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Calif. students work on media literacy before entering high school


  • Reedley Exponent (Calif.), The

A group of incoming high-school freshman in California recently took a summer course to improve skills in computer and media literacy and to learn how to conduct online research. While many students a… Read More

"Green" building at Western Mich. U. earns LEED certificate


  • (Michigan) (free registration)

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification to Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall. The $60 million, 230,000-square-foot building features a "green roof" with 975 solar … Read More

Why candidates should stay cool when offered a job


  • Brazen Careerist

Job candidates should remain cool and be ready to negotiate when offered a position, career adviser Jenny Treanor writes in this blog post. Candidates should thank the employer and then ask for at lea… Read More