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Kiwis in the Bronx

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One day the gardener said to the children, "You know, I'm always telling you what we are going to grow. This time, what would you like to grow?" To her surprise, the children had a unanimous answer: "Kiwis!"

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Summer Reading About What Ails America and How to Fix It

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.

Keeping Faith With the Kids: An Interview With Jonathan Kozol

Michael Busch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books
Michael Busch

I recently talked with Kozol about his new book, the privatization of public schools in the United States, the education policies of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and the lives of his closest friends in the world -- the children of Fire in the Ashes.

TONIGHT: Celebrate John Cage

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1. John Cage Centennial Festival At Corcoran Gallery The very important 20th century American composer now has his ...

Dear Ed Schultz

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

We could really use your help, Ed. The battle between Chester Upland School District and Gov. Corbett is just a glimpse into the strategic dismantling taking place across the entirety of the American public school system.

Educating for Democracy: "Save Our Schools" Strategies

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The "Save Our Schools March" that took place last Saturday might not have been large in terms of participants. But more important was the enthusiasm and determination conveyed by those who attended.

Matt Damon's Powerful Education Speech at the Save Our Schools Rally in DC

Dan Brown | Posted 09.30.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.

The Disservice of a 'Rigorous' Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Tests, standards, accountability, economic competitiveness, managers, vouchers, data, metrics... does anyone actually care about children?

Challenging a Segregated and Unequal School System

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Donna Nevel

What are the consequences of inequitable processes for those who are not white and wealthy? The result is that a two-tiered education system is in place.

Wanna be a School Reformer? You Better do Your Homework!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

Shouldn't people bold enough to call themselves "school reformers" be familiar with some of the literature on the subject?

Astoria Characters: The Homemade Food Blogger

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The biggest thing about cooking is the story about it," says Amuse * Bouche blogger Bradley O'Bryan Hawks. "The story always makes the food taste better."

Bill Ayers is Back... with a Brilliant Graphic Novel

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Brown

William Ayers's new book To Teach: The Journey, In Comics is part autobiography, part education reform tract, and entirely enjoyable to read.

"The Great Expectations School" Paperback Gets AFT President Randi Weingarten's Endorsement

Dan Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Brown

Classrooms are ready-made for great stories. Comprised of twenty-some children and one adult, bound by a common mission, they are intersections of you...