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National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part Two: Closing the Achievement Gap

"Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments...It is the very foundation of good citizenship...In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, …

The Education Trust

Zachary Wright is the 12th-grade world literature and AP…<p>Every two years, the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP…<p>Twice as likely — this …

Nutrition labels getting a makeover

Choosing healthier foods at the grocery store may soon be a little easier.<p>The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you see on packaged foods and beverages. If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and …

‘She Was No Hero!’: Commercial Featuring ‘Heroic Women’ Blasted for Including Conservative Stalwart

Critics of Margaret Thatcher quickly reacted on Twitter after watching a Microsoft Bing advertisement during Sunday night’s Golden Globes broadcast.<p>The video — named “Heroic Women of 2013” — highlights elected leaders and average citizens alike who “stood up” or “persevered” in the past year, and …

Why Jezebel Has The Wrong Approach To Feminism, Period.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” <b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b><p>In order to say how Jezebel is ruining …

Has Title IX changed women’s lives?

New study suggests participating in women’s sports can instill a sense of independence and self-reliance<p>The federal regulation known as Title IX is one of the landmarks of the women’s rights movement. In guaranteeing female students equal access to athletics, it resulted in a huge increase in the …

Being forced to view an ultrasound doesn’t change women’s decisions about abortion

A new study shows that invasive and burdensome ultrasound laws don’t sway women’s choices<p>Several states currently have laws requiring forced ultrasounds before women can access abortion care. The lawmakers behind these measures have been candid about their motives, as Oklahoma state Sen. Don …

How Do You Change a Bro-Dominated Culture?

It’s getting harder and harder to separate the men from the bros. This week, <i>Business Insider</i>’s chief technology officer, Pax Dickinson, was ousted …

Who Are Syria's Friends And Why Are They Supporting Assad?

While much of the world is lining up against Syria, the country is not entirely friendless, and it's hoping its allies can provide at least some cover in the confrontation over its apparent use of chemical weapons.<p>Russia and China are almost certain to block any U.N. resolution that could be used …

Part II: Not Just a Women’s Issue

<i>This story is part of a special series, Family Choices: Fertility and Infertility in Africa.</i><p>At a health clinic set up outside an old stone church in Nairobi, Kenya, women wait in line under a large tent while children run across the grass. I ask one woman, standing with a young child in her arms, …

Undocumented migrants in US gaining improved access to higher education

While the US Congress struggles with passing immigration reform, many lawmakers and educators around the country are finding common ground on initiatives that improve undocumented students' access to higher education.<p>Republicans in Colorado have demonstrated support for a proposed bill that would …