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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

: November, 2012

Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings at The Morgan (NYC)

This fall, The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting an extraordinary exhibition of rarely seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, one of Europe’s most distinguished
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Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing at the Morgan through February 3, 2013.

Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540) Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1520 The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Photo © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore The emergence of Mannerism in
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Unlocking Academic Potential of Students of Color Key to Future of American Economy

As students of color and diverse ethnicities rapidly become the leading population of public school systems in numerous states, closing educational achievement gaps and providing a quality education
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The Right Way To Cut The Deficit (and Save Social Security)

More Chips For Tax Reform By STEVEN RATTNER …(T)he proper rate for capital gains and dividends(:) It was the absurdly low rate on those forms of income — just 15 percent — that yielded Mitt
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Keeping high school students in school and preserving school sports…Bridgeport style

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What For 31 years, students at Bridgeport’s Bassick High School have been participating in the high school’s indoor track program. That was until Team Vallas, under the
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Where Does Jim Himes Stand? Updated w/ Response

On tax cuts for the rich, spending cuts and cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Let’s look at cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid first: Here’s what he was quoted as saying
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In Greenwich, Malloy throws “heavy support behind the charter school movement”

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What At last week’s ConnCAN Block Party (it took place in Greenwich – go figure), Governor Malloy “spoke about the dismal graduation rate in urban districts. He told the crowd
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My Recent Miscellaneous Blog Posts

Hospice Care Research Mayo Clinic Expert Describes Evolving Roles of Hospice and Palliative Care Many people think hospice and palliative care come at the end of life, and while both often play a key
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School Exclusion Policies Stigmatize Arrested Teens and Contribute to Educational Failure,

“Zero- tolerance” policies that rely heavily on suspensions and expulsions hinder teens who have been arrested from completing high school or pursuing a college degree, according to a new study from
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Higher taxes on the rich won’t slow the economy because the rich will keep spending anyway. Jim Himes – please take notice

Robert Reich: …The best way to generate jobs and growth is for the government to spend more, not less. And for taxes to stay low – or become even lower – on the middle class. (Higher taxes on the
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