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The Children’s Holocaust Memorial

The small town of Whitwell, Tennessee is home to The Children’s Holocaust Memorial. The memorial consists of eleven million paperclips, one for each …

Maybe Instead of Finland, We Should Be More Like Massachusetts?

Although Finland is a great country to visit and learn from when it comes to education, it seems as though we really don't have to go that far to see …

Education

4 research-backed rituals that could make you a better parent

And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to thrive. Lately the trend has been helicopter parenting and trying to get them ready as soon as possible for an increasingly competitive world.<p>But is that what 3 year-olds need? Or what 10 year-olds need? What about 15 …

Kids

Books, Learning, and Things That Matter, Including Black Lives

I am 82 years old and somewhat world-weary. Yesterday my grandson asked if I was in despair about the events in Dallas and the killings that preceded them. Yes, I said, I was deeply saddened by it all. I mentioned how I myself had once tried to address such issues. Though my efforts could be …

National Guard

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

There's a reason Jose Luis Vilson's students learn in groups: He wants them to feel comfortable working with anyone in the classroom, something he's realized in his 11 years of teaching doesn't always come naturally.<p>"I don't really give students a chance to self-select until later on, when I feel …

Teaching

Protesters nationwide denounce police shootings of blacks

A look at protests and related events nationwide and in the United Kingdom on Friday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.<p>ARKANSAS<p>About 300 people gathered in front of the …

Law Enforcement

Made For You And Me : NPR One

NPR

10 Books I Wish My White Teachers Had Read

I can only remember having two non-white teachers during my time in school. From my early years at underfunded public schools comprised mostly of …

Education Reformers Are Talking About Race and They Should Be

Ed reform circles are getting all worked up about race. Chicago charter parent and educator Marilyn Rhames started the conversation with a modest celebration of the growing diversity in the reform movement and the broadening focus on social justice issues. Writer and educator Robert Pondiscio …

Race & Ethnicity

Transgender issue less urgent now, state education board member says

Kansas State Board of Education member Ken Willard says there's no longer an urgent need for the board to take action on federal guidelines for …

Education

Twitter Chat: Is college really for everyone?

The U.S. lags behind several other nations when it comes to the percent of the population with 2- and 4-year degrees. Despite the slow progress, is …

College & University

Interracial friendships decrease over time in elementary and middle school - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

As elementary and middle school students progress in school, they are less likely to have friends of a different race, even from the beginning to the …

Who gets to decide which L.A. public school campuses have to share space with charters?

By the time parents find out that their kids' school will share a campus with a charter school, the decision to put it there has usually already been made.<p>Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez, a charter supporter who founded a network of charter schools in Los Angeles, …

How white teachers can become culturally competent.

LOS ANGELES—When she began teaching a class of second-graders in South Los Angeles in 2002, Amy Davis expected she’d occasionally hit snags with …

Education

Black preschool kids get suspended much more frequently than white preschool kids, U.S. survey says

Schools suspend minority students at much higher rates than their peers, starting from the beginning, preschool.<p>The Civil Rights Data Collection, a national survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, gathered information on more than 50 million students at more than 95,000 schools and …

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

It's a rare and remarkable view into America's public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>:<p>The Civil Rights Data Collection survey.<p>Since 1968, the federal government has been sending it to the nation's schools to gauge educational access and …

Education

8 Excellent Ways to Make a Cheap Furniture Find Look More Expensive

Whether it's a piece of furniture you found for free on the side of the road, a hand-me-down you've had for ages, something you found in a really …

Home Decorating

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen In Less Than An Hour

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Kitchens

Cords Lighting – Simple Design But With A Big Impact

Hanging light fixtures can be very chic and very stylish and they’re not just for the dining room or kitchen. A beautifully-designed pendant light …

Interior Design

33 Insanely Clever Things Your Small Apartment Needs

You don't have to inhabit a huge space to be livin' large.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Real Estate

30 Backyard Fire Pit Design Ideas

Private Fire Pit<p>A secluded seating area becomes prime real estate for a fire pit setup. A grouping of weather-resistant chairs surround the fire …

Landscaping

How to Distress Furniture

Milk-Painted Nightstand<p>With some distressing techniques and budget-friendly milk paint, you can give plain nightstands a French antique finish. Get …

26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

1 of 28<p>Gallery Display<p>Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos. Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Basic …

The Mega List! 50 Spectacular DIY Wall Art Projects & Ideas

(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)<p>50 ways to add texture, color, and interest to your walls! These are all easy to make, won't cost much, and don't take a …

Crafting

How To Achieve Harmony In A Small Bedroom With DIY Projects

Small bedroom interiors are usually very straight-forward and simple and it’s why they often get overlooked. Yet small rooms are often the most …

Compact Bachelor Pad Captures All The Right Details In An Eclectic Design

The elegant and chic interior design you’re about to be mesmerized by was the work of M2 Project for a compact apartment in Moscow, Russia. The …

Interior Design

How to Install a USB Outlet in Your Wall

Shut off power to that particular outlet at your circuit breaker. Hopefully your breakers are labeled, but if not plug a lamp or corded radio into …