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Duncan Urges Pennsylvania Officials to Act to Save Philly Schools

Secretary Arne Duncan publicly urged Pennsylvania officials to take action to save the public schools of Philadelphia.<p>Categories Philadelphia

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Student Advocacy for Every Secondary School

But when the parent asked the school principal about assigning the student to that teacher's class next year, she was told that special requests …

Education

Real Solutions to Our Education Funding Crisis (VIDEO)

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an …

Education

Student Loan Proposal Would Avert Deadline, But Raise Borrowing Costs, Boosting Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- Student borrowers and their families would pay more to finance college under a proposal pushed by a bipartisan group of senators, increasing the federal government’s profits despite warnings over record student debt levels.<p>The proposal comes as the federal government has been …

We Still Need Information Stored in Our Heads Not ‘in the Cloud’

Is technology making us stupid — or smarter than we’ve ever been? Author Nicholas Carr memorably made the case for the former in his 2010 book <i>The</i> …

On World Refugee Day, Syria Is Calling, But Is It Loud Enough?

<i>By Fairuz Taqi-Eddin, CARE's Regional Director of Partnerships in the Middle East, based in Jordan.</i><p>The Syrian crisis is different from all other humanitarian crises that I have known. In my 11 years as a fundraiser with CARE, I have been involved in humanitarian emergency responses of large …

Middle East

How Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” Resolves the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Zombies taking on the IDF, featuring Brad PittCourtesy of <a href="http://www.worldwarzmovie.com/img/gallery/6.jpg">Paramount Pictures</a><p>Looking for …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

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