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Archive: February 27, 2014

PHOTO: Gale Barber, assistant dean of the UW-Madison School of Nursing, says the Nurses For Wisconsin Initiative will help quickly develop more critically-needed nursing educators. (Photo provided by UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin already has a nursing shortage, at a time when more nurses than ever will be needed to attend to an aging population. Another part of the problem is a shortage of nursing educators. Half to three-quarters of qualified students who apply to nursing schools at four University ...Read More

OREGON CITY, Ore. - Students aren't the only ones filling out multiple-choice forms this week in Oregon. Public school teachers and administrators are being asked to answer a couple hundred questions about how they feel about the working and learning conditions in every Oregon district. Topics in th ...Read More

PHOTO: A challenge of

MISSOULA, Mont. - Hike one, two or 50. The University of Montana Wilderness Association has kicked off plans to hike 50 peaks in 50 weeks, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Most trips will not require advanced climbing gear. Zach Porter, NEXGen Wilderness Leaders program ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah lawmakers are showing strong support for a bill to replace the state's

SALT LAKE CITY - Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives have shown overwhelming support for a bill that would replace the so-called "dirty diesel" school buses, which are cited as a contributor to air pollution. House Bill 41, a $20 million measure to replace polluting school buses, passed b ...Read More

PHOTO: A study from Brookings Mountain West at U-N-L-V addresses the state's high unemployment rate among Nevada's Hispanic population. Photo courtesy of Clark County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada should offer more educational opportunities and pursue economic diversification to combat the high unemployment rate among the state's Hispanic population. That's the conclusion of a study from Brookings Mountain West, a partnership between the University of Nevada-Las Vega ...Read More

DANBURY, N.C. - As North Carolina teacher salaries continue their downturn - 15 percent in the last 13 years, adjusted for inflation - there is an upturn in the number of teachers moonlighting to support their families. Almost a third of North Carolina's teachers are now working a second job during ...Read More

PHOTO: While a new federal report finds obesity rates among kids ages two to five have plummeted over the past decade, a leading health expert in Kentucky says childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the Commonwealth. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Over the past decade the percentage of kids ages 2-5 who are obese has dropped a staggering 43 percent nationwide, according to a new federal report. However, according to Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, childhood obesity remains a big prob ...Read More

PHOTO:Pediatric dental care is considered an essential health benefit that insurers must cover under health-care reform, but the coverage often is optional. Photo credit: morgue file.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dental care remains the biggest unmet health care need for Ohio's children, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is providing an opportunity to expand it. Pediatric dental care is listed as an essential health benefit under the ACA that insurers must cover. Lindy Cree, president, Den ...Read More

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