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Teachers' helper

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Articles - June 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 Launch EdCaliberSoftware startup EdCaliber helps track students' learning.

 

Live, work, play: Charles Wilhoite

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Articles - June 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 LiveWorkPlay CharlesWilhoiteCharles Wilhoite joined Willamette Management Associates in 1990 as a senior associate analyst. Today he is the firm’s managing director and the national director of its health care practice.

 

Green for green's sake?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 InputGraph 01Business confidence that sustainable practices will attract new jobs, help with global competition or provide a competitive advantage has slipped over the past six years.

 

Beyond the buzzwords

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 EditorLetterThe word green — and sustainable, its equally overexposed synonym — is used so frequently, so broadly and so indiscriminately, that it teeters on losing all meaning.

 

100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Articles - June 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012

0612 100BestGreenListThe fourth annual 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon honors those companies and organizations where employees feel there is a strong commitment to green practices at their workplace.

 
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