Valerie Johnson

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Trevyan Rowe a potent symbol of serious special ed crisis at City School District

Chaos at central office is symbolized by the death of special needs student Trevyan Rowe after a series of departures and scandals hit the district.


102-Year-Old Actor Who Watched Babe Ruth Play Finally Returns to World Series — 91 Years Later

Norman Lloyd watched Babe Ruth rip his pants at Yankee Stadium during the 1926 World Series. And this week, he finally got another chance to attend …

Even small reductions in children’s lead exposure could dramatically improve educational outcomes

We’ve known for decades that high blood lead levels can lead to lasting learning disabilities and physical health issues.<p>But now, a new study indicates that even the slightest change of lead in the bloodstream can dramatically impact a child’s educational outcome.<p>Researchers examined whether …


The Ultimate Beauty Luxury? Non-Toxic Color That Restores Your Pre-Gray Hair

When I arrived at Hairprint headquarters in Sausalito a year ago, I was greeted by author and environmentalist Paul Hawken, and Philippa Shenandoah, a hair stylist I’d worked with on photo shoots.<p>Hawken stared at my head: your hair is colored? “Yes, highlighted,” I said. “Is it a …

Small Business

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Online Education

The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy

“I imagined a radical libretto made of Civil War history, Black history, and modern American headlines.”<p>— From Finney’s introduction to “The Battle …


This Lazy Girl Shoe Trend Is Blowing Up for Spring

As the snow starts to melt and the sun comes out to play, our accessories are in desperate need of a spring-friendly update. Mules are posed to be a major spring 2016 shoe trend, and <i>now</i> is the time to bring them out. The style is perfect for spring, evoking the edge of your fave fall booties with a …


A Delicate Subject

A few things we think are just great!<p>Heal Appeal<p>Patty pumps, $150<p>Available at:<p>Well Rounded<p>Cossima bag, originally $79, now 20 percent …


Iyanla Vanzant: Why It's So Hard to Trust Ourselves (And What to Do About It)

Following my daughter Gemmia's death, six months of severe depression, a divorce and two years of unemployment, I was counseled by my longtime …

Yves Saint-Laurent

WATCH: Delayed Diagnosis and Care of Autism Keeping Minority Children Behind

Autism spectrum disorder, better known as autism, is a condition where an individual struggles to engage in two-way communication, especially in …


Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …