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5 Things to Know About the EOD Warrior Foundation Scholarship Program

EOD Warrior Foundation offers scholarships for EOD family members NICEVILLE, Florida – There are 7,000 men and women known as EOD technicians, performing the most dangerous job in our military. EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, otherwise known as Bomb Disposal. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air […]

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‘Philosophy is an Art of Living Together’ on World Philosophy Day

New York, N.Y. Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.” Sculpture “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. World Philosophy Day takes place every November. Photo: Hans Andersen. The […]

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International Students Add $32.8 Billion to U.S. Economy

New York, N.Y.  The more than 1 million International students at universities and college in the U.S. added $32.8 billion and more than 400,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the 2015-2016 academic year. Those numbers come from economic data compiled by the the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international […]

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‘Education has Power to Save Lives,’ Views Towards the Disaster

New York N.Y – Ahead of the inaugural World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November, two survivors of the most devastating tsunami in recent history – a Czech supermodel and a member of the Spanish family featured in the film The Impossible (2012) – have joined the United Nations’ commemoration of the Day. An aerial […]

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U.S. High School Completion Rate Reaches All-Time High

President Barack Obama says the percentage of Americans completing high school rose to its highest level ever last year. The president said the completion rate for the 2014-2015 school year was 83.2 percent – the highest percentage on record. The numbers are based on information gathered from schools across the United States. Photo:GRACE SMITH. Obama […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 10, 2016

UN Women Offers Training at Civilian Protection Site, Juba The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) offers training to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living at a Protection of Civilian site (PoC 3) run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. The training includes computer skills, […]

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Women’s Group Teaches Life Skills to Help Afghans in America

New York, N.Y. Every day in a modest home in Queens, New York, more than 100 women of Afghan descent are crammed into makeshift classrooms. They are learning the basics of life in America, such as getting a driver’s license or reading and writing English, but they also can gain help with something as complex and […]

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69 Million New Teachers Needed to Achieve Global Education Goals

New York, N.Y. On World Teacher’s Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).             […]

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5 Things to Know About the EOD Warrior Foundation Scholarship Program

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