Category Archive : Education

These cities are adding the most jobs

The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June 2019, far exceeding economists expectations of 140,000 new jobs. The better than expected June jobs report marks 105 consecutive months of jobs growth – the longest in U.S. history.

Over the last five years alone, overall employment in the United States climbed by 7.3%, driven in large part by massive hiring in the trade, transportation, and utility sector. Partially as a result, the unemployment rate dipped from 6.1% in May 2014, to 3.4% in May 2019 – a low not seen since the 1960s.

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Malala Would Have To Remove Her Headscarf To Teach In Quebec: Education Minister

Malala Would Have To Remove Her Headscarf To Teach In Quebec: Education Minister

Quebec’s education minister is facing criticism for tweeting a photo of himself with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai after his government banned public employees from wearing headscarves like hers.

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Florida Education Plan Lacking in Both Promise and Practice

Florida Education Plan Lacking in Both Promise and Practice

NNPA ESSA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — According to Dr. Rosa Castro Feinberg, who serves on the committee for LULAC Florida, an advocacy group serving all Hispanic nationality groups, Florida’s “current plan includes features that contradict common sense, expert opinion, popular will, and the intent of the ESSA. Contrary to the purposes of the ESSA, the Florida plan denies attention to struggling subgroups of students. Without attention, there can be no correction.”

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These 6 Women Are Breaking Barriers In The Meat Industry

These 6 Women Are Breaking Barriers In The Meat Industry

Historically, butchery has been a brawny boys club, with the exception of the lowest-paying meatpacking jobs. But today, women are joining the industry in droves and have a real influence on its future.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10,000 women have entered the retail field of meat and seafood markets in the last decade. Their increased presence has come as the demand for local meat has risen: Consumers want to know where meat is coming from, how it was raised and butchered, and that it is healthy and safe.

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