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Everyday People: Local bus dispatcher wins state award

Everyday People: Local bus dispatcher wins state award
Denise Richardson, a bus dispatcher for the Astoria School District, won a top Oregon administrative support award. Denise Richardson, a driver and dispatcher for Astoria School District since 1987, won the Doug Flatt Administrative Support Award from …
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Pasco County declares local state of emergency amid flooding
After nearly two weeks of steady rain in Pasco County and no indication of drying out, county commissioners voted in favor of declaring a local state of emergency on Friday. The evacuation order, however, has been lifted for residents located in the …
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The Huskers have played well in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge under Tim Miles, going 3-0 in that stretch, including a road win at Florida State last season. Nebraska's .750 winning percentage in the event is the best of any Big Ten school, as NU has gone 3 …
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NEA honors leaders of PBS, CPB with Friend of Education Award

Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service, speaks after receiving the Friend of Education award at NEA’s 94th Representative Assembly in Orlando, Florida, on July 5, 2015.

The highest honor of the National Education Association (NEA) was awarded yesterday to leaders in the public broadcasting industry whose networks have made a lasting educational difference in the lives of millions of children. Paula A. Kerger, president and chief executive officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and the Honorable Patricia “Pat” de Stacy Harrison, president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), were named recipients of NEA’s 2015 Friend of Education Award. Kerger was in Orlando, Florida, to accept the award in front of more than 7,000 educators gathered for NEA’s Representative Assembly (RA).

“Public broadcasting is an undeniable and critical resource for educators,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “Paula and Pat have been at the helm of an industry that helps not just educators, but also the students they teach. Their reach and impact across this nation in teaching and learning make them genuine partners of public education. The honorees understand the importance of education to our country’s future. We are honored and grateful to call each of them an NEA Friend of Education.”

PBS was founded in 1967 in order to use the power of media to educate, engage and inspire all Americans. For more than 40 years, PBS has been a trusted source of educational content for learners of all ages. In keeping with public media’s educational roots, Kerger, who joined PBS in 2006, has made strong commitments to education, the arts, news and public affairs programming in addition to emphasizing diversity and the use of new technology to bring public media into the lives of all Americans.

“Our country will succeed or fail based on our ability to educate and engage the next generation,” said Kerger who was on hand to accept the award. “At PBS, we strive to put education at the heart of all that we do, and to build partnerships with others who are equally focused on education. From social emotional ‘grit’ to literacy to STEM skills, we’ve worked hard to make sure that our content does more than entertain; it also inspires and teaches.”

Under Kerger’s leadership, the network developed PBS LearningMedia, which provides educators with digital content, strategies, learning tools and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning in the classroom. The service includes classroom-ready, curriculum-based digital resources, including videos and interactives, audio, documents and in-depth lesson plans. Drawing from critically acclaimed PBS programs such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, American Experience, TV’s most-watched history series, plus PBS KIDS programs like Sid the Science Kid, the service offers teachers more than 100,000 videos, images, interactives, lesson plans and articles to enrich classroom instruction. These resources are available for free to PreK-12 classrooms all across the country through PBS member stations.

“We realize that because we are accessible in every home across the country, we have a tremendous responsibility to use our airwaves to prepare children for success in school and in life,” Kerger said in her remarks. “On behalf of all of our member stations, who work every day to help PBS meet the needs of today’s teachers and learners, I am honored to receive this award.”

Kerger also received the award on behalf of Harrison, whose leadership helped CPB create “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a nationwide public media initiative to help communities across the country keep young people on the path to graduation. To date, over 80 stations in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are working with more than 1,400 local partners and schools to address the challenges faced by at-risk youth and to develop long-term solutions that span the entire education continuum, from building a strong foundation in math and literacy skills to college and career readiness.

Harrison also is chairman of the Leadership Council of Women and Girls Lead, an innovative public media initiative designed to focus, educate and connect women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. In 2012, she was included on the Forbes list of “Women Changing the World in Media.”

“I am so very proud to accept this award from NEA on behalf of our great education team led by Deb Sanchez at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting who work every day through public media to help our country’s young people have the chance to succeed as early learners and eventually American graduates,” said Harrison. “Providing high-value educational programming to all Americans, especially underserved audiences, is a founding principle for public broadcasting.”

The Friend of Education Award, presented each year duing NEA’s RA, recognizes a person or organization whose leadership, acts or support significantly have contributed to the improvement of American public education. Kerger and Harrison follow previous award recipients that include Nobel-prize winning Malala Yousafzai; economist Paul Krugman; education policy writer and researcher Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond; U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., and William Jefferson Clinton; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley; U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California); and U.S. Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Massachusetts).

“Congratulations, and thank you, for your commitment to our nation’s students and schools,” added Eskelsen García.

For more information on NEA’s Representative Assembly, go to http://www.nea.org/ra

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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing nearly 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at http://www.nea.org.

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The CNPR Certification Program Earns E-LEARNING Award From Two National Industry Trade Groups

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

The AMA and Pharmaceutical Training Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that the CNPR Certification has been awarded a prestigious E-Learning Courseware award (ECC) by the PRMA Institute.

Thousands of entry level pharmaceutical sales candidates have benefited from the CNPR Certification program. Now conveniently available online and at over 300 universities; this accredited pharmaceutical sales training course educates and certifies pharmaceutical sales candidates for a career in pharmaceutical sales.

The NAPSRx® (National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives) has developed the CNPR program for the industry in 1998 to educate candidates so that they will be able to differentiate themselves from other candidates and meet job requiremements. The majority of entry level candidates do not know enough about the pharmaceutical industry, drug patents, FDA regulations, CDER regulations, laws governing the pharmaceutical industry, the anatomy, pharmaceutical terms and abbreviations, drug sampling rules, effective physician selling skills, who to contact at pharmaceutical companies, general interview questions, etc.

Qualified or aspiring pharmaceutical sales applicants should be familiar with clinical pharmacology, medical terminology, plus rules and regulations for selling pharmaceuticals to effectively sell to healthcare professionals. Applicants who have no previous pharmaceutical sales experience but who have acquired industry sales training, pharmaceutical product knowledge, managed care guidelines plus selling regulations will always be more qualified versus others without it. No successful pharmaceutical sales professional will be successful unless they have to up-to-date pharmaceutical industry education and product knowledge. Our association provides vocational pharmaceutical sales education (CNPR® Certification) that candidates add to their resume to attract pharmaceutical employers and qualify for pharmaceutical sales interviews.

The real power of the CNPR Certification is that sales professionals learn to communicate with healthcare professionals, physicians and pharmacists. The CNPR certification was recognized for the award after a rigorous evaluation of the CNPR course’s usability and instructional design. The award indicates that the CNPR Certification demonstrates the characteristics associated with excellent instruction.

Brad Sullivan a CNPR Certification Coordinator from the NAPSRx has said, “After spending over 13 years refining the course and several months developing the online version, it is hard how to put in words how much this certification means to the pharmaceutical sales industry. We have the world’s first and only certified course for entry level pharmaceutical sales candidates.”

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives® (NAPSRx®) is the United States largest trade association for sales reps, sales managers and sales trainers who work in the pharmaceutical industry. NAPSRx® represents sales representatives who work in the pharmaceutical industry and provides Continuing Medical Education to its members as well as candidates who look to enter a pharmaceutical sales career. The CNPR® Certification Program is available by correspondence directly through the NAPSRx® or can also be taken at over 300 universities/colleges in the United States.


The CNPR is a federally trademarked certification you can earn by demonstrating the necessary knowledge in pharmacology, medical terminology, physiology, and regulations for selling pharmaceuticals. The CNPR examination is dedicated to increasing the professional level of NAPSR members and to developing meaningful and ethical standards fully accepted by both its members and members of the pharmaceutical community. The CNPR® Program represents a level of industry achievement and a demonstrated knowledge of pharmacology, medical terminology, pharmaceutical selling guidelines, physician selling techniques and industry standards. Pharmaceutical sales candidates who have this training will differentiate themselves from other individuals looking for open positions. Upon successful completion of the training each student will receive the Certification Mark of the CNPR®. CNPR® graduates should immediately utilize the NAPSRx® Career Center to apply for pharmaceutical sales positions.

The real power of the NAPSRx’s CNPR Certification is that sales professionals learn to communicate with physicians and pharmacists. The CNPR certification was recognized for the award after a rigorous evaluation of the CNPR course’s usability and online.course design. The CNPR Certification Program Earns E-LEARNING Award From Two National Industry Trade Groups система электронного

World of Children

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Seven heroes who have dramatically improved the lives of children around the world will be honored in New York City on November 6 by World of Children Award (http://www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding program that honors individuals serving vulnerable children worldwide.

Hailed by the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” this year’s selection of remarkable individuals have each created life-changing programs that benefit children in countries around the world dealing with issues from bullying to education to children at risk. The World of Children Award includes a cash grant of up to $ 75,000.

“We are deeply inspired by our Honorees and the tangible contributions they have made to the children of the world”, said Harry Leibowitz, World of Children Award Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “We look forward to helping these every day heroes continue their missions. They are now forever a part of our World of Children Award family.”

World of Children Award uses a rigorous vetting process to identify the world’s most effective changemakers for children and provide funding for their efforts to improve young lives. The nonprofit’s exhaustive research and vetting of applicants for their Awards has been lauded by some of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. They received around 1,000 Nominations from 108 countries around the world this year.

World of Children Award is led by Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret, who first started the organization to honor individuals serving children with a Nobel Prize-like award. Since 1998, World of Children Award has granted more than $ 6 million in cash grants and program support to 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children worldwide.

The 2014 World of Children Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 6, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.

Introducing the 2014 World of Children Award Honorees:

2014 World of Children Health Award: Kenro Izu

Laos, Cambodia

Founder, Friends Without A Border


Kenro Izu first encountered Cambodia’s appalling lack of pediatric healthcare when he met children suffering from a variety of disabilities and illnesses during a photography trip in 1993. Determined to help, he realized that just sending in teams of medical personnel from time to time would not solve the fundamental issues. He undertook a campaign to build a pediatric teaching hospital with international standards, which opened its doors in 1999. Subsequently, satellite clinics were opened as a model of locally sustainable health care. Since then, Friends Without A Border (FWAB) has treated over 1.2 million children and provided advanced training to thousands of health workers. Today, construction is underway for a similar state-of-the-art pediatric teaching hospital in Laos, scheduled to open in early 2015. Funding from World of Children Award will help FWAB construct and equip this new hospital in Laos.

2014 World of Children Humanitarian Award: Gregory John Smith


Founder, Rede Cultural Beija-Flor

Founder, Children At Risk Foundation


In 1992, Gregory John Smith gave up his comfortable life in Norway to help street children in Brazil. He began living on the streets of São Paulo to see firsthand the desperate situations of the children who live there. After this experience, Gregory realized that rescue and rehabilitation, which is widely practiced, while necessary, does not deal with the core issue. Thus he created a totally unique program designed to prevent youngsters from becoming street children by giving them positive alternatives. Rede Cultural Beija-Flor not only enables street children to take control of their own lives, but prevents children from ending up on the street in the first place by helping them find a positive way to survive and thrive in the community. Funding from World of Children Award will provide life-changing scholarships for young people.

2014 World of Children Youth Award: Jaylen Arnold, Age 14


Founder and Creator, Jaylens Challenge


Bullies don’t like different. Jaylen Arnold found this out at a very early age. Jaylen Arnold is different. In his own words, “I am differently abled.” So rather than fighting back physically, he decided to become the voice for millions of other children who have been bullied for being different. With the mantra “Bullying No Way!” anchoring his movement, Jaylen founded Jaylens Challenge Foundation, a program that has taught over 100,000 children how to recognize bullying and how to appreciate the differences in children. Using personal presentations and workshops, Jaylen and his supporters carry the “Bullying No Way!” message around the country. He plans to use funding from World of Children Award to expand his anti-bullying message to thousands more children across the United States.

2014 World of Children Youth Award: Mary Grace Henry, Age 17

Harrison, New York

Founder, Reverse The Course


At the age of 12, Mary Grace Henry became determined to change the life of an underprivileged girl by funding her education. She started sewing headbands that she first sold at her school’s bookstore, using 100% of the profits to help girls living in extreme poverty attend school. Her program, Reverse The Course, has since grown into a successful social business model that is unique for a child of her age. To date, she has sold over 11,000 hair accessories and funded the education of girls in Kenya, Uganda, Paraguay and Haiti who, without her support, would not have been able to attend school. Funding from World of Children Award will support Reverse The Course’s mission to provide education for disenfranchised girls and to develop business training and mentoring programs for girls, empowering them to become agents of positive change in their societies.

2014 World of Children Alumni Award: Chaim Peri, Ed.D.

Haifa, Israel

Director Emeritus, Yemin Orde Youth Village

Founder and President, The Village Way Educational Initiatives


Chaim Peri’s very name means “life” in Hebrew, and he has taken that connection to heart. For more than 30 years, Chaim has brought new meaning to the word “life” for thousands of youth around the world who were uprooted or from dysfunctional homes, giving them a long-term home base at Yemin Orde, the Orde Wingate Youth Village in Israel.

Chaim realized that the typical “orphanage” system creates a sense of fear and uncertainty in children because they know when they arrive that they will “age out” and have no place to go afterward. To combat this, Yemin Orde becomes the child’s home forever. They never really age out and there is always a place for them to come and live with their Yemin Orde family – for a few days, weeks or months. The day they arrive their fears are put to rest by touring the residential area of the grounds. “This is and will always be your home, whenever you want it,” they are told.

But there is so much more to Chaim’s dream of “The Village Way” that the model has now been replicated in 20 educational institutions around Israel, shared by all sectors of Israeli society – Jews and Arabs alike and in other countries including Rwanda after the horrible genocide there.

Chaim maintains that only transformed educators have the ability to transform children. According to Chaim, the key to this transformation is in restructuring educational environments for at-risk youth by deinstitutionalizing their institutional characteristics. It is about carefully addressing the built-in failures of residential education for at-risk youth and providing solutions to overcome these setbacks.

In 1998, Chaim received one of the first World of Children Humanitarian Awards for his dedication to troubled youth at Yemin Orde.

2014 World of Children Lifetime Achievement Award: Marlo Thomas

Memphis, Tennessee

National Outreach Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Marlo Thomas is an actress, author and activist whose body of work continues to impact American entertainment and culture. She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the Peabody, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She burst onto the scene in television’s That Girl, conceiving, producing and starring in the first-ever series about an independent young career woman living on her own. Her pioneering spirit continued with the creation of the landmark children’s project, Free to Be…You and Me, which became a platinum album, best-selling book and Emmy-winning TV special. She has remained a constant presence on television, in regional theatre and on Broadway, and on her website, MarloThomas.com, in partnership with AOL and The Huffington Post. She has written seven best-selling books, including her 2014 anthology, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, a collection of inspirational stories about women who reinvented themselves in remarkable ways.

As National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Marlo travels the country throughout the year, raising funds and awareness for the hospital. In 2004, she created the hospital’s annual Thanks and Giving program, an unprecedented collaborative campaign that brings together more than 60 of the nation’s leading corporations that has so far raised $ 500 million dollars from holiday shoppers everywhere. Marlo lives in New York with her husband, talk show pioneer Phil Donahue.

2014 World of Children Board of Governors’ Award: Jim Gold

Dallas, Texas

President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus

Vice Chair, World of Children Award

Jim Gold is President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Neiman Marcus. For over a century, the company has been known for its dedication to customer service, style and luxury. A commitment to civic involvement and philanthropy are long-held corporate values, and Jim Gold’s generosity of spirit exemplifies this philosophy.

Jim’s vision, leadership, warmth, and integrity have helped to make him a beloved member of the international fashion community. He maintains a strong commitment to community service, and currently serves on the board of World of Children Award and the Dallas Museum of Art. He credits his professional success and philanthropic involvement to values instilled in him by his parents, who made sure that, in addition to work, his priorities remained his family and making the world a better place for those less fortunate. Jim has been involved with World of Children Award since 2007 and has been a passionate advocate for the organization’s mission of improving the lives of vulnerable children.

Jim was educated at Tulane University, where he earned a B.A. degree in English Literature. He also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Jim and his wife Beth are the proud parents of Caroline and Matthew.



World of Children Award improves the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

Since 1998, World of Children Award has granted more than $ 6 million in cash grants and program support to 100 humanitarian leaders who are the driving force behind programs serving children worldwide. The organization’s exhaustive research and vetting of individuals has been hailed by leading philanthropic organizations. The media often refers to World of Children Award as the Nobel Prize for child advocacy.

World of Children Award has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, People, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar. World of Children Award Honorees have also been featured by The New York Times, CNN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fast Company Magazine, People, Glamour, TEEN Vogue, TIME for Kids, USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor, among several other national and international media.

Most recently, The Huffington Post named World of Children Award’s Co-Founders, Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, one of the United States’ most inspiring “power couples” for their lifetime commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

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