Michelle Shannon

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Three issues language proficiency can hide for students from non-English speaking backgrounds

Universities have increasingly diverse student bodies, bringing together varying forms of social and cultural knowledge. But universities generally …

Pedagogy

7 Homemade Coffee Creamers That Aren't Loaded With Sugar

As any caffeine junkie knows, coffee isn't something to be messed with. But that doesn’t mean you have to spring for a $6 latte every time you want …

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Almost All Students With Disabilities Are Capable Of Graduating. Here's Why They Don't.

Our education system is failing students with special needs.<p>As a teenager, Michael McLaughlin wanted to go to college. He had several disabilities, including dyslexia and bipolar disorder, which threatened to make the road ahead more difficult. He sometimes had trouble paying attention in class and …

What is Hair Porosity & What Does It Mean for My Hair Concerns?

Have you ever found yourself in a constant battle with frizz and dryness? Or maybe you’ve felt stuck waiting hours for your hair to dry after …

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates

<i>by Mark Kleiman</i><p>It's been a year since the "beer summit," and Barack Obama's popularity has yet to recover from having called the arrest of Henry Louis Gates "stupid." It seems that a lot of people voted for Obama on what they thought was the understanding that he would never take the part of a …

My daughter doesn’t have ‘special’ needs. She’s disabled.

Like most parents, I think each of my children is special. My toddler can sense when I am having a rough time and gives me a hug and kiss because he knows it will make me smile. My other son developed an encyclopedic knowledge of Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods by the time he was 8. One daughter …

Menendez’s Actions on a Donor’s Behalf Were ‘Unusual,’ Witnesses Say

NEWARK — “Unusual.” “Odd.” “Just different.”<p>Those were some of the ways prosecution witnesses on Thursday described the actions taken by Senator Robert Menendez and his aides on behalf of a wealthy friend and political donor.<p>Federal prosecutors say that in exchange for Mr. Menendez’s help, the …

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

According to social workers and activists, numerous young kids on the spectrum have ended up on the sexual offender registry for offenses that lacked sexual motivation.<p>Anthony*, a 14-year-old autistic boy, was making awkward overtures to his crush. Other kids thought the courtship was cute until, …

Netflix's "Atypical" Was a Major Disappointment for Autism Representation

Actor Mickey Rowe explains what the show got wrong.<p><i>In this op-ed, actor Mickey Rowe explains why Netflix's new show</i> Atypical <i>misrepresents its autistic audience — and why that begins with its failure to include the autistic community in its creative process.</i><p>On Aug. 11, Netflix will debut its new …

Autism

IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair? (Column)

For nearly four years, a Redmond couple has been fighting to prove to the state of Oregon that they are intellectually capable of raising their …

Examining variations in marriage rates across colleges

By Robert KelchenYoung adulthood is not only the time when most people attend college, but also a time when many marry. In fact, both attending …

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

Raising teenage girls can be a tough job. Raising black teenage girls as white parents can be even tougher. Aaron and Colleen Cook knew that when they adopted their twin daughters, Mya and Deanna.<p>As spring came around this year, the girls, who just turned 16, told their parents they wanted to get …

Women of Color

My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged

By the time my younger son is midway through third grade, I realize that his academic progress has stalled. He's stuck somewhere between kindergarten and first grade.<p>School is a struggle for him. He has a language-based learning disability, which affects how long it takes for him to process new …

Education

Nyle DiMarco Doesn't Like That Jamie Foxx Pretended To Be Speaking Sign Language

Jamie was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet

The years-long water safety crisis in Flint, Michigan, isn’t just a cautionary tale; to many, it’s a canary in a coal mine.<p><b>In the 1,000-plus</b> days since Flint, Michigan, had (federally acceptable) potable water, a lot more than the pipes has eroded.<p>Trust, like dependably clean water, is not easy to …

Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles”: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race

Federal investigators highlighted comments “associated with Asian stereotypes” as part of a probe into allegations of racial bias at the Ivy League school.<p>A trove of documents created during a federal investigation into Princeton University offers an unprecedented glimpse at how elite college …

Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”<p>Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from …

Arkansas Executes First Inmate In 12 Years

Ledell Lee died by lethal injection Thursday just minutes before his death warrant expired.<p>Arkansas carried out its first execution in 12 years on Thursday night following a flurry of court filings.<p>Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT, just minutes before his death warrant expired. …

Man Jailed 50 Years for Murder Is at Center of Supreme Court Hearing on Youth Life Sentences

BATON ROUGE, La. — These days, Henry Montgomery, 69, is known as the man of few words who works in a gym at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at …

Officials Ruled Inmate's 'Boiling' Death An Accident. But Documents Show They Omitted Key Details.

Internal reports and photos from the investigation of Florida inmate Darren Rainey's 2012 death were reviewed by The Huffington Post.<p>The June 2012 death of Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution in South Florida, attracted national attention after other inmates claimed he was …

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students With Special Needs

Georgia’s system to teach children with disabilities falls vastly short of its promise.<p>ATLANTA—Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks.<p>As he and his wife, Jennifer, walked into the parking lot outside the …

Keep talking to yourself—it’s doing wonders for your brain

We carry inner monologues with us throughout the day. Sometimes we have internal messages that monitor and judge how we’re coming across in a particular situation. Other times we’re psyching ourselves up for a challenging interaction or preparing for an important life event. Or, more often than …

Self-help

13 Stunning Charts That Will Teach You Something For Once In Your Life

Starring: facts.

Nifty

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A Tribe Says The Government’s Approval Of The Dakota Access Pipeline Violates Religious Freedom

A federal judge heard arguments on Tuesday about whether to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline, which is expected to finish by April. An American Indian tribe argues that the pipeline would contaminate sacred waters.<p>WASHINGTON — With completion of the Dakota Access pipeline quickly …

Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary; vice president casts historic tie-breaking vote

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote Tuesday to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next education secretary after the Senate was evenly divided over the controversial pick.<p>The 51-50 vote ends Trump's toughest confirmation battle yet. Senate Democrats debated …

Donald Trump

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Donald Trump’s Education Secretary

Despite the surge of protests and delays, Democrats were unable to stop the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.<p>Democrats have just …