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Tuesday, July 17 2012

A professor and head of chemistry at the university has received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity...

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

Sixteen-year-old Evergreen Park native K’Maja Bell offered an exclusive glimpse into a new e-book about the cosmos at the nation’s yearly gathering of the American Astronomical Society...

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Monday, July 09 2012

As college graduates explore the workforce, they must not only contend with rising debt from student loans but high jobless rates as well. Yet the still-growing field of renewable energy is an engine of job growth, creating new positions in every corner of the world – including Oregon and Washington, where a partnership between Columbia Gorge Community College and Focus the Nation highlights the renewable energy workforce as a driving factor in rural economic development...

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

Starting in fall 2012, the university will offer a new Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in urban sustainability and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in sustainable management and policy. At the undergraduate level, students will learn the principles of sustainability, sustainable management, environmental justice and green technologies. At the graduate level, students will take courses in areas including urban sustainability, environmental conflict resolution, cost-benefit analysis, and natural resource management...

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Julia Frost contended in a lawsuit that the Hesperia (Calif.) Unified District decided not to renew her contract after she supported gay and lesbian students' efforts to combat discrimination.
If approved, the schools would join 24 existing charter campuses in the county.
Thousands of teachers have asked for that day off to take part in a protest at the state legislature.
The school board takes steps to deal with a $27 million budget shortfall.
Parents group in the Atlanta area has been encouraging districts to use biodegradable trays in their food service operations.
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The victim, a student at East-West University, was reported to be in stable condition; another student is in custody.
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Parents group decides to end its legal challenge of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 over a transgender student's limited access to a girls locker room.
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Shawn Joseph had been director of schools in the Metro Nashville district for less than 3 years.
University is seeking proposals to design and build at least one replacement residence hall on campus.
Richard Garza, superintendent of Houston Gateway Academy, a 3-campus network, has been suspended after he was named in a federal indictment.