Isaac Pollack

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Companies should have values, like people do'

During the company's annual shareholders meeting in 2014, a representative for a conservative think tank wanted Cook to commit to making moves that were profitable only for the company.<p>Cook's rebuke was swift.<p>"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don't consider the bloody" …

Tim Cook

How Katie Ledecky became better at swimming than anyone is at anything

By Dave Sheinin<p>, Reporter<p>Katie Ledecky's journey to becoming an Olympic gold medalist View Graphic<p>In many of her biggest races, Katie Ledecky is leading before she even touches the water.<p>In the 800-meter freestyle finals at the 2012 London Olympics, which produced her first Olympic gold medal; in …

Swimming

Francis Howell parents vent anger, concerns about potential transfers

<b>COTTLEVILLE •</b> With potentially hundreds of Normandy students arriving for class in Francis Howell schools in just a few weeks, parents and residents …

The GOP may be making a big change in how it deals with race relations

But after two black men were fatally shot by police this week, and after a Thursday-night ambush attack claimed the lives of five officers in Dallas, some in the GOP took a markedly different approach when discussing race relations.<p>Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is on Donald Trump's short …

Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

<i>Washington</i><p>Stanford researcher Carol Dweck clearly tapped into a powerful and compelling idea when she linked the concept of growth mindsets to …

Self-improvement

Leadership Challenge: Define and Communicate Your School's Story

It is the responsibility of the school and district leaders, no matter the length of time in the district, to clarify, define or redefine the …

Leadership

Goalcast

The Greatest Upset in Sports History. The 1990 Boxing Heavyweight Championship Fight.<p>Underdog Buster Douglas fights then undefeated, undisputed …

The messy middle: Where education and talent equality really happen

I adore author and motivational speaker Brené Brown’s theory of the need to rumble with the stories we tell ourselves in order to get at the root of …

The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class

Americans have long lived in a nation made up primarily of middle-class families, neither rich nor poor, but comfortable enough.<p>This year, that changed, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>A just-released analysis of government data shows that as of 2015, middle-income households have become the …

Demographics

Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems …

Education

Vermont institute helps schools grow farm-to-school programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school …

Agriculture

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Teaching

Google has a secret ‘bench’ program that keeps execs at the company even when they’re not leading anything

Google’s bench of veteran executives and engineers is deep and packed with familiar faces, and it’s no accident.<p>The Internet company’s obsession with prized engineers and product gurus, and its competitive instinct to keep them away from rivals, means that certain executives can essentially rotate …