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California spent nearly half a billion on college freshmen who later dropped out, study finds - The Los Angeles Times

At a time when California's public colleges are battling to maintain state funding, a report says that over a five-year period, the state spent nearly half a billion dollars to educate first-year college students who dropped out before their sophomore year.


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surprises volunteer marsh grass planters with visit - Times-Picayune

The 55 volunteers who signed up to plant marsh grass in the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday did so without knowing that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar would stop by the St. Tammany Parish site to plant a few clumps of grass himself.


Care of elderly should be priority for nation's policymakers - Deseret News

Under the umbrella of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a team of Utahns who are extraordinarily knowledgeable about the challenges and deficiencies of the eldercare system have been in Washington, D.C., this week to stump for policies and programs that would equip an eldercare workforce to help people stay in their homes as they need services.


Smart Phones Improving Math Scores – Jacksonville Daily News

altThe results are in. Onslow County students using smart phones in math courses not only outperformed their peers in math but also went on to take additional math courses.


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