The incredibly poor implementation of the new educational standards -- the Common Core -- has become a rallying cry for parents opposed to standardized testing and for teachers who question the fairness of being evaluated based upon the common core's more demanding curricula.
Celebrities cry bullying all the time from the media. They forget how they got to be famous in the first place. They think the media is hard on them, but they do not realize comments or actions they do in the first place to get publicity. Next time when you cry bullying Beebs -- look in the mirror.
A fix for people at the lowest rung on the economy, while vitally important, will not provide the needed lasting solution for American economic resurgence. Rather, we should look at another glaring "inconvenient truth" - there is limited opportunity for people in the middle.
She dances, she flips, she acts, she sings, and now, Rachele Brooke Smith has become the founder and CEO of Unbreakable Dreams, a company that brings motivational speeches, activities, and dreams to those devoid.
What can I write in its aftermath that could help ease their agony? What can I possibly say that might lighten their load? Following my visit to Tacloban and surrounding areas, I know that there are no words that will alleviate their suffering; no literary unction that will sooth their pain.
In a world where we are fortunate to have instantaneous information access at our fingertips, we're also more inundated than ever. To compound our surreal pace, even in a strained economy we're consuming more than ever and looking toward external variables to fulfill us.
#GivingTuesday, which started as a domestic push to increase charitable donations and volunteering following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has now gone international, with new countries signing on board for this year.
"Goodness" can be infectious. We keep hearing about an epidemic of cyberbullying (actually there isn't one), but we'd much rather be talking about an epidemic of kindness because that's exactly what is happening right now.
There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.