityLinks.org, the award-winning job-opportunity network created in 2001 to promote the hiring of people with disabilities, will host its second virtual job fair of the year beginning June 17. All job-seekers with disabilities and employers who value disability diversity are invited to participate. Samuel Chou, who recently found a job at the City Colleges of Chicago with...

2014-05-16 23:01:08

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. This...

2014-05-11 23:00:11

Report highlights how the nature of reading is changing; addresses a critical need for more research to understand new media platforms' impact on reading. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Common Sense Media today announced the release of "Children, Teens, and Reading," a research brief that offers a unique, big-picture perspective on children's reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution of recent decades....

2014-05-07 11:05:54

Although the United States is spending more on welfare than ever before, most of that money is going to better-off families rather than the very poorest. Robert A. Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, found that the U.S. has gotten more generous over time in supporting low-income families, spending 74 percent more inflation-adjusted dollars on welfare programs in 2007 than in 1975. But for the 2.5 million single parent families with the...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...

2014-05-04 23:01:37

Debt Consolidation USA lists down the top 5 influencers on consumer spending. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 In an article published last April 30, 2014, Debt Consolidation USA lists down the top 5 spending influences in a consumer’s life. The article titled “5 Spending Influences You Need To Be Familiar With” points out that during the course of time, consumers are exposed to different triggers that can influence the spending habit. This plays a big part in...

2014-05-01 12:28:20

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The "near-poor" are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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