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PoliTex: Texas Republicans working on platform process


Texas Republicans are looking ahead ...
where he was a graduate curatorial intern in 2004-2005 and an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at our Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts — CASVA — in 2014,” Powell said.

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race


In a Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, left, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, center, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn the first shovel-full of sand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX launch pad at Boca Chica Beach, Texas.

Business Report Texas(pt.V)Baker Hughes Ed Center Cuts Ribbon In Tomball TX


The Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Education Center has held its grand opening in Tomball TX. The 90000-square-foot classroom building is designed for efficient high-caliber training and innovation. The building currently houses 21 classrooms with six ...

North Texas Rehab Center Auction Brings Out Thousands


Officials say the North Texas Rehab Auction is the center's biggest fundraiser of the year. The North Texas Rehab Center's satisfaction rate has been 99% for 13 years straight. They say it's all possible because of donations and support from people here in ...

Buddy Holly Center Announces West Texas Watercolor Society


LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Buddy Holly Center will host the annual spring exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society, which will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in ...

State's senior population growing faster than Texas overall, moving to suburbs


The finding comes from a new demographic study commissioned and published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Entitled Growth in Elderly Populations: Implications for Texas Real Estate Markets, the 200-page report was written by Steve ...

Feds critical of for-profit West Texas prison that was scene of riots


FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 file photo, plumes of smoke rise from the yard and recreation building of Reeves County Detention Center 1 unit in Pecos, Texas. The fires came five days after inmates set fires to other parts of the RCDC I and II ...

Today: MD Anderson Opens Keeling Center for Open House


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is opening the doors of its Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research on Friday, April 24, between 3 and 7 pm. The open house is designed to let the community witness the work ...

BMW is building vehicle distribution center in Texas to serve the South


BMW AG said it is building a vehicle distribution center in Texas to serve the Southern U.S. The facility at the Port of Galveston will serve the 45 BMW and Mini dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The German automaker said it broke ground ...

ICE Director Visits Texas Detention Center Amid Allegations Of Mistreatment


The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited a family immigrant detention center in Texas on Friday that has been the site of two hunger strikes and allegations of abuse. ICE confirmed in an email that Director Sarah Saldaña had paid an ...

Hansen, “Christian-Muslim Relations in Egypt”


This June, I.B. Tauris Press will release “Christian-Muslim Relations in Egypt: Politics, Society, and Interfaith Encounters” by Henrik Lindberg Hansen (University of London).  The publisher’s descrip…

Rackspace Launches UK Data Center With High-Efficiency Cooling System


Rackspace has officially brought online its massive cloud data center in Crawley, U.K., about 30 miles south of London. Designed and built together with San Francisco-based developer and data center p…

Why so few black women are senior managers in 2015


Bringing more women into the C-suite requires CEO leadership, knowledgeable diversity officers, and programs to nurture talent. That is what many think. But if employers want to ensure diversity inclu…

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Police: Man Stabbed In Chest In Center City


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed in the chest in Center City. Police say it happened at about 4:17 p.m. Tuesday at the 2300 block of Chestnu…

How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect


Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way we deploy applications, control users, and deliver resources; and our ability to interconnect data centers today has allowed organizations of all size…

Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency


Paul Slater thinks robots replacing some of the humans working in data centers today is not only a real possibility but something that’s likely to happen within the next decade. And if you’re designin…

Bologna in Lettere 2015 – il programma


Il Comitato Bologna in Lettere, con il Patrocinio del Comune di Bologna, con il Patrocinio – per le iniziative relative alle Scuole – dell’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l’Emilia Romagna, in collabo…

CLF Week in Links: Drought, Fight for 15 and More


California drought. One of the big news stories these past weeks has been the restrictions put on household water use in the state of California—and the lack of restrictions put on agriculture, which …

Atzori, “Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan”


This June, Routledge Press will release “Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Quest for Hegemony” by Daniel Atzori.  The publisher’s description follows: This book explores …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR CENTER

Domestic violence in CENTER TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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The importance of local education funding in CENTER TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in CENTER TEXAS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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