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Strauss: What do ebola researchers and kindergarten teachers have in common?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:56am

It’s not often you find the “ebola researcher” and “kindergarten teacher” in the same sentence but a new survey about scary jobs found a way to do it and have it make sense, more or less.

Conducted by CareerBuilder.com, the largest online employment website in the United States, the national survey was conducted by Harris Poll, which asked 3,103 full-time, non-governmental U.S. workers to name the jobs they think are the scariest. Admittedly the survey participants may not be a real nationally representative group of workers. But, that said, there is still something interesting about any group of people who would list infectious disease researchers and kindergarten teachers as among the most frightening jobs in the country.

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Strauss: Ariz. schools ordered to remove page in biology book with ‘morning after’ pill section

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:10am

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove a section in a high school biology book because it includes a factual discussion about varying methods of birth control, including the “morning after” pill that can end a pregnancy. What does “remove” mean? The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board left it to the district’s high schools to decide how to do it, but the acting board president said that ripping out the page was the “cheapest, least disruptive” method.

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