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How to Protect Your Relationship from Work Stress

In today’s “always-on” culture, the boundaries between our personal and professional lives are often blurred. Many jobs demand constant connectivity, and we feel stress from work long after we leave the office—unless we learn to “detach. ...




Get More by Giving More: Developing a Culture of Learning and Loyalty

In today's fast-paced business world, companies are constantly trying to compete by restructuring business processes to be better, faster, and cheaper. As the primary recruiter at Interact Marketing, I have constantly tried to optimize our interview, selection, and on-boarding process to maximize talent, and minimize attrition. ...




City becomes first to offer student loan repayment benefits: Who’s next?

Here’s yet another sign that student loan repayment benefits are more than a passing fad. 
 
The City of Memphis just announced the Student Loan Reduction Program, which was created specifically to help employees with their student loan debts.
 
With the program, which is being administered for the city by Tuition. ...




How Office Popularity Is Just Like High School

Unfortunately, it really matters.



Maybe, in high school, the A-listers all sat together at a lunch table far, far away from yours. Maybe the social pecking order kept you off the cheerleading squad. Maybe the only thing more painful than not being asked to the prom was your mother’s suggestion that you go with your friends. ...




New Bill Would Ban Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims

Attorneys say employers need to address issues long before a claim is filed
 
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that would make it illegal for businesses to enforce mandatory arbitration agreements for sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. ...




Annual dinner to promote teacher diversity in local schools

The seventh annual John E. Baker Legacy Dinner is taking place Friday at Farmington Country Club to raise scholarship money for the African American Teaching Fellows.
 
The Fellows organization provides African-American undergraduate students with scholarships and training in exchange for committing to teach in a public school in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. ...




Anti-bias lessons help preschoolers hold up a mirror to diversity

Some California preschools are getting children to participate in conversations about racial differences at an early age by introducing an anti-bias curriculum that teaches kids about diversity and inclusion. Against a backdrop of national divides over race, these educators use art projects and discussions to infuse a powerful message into the classroom. ...




By Empowering Teachers, We Can Level The Playing Field For Every Student

I want every student to have the same opportunity that I had.
I still remember standing at the podium during my high school graduation, looking out over the crowd. In that moment it struck me – the number of students ready to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas was only about half of what it had been at freshman orientation. ...




Becoming a bilingual teacher leads to a lifetime of making a difference

I first heard of bilingual education as a student at the University of Texas in 1973, confused over my course of study and career.
 
I was a music major, tired of lonely piano practice rooms with a fading concept of what my future in music might hold. ...




How good teachers are making a difference in Metro Detroit's multiethnic classrooms

At Kosciuszko Middle School in Hamtramck, at least seven different languages are spoken by students, whose ethnic backgrounds include Yemeni, Bengali, Bosnian, Albanian, Polish, and Lebanese. While this may not be your typical American school, it is a microcosm of the multiethnic city of Hamtramck, home to the country's first Muslim majority city council. ...