Most schools that educate large percentages of children who live in poverty are low-performing. In fact, "high-poverty" has almost become a synonym for "low-performing." To some people, this demonstrates the inextricable link between poverty and low achievement.
Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.
I believe the future of solving much of our nation's transportation problems lies within the vision and leadership we find in our cities. Providing the resources and decision-making authority increasingly to cities and their regions will yield enormous benefits not only to the nation's mobility but to the returning health of our nation's economy.
When I look at Alaska, I feel like I see someone I've always known. She's that boy we all knew in high school -- clever, nerdy, creative, and an overachiever as well. Maybe I'm just projecting my own experiences onto Alaska; however, there is a familiarity to her that is undeniable.
Kevin Hart is becoming the crown prince of comedy. These days, he's the little, impish comedian who serves up big, huge laughs. In fact, his comic chops are often one of the most redeeming qualities in the films he headlines.
Since 2003, the state of Georgia has underfunded education every year by 1 billion dollars. Yes, for over the last decade or so, school districts have received less money to educate students while the number of children who are entering the school systems have increased.
Back in 2005, I visited Atlanta's truly astonishing Centennial Place Elementary School. Serving a student body of mostly poor African American student...
Whenever I visit, I'm delighted to see how the city's restaurant sector expands.
Competitors come with troupes of handlers and backup performers. When a queen is fully tucked and sewed in, she needs help mounting all of the opulent looks in store for the evening; and the more backup dancers you have, the more you can impress the judges.
Randall Smith, owner of Renaissance Pageants, stepped out of his luxury sedan, flawlessly dressed. In the backseat of his car sat several big boxes. I asked if they were crowns and trophies. 'No,' he said. They were products.
My life changed, June 19th 2006 at 12:34 p.m. I could count on one hand how many times he and I got together to have sex, but I could never recall how many times we had sex with her.
All of which leads me to meeting Shannon, a young man of strong spirit and presence, who gives me wheelchair assistance from the landing gate to ground transportation at Atlanta Airport. On the long trek, which involves a train ride, we chat.
Po's advice to today's generation? "Do not perpetuate the cycle. Own who you really are, be that and take responsibility for it."
Blackness is the story of my life and I will not allow the story of black people to be buried," Donnie wrote in response to one of the questions I forwarded him through email.
As cities work to rebuild and repair their infrastructure, one resource they are beginning to turn to is the rivers and creeks that flow through urban areas.
Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip. But there are other, fun, family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels.