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Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Education

The Magazine for Leaders in Education: Testing times for the SAT – commentary

Testing times for the SAT – commentary – Brief Article Christopher R.L. Blake By all accounts this year has heralded a bright millennial dawn for that great equalizer, educational assessment. Any fears about the readiness of public school graduates for academia would seem to have been quashed. SAT results from the College Board indicate that […]

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Black Issues in Higher Education

Fighting surf wars – Personal Computing

Fighting surf wars – Personal Computing – internet advertising Reid Goldsborough The metaphor comparing the business world to a battle-ground is often overused. But it’s not trite to say that a fierce struggle is raging between Web advertisers frying to capture your attention and Web consumers who want to surf unfettered. The stakes are high. […]

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Natural History

Orb weaver spiders can draw on a wide selection of silks that span a huge range of stretchiness and strength

Nice threads: Orb weaver spiders can draw on a wide selection of silks that span a huge range of stretchiness and strength Adam Summers All species of spider–about 40,000 at last count–extrude silk from modified limbs, called spinnerets, on their abdomens. Many species, including the orb weavers, produce a whopping seven different kinds of silk. […]

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Ebony

Jackie Robinson remembered – historic black baseball player

Jackie Robinson remembered – historic black baseball player – excerpt from ‘Negro Firsts in Sports’ A.S. Doc Young The bringing of Jackie Robinson into baseball was at once the most controversial sports development of the century, the best-planned sports maneuver in history, and as courageous as matching of athletic ability and executive acumen as sports […]

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Jet

India.Arie says Johnson Publishing Co. is her favorite place to visit in Chicago

India.Arie says Johnson Publishing Co. is her favorite place to visit in Chicago – Newsmakers Whenever famed singer India.Arie is in Chicago, she says her favorite place to visit is Johnson Publishing Company headquarters, which publishes JET and EBONY. “I usually go to the JET offices to say `hi’ even if they don’t ask me,” […]

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Air & Space Power Journal

a model for EU/NATO defense force integration

The Benelux Deployable Air Task Force: a model for EU/NATO defense force integration Dave L. Orr Editorial Abstract: Colonel Orr observes the success of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg in combining aspects of their individual military strengths to create the Benelux Deployable Air Task Force, a rapid-response expeditionary capability. The success of this initiative offers one […]

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Journal of Shellfisheries Research

Reproductive biology of the “Copey” snail Melongena melongena in Cispata Bay on the Caribbean coast of Colombia

Reproductive biology of the “Copey” snail Melongena melongena in Cispata Bay on the Caribbean coast of Colombia Sandra Hernandez ABSTRACT The reproductive cycle of the “Copey” snail Melongena melongena at Cispata Bay was examined from October 1998 to September 1999. Gonad maturation was studied through macroscopic and microscopic observations on the gonads of females >70 […]

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Ranger Rick

Snowy Owls—Super Owls – animal behavior

Snowy Owls—Super Owls – animal behavior – Brief Article Claire Miller Flap . . . flap . . . a silent snowy owl cruises through a winter sky in Canada. Snowy owls are the heaviest, most powerful owls in all of North America. And some winters, they may fly to places near YOU! Snowy owls […]

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Science World

Subway fossils

Subway fossils Debra Goldstein While expanding the subway system in Los Angeles, California, last year, construction workers accidentally plowed into a treasure trove of fossils. The remains of 15-million-year-old fish and 8,800-year-old logs are among the most recent finds. Biologists and geologists often have trouble digging up the money for such an extensive exploration. But […]

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USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education)

Companies are discovering the value of ethics

Companies are discovering the value of ethics Norman E. Bowie Most discussion of business ethics focuses on ethics as a constraint on profit. From this view, ethics and profit are related inversely: the more ethical a business is, the less profitable it is; the more profitable, the less ethical. Certainly, there are times when doing […]