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Alzheimer’s Research Symposium in Boston Oct. 18

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund To Host Panel Discussion on Alzheimer’s

Robert Bazell, NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent,
Will Moderate Panel

Boston—Advancements made in research and treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease will be just some of the topics discussed at the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund 2011 Fall Symposium on Oct. 18.  The event is free and open to all, and those interested in learning more about the progress being made in Alzheimer’s research are encouraged to attend.

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Teacher Union Presidents Available via Satellite from Denver

Randi Weingarten and other education labor leaders will be taking a high-profile spot at this week’s unprecedented national conference on education collaboration with Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Denver and will highlight the reform efforts accomplished because school and union leaders chose to work together, not fight.

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Life Savers Waging Fight of Their Lives

Fire fighters and paramedics are fighting back against politically motivated attacks on their pensions. The International Association of Fire Fighters today launched a public education campaign calling out politicians like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who use first responders as scapegoats for the financial woes of the nation’s states and cities.

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History Program a Boon to Student Performance and Job Skills, Study Shows

Students who participated in the National History Day (NHD) educational program perform better on high-stakes tests, are better writers, more confident and capable researchers, and have a more mature perspective on current events and civic engagement than their peers, according to the first national evaluation of the widely used curricular program. Participants also showed a greater ability to collaborate with peers, manage their time and persevere – all skills employers say are lacking in today’s workforce.

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