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Expansion planned for arts-based learning program in Ore. district


  • Oregonian (Portland), The

A school district in Oregon plans to expand to all schools the Arts for Learning Lessons program that combines arts and literacy with the help of co-teaching artists, such as painters and dancers. Ear… Read More

NCAA proposes $70M fund for head injuries to settle lawsuit


  • Yahoo

The NCAA is proposing to set up a $70 million fund to take care of current and former college athletes who may have suffered head injuries while playing sports. Critics say the proposed settlement of … Read More

College students create enhancement for adaptive speech device


  • Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.), The

Engineering students at a South Carolina technical college created a tool to improve the use of an adaptive speech device and tablet computers. The tool is a protective case with a grid design that fi… Read More

What to do after the job interview is over


  • Next Avenue

Job seekers should use a thank-you note after an interview to send work samples and provide follow-up responses to questions, according to the career experts interviewed for this article. Candidates a… Read More