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Jul 27, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Group of families to file second lawsuit challenging teacher tenure

Seven families will file suit Monday to end teacher tenure in the fiercest attack yet on job protections enjoyed by New York State educators. The families, including five from some of the most impoverished communities in the city, claim their childre...

Jul 13, 2014

Malala Yousafzai vows to #BringOurGirlsBack

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants...

Jul 18, 2014

A man of many firsts, Reby Cary prepares for his first roast on Saturday

Devoyd Jennings lives in constant amazement at the life of Reby Cary, a longtime historian, educator and civil rights leader in Tarrant County ...

Jul 29, 2014

Right to be forgotten is unworkable, say peers

House of Lords committee condemns regulations being drawn up by European commission and recent ECJ ruling A "right to be forgotten" enforcing the removal of online material is wrong in principle and unworkable in practice, a parliamentary committee h... #European Union #Luxembourg #House of Lords

Jul 16, 2014

Michael Gove demoted after Lynton Crosby warned his public battles were toxic to the Tories

The Education Secretary, a hero for the Tory Right, paid the price for his public image which was blamed for turning voters against his school reforms... #UK Conservative Party #Michael Gove

Jul 29, 2014

Flavelle: College cost isn't big problem for poor students

To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting mo... #Canada #Ontario

Jul 28, 2014

Crisp: Compassion has a $3.7 billion price tag

If one were looking for an occasion to convene fellow protestors, to make signs and placards, to post picket lines, and to compose protest chants, many possibilities present themselves. For example, why aren't we more angry and vocal about climate ch... #Texas #Rick Perry #El Salvador #Guatemala

Jul 28, 2014

Trumble: How to get out of medical care debt

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60 percent of all bankruptcies are health-related. ... #Commonwealth Fund #Federal Reserve #Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jul 29, 2014

Clash over Suffolk bill to require posting of credit card gas prices

Gas station owners clashed with union and education leaders at the Suffolk County Legislature Tuesday over a proposed local law aimed at retailers who charge credit card prices that can be $1 more per gallon than the cash price. Also Tuesday, lawmake... #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Hauppauge, NY #Long Island, NY #Montauk, NY #Jericho, NY

Jul 30, 2014

Michaud: Immigrant kids draw American vitriol

Call this the summer of our mean spirit. I say this after reading the online comments about border children, particularly those that followed a news story by Newsday's Victor Manuel Ramos about some of the kids arriving at a Syosset shelter. Founded ... #Maine #El Salvador #Guatemala #Paul LePage #U.S. Republican Party