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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections: Geography, Close Races and Views of Social Issues

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Source: Pew Research Center A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data. But despite a growing national presence, in many states with close Senate and […] [Read More]
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States with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people, have worse conditions of confinement and tougher policies toward juvenile

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Source: Rice University New research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy found that states with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people. According to lead author Katharine Neill, states with large African-American populations are more likely to have harsher incarceration practices, worse conditions of confinement and tougher policies toward juveniles compared […] [Read More]
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The job market for new college graduates is red hot

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Source: Michigan State University After several years of modest growth, hiring is expected to jump a whopping 16 percent for newly minted degree-holders in 2014-15, according to key findings from Recruiting Trends. The annual survey, by Michigan State University economist Phil Gardner, is the nation’s largest with nearly 5,700 companies responding. “Employers are recruiting new […] [Read More]
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Must See Video On Wolves and Ecology In Yellowstone

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Was This Really Necessary?

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I-95 Northbound between exits 13 and 15 was shutdown for 9 hours Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the result of a state trooper fatally shooting a man who stabbed numerous people aboard a tour bus. Do State Police take into consideration the massive inconvenience to travelers when they close highways for long periods of time? [Read More]
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Why No National Democratic Ads On Success On Unemployment, Jobs, Economy?

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SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates National Democratic strategist Robert Weiner, who was a Clinton White House spokesman and senior staff for Congressmen Conyers, Rangel, Pepper, and Koch, has been on a mission this week asking, “Where are national Democratic ads on successes including unemployment, jobs, and the economy? “The silence is deafening.” Weiner said. “The sad […] [Read More]
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U.S. Lags Behind Much of the World in Requiring Graphic Cigarette Warnings – the FDA Must Act to Catch Up

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SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids A new report issued today shows that the United States has fallen far behind much of the world in requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. The report should spur the Food and Drug Administration to quickly develop and implement such warnings, as required by U.S. law. The U.S. […] [Read More]
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Public libraries can drive community advancements

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Source: Aspen Institute A new report released today from the Aspen Institute looks at how – in an age of instant and abundant information – U.S. public libraries can drive community advancements unlike any other public institution. “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries” explores how public libraries can respond as the digital age increases […] [Read More]
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Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)—in more than 30 years. The exhibition and accompanying publication will trace the invention and development of Cubism […] [Read More]
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Education Research Report – Latest Posts

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Education Research Report Preparing World-Class Teachers: Essential Reforms of Teacher Preparation and Credentialing Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 2 hours ago Teachers are routinely blamed for almost every underperforming child and every shortcoming of the nation’s public school system. The length of time it takes them to get tenure, seniority protections in the […] [Read More]
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