National School Choice Week will shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children

Millions to Focus on School Choice at 16,140 Events Across America

WASHINGTON, DC (January 20, 2016) – In just two weeks, millions of Americans will celebrate the importance of choices in K-12 education at an unprecedented 16,140 events during National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016). It will be the largest series of education-related events in US history. (www.schoolchoiceweek.com) 

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New Commerce Department Data Shows that Minority Entrepreneurship is Growing

From 2007 to 2012, the percentage of minority-owned firms increased from 22 percent to 29 percent of the total number of U.S. firms. Hispanic-owned firms increased by 46.3 percent from 2.4 million to 3.3 million.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce today released the final results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO), which found that business ownership in our nation is mirroring our increasingly diverse population. 

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Access to in-state grants for Texas immigrant youth secured as suit dismissed

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Late last week, in a resounding victory for Texas students, anti-immigrant advocates dropped a lawsuit that sought to deny state college aid to undocumented youth. In Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas (IRCOT) v. Texas, IRCOT asked the court to strip immigrant students of their right to access in-state tuition and grants, despite a Texas law (HB 1403) that provided for educational access to all Texas students, regardless of immigration status.

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EPA Moves to Protect Big Bend National Park and Other Wild Areas from Air Pollution

Sierra Club applauds plan to clear the air, improve public health

Austin, TX.- December 11, 2015.- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a plan today to address serious air pollution that is dramatically reducing visibility at the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks in Texas and the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

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StemBioSys, BioBridge Global Announce Expanded Collaboration to Provide Human Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells for Research

The cells will be marketed to researchers in the United States and abroad to explore a wide range of scientific and transnational questions aimed at the eventual development of clinical solutions using MSCs. Initially, StemBioSys will oversee manufacturing, marketing and sales of the cells.

San Antonio, TX.- December 11, 2015.- Local organizations StemBioSys Inc. (SBS), a privately held development-stage biomedical company in the emerging field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and nonprofit BioBridge Global (BBG) are expanding their research collaboration with the goal of bringing a new source of stem cells to the research market.

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The Unidos Project in New Mexico is organizing the Albuquerque community to increase Latino student success

Washington, DC.- Excelencia in Education today released a new case study, “Community Organizing on Behalf of Latino Student Success: A Case Study of the Unidos Project in New Mexico,” describing an innovative, effective, sustainable, and culturally relevant community organizing approach to improve Latino student success.

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Jewish singles in Houston, Austin and other cities will be mixing and mingling at the 29th Annual Matzoball

Starting at a local bar at Boston University, where creator Andy Rudnick was bartending, the party was created to give Jewish singles, who usually don’t have a place to go on Christmas Eve, a place to party. Today, the Matzoball was grown from a local college town bar, to a nationwide event, connecting 50,000 young Jewish singles together since its inception. 

November 30, 2015.- On December 24th, Jewish singles will converge in cities across the U.S. for annual Matzoball parties, which USA TODAY has dubbed “The Number 1 Holiday Party of the Year.” While much of the world is observing Christmas Eve, hip Jewish singles in urban communities will be mixing and mingling at the 29th Annual Matzoball – a bunch of high end social events coordinated by The Society of Young Jewish Professionals.

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Storm Survivors in Texas Encouraged to Register for Disaster Assistance

The presidential disaster declaration of Nov. 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in 15 counties: Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson.

Austin, TX.- November 28, 2015.- Texans who sustained damage or losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Oct. 22 through Oct. 31 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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The Addict’s Mom UNEXPECTED HEROES: Stories of Love and Sacrifice in the Face of Addictio

Drafted Into an Unexpected Life, They Became Unexpected Heroes 

A compelling collection of sixty-four true stories by mothers who were faced with no other choice but to step directly into the line of fire to save the most innocent victims of the war against drugs —their grandchildren. The reader will get a unique glimpse into the world of these women where they forged ahead beyond the devastating impact of addiction on their own families with remarkable strength, determination and unwavering hope. 

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Less is more in Texas’ first two-letter license plate auction

How many times have you struggled to remember your state issued seven-character random letter/number license plate? Well, My Plates assures us that if you’re the successful bidder of one of these plates, then you won’t have that problem. Why? Because, they are E.Z to remember.  

October 23, 2015 (Austin, TX) Are you a DR or work in FX? Maybe you're from NY or CO or the UK. DO you want to hear something on the QT?  

Well, My Plates HQ is proving that less is more with the release of 20 coveted Two Letter license plate messages to be sold at auction.  

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