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Governors Are Singing the Wrong Tune - In These Times

Commentary: An increasing number of governors are joining New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's anti-worker chorus. Too bad they're all off-key. Wall Street's recklessness, not public employee pensions, caused our nation's financial collapse. Scapegoating workers won't solve anything.

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Firefighters to Launch Ad Campaign Defending Benefits - Wall Street Journal

The International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents the nation's firefighters, is beginning an advertising campaign aimed at stemming criticism over generous pension benefits.

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'National History Day' Lifts Achievement, Study Finds - Education Week

The first-ever national evaluation of National History Day suggests that students who participate in the yearlong academic program and competition perform better on standardized tests, are better writers, and are more confident and capable researchers.

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Students engineer solutions with creativity - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

They came with creativity, a few hand tools, and little time to solve problems normally addressed by engineers. Altogether, about 90 high school students from Wisconsin, Illinois and North Dakota participated in a Construction Challenge on Saturday, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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