Layne Darby St. Julien

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Report: Lack Of Discipline By Police Led To Crossfire After Boston Marathon Bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Some police officers involved in tracking down the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attacks showed a lack of “weapons discipline” …

Justice

How urban soil farming could help feed more people

At a high school close to downtown Toronto, grade eleven student Deshanel Evans is getting back to the earth.<p>That is, he's making the stuff.<p>As a …

Farming

The Lost Children of Katrina

A decade after the hurricane, New Orleans' community grapples with the effects of missed schooling and mass displacement.<p>Ten years ago, the Lee family evacuated from New Orleans to a Houston neighborhood so rife with hostility for evacuees that the ice-cream truck refused to stop for them. At the …

Education

In the shadow of Apple and Google, Silicon Valley’s forgotten poor find an unlikely hero

A tech boss’s Facebook assault on the homeless sparked outrage. Amid growing unease about inequality in the US, Greg Gopman says he has changed his mind<p>Greg Gopman once branded San Francisco’s homeless as “degenerates”, “trash” and “hyenas”, a tirade that personified Silicon Valley’s perceived …

San Francisco

The Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Fabric—and Jobs

A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of.<p>What if you could help create jobs for impoverished people and simultaneously address an environmental problem? An innovative young company in Pittsburgh is doing precisely that—dealing with Haiti's particularly acute problem of …

37 world class walks

Whether you like teetering on mountain ridges or prefer a gentle jaunt along the beach, we’ve found the best wanders the Earth has to offer. Get your …

The paintings of Alex Huxley

Self-taught San Francisco-based painter Alex Huxley's work is “anchored by haunting cityscapes definitively of the American West Coast and the …

Where Age Equals Happiness

In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.<p>“I’m nearly 70 years old, and I can tell you that bad things begin to happen as you get older,” said Angus Deaton, a professor of …

How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

This is an invitation to something lovely. This is an invitation to change the world.<p>Language Arts as Real-World Building Blocks<p>Many schools are …

Pedagogy

Pain Medications: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

I know how emotionally charged the topic of pain medications can be. This is one subject that usually garners strong opinions from pain patients, their doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance world, and now even the military and our government. But certainly those who suffer with chronic …

Pain

Wind Power Generated 126% of Scotland's Household Energy Needs Last Month

According to new statistics released by the World Wildlife Fund Scotland, Scottish renewable energy had a “bumper month” in October, 2014, with wind …

Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Drying out the challah lets the Baked French Toast absorb the custard without going to mush and top it off with a pecan crumble for an extra crunch.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>french toast<p>1 pound loaf challah, sliced 1-inch thick<p>Unsalted butter, room …

Breakfast

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

National Parks

Teaching pre-K: Higher standards, not enough training, and the importance of purposeful play.

Earlier this fall, I visited Emma Markarian’s prekindergarten classroom in the Bronx to see some 4-year-olds in action. The 15 preschoolers spread …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Only Child</b> <br>by Rhiannon Navin<p>Things were bad enough in the Taylor household even before unthinkable tragedy struck. Before Andy Taylor was gunned down …