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2013-03-20 12:30:49

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research released today shows that women and girls are still sorely underrepresented in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that prepare students for careers in high-paying occupations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the skilled trades, and other occupations traditionally done by men. Two coalitions for women's education and job training call for the reauthorization and strengthening of the Perkins Career and...

2011-07-20 16:48:28

Michigan's older adults are more likely to be poor and at greater risk of not being able to afford their basic living expenses than U.S. Census data indicate. According to a recent analysis by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology's Seniors Count! project, 37 percent of Michigan's seniors are living at or below a level of basic economic security. Many of these older adults dwell in the state's seemingly well-to-do suburbs. Yet they struggle financially "“ not to purchase...