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Mark Schneider

How 2 Brave Cats Survived Boat Explosion

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When the engine of their tuna boat exploded last week, owners Mark and Cynthia Schneider had no choice but to jump into the ocean an...

A Two-Year Degree Might Beat Your Bachelor's

Posted 01.10.2013 | College

A college degree's impact on earning potential is well known, but new data questions whether an associate's degree can beat out a bachelor's. Mark...

Colombia: Peace at Last? (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Peace negotiations began this week between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as FARC), a guerrilla group that has waged a half-century long offensive against the government.

The Debate on NCLB's Failure Is All Over but for the Shouting

John Thompson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Education bureaucrats who worked with pieces of paper can claim innocence due to their lack of knowledge of poor schools, but a decade ago educators predicted precisely how and why NCLB would backfire.

Five Thoughts About No Child Left Behind on Its 10th Anniversary

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Happy birthday, No Child Left Behind. Here's hoping that you don't make it to eleven.

Joy Resmovits

Shuttering Education Department Tougher Than Rick Perry Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank during last week's debate when trying to list the federal agencies he'd shut down as president, he didn't fo...

Latino Graduation Lags, Some Schools May Be At Fault

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With Latino Americans expected to make up more than 20 percent of the college-age population by 2020, most policy makers recognize that it will be nea...

McCain's Private Visit With Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed For First Time

John Dinges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Dinges

In 1985, McCain traveled to Chile for a friendly meeting with the country's military ruler, one of the world's most notorious violators of human rights credited with killing more than 3,000 civilians and jailing tens of thousands of others.