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Paying the Price of Imperfect Information

Susannah Hares | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

Poor quality and inaccessible information about school performance is preventing parents and governments from making good choices about different scho...

Nasty Women, Leadership And Global Health

Carmen Barroso | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Carmen Barroso

Today more than ever we need leaders who are visionary, have integrity and strive for equity. These leaders need to be diplomatic and efficient to make things happen, but nasty enough to fight the battles that need to be fought in order to transform this world and to make it a world worth living in.

Robert Pondiscio Is Creating a False Battle Over School Choice

Peter Cunningham | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Fordham Institute's Robert Pondiscio is at it again, sowing discord in the education reform community by pitting public charter and school voucher sup...

Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

Smile And Wave, Boys, Smile And Wave

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Many people, and a few penguins, will do anything imaginable to avoid confrontation when faced with blame or shame as a predictable response. We'd rat...

Want a Culture of Accountability? Take a Look at Your Discipline Process

Randy Pennington | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Engaged and accountable employees are more important than ever to your organization's success. Why would you allow a relic from decades past to be the missing link that contradicts your values? The true test of what you really believe about the importance of people and performance is your response when things go wrong.

You Can't Build A Business Without Accountability

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Maybe it's just me, but I sometimes feel that accountability is a rare talent in business today. In big businesses, people are quick to defer with "th...

WIKILEAKS: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Funds and Logistically Supports ISIL

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

As an American citizen and a 9/11 widow whose husband was brutally murdered by 19 radical Sunni terrorists, I'd like these appointed and elected officials to immediately explain their indefensible positions with regard to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its now clearly evident role in underwriting and logistically supporting radical Sunni terror groups worldwide.

Achievement and Rats

John Ewing | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
John Ewing

Student achievement -- in American education parlance the term has become synonymous with "test scores." We measure the progress of schools, states, and even the nation using test scores. We judge the success of programs and policies from scores (as the only satisfactory evidence).

It's Not Disneyland

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Taking responsibility does not mean casting blame upon yourself, or piling on the guilt for finding yourself in a particular circumstance- neither of those reactions are beneficial and they aren't accurate assessments of what it means to claim your power in any particular situation.

Dear Hillary, Read This Before You Take That Advice on Public Education

Peter Cunningham | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Dear Hillary Clinton: Now that it looks like you really might be our next president, a lot of people who work in public education are giving you advi...

Why You Need a Personal Board of Directors

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Our society emphasizes friends, family and co-workers as essential parts of our emotional and professional support system. Friends can offer distraction and encouragement, family members give unconditional love and co-workers may provide a sense of camaraderie and even professional advice. However, there are times when we need a fourth type of support: A Personal Board of Directors.

Police Unions Demand Extra Pay For Accountability And Transparency

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

Police chiefs, officers and citizens across the country have gone on record in support of policy changes in response to controversial instances of pol...

A Powerful Way For Introverts To Grow Their Productivity

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on For a long time, I felt like I wasn’t going anywhere. I had big goals as a writer, but I had a hard time...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

For White People Who Believe Colorblindness Is Enough

Harry Lewis | Posted 07.11.2016 | College
Harry Lewis

The past few week has felt like America is at war with itself. Every morning I woke up to a new hashtag, a new Black American killed by police. Over a...

Declaring Your Real Independence

Kristen Noel | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

Of course the mere mention of the 4th of July, the Day of Independence in this country, conjures memories for many of summer days at the beach, sun-ki...

Transparency is Not Enough: Why the Financial Industry Must Embrace Accountability

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Back in 2013, I called out the financial services industry for being less transparent than the tobacco industry based on a report about the conflicts ...

Does Research Based Reform Require Standardized Tests?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Whenever I speak about evidence-based reform someone always asks this question: "Won't all of these randomized evaluations just reinforce teaching to ...

The Essential Ingredient You're Missing In Achieving Your Goals

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I don’t know about you, but I know I am definitely more motivated to go for a run if I have a friend wai...

A Dreamer Who Dares to Dance: Mr. Fernando Paiz and La Ruta Maya Foundation

Mark Coleman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Mr. Fernando Paiz is the quintessential Renaissance man. A philanthropist, businessman, cultural and environmental preservationist, humanitarian, father and grandfather - Mr. Paiz's storied life has yielded many titles and credits to his name.

Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming new field of Business & Human Rights (BHR), which has revolutionized how the world's leading multinational corporations are talking about and engaging with human rights.

Find Time, Not Excuses: Top 5 Fitness Tips to Stay Accountable Anywhere

William Lees | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
William Lees

In life, more often than not, attaining something you truly desire or need can be very difficult, but maintaining or keeping it, is the "easy" part. This can apply to jobs, material possessions, lifestyles, even relationships, and certainly, to fitness.

Student Success Comes Down to Zip Code

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Currently, school funding provides roughly equal resources to address vastly unequal needs. It is the single greatest point of discrimination in our educational system. Even in affluent districts, concentrated achievement gaps often reflect racial and socioeconomic segregation at the neighborhood level that magnify these unequal needs.