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Advocacy Journalism Is Polarizing Our Country

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

If our country is ever to get out of its current polarized rut, our media habits need to change. People need to get their news from a wide range of sources and go beyond their own echo chambers to get various perspectives on the news. They need news that they can rely on.

Joy Resmovits

Obama's 'Pre-School For All' Only Guaranteed For Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama visited an early education center in Decatur, Ga., Thursday to make his case for dramatically expanding pre-school access. Aft...

In Fixing Schools, Bay Area City Looks To Harlem Model

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio A mural on the wall of Harder Elementary School in the Hayward Promise Neighborhood. Youth Radio/New America...

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...

America's Richest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess, Sam Weigley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released by the U.S. Census ...

Companies Hiring The World's Geniuses

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter and Lisa Uible | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The story of American business has been about shipping the country’s manufacturing jobs overseas. However, there is another part...

"Rising Sea Levels": An Inflammatory Term?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

While the overall news is good -- more Americans believe climate change is real -- the underlying factors for those that do not are really scary. If there is one argument we just can't win, it's an argument based on ideology. Or can we?

Joy Resmovits

Exclusionary Housing Leads To Educational 'Segregation' -- Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.19.2012 | Education

Tanya McDowell, a Connecticut mother, made headlines last year when she was accused of stealing -- specifically, of stealing an education for her son....

Cities Getting Hit Hardest Since The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Official recovery or not, it turns out that cities around the world still have a long way to go to get back to where they were before the downturn. ...

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Suburbs With The Highest Poverty Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Suburbs have long been associated with white picket fences and manicured lawns. But for many living in suburbia today, the reality is much bleaker. ...

America's Best Cities For Educated Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The job market has remained relatively stagnant since 2009. To make matters worse, the educational requirements of the average U.S...

Is California Becoming A 'Majority Minority' State?

| Agustin Armendariz | Posted 11.01.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Agustin Armendariz In all but eight of California's 26 metropolitan areas, minorities make up ...

Minorities Drive Population Growth In Nation's Largest Cities

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices

It's about to get real brown in the United States. According to a new report from the Brookings Institute, non-white people accounted for 98 perce...

Why Test-Driven Accountability Is Grasping at Straws

John Thompson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Bill Gates says that his $5 billion experiment in education has not failed. Gates also claims that he trusts in science. That prompted me to reread the National Academy of Sciences' analysis of the failure of test-driven accountability.

Class Bias, Class Size and Online Learning

Leonie Haimson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

It seems that the D.C. think tanks are absolutely dedicated towards further encouraging this trend and destroying any efforts to retain equitable class sizes in our public schools.

Could You Come Up With An Extra $2000 In 30 Days?

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What would you do if you had thirty days to find an extra $2,000? That's the question posed by the Brookings Institute in a recent paper, "Financi...

Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.

Leapfrogging Barriers to a Two-State Deal

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.

America Plus Exports Equals Prosperity

Bob Vermeer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Vermeer

If the President can meet his goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next five years, this country will be well on its way to meaningful expansion of the manufacturing base, and stable job growth.

The MOST Educated Cities In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Where do the country's most educated citizens live? In a recent report, the Brookings Institute analyzed 2008 American Community Survey data against 1...

PHOTOS: 10 Cities That Are Beating The Recession

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This recession has been particularly brutal on American cities. Nearly one in five Americans are unemployed -- or can't find enough work --- housing p...

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Not)

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

Despite representing roughly 33% of the population, less than 14% of venture capital dollars find their way to the Midwest to convert technology discoveries into new companies and jobs.

Brookings Institute: Mountain States Slowest Out Of Recession

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The current recovery is challenging the Mountain West's reputation for accelerating out of recessions faster than the rest of the country, according t...

Jobs for Latinos and Blacks: The Reality of Our Struggle

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Having helped big business and the financial industry, it is now time for the president and the administration to get serious about helping the American worker.