Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.
America will not be great until every child has access to an excellent school that delivers on their inherent potential. And I believe that Newark can be the city that paves the way to show it can be done for New Jersey and for this country. I believe that we have the moral obligation to do it.
Students aren't the only ones sharpening their pencils as a new school year is about to start. Those of us who advocate for policies and programs to strengthen K-12 education, are ready to do the tough work that is needed to improve our schools.
When I read about bomb blasts and drone strikes in Afghanistan, I can't get these faces out of my mind. So let me introduce you to some of my small friends, whose entire lives have been marked by America's longest and least talked about war.
Democracy requires that Americans see themselves as citizens, not just consumers or employees. Common Core, by ignoring the fundamental values that make democracy possible, does education and the United States a tremendous disservice.
People who are poor and have children are not able to advocate for them, so they are not able to perform optimally in school. Someone might smile broadly with pride, with statistics on how many poor children are attending classes. They would be fooling themselves.
Congress will likely hammer out some sort of deal on student loans, which Republicans will love and Democrats will be forced to swallow, but it's worth considering whether we view education in entirely the wrong way here in America.
Would some teacher or parent notice and realize that there was a transgender person living so close to where their children played on the playground? Being transgender does not increase the likelihood that a person will be or do anything inappropriate, but many people believe that it does.
Christine Quinn has made the trip. As has Bill Thompson. Bill de Blasio's been here. John Liu, too What's happening here? A model of educational innovation yielding big results, and catching the country's attention.
The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.
It is necessary to feel this intensity of gratitude for writing -- especially in a war-trodden and poverty-ridden country like Nepal. A pang of strange guilt and remorse grips my heart as I think of those thousands of innocent girls who are denied basic human rights.
It's time to change the way professional developers do business, because we're increasingly finding ourselves in the same marketplace. Before any revolutions occur, however, we have to get serious about managing the quality of our trainings.
All too often your zip code determines your economic destiny. This harsh reality contradicts our cherished belief in the American Dream -- that we are a country that rewards hard work with a better life for each successive generation.
Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.
Kimberly Bryant, bioengineer-cum-tech-evangelist, is the founder of Black Girls Code, a blossoming movement to empower young women -- specifically, young women of color -- to embrace careers across the digital divide.