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Does Your STEM Degree Have a Shelf Life?

March 13, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the aftermath of the Great Recession, hundreds of thousands of Americans are pursuing degrees and certificates in science, technology, engineering, and math in the hopes of establishing stable careers in lucrative fields. But some academics and veteran STEM workers, particularly those in computer sciences, caution that a STEM degree...

How Washington Ruined Governors

April 12, 2013 Even for longtime advocates on both sides of the emotional gun-control debate, the events of March 8 were enough to induce whiplash. On that day, South Dakota became the first state to explicitly authorize school employees to carry guns, when Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed legislation sent to him by...

Are black women key to easing military suicides?

June 12, 2012 Black women have the lowest rates of suicide in the country, and although it’s not completely understood why, Veterans Affairs officials hope to re-create elements of black female culture that may help stop military veterans from killing themselves. Women - particularly black women - provide each other social support and...

Child immigrant detentions up sharply

May 11, 2012 The number of children detained while attempting to cross into the United States without an adult has increased dramatically in the past seven months. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Human Services’ Division of Unaccompanied Children’s Services has cared for as many as 8,000 children annually. In the first...

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