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Thousands of students' financial aid in jeopardy

Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. 93 more words


Putting a Contract Out on Good Ideas

One of the things bad guys used to do in crime movies was “put a contract out” on someone. Those contracts were not to buy something, they meant hiring someone to kill a person. 984 more words


Federal Govt. Allocates Over 200,000 bags of Fertiliser to Farmers in Katsina State

“The Federal Government has allocated 247, 000 bags of fertiliser for sale to farmers in Katsina State through the Growth Enhancement Support, GES, scheme’s e-wallet for the 2014 farming season. 215 more words


Drugstore giant Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a longtime employee with diabetes and to implement revised policies and training to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. 399 more words


Worse than Michelle Rhee: Teachers and public schools have a shocking new enemy - Salon.com

What’s Happened To “The Left”?Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education in a Democratic presidential administration, declared the court ruling on Vergara a “mandate” that “protects students’ rights to equal educational opportunities.” Michelle Rhee, former chief of Washington, D.C., public schools and avowed Democrat, called the ruling to deny teachers due process when they are threatened with employment termination a “clear win for all children.” The Center for American Progress stated the Vergara verdict “appropriately” pits a teacher’s job evaluation against her students’ rights to equal access to a quality education. 98 more words


New National Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Early Education

Last week, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released findings from its latest national public opinion poll on investing in young children. The result: widespread, bipartisan support for early childhood education. 883 more words


Five Basic Tax Tips for New Businesses

If you start a business, one key to success is to know about your federal tax obligations. You may need to know not only about income taxes but also about payroll taxes. 495 more words