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Features by Sally Herships

Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized

Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
Posted In: Education, higher education, tenure, union

Are teacher prep programs worth the money?

We’re doing a terrible job of training teachers -- and that training is expensive.
Posted In: teacher training, No Child Left Behind, test scores, Education

The economy of walking for cures (Infographic)

The Susan B. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity announced this morning that it is cancelling fundraising walks in seven cities in 2014. How much do they actually make from similar walks?
Posted In: charities, Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation, fundraising

Economic indicator: Home and living magazines

Shelter magazines are on the rebound as the housing industry bounces back. What other lateral signs are there out there?
Posted In: housing market, magazines, economic indicators

In New York, all teachers will be graded

New York is going to start evaluating teachers in all subject fields, and test results will be part of their performance evaluations. This week, the teachers start getting trained in the new grading system.
Posted In: teachers, New York, schools

What the #%*$ did that ad just say? (Video)

We’re hearing a lot of bleeping in ads these days. It may be a crude, but smart, strategy for some companies.
Posted In: advertising, commercials, TV commercials

The difference between a paid and unpaid internship? A job later

Students may want to think twice about working for free: interns who get paid are almost twice as likely as their unpaid counterparts to get a job offer when they graduate.
Posted In: Jobs, internships

And the bride wore...Target: The growth of budget wedding dresses

Target gets into the wedding business with an online collection of very low-priced wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
Posted In: Target, wedding dresses, weddings

The beat of the sequester furloughs marches on

As a result of sequester, the IRS, HUD, the EPA and Office of Management and Budget become part of the biggest wave of government office closures since 1995.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, IRS, EPA, HUD

Texting while driving? There's an app to stop that

AT&T and other mobile carriers are uniting to help prevent teens from texting while driving. What technology exists, and does it work?
Posted In: texting, safety

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