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The consequences of illiteracy are extremely harmful. As well as affecting illiterate individuals themselves in their daily lives and often jeopardizing their future, this problem has a significant effect on society, both socially and economically.

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NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) released two tables this week showing earnings for 2013 graduates. A Bethlehem, PA non-profit, NACE links college placement offices with employers. Its employer members tend to be large companies, but for its salary surveys it goes beyond its members and combs through data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and a master set of data developed by a compensation measurement company called Job Search Intelligence. The data are reported by employers and they represent accepted salaries rather than offers.

11-year-old, Carson Huey is on pace to become a modern day Doogie Howzer, as he is among the new class of undergrads at Texas Christian University.  While most kids his age are starting the 5th grade, Carson is taking calculus, physics, history and religion as a full time student.  Carson is a Quantam Physics major.  Keep up the good work.

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Chicago’s Urban Academy for the fourth year in a row is sending ALL of their graduates to college!!

Founded in 2002, the all boys charter school had only four percent of students reading at their grade level when they opened. 85% were from low-income families.

Chicago has been in the news recently with over 25 people shot and wounded this past Easter weekend.

Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel spoke of the achievement saying,

“What this 100 percent proves beyond a doubt is that it need not be the exception but it should be the expectation for every child in the city of Chicago.”

Source: 5pinkave.com

1. Louisville Cardinals

1. Louisville Cardinals

Current Value: $38.5 million
Basketball Profit: $24.6 million
One-Year Change in Value: 7%
Conference: Big East (moving to ACC in 2014)
Head Coach: Rick Pitino

2. Kansas Jayhawks

Current Value: $32.9 million
Basketball Profit: $19.9 million
One-Year Change in Value: 17%
Conference: Big 12
Head Coach: Bill Self

3. North Carolina Tar Heels

Current Value: $32.8 million
Basketball Profit: $19.9 million
One-Year Change in Value: 11%
Conference: ACC
Head Coach: Roy Williams

4. Kentucky Wildcats

Current Value: $32.1 million
Basketball Profit: $19.9 million
One-Year Change in Value: 31%
Conference: SEC
Head Coach: John Calipari

5. Ohio State Buckeyes

Current Value: $23.1 million
Basketball Profit: $13.6 million
One-Year Change in Value: -3%
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Thad Matta Read More

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