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Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

An End In Sight For Prison Hunger Strike?

AP | LAURA OLSON | Posted 10.02.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates for inmates on a hunger strike to protest California's solitary confinement program met with the state prisons ch...

Prison Chief: Hunger Strike Accomplishes Nothing

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.11.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state's solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause,...