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Business Is Higher Education Just About Money?

Karen Gross | Money Inc | June 29, 2017

If one were solely reading/hearing what appears in the news and in social media and on the US Department of Education website called College Scorecard, one would think that higher education was all about money. There are a plethora of articles about the costs of education and the difficulties students have in repaying their student loans. For students who do not complete their education, they end up in the unenviable position of having debt with no diploma – the worst of both worlds. Thinking through student borrowing and repayment has occupied center stage in debates about whether higher education is “worth it” or whether the price exceeds value. In business terms, folks are questioning the ROI on education...

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A Better Way to Release Your City’s Data

Chris Bousquet | Data-Smart City Solultions | May 23, 2017

Open data has immense potential to catalyze creative problem solving by practitioners and policymakers, but troves of vaguely-labeled spreadsheets will do little to inspire interest or facilitate innovative solutions. To unlock the value of open data, governments have begun to launch open datasets in themed releases, which contain data and additional context about a specific policy area. These open datasets have two distinct advantages: a more useful and navigable platform for users and better marketing appeal to practitioners focused on the policy area...

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AANP, AMVETS Team Up to Promote Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Veterans with Chronic Pain

Press Release | AMVETS, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians | September 18, 2015

AMVETS, one of the nation’s largest veterans service organizations, has joined with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) in seeking to promote natural, non-pharmacological approaches to treating veterans suffering from chronic pain. The organizations have collaborated via a "Dear Colleague" letter in the US House of Representatives calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take steps to employ licensed naturopathic physicians, who are specially trained in natural, non-invasive methods of healing.

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Naturopathic Physicians and the Veterans Administration

AMVETS, one of the country's largest veterans service organizations, has teamed up with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) to promote natural, non-pharmacological approaches to treating veterans suffering from chronic pain. In a Dear Colleague letter in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers have called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take steps to employ licensed naturopathic physicians, who are trained in natural, non-invasive methods of healing. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), concerned about the dangers of overmedicating veterans, especially with prescribed opioid drugs, has penned a letter that many colleagues have signed including Representatives Julia Brownley (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Walter Jones (R-NC) as the letter's initial signators.

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