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    Harbison v. Bell

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    The Astronomer's Telegram: A Web-based Short-Notice Publication System for the Professional Astronomical Community

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    The Astronomer's Telegram (ATEL; http://fire.berkeley.edu:8080/) is a web based short-notice (<4000 characters) publication system for reporting and commenting on new astronomical observations, offering for the first time in astronomy effectively instantaneous distribution of time-critical information for the entire professional community. It is designed to take advantage of the World Wide Web's simple user interface and the ability of computer programs to provide nearly all the necessary functions. One may post a Telegram, which is instantly (<1 second) available at the Web-site, and distributed by email within 24 hours through the Daily Email Digest, which is tailored to the subject selections of each reader. Optionally, urgent Telegrams may be distributed through Instant Email Notices. While ATEL will be of particular use to observers of transient objects (such as gamma-ray bursts, microlenses, supernovae, novae, or X-ray transients) or in fields which are rapidly evolving observationally, there are no restrictions on subject matter.Comment: 4 pages, LaTeX, requires aaspp4.st

    Monitoring the Employment Contract in Alaska

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    First Record of the Soybean Aphid, \u3ci\u3eAphis Glycines\u3c/i\u3e (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) in Connecticut and Massachusetts

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    The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumara, was first found in the United States in Wisconsin in the summer of 2000. Since that time it has spread to 21 states, primarily in the upper Midwest and 3 Canadian provinces. The predicted range of soybean aphid includes all of New England, but it had not yet been reported from Connecticut and Massachusetts. I surveyed two sites in each state during the summer of 2004: Hamden, CT on 4 August, Cromwell, CT on 1 September, and Plainfield, MA and Conway, MA on 10 September. Soybean aphids were present at all four sites. This is the first report of soybean aphid for Connecticut and Massachusetts

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    Protecting Children and Strengthening Families

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    Too many children experience abuse and neglect with negative lifelong consequences. Too few children get the services and supports they need to heal. Yet, proven and promising practices can reduce maltreatment and ameliorate harm. Taking these practices to scale will require federal investment and leadership in five strategic areas. We must: (1) increase prevention and early intervention services that help keep children and families out of crisis; (2) increase specialized treatment services for those children and families that do experience crisis; (3) increase services to support families after a crisis has stabilized (including birth families, as well as kinship and adoptive families created when parents are unable to care for their children); (4) enhance the quality of the workforce providing services to children and families; and (5) improve accountability both for dollars spent and outcomes achieved. Together these efforts will improve the lives of millions of children across the nation

    Monitoring the Employment Contract in Alaska

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    Detta arbete handlar om bakomliggande faktorer för framgångsrik kompetensutveckling av lärare inom naturvetenskap. Det är en litteraturstudie av tidigare forskning inom området. Syftet med studien är att kritiskt granska vad tidigare studier belyser som viktiga faktorer vid framgångsrik kompetensutveckling och sammanställa dem för att visa på överlappningar och särskiljande drag mellan dem. Metoden som använts är sammanställning samt analys av tidigare publicerad forskning i relation till skollag och övrig relevant litteratur inom området.   Resultaten visar på sex olika framgångsrika metoder för kompetensutveckling av lärare inom naturvetenskap. Genom en vidare analys framträder fem faktorer som verkar för att de sex metoderna ger framgångsrik kompetensutveckling. Dessa är, utan inbördes ordning: Deltagarnas inställning, antal timmar avsatta för kompetensutveckling, möjlighet till reflektion, möjlighet till kollegialt lärande samt anpassning efter faktiska behov. Resultaten diskuteras sedan ur ett kritiskt perspektiv i relation till ämnet, det ges även förslag till vidare forskning inom området. Studiens slutsats är att huruvida kompetensutveckling blir framgångsrik till stor del beror på i vilken mån de fem faktorerna uppfyllts. Av dessa fem är reflektion den faktor som har störst påverkan, men det återstår att undersöka reflektionens inre liv och de olika processer som uppstår
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