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Accountability

Shouldn't Somebody Have to Intervene?

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?

Fears That Children Will "Slip Back Into the Shadows"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Like many educators, Craig Gfeller doesn't like every provision in federal education law. But as principal of a high-poverty school in the exurbs of Washington, D.C., he considers a couple of them critical for his students.

Where's My Pile of Stones?

Zack Hunt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

If we insist on continuing to equate stone-casting to simple, yet critical accountability, particularly when children are abused and neither their abusers nor those over them are held accountable, then I have just one question. Where's my pile of stones?

Reach Your Highest Potential By Checking Your Ego At the Door

Cy Wakeman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

Releasing instead of feeding the ego will be painful at first. But a bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul and self-growth, so don't be afraid to go there. Here's how we can begin to move past it to reach our fullest potential and live happy.

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Progress in the Middle East and North Africa

Neil Ghosh | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

While significant development challenges remain in the region, progress is being made in a number of key areas by both governments and local communities.

Reading and Vision

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Vision is seen as a health problem, not the school's problem. Schools do not have resources for eyeglasses, so even though they are accountable for children's reading, and even though school leaders and teachers know full well that a lot of their kids just need glasses, they feel helpless in solving this simple problem.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

A Culture of Volunteered Accountability: What if the Problem is Us?

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Accountability is apparently a big problem. A 2013 survey of leaders by AMA Enterprise, a division of the American Management Association reported that.

Why My Charter School Needs a Union

David S. Woo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
David S. Woo

The questions we're asking go beyond Urban Prep's specific practices. This is about the ethics and fiscal responsibility of Urban Prep and all charter schools.

4 Ways to Become More Trustworthy

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Even though it's been over a decade ago, I vividly recall my shock when sitting in a committee meeting for a non-profit. The chair asked us each to report back on the task we agreed to do. The second told us that she hadn't started on her assignment.

The Predictable Disaster in Nepal

Blair Glencorse | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Despite the challenges, Nepal has huge amounts of social capital, diaspora engagement, international goodwill and access to regional resources. It is time for all of us to capitalize on these and make sure the earthquake response is timely, fair and accountable. This is the very least the people of Nepal deserve.

Help! I Am Getting Fat Again!

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliot Begoun

Thin me I spend my days holding people accountable. I work with them to prioritize and focus on the action steps that will lead them to their desire...

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...

The Whole World Is Watching

Hector Villagra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Hector Villagra

Video images have clearly become a powerful tool in documenting encounters between the public and police. The ACLU of California wants to make it more likely that even more individuals will use their phones to record those incidents, enabling the public to hold officers accountable when they cross the line.

Does Your Child's School Have a Quality STEM Program?

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Based on our work, we have developed standards and criteria for parents and community leaders to quickly gauge the quality of the STEM education programs in their community.

Three Letters that Will Make You a Better Manager

David Sable | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

Some people and companies confuse management with cheerleading. Now... there is nothing wrong with rallying the troops, encouraging people, inspiring behavior. But in and of itself the pom-poms are not a strategy for management.

Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns Amid Allegations He Falsified Training Records Of Eric Harris' Killer

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Tulsa Country Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned after documents revealed he unfairly promoted Robert Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who mistake...

Europe's Map Is Redrawn As Azerbaijan Goes East

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Goodbye, Azerbajian. It would be dishonest to say that we Europeans will miss you; few people over here will even notice that you've left. But it's sad to see you leaving the family nonetheless.

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

How Can We Learn from Success Without Some Way of Telling Who's Successful?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Education has always been a bit of a black box. Before the uniform administration of state assessments, even teachers and schools who were doing truly astounding work were often only known to their students and their students' parents.

Accountability for Whom?

Pedro Noguera | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Pedro Noguera

It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

How Can You Attain Sustainability Results? Try Triple-A (AAA)

Mark Coleman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Increasingly, governments, businesses, and consumers are trying to get there arms around complex and converging sustainability-related risks: climate, resource scarcity, food supplies, geo-political conflict, economic inequality, disease, hunger, human rights, and so on.

Accountability: A Gift to Teacher Education

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

Accountability measures are imperative for teacher education programs themselves because this is a time of profound, continuous and accelerating change. As programs undertake modernization, which all must do, they need compelling evidence to understand how well they are doing and the areas in which action is necessary.

Jason Linkins

Some Atlanta Educators Just Learned A Cynical Lesson About Accountability In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

It isn't every day that people who abuse their positions of authority are held accountable for wrongdoing. Actually, to be statistically precise about...