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White House Holds Anti-Bullying Conference

President and First Lady Obama posted a video on Facebook this week to discuss issues of bullying in schools. The message addresses the responsibility of students, parents and teachers to discourage bullying and promotes the anti-bullying conference that will take place at the White House on March 10, 2011.

The conference will include experts from around the country with experience in anti-bullying strategies. Students, parents and teachers will also be included in the event. Discussions concentrating on signs of bullying, outcomes of bullying and prevention of bullying will take place. This conference will be made available to be watched live on stopbullying.gov from 10:30am to 3:30pm EST, and at home viewers are encouraged to participate in the conversation.

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White House Aims to Revamp No Child Left Behind Law

A goal has been set to revamp the No Child Left Behind law prior to when students start their school year this fall by the Obama administration. This timeframe is likely to interfere with the priorities of congressional Republicans. The administration believes that the law needs to be more flexible and reduce Washington’s role in setting educational standards in some cases. The focus right now for GOP lawmakers is jobs and the state of the economy. This means that the White House will have to persuade GOP lawmakers to move the No Child Left Behind Law up on their priority list. President Obama has made it known that he believes reforming the law this year is a key priority. The president wants the law redefined so that it focuses more on responsibility, reform and results.

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Matt Lauer Interviews Obama About Education [VIDEO]

obama-interview-matt-lauerMatt Lauer sits down with President Barack Obama this morning for an in-depth interview, as part of NBC’s week-long special on education, “Education Nation.”

NBC describes Education Nation as “a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.” The news network is hosting a two-day summit in New York City. Notable guests at the event include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Harlem Children Zone’s CEO Geoffrey Canada, and president of MIT Susan Hockfield.

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Most Unusual College Internships

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Maybe going on Starbucks runs and scheduling appointments isn’t your thing. So for those of you who are looking for a unique internship that’s more than just paper pushing, check out some of the following crazy internships available:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Maybe one of the wackiest museums on the planet, Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum is in search of interns who possess qualities, such as being weird or liking to have fun. If you’re into artifacts such as shrunken heads or a lock of Elvis’ hair, maybe this is the internship for you.

The Vatican: Communications students at Villanova University in Pennsylvania may get a chance to work close to the pope. The school lets communications majors intern for the Vatican by working on the website, helping with public relations surrounding papal celebrations and writing for the Catholic News Service.

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