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Funding Scarce For Training New Hires

President Barack Obama

June 24, 2011 Funding Scarce For Training New Hires John W. Schoen, There’s widespread consensus that millions of jobs go unfilled in the U.S. because employers can’t find skilled workers. But there’s less agreement on where the money will come from to train those jobless workers. Nobody, it seems, wants to pick up the tab. […]

Congress Chops Education Funding


March 5, 2011 Congress Chops Funding for High-Profile Education Programs Alyson Klein, Education Week   More than a dozen education programs—including high-profile efforts focused on literacy, teaching, and learning—are looking at the prospect of a permanent federal funding loss after they were chopped from a stopgap spending measure signed into law by President Barack Obama […]

Boehner Urges For School Vouchers


January 29, 2011 Brett Zongker, Huffington Post School Vouchers: John Boehner Pushes To Revive Program In DC As Model For National Reform WASHINGTON — GOP House Speaker John Boehner and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman introduced legislation Wednesday to revive a school voucher program for District of Columbia students nearly two years after Congress began phasing […]

Obama Announces Federal Employee Pay Freeze

Barack Obama

The decision will save the government about $2 billion for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 and $28 billion over the next five years, the White House said. The long-term savings come from lowering the government’s base compensation over the next two years.

A Brief History of Thanksgiving Day

Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game or go to a movie, and enjoy a huge feast. It’s also […]

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