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Virginia Lawmakers Try To Bridge Workforce Skills Gap

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Most of the fast-growing occupations in the state require degrees or vocational certificates, but a recent study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that only half of students who go to Virginia colleges earn degrees.

"Another striking indicator is that 56 percent of incoming freshman at Virginia's community colleges require remedial instruction," says project leader Aris Bearse.

The report recommended structural changes to improve program coordination for college and career readiness that also aligns with workforce trends. Another recommendation says the stat should consider requiring more interaction between the State Education and Higher Education Boards.

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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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A Look At Where Bernie Sanders' Movement Goes From Here

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.
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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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