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Heroin Bill Moving In Congress, But Leaving A Critical Piece Behind

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Senate took a major step forward in the effort to combat the opioid epidemic, sending a sweeping piece of legislation ...

Politically-Birthed Common Core Turns Five -- Let's Celebrate by Ripping the Facade

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

As a critical thinker, I would like to read the empirical studies produced prior to Common Core adoption and that support exactly what the Common Core yields, not what those advertising it have told me it "emphasizes."

Nude Art Tour Guide Explains What It's Like To Actually View Masterpieces In The Buff

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts

Nude. Art. Tours. At first, the trend of ogling masterpieces in the buff seems like a cleverly planned gimmick -- a promotional ploy aimed at upping t...

A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates likes Common Core. So, he is purchasing it. In doing so, Gates demonstrates (sadly so) that when one has enough money, one can purchase fundamentally democratic institutions.

The Common Core Standards: Truths, Untruths and Ambiguities

Patte Barth | Posted 06.25.2013 | College
Patte Barth

Educators in 46 states and DC are deep in the process of implementing new "common core" standards into their classrooms. But an emerging anti-core backlash may render their efforts moot in several states.

John Celock

GOP Gov. Blames 'Everybody' For Sequester | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the...

Leadership Intelligence: An Interview With Letitia Long of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Tom Fox | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Letitia A. Long is the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which collects and analyzes geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

John Celock

Jan Brewer Snubs Obama, Declines To Attend White House Governors Dinner | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), in town for the National Governors Association conference, will skip a White House dinner Sunday honoring t...

Jason Cherkis

Children's Health Insurance Program Next On GOP Presidential Hopefuls' List Of Things To Avoid | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for the presidency next week, it's unlikely that he'll mention what Utah officials say is one ...

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

The National Governors Association Takes Action to Reform Teaching - With No Teacher Input

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

The National Governors Association (NGA) and its educational arm, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), are writing national educational standards for mathematics and English language arts to be implemented by America's K-12 teachers -- with virtually no input from them.