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Pacific Daily News:

“The Guam Public School System has announced that its fifth and final recruitment team has left to recruit teachers in Tacoma, Wash., at the Washington Educator Career Fair. The GPSS team will make presentations on April 18 at the Tacoma Dome and then head over to Boston, Mass., for the MERC Education Career Fair at the Bayside Expo & Executive Conference Center on April 20… On April 24 the team will make a presentation at the Minneapolis Convention Center to about 2,000 participants attending the Minnesota Education Job Fair; and on April 25 the team will be at the Memorial Field House of Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the IUP Teacher Recruiting Fair.”
(“GPSS teams off island to recruit teachers,” April 19, 2006)

Pittsburgh Business Times:

“A newly released study on faculty salaries by the American Association of University Professors revealed big gender gaps in professors’ pay nationwide. Among full-time faculty, women earn about 80 percent of what men are paid, according to the study.  And the Pittsburgh region didn’t buck the trend. School size wasn’t a factor, either…Four schools that are part of the 14-university Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education were the closest to bridging the local gender salary gap:  Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and California University of Pennsylvania. All of PASSHE’s institutions have unionized faculty. ‘We don't pay a different salary by specialty like some schools who pay scientists more than English professors. We have a 12-step pay scale according to years of being with the school,’ said Kenn Marshall, PASSHE spokesman. ‘There's no difference between a male or female in what he or she is paid.’”
(“Profs’ pay doesn’t add up,” April 28, 2006)

Lancaster (Pa.) Sunday News:

“In 2004, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that up to 25,000 Mexicans live in Chester County. Not all of them work on mushroom farms, but Pennsylvania’s mushroom industry produces roughly half of the nation’s crop; the need for labor is great, and Mexicans, according to a 1997 report by Indiana University of Pennsylvania, make up a majority of the work force. It is but one example of many that illustrate how important immigrant laborers are to Pennsylvania’s food economy. And as immigration reform proposals wend their way slowly through Congress, Pennsylvania food growers and processors are watching closely, and nervously.”
(“Depending on immigrant labor: Harsh crackdowns on illegals could harm farm-related economies” by Gil Smart, April 15, 2006)