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The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The cumulative and convergent toll of subtle, but discouraging, adult actions in schools and other child-serving systems they come into contact with too often impedes the success of children of color, especially those who are poor, and burdens them with an emotional toll they don't deserve.

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

From Hardship to Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.

What Does a Common Core/Danielson Lesson Plan Look Like?

Alan Singer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Is Common Core required? Are teachers being evaluated based on Common Core? What does a Common Core/Danielson lesson plan look like? The answers to these questions are both simple and complicated.

Lee Speigel

Survey: More People Believe In Space Aliens Than In God

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.18.2012 | Weird News

More than 33 million U.K. citizens believe in extraterrestrial life, compared to just over 27 million -- less than half the country -- who believe in ...

EU Faces Disgruntled Governments In Bid To Curb Climate-Changing Gases

AP | ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

SINGAPORE (AP) — Europe is willing to discuss its new carbon emissions tax for airlines with disgruntled governments but has no plans to scrap the l...

Extraterrestrials And Cows

Mental Floss | Posted 03.25.2012 | Weird News

Aliens from outer space were blamed for a spate of cow mutilations in the 1970s. Since then, it seems that extraterrestrials are more careful not to l...

Are UFOs Coming For Our Gold? (That's The Word In South Africa)

Posted 11.30.2011 | Weird News

If humanity wants to understand the greed in a man or woman's heart, he might want to look to the stars . . . and the little green men who might be li...

10 Amazing Tales Of Alien Abduction

www.oddee.com | David Moye | Posted 11.28.2011 | Weird News

Are alien life forms visiting Earth and performing experiments upon unwitting human victims? This is one of the world's greatest mysteries, but Oddee ...

Flying Through EU Skies? Then Expect to Play by EU Rules

Martin Rivers | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Martin Rivers

Beyond the brinkmanship and legal wrangling, Europe's path is clear. The ETS has committed to cutting emissions 21 percent against 2005 levels by 2020.

Giving Black Boys a Strong Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

President Obama has called education the civil rights issue of our time. Now is the time for the next transforming freedom moment and movement -- to set our children free from illiteracy, low expectations, and jobless, hopeless futures.

Lee Speigel

ET, Are You Home? Scientists Search 86 Planets For Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

As scientists suggest they're close to discovering the first habitable planet beyond our own, 86 individual planets are now being scanned for signs of...