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martes, 9 de septiembre de 2014

This week's troubling inequality statistics

This week's troubling inequality statistics
 - The rather amazing and disturbing finding: the wealth of the average American family is up over the last 25 years, but the wealth of the median family ...

CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight migration crisis

CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight migration crisis
 - Catholic communities in Central America are responding to the crisis. ... successful programs that can address the issue of poverty and can address ...

Lily Tomlin is first out lesbian to win Kennedy Center honors

Lily Tomlin is first out lesbian to win Kennedy Center honors
 - Lily Tomlin will be one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors this year, the first out lesbian to be chosen. The Kennedy Center Honors ...

Sultan of Brunei back at table to buy Plaza Hotel?

Sultan of Brunei back at table to buy Plaza Hotel?
 - HRC strongly condemned Brunei's decision in May to introduce laws that allow for capital punishment to be used against women and LGBT people, ...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Inclusive Views On Homosexuality Will Make You Love Him Even More

Benedict Cumberbatch's Inclusive Views On Homosexuality Will Make You Love Him Even More
 - I couldn't be any more attracted to Benedict Cumberbatch than I already was, I find out he's an above-and-beyond ally to the LGBT community.

Lessons learned with Pride

Lessons learned with Pride
 - DURING the second wave of pit closures in the 1990s, a 21-year-old LGBT activist was having an argument about politics and it's one I have had on ...

LGBT Visibility in Africa Also Brings Backlash

LGBT Visibility in Africa Also Brings Backlash
 - Overall what we've seen is a fairly bleak picture that's emerging,” said Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT Program at Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights
 - Neal Minahan, a Boston attorney depicted by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the country's “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40,” who for the ...

Teachers train to make classroom safe for LGBT students

Teachers train to make classroom safe for LGBT students
 - Before students returned to class last week, some local teachers obtained extra training to help make school a safe place for the ...

Gambian Lawmakers Pass Anti-LGBT Bill

Gambian Lawmakers Pass Anti-LGBT Bill
 - A Gambian lawmaker revealed today that the National Assembly passed a bill targeting the LGBT community. This new law, eerily similar to the ...

Arguing poverty: quit with the mind-reading, already!

Arguing poverty: quit with the mind-reading, already!
 - My colleague Bob Robb is perfectly capable of defending himself against his critics, including this one, who believes Bob was "misinformed" in his ...

Bringing an American Touch to Mexican Schools

Bringing an American Touch to Mexican Schools
 - One of the pillars of President Enrique Peña Nieto's signature package of overhauls, education will have an oversized impact on his legacy.




The surprising truth about downward mobility in US higher education

The surprising truth about downward mobility in US higher education
 - Nearly 30 percent of American men age 25 to 34 aren't as well-educated as their ... In most developed countries, education builds from generation to ...

These Lucky Parents Get To Control Their Kids' State Education Money

These Lucky Parents Get To Control Their Kids' State Education Money
 - American students are still performing in the middle of the pack compared ... By extension, accountability in education should begin with parents and ...

How Common Core can destroy charter schools

How Common Core can destroy charter schools
 - Hidden deep within the debate, however, an even greater battle is being waged for the hearts and minds of America's education system — a battle that ...

America's Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

America's Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers
 - Hiring more white teachers is not the best way to improve education for students, particularly students of color.” This recent commentary by a black ...

Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students' Education Prospects?

Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students' Education Prospects?
 - In the wake of Ferguson, policymakers need to pay more attention to the challenges that community violence pose for teenagers and young adults.

The Teacher Wars: A History Of America's Most Embattled Profession"

The Teacher Wars: A History Of America's Most Embattled Profession"
 - A new book explores the tumultuous history of public education: from racial integration, to unions and teacher-tenure, to standardized tests and charter ...

What is America's top college? Depends on who is doing the ranking

What is America's top college? Depends on who is doing the ranking
 - In March, the American Council on Education issued a scathing report on the proposed ratings, detailing the harm that has come from other ranking ...

Education America's best export: AUB head

Education America's best export: AUB head
 - American higher education is the only unacknowledged U.S. foreign policy success, said the president of the American University of Beirut ...

Discover Latin America home healthcare market that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% to 2020

Discover Latin America home healthcare market that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% to 2020
 - The home healthcare market is witnessing steady growth in Latin America, as developed countries like North America and Europe are increasingly ...

Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use

Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use
 - The proposal comes at a time when several countries pummeled by drug violence, particularly in Latin America, are rewriting their own drug laws, and ...
Toward an anti-racist practice
 - However, the socialist movement's failure to recruit African American workers .... on racial and national oppression, a small group of African American ...

Race's' incendiary topic defused by Mamet's underwritten characters

Race's' incendiary topic defused by Mamet's underwritten characters
 - This sentiment, articulated by an African American law partner to a wealthy white man accused of raping an African American woman in David ...

Diversity in academia conference to honor pioneering African-American scholar

Diversity in academia conference to honor pioneering African-American scholar
 - A prominent, pioneering figure in the history of African-American psychology, Williams is well known as a stalwart critic of racial and cultural biases in ...