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SXSW Film: Damnation, a Documentary That's Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

I came away from this film feeling I had truly learned something and that I was not being "sold" anything, yet the fact that the film was entirely supported by a "brand," Patagonia, left me intrigued.

Turning Around the Lowest Performing Schools: A Noble Goal and a Daunting Challenge

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Low performing schools received federal grants, often $1 million over three years, expecting them to be "turned around." Even with that much money, improving these schools will be a tall order.

U.S., France, Increase Pressure On Haiti to Accept Their Choices for Presidential Candidates

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

As the infamous dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier returns to Haiti after 25 years in exile in the south of France, pressure is increasing on the impoverished, earthquake-destroyed, and cholera stricken country of Haiti.

What's The Matter With Kansas? The Fight Against Big Coal Hits the State Legislature, with National Repercussions.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

If built, the plants in Holcomb, Kansas will belch out about 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, to become the largest new source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

Student Feedback: A Missing Link in Education Reform

Valerie Threlfall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Valerie Threlfall

Why aren't we asking students themselves how to make our schools work better? Is it ridiculous to think that student feedback could actually play a significant role in shaping education reform?