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College grads with foreign language skills are among the ‘most wanted’ by job seekers

WCPO – Jane Andreasik

“Learning a foreign language is now the hottest skill on the market. Roughly 25,000 new jobs are expected to open over within the decade for interpreters and translators, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number, estimated over a ten year period between 2010-2020, will account for 42 percent of growth in the field — much faster than any other occupation. That percentage does not include military and government intelligence jobs in that field.”(more)

San Francisco to fight obesity with soda tax

Stuff.co.nz – Laila Kearney

“San Francisco may become the latest US city to try to curb the consumption of sugary drinks with a proposed ballot measure to impose a tax on beverages seen as a culprit in rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes.”(more)

Eighth-graders learn finance skills at JA World

Sun Sentinel – Doreen Hemlock

“Financial literacy remains a challenge for many adults, never mind children…Florida now mandates personal finance be included within economics class in high school. But it does not require a separate course on personal finance in high school…”Math is required in every grade, and financial literacy is not required at all. It should be,” agreed Melissa Aiello, executive director of Junior Achievement of South Florida. “Financial hardship and a lack of financial education lead to so many problems in marriage, family, nutrition, you name it.””(more)

Michigan panel weighs holding back third-graders

Education Week – David Eggert

“Michigan lawmakers began debating Wednesday whether to take a hard-line stance by holding back the state’s 36,000 third-graders who are not proficient in reading…Third grade is considered a key indicator of future success because it’s when students move from learning to read to reading to learn.”(more)

Kakenya Ntaiya: Bringing Education to Kenya’s Girls

National Geographic – Hannah Bloch

“Kakenya Ntaiya, a pioneering education activist in Kenya and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2013, putting her in the running for CNN Hero of the Year. For the past five years, the boarding school she started in her own village of Enoosaen, 250 miles outside Nairobi, has educated Maasai girls from the fourth through eighth grades, giving them the foundation to continue their schooling in high school and beyond.”(more)