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If you are a teacher currently in a classroom or want to return to the profession, or become a teacher, a grant may be the avenue to obtaining funding to cover further training or retraining.
At a time when education is going through a transformation to make it more viable for the 21st century, there are grants for teachers looking to improve their teaching skills or add to their knowledge. Competition in seeking grants by teachers requires an understanding and knowledge about what…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 26, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act on February 16, 2012.
Ten years ago, when No Child Left Behind became law, it shined a spotlight on the performance of individual students and schools. What it did not do was to bring about the necessary improvement.
Added by Martha R Gore on February 17, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
When Obama proposed the regulation that claims government has the authority to fine religious groups which don’t offer their employees health insurance with free contraception service, the fire storm he ignited began to spread among those expected to support him in the 2012 election, including some who backed Obamacare.
According to the February…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 10, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments
A small group of people in Oakland, California may have taken the first steps against Occupy that has the potential to spread across the United States during the coming months. The recent break in and destruction at the Oakland City Hall may be have been a trigger point. Costs of the damage Occupy has done to the city are said to be over $5 million.
Added by Martha R Gore on February 9, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
What was once looked at as a charming Hispanic heritage has became a battle ground between some Mexican-Americans and political groups in a Sun Belt city in Arizona. As that ethnic population has increased, the undercurrent divisions in Tucson have surfaced and grown. Recent elections have done little to calm the environment. Could the 2012 election bring representatives that recognize what the dissention is doing to the city and bring all sides together?
Added by Martha R Gore on February 8, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments
In preparing for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5, 2012, Governor Mitch Daniels told legislators to tighten the state’s law on human trafficking. He warned that the Super Bowl is the type of event that attracts sexual predators.
It came as no surprise to police when Super Bowl Sunday 2011 brought sexual predators into Dallas. They arrested 133 criminals engaged in buying, selling, and smuggling adults and children and forcing them into sexual slavery.
When Slutwalkers paraded bare-breasted on the streets of many cities, focusing on unclothed or barely dressed women not inviting rape, they should have been protesting that rape was being under reported because of an archaic definition of sexual assault used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that was created over 80 years ago.
At that time, the FBI defined rape as the ‘carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will’, a term narrower than that used by most…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 6, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
Employers are being tempted with tax breaks by governors who think the incentive will bring more jobs to their states. These include lowering taxes on individual income, commercial and industrial property, utilities, and energy used in manufacturing.
The competition between the states extends across the US with enticements for new businesses or company expansions that would result in increased opportunities for jobs. Individuals looking for areas with lower income taxes are also…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 3, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments
The latest research into a way to destroy human sperm has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that could provide men effective contraception for six months.
The Gates Foundation has funded a study at the University of North Carolina (UNC) to develop the new technology. The method used in the research tested ultra sound on lab rats. Two 15-minute doses has been reported to “significantly reduce” sperm count and sperm integrity.
Money meant to help families on welfare provide the necessities of life are apparently being used inappropriately by some recipients.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives began debating HB 3567 and will vote on whether or not to amend title IV of the Social…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 1, 2012 at 4:24pm — No Comments
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will no longer provide funds for breast cancer screenings and prevention to Planned Parenthood. The Foundation has recently been the focus of a campaign by the anti-abortion Life Issues Institute because it also performs abortions and maintains it is one of the largest chain of abortion mills in the US.
The Association Press has reported that the Komen Foundation gave $650,000 to…Continue