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3:57pm

Thu May 24, 2012
All Tech Considered

Friend Your Students? New York City Schools Say No

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 7:37 pm

New York City's Department of Education issued its first guidelines this spring for how teachers should navigate social media.
Facebook

English teacher Eleanor Terry started a Facebook page last fall for the High School for Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn. She uses it for the school's college office to remind seniors about things like application deadlines. The seniors use it to stay in touch with each other.

"There was a student who got into the University of Chicago," she says, "and the way we found out about it was that they scanned their acceptance letter and then tagged us in it."

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3:25pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Election 2012

N.C. Democrats Try To Dust Off Pre-Convention Blues

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 8:14 am

The audience listens as President Obama speaks about student loans at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last month.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov

The Democratic Party will hold its national convention in Charlotte this September. The choice of venue was a signal that North Carolina would be a key part of President Obama's re-election strategy.

But the state's Democrats have suffered a few blows lately.

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2:51pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Election 2012

GOP Hopes Pennsylvania's Still Got That Swing

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 7:37 pm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participates in a 6th-grade language arts class with Salina Beattie and other students at Universal Bluford Charter School on Thursday in Philadelphia.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was talking about education policy Thursday in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes, is a frequent stop for presidential candidates. But, amid a campaign likely to focus on a handful of battleground states, some are starting to wonder if Pennsylvania is still a swing state.

At the Universal Bluford Charter School in a largely African-American neighborhood in West Philadelphia, Romney toured a computer lab, helped students with an assignment in language arts class and listened to the kids sing.

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2:05pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Business

It’s Still A Mystery: No Word On HP Cuts In Fort Collins

QT1p Flickr - Creative Commons
  • Brian Larson speaking w/ NCBR Tech Reporter Steve Lynn

One day after announcing that it was cutting 8% of its workforce or some 27,000 positions, there’s still no word as to what the impact might be at the Hewlett Packard campus in Fort Collins. In fact, it’s not very well-know just how many people HP employs in Fort Collins. Estimates vary.

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2:01pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

What's Up, Doc? When You're Doctor Rushes Like The Road Runner

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 7:37 pm

Patients continue to complain that physicians don't spend enough time examining and talking with them.
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To physician Larry Shore of My Health Medical Group in San Francisco, it's no surprise that patients give doctors low marks for time and attention.

"There's some data to suggest that the average patient gets to speak for between 12 and 15 seconds before the physician interrupts them," Shore says. "And that makes you feel like the person is not listening."

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