Community Land Trust Movement Imagines Its Future

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Often to look forward, you have to look back.”So began remarks made by Dr. Shirley Sherrod, a cofounder of the nation’s first community land trust, New Communities Inc., to hundreds of people who gathered under a giant air-conditioned tent at the Resora farm near Albany, Georgia, during…

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NPQ North: Canadians Are Anxious—and This Election Campaign Isn’t Helping

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">By DrRandomFactor (original), RaviC – Based on File:Canada Election 2015 Results Map.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0, LinkOctober 13, 2019; CBC NewsThere is just one weekend remaining for Canadians to ponder their choices before going to the polls on Monday, October 21st. Predicting the outcome from the election of…

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Nevada SPCA Puts Patrol Cats to Work Keeping Properties Rodent-Free

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">© 2014 Ichiban Yada. Licensed under CC-BY.October 14, 2019; KSNVNevada SPCA is the most recent shelter to turn problem cats at risk of never finding homes into employees-of-the-month at local residences, businesses, and community buildings.Approximately 1.6 million cats are adopted from animal shelters each year, but what…

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Immigrant Use of Medical Services Falls Due to Fear of Federal Rule Changes

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Protesters marching in support of immigrants,” Fibonacci BlueOctober 15, 2019; HealthLeadersA survey of 1,362 community health centers across the United States shows that increasing numbers of immigrant patients are eschewing Medicaid, likely due to fears about the threat of expanded public charge requirements.The Kaiser Family Foundation survey found…

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To Sleep…More! California Mandates a Later Start for Middle and High Schools

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">October 14, 2019; Washington Post and Los Angeles TimesCalifornia just became the first state to require most middle and high schools to start later in the morning. The legislation, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D), would, over three years, phase in a new law stating that middle…

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Dumping the SAT: Why Standardized Tests Have Lost Their Luster

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">CC0 Public Domain.October 9, 2019, Hechinger ReportSATs. The mere mention of the standardized test for college-bound students can strike fear in the hearts of high school juniors and seniors across the country. However, that time-honored stressor before college is becoming less important than it used to be.One…

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