Stacy Clark

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Worth the Risk: Supporting the Art of Great Teaching (SSIR)

<b>SSIR x Bridgespan: Giving That Gets Results</b> Giving That Gets Results is an eight-week series of voices from the vanguard of giving. Philanthropists …

Teaching

Transforming Not Just a School But a Community

Back in 2005, I visited Atlanta's truly astonishing Centennial Place Elementary School. Serving a student body of mostly poor African American students, it was one of the top-performing schools in Georgia, with a science-themed curriculum that incorporated the arts. That is, not only did students …

Polar Vortex Sends Natural Gas Prices on Rollercoaster

The winter system that has sent much of the United States into a deep freeze in recent days has also sent prices soaring for the natural gas that …

Expect northern lights on January 9-10

2014 unleashed its first X-flare of 2014 on January 7. Space weather experts are calling for a good display of auroras.<p>UPDATED JANUARY 9, 2014 AT …

Astronomy

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …

Insects

Brown Dwarfs Racked By Planet-Sized Storms Of Molten Iron

A survey of brown dwarfs finds they're apt to have violent weather.<p>Brown dwarfs may be cooler than stars like our sun, but that doesn't mean they're less dramatic. New data suggest that most—maybe all—brown dwarfs are home to enormous, planet-sized storms that rain molten iron, hot sand, or salts. …

Priebus: 'Scandal surrounds' Clinton

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus thinks a Hillary Clinton presidential run might not be so bad for Republicans, given that, in his words, “scandal surrounds her.”<p>“With all of the scandal around her I’m not sure it would be all that bad for the Republican Party, to tell you the …

Radel returns, seeks Hill meetings

Embattled Florida Rep. Trey Radel has been trying to set up face-to-face meetings with some Capitol Hill colleagues to apologize for his cocaine bust, according to several people who have spoken to him.<p>Radel, who returned to D.C. Tuesday evening after a several-month absence, is also meeting this …

Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

WASHINGTON— PresidentObamabecame progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to thewar in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperiencedWhite House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his former Defense secretary,Robert M. Gates.<p>In a forthcoming …

National Security

API Leader Says Oil Industry United in Seeking End to Ban on Crude Exports

Wash­ing­ton should lift its dec­ades-old ban on crude-oil ex­ports re­gard­less of some oil com­pan­ies’ op­pos­i­tion to it be­cause it’s in the …

Oil

13 Pregnant Women Detained By ICE In Texas During Four-Month Period In 2013

ICE confirmed the number to BuzzFeed, and said the women were an enforcement priority, having recently crossed the border or been issued orders of final removal.<p>Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in El Paso, Texas, detained 13 pregnant women from August to November 2013, according …

Immigration

There Are Already Two Controversial Allegations From The New Book On Roger Ailes, And Both Are Being Denied

The New York Times' Julie Bosman and Bill Carter obtained a copy of New York magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman's "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Two of the episodes they detail from the book have created a stir.<p>Both of the incidents in question were denied by Fox News in statements. The …

Ready For Hillary Raised Over $4 Million In 2013

The super PAC looking to build support for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign raised over $4 million in 2013, the group announced Tuesday.<p>Ready for Hillary, the group launched last year by supporters of the former secretary of state, received donations from 33,631 contributors, …

New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from …

Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday was joined in celebrating the passage of the New Jersey DREAM Act by a bipartisan coalition of state politicians, calling it an important step toward “maximizing” the state’s investment in public education.<p>“[O]ur job, I believe, as a government, is to give every one …

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

Public Health