A boy stands in the rubble of a destroyed shop in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, on Monday, November 26. Palestinian school girls walk in a destroyed class room on Monday, November 26, in Gaza. The school was damaged some days ago, before a truce between Hamas and Israel. Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, greets children during a visit to Gaza to survey damage caused by the exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas militants, on Sunday, November 25. Employees of the Palestinian Interior Ministry pray in the rubble of the Interior Ministry building in Gaza City on Sunday, November 25. Cease-fire reached in Gaza conflict
Clinton urges human rights on Iran New Year U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Monday for respect for human rights and freedom of expression as she wished Iranians well on Nowruz, the Persian New Year. “The people of the United States join you in welcoming the opportunities of this New Year and the possibilities for strengthening ties of family and friends,” Clinton said in a Nowruz statement.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Nearly 300 Commitments Expected To Be Made At 2010 Annual Meeting, More Than Ever Before; President Clinton Announces New Commitments Focused on Disaster Relief and Long Term Recovery in Haiti, Pakistan, and the Gulf Coast New York, N.Y. – President Bill Clinton opened the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this morning at an opening plenary session that framed the discussions that will take place in the coming days and outlined opportunities for CGI members to take action to improve the lives of people around the world. President Clinton announced that 67 current and former heads of state, more than 600 business leaders, and more than 500 leaders from NGOs and philanthropic organizations are attending CGI’s sixth Annual Meeting. Over the course of the week, these CGI members will make new connections, share insights and ideas, and forge partnerships that will strengthen their work for years to come. Clinton Global Initiative Press Center - Press Releases
Works Progress Administration Typical sign on a WPA project Employment and Activities poster for the WPA's Federal Art Project, 1936 The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. In much smaller but more famous projects the WPA employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge or school constructed by the agency.
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Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is an American business executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice, and environmental conservation. She is also co-founder and President of the Board of College Track, which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college. Powell Jobs resides in Palo Alto, California with her three children. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. She controls the Steven P. Jobs Trust, now known as the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, which owns around 130 to 140 million shares of stock or between 7 and 8 percent stake as the largest shareholder in The Walt Disney Company. Early life and career Laurene Powell
Carlos Watson (born September 29, 1969) is a journalist, businessman, and television host. He was also a contributor on MSNBC. Watson was raised in Miami, Florida with three siblings. His parents are both school teachers. As a working-class family, they often struggled financially throughout his youth, regularly needing help from food stamps. Being labeled a problem child early in life, Carlos was asked to leave kindergarten in 1974, but entered first grade the next year. He attended Ransom Everglades School in Miami, then Harvard University. Carlos Watson (journalist)
Mark Zuckerberg Giving $100 Million to Newark Schools The three men plan to announce the arrangement on Friday on the “ Show.” The changes would not formally relax the legal power the state seized in 1995, when it declared Newark’s schools a failure and took control of the system, replacing the elected school board with a mostly toothless advisory board. Rather, Mr. Christie plans to give the mayor a major role in choosing a new superintendent and redesigning the system, but to retain the right to take control back. For now, at least, the arrangement tightens an already friendly relationship between the governor, a Republican, and the mayor, a Democrat who was once seen as a likely challenger for the State House in 2013.
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Thomas L. Friedman won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, his third Pulitzer for The New York Times . He became the paper’s foreign-affairs Op-Ed columnist in 1995.
Opinion: One way to fix U.S. schools - Laurene Powell Jobs and Carlos Watson Anyone who thinks America has academic talent to spare isn’t paying attention. We used to lead the world in the percentage of our population with college degrees. Now we’re No. 14. Global competition is getting tougher, and having an educated work force is vital to our long-term prospects. To keep up, we’re importing highly skilled immigrants from around the world. At the same time, however, we make it difficult for thousands of young people who grow up here to attend college and illegal for them to get jobs.
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