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Calif. high school, nonprofit collaborate on health care program


  • Santa Monica Daily Press (Calif.)

A California high school soon will offer students a nursing assistant program, school officials say. The program will be offered in partnership with a local nonprofit agency that specializes in elder … Read More

6 ways to eliminate toxic complaints


  • Fast Company online

Complaints are a way for people to bond, but over time, the complaints swirling around a workplace can become toxic, argues Jon Gordon, author of "The No Complaining Rule." This article offers six pos… Read More

Vote on NCLB rewrite delayed


  • Christian Science Monitor, The

A bill to update the No Child Left Behind Act stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. Lawmakers were expected to cast their votes, but some said Republicans were unable to garner neede… 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