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Mass. researcher gets $30M from China for antibiotic-resistant bacteria study


  • WFCR-FM (Connecticut)

The Chinese government is giving a U.S. researcher $30 million to study treatments for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Peg Riley, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is looking at t… Read More

Educator highlights tools to boost parent communication


  • eSchool News (free registration)

There are several mobile applications and technology tools that teachers can use to help communicate and share with parents, educator Chris Webb writes in this commentary. He offers a few of his favor… Read More

6 principles for creating a culture of personalization



By putting students in charge of their learning and giving their works a large audience online, educators Mike Martin and Adam Bunting believe students "will be motivated by seeing the longer arc of t… Read More

Why job seekers should ditch cover letters in favor of "pain letters"


  • Forbes

Instead of writing a cover letter, job seekers should craft a "pain letter" spelling out how they can solve the specific pains of a potential employer, career expert Liz Ryan suggests. Candidates shou… Read More