Archive for January 29, 2009

Education chief: Schools crucial to recovery” AP

“WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the economy won’t improve without the billions of dollars for schools in President Barack Obama’s recovery plan.
“If we want to stimulate the economy, we need a better-educated workforce,” Duncan said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press.
“That’s the only way, long-term, we’re going to get out of this economic crisis,” he said…”

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UP turns rail yard training into virtual reality” North Platte Bulletin

“How does a 147-year-old railroad company reach out to its modern-era new employees? One answer has turned out to be video simulation that mimics the virtual world of today’s video games.”