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November 5, 2012
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  • Do teenagers have the necessary skills to decipher graphs, charts?
    Information presented in a colorful chart with slick graphics may be eye-catching, but it's likely many teens cannot grasp the important data the chart contains, suggests former teacher John Tierney. To help students learn how to navigate around a complicated chart or graph, Tierney suggests sharing charts found with students and asking them to explain the main point of the chart, as well as as pointing out charts that do a poor or even deceptive job at presenting data. The Atlantic online (10/30)
  • Students get real-world lessons during outdoor math symposium
    An important piece of getting more students interested in math, as well as science, technology and engineering, is introducing the real-world applications of the subjects. That's what happened recently when students attending Point Park University's inaugural math symposium gathered to "do math," including learning to use old-fashioned surveying techniques and identifying geometric shapes in the city landscape. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/2)
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  • Research shows increased physician assistant hiring
    Research from HealthECareers found job openings for physician assistants grew by 22% in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same time period in 2011. Another study, conducted by The Medicus Firm, revealed 82.9% of health care executives expect to increase physician assistant recruitment. (11/2)
  • The 3 coming trends in operational processes
    Today's business world demands continuous organizational upgrades, but there are three areas that companies should pay attention to, writes Brad Power. First, silos will continue to be broken down within companies and across borders; second, human-performed work will require more soft skills and will be influenced by Big Data; and third, all of this will happen more quickly, Powers writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (10/30)
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