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Kabul Blast: Car Bomb at Airport Gate Kills at Least Five

KABUL — A suicide car bomb at the entrance of Kabul's international airport killed at least 5 people on Monday, officials said, the latest in a deadly series of attacks targeting the Afghan capital.<p>Kabul Police Chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi told NBC News that a bomber in a Toyota Corolla detonated …

Extremism

Why Reading to Learn Is Seldom Taught; Part II

In my last post, where I posited that high-quality trade books, like those in the picture, have a hard time getting into classrooms, several people challenged me: Where did I get my information? That's a fair question. As an author of nonfiction books, I understand it is my responsibility to give …

13. How To Train Your Dragon

If movies are to be judged on the way in which they live up to their intentions, then How To Train Your Dragon should be judged as a near-perfect …

Why read? A look at the Reading Agency's latest report by Dawn Finch

A quick internet search using the term “reading for pleasure” will bring up almost 39 million hits and a huge range of “evidence” and reports, …

Education Reform: Too Big to Succeed

I'm a devoted follower of Diane Ravitch's blog. She is a tireless aggregator and a commentator on the various aspects of the misguided attempt, through law, to "reform" American education. She posts 7-10 times a day every day, good news and bad, what is happening on the ground as a result of …