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Gabrielle Union on why she speaks so openly about rape in her new book

Actress Gabrielle Union’s first book is a lot more serious than its title suggests. “We’re Going to Need More Wine” does indeed include the funny, true-life stories you might expect from the glittering, personable lead of BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” but the strongest essays in the collection, while …

Dwyane Wade

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

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Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly …

APIs

Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people …

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of …

Teach teachers how to create magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and …

Who Do You Think You Are? Why You're in Control of Your Destiny

Sometimes when I'm about to take a big risk, go for something important or step out in a bold way in my life, a judgmental question will pop up in my …

Motivation

We must not alienate mums who juggle work with raising a disabled child

My career gives me strength to fight for my child's future – but many people's attitudes perpetuate poverty and isolation<p>As a young mother of a son with autism, pursuing a career in PR was never going to be easy. When my son was three, his social worker told me I wouldn't be able to have a career …

Sex education: young people with learning disabilities are being left out

To mark sexual health week, Emma Sterland highlights the importance of delivering positive sex and relationship education<p>Talking to children about sex is a discussion most parents find difficult. Tricky at the best of times, embarrassing and disastrous at the worst. But when your child has learning …

Life Expectancy Study: It’s Not Just What You Make, It’s Where You Live

Poor people who reside in expensive, well-educated cities such as San Francisco tend to live longer than low-income people in less affluent places, …

At a school in Watts, spoken word helps turn pain to poetry

<i>Sophomore Elvira Rodriguez recites "Royal Heart" by Andrea Gibson during a rehearsal for the semifinals and finals of the Get Lit Classic Slam poetry</i> …

Welfare Utopia

Oregon, one of the whitest states in the union, also has one of the most generous safety nets. Is that a coincidence or something more troubling?<p>SALEM, Oregon—In much of the country, poor people are finding that there are fewer and fewer government benefits available to help them stay afloat. But …

To manage the stress of trauma, schools are teaching students how to relax

One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.<p>“I see it!” the …

Mental Health

New college program gives ex-convicts support to earn degrees

<i>; Credit: Grant Slater/KPCC</i>Seven California State University campuses are busy this summer putting the finishing touches on a program to help people …

College & University

8 Ways Diversity Is Good For You

Diversity can contribute to your quality of life.<p>The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (of which I was a member for a number of years in the ‘90s) sings a song in its permanent repertoire called “Diversity,” singing about how the gay men in the chorus come from many different states and many …

Native Americans

Social Work Meets Politics in Campus Forum

October 13, 2016 / by Keith Demolder<p>Opinion<p>On Oct. 4, the National Association of Social Workers-USC Unit at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of …

Education

'This is slavery': U.S. inmates strike in what activists call one of the biggest prison protests in modern history

In his 29 years in prison, David Bonner has mopped floors, cooked hot dogs in the cafeteria and, most recently, cut sheets of aluminum into Alabama license plates.<p>The last job paid $2 a day — enough to buy a bar of soap at the commissary or make a short phone call.<p>"This is slavery," said Bonner, …

South Carolina

10 Powerful Instructional Strategies

How It's Done<p>Interactive Learning Non-Negotiables<p>Essential Question<p>What is the intended goal of the lesson? Remember, there is one essential question …

Some Parents Of Color Don't Think Schools Are Even Trying To Educate Their Children

They are also concerned about the lack of resources in their kids' schools.<p>As policymakers and school districts gear up to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the nation's new major federal education law, parents of color are worried about the lack of funding for their schools.<p>A new survey …

Education

The Economic Impact of School Suspensions

A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.<p>Tiambrya Jenkins was just 14 years old when she got into a fistfight that would change the course of her …

How America's Overmedicating Low-Income and Foster Kids

<b>Allen Brenzel, a child psychiatrist in Lexington, Ky.,</b> can point to the moment he knew his state had a drug problem. A few years ago, Brenzel was …

Health Care

Denisha Jones: Beware the Education “Reformers” Who Co-Opt the Language of the Civil Rights Movement

Denish Jones is a contributor to EmPower magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. She has taught …

Education

Response: 'Teachers Don't Leave High-Poverty Urban Districts; They Are Exiled'

Today's responses on the issue of teacher attrition in high-poverty urban schools are contributed by educators Pia LIndquist Wong, Rufus Thompson, …

Pedagogy

Confronting Poverty's Challenges, a District Regains Academic Footing

<i>Jennings, Mo.</i><p>About 75 people lined up outside Jennings Educational Training School, an alternative high school here, on a chilly day last fall, their …

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …