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Archive: March 15, 2013

PHOTO: Paul Figueroa is a former police officer sharing his strategies for dealing with bullying with teachers and school support staff this weekend in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Figueroa.

TACOMA, Wash. – Recognizing and preventing bullying is a major topic at a weekend workshop in Tacoma called "Step Up to a Better You" for school staff members from around the state. They'll hear from a former police officer whose experience with gang members helped him formulate methods to r ...Read More

PHOTO: Lily Eskelson, a Utah elementary school teacher and VP of the Nat'l. Education Assn., is a keynote speaker at this weekend's OEA Symposium. Courtesy of NEA.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon education system is going through what's being called a "transformation," but what do all the changes really mean? On Saturday in Corvallis, teachers, school administrators and other staff members from around the state will hear from experts and share their views ...Read More

PHOTO: Rachael McCarty got help from CASEWV when struggling with her dilapidated house while also working her way through college and caring for two children. Photo courtesy of CASEWV.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Advocates and clients say the community action agency for the southeast part of the state has housing programs that work really well. The secret? The agency, CASEWV, helps people build good foundations in their lives. Rachael McCarty, a full-time student and homeowner f ...Read More

PIERRE, S.D. – Education policy and funding are always major issues for the South Dakota Legislature, and the 2013 session was no different. Many issues were debated and lawmakers set state aid amounts. Sandra Waltman, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) says overal ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. – Local senior advocates are sending an urgent message to Connecticut members of Congress to consider the impact on real people, including retirees and veterans, before they act on deficit reduction measures. Jennifer Millea, communications director of AARP Connecticut, says ...Read More

PHOTO: April will bring the blooms of Redbuds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to federal budget cuts under the sequester, 3 campgrounds, 2 picnic areas and 1 horse camp will not open this summer. Photo credit: Public Domain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Federal budget cuts mean you may have to revise those summer vacation plans. The sequester is leading to closures and cutbacks on services offered at places such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains. That's because the National Park Service is among th ...Read More

PHOTO: The city of Houston is considering a move to

HOUSTON – The city of Houston is being urged to trash its proposal for a one bin garbage and recycling system. City officials are considering a plan for residents to toss all waste into a single bin, with the separation done at a new materials recycling facility – known as a dirty MRF ...Read More

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