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L.A.-Area Public School Kids Needed to Lead a Food Insecurity PSA

An upcoming PSA about food insecurity is filming in Los Angeles and is seeking local youth with real life experience with the issue. This informative digital piece seeks to bring awareness to summer hunger, which impacts more families than is commonly known. This call is not for a portrayal or performance. Show More Summary

The Broward County Superintendent's Corrupt and Dangerous Agenda

Robert Runcie shows more proof that Broward County, Florida's public schools made for a shooting waiting to happen.

Florida public school teacher busted for white nationalist podcast calling for complete elimination of Muslims

If there is anything positive about the Trump Era, it is that racist, hate-mongering "teachers" have become so brazen that some of them, at least, self-identify so that they can dealt with. It is now the responsibility of the Citrus County School District to act. Show More Summary

Disarm Them With Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Another inconceivable nightmare: Former student opens fire at a public school, killing 17, or 26, or 11, or?  Immediately, there is hue and cry to regulate firearms and/or the mentally ill.  The opposing camps lob circular arguments at each other.  On one side are the powerful gun lobby and the … Continue reading ? The post Disarm Them With Tea appeared first on T Ching.

New test extends window for accurate detection of Zika

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Diagnosis of Zika infection is complex. Molecular tests for exposure are only reliable in the first two to three weeks after infection. Antibody tests are confounded by cross-reactivity of antibodies to Zika with similar viruses like dengue and yellow fever. Show More Summary

African press review 1 March 2018

Dirty churches are being closed down in Rwanda. Schools are reopening in South Sudan, just how many, no one can say for sure. The authorities in Egypt are angry with the BBC. And Kenyan MPs, Africa's best-paid public representatives, vote to give themselves increased allowances.

When the Media Cover Mass Shootings, Would Depicting the Carnage Make a Difference?

If Americans could see the bloodshed, we might finally say, enough is enough. Since 20 children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, we’ve seen public calls for the release of crime scene photos, the idea...Show More Summary

Um, You Missed Some Evidence: A “Thought Experiment” Fails Private Schooling

To paraphrase John Lennon, imagine there are no public schools, or private ones, too. That is what writer Julie Halpert ostensibly does in a new Atlantic article in which she purports to conduct a “thought experiment,” first imagining a world of all private schools, then one of all public. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Calls Betsy DeVos “The Worst Secretary Of Education This Country Has Ever Seen”

In her first year overseeing the Education Department, Secretary Betsy DeVos has been “a boon for for-profit colleges, student loan companies, and advocates of school privatization,” while harming public school students of all ages, according to a report released Thursday by two Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. Show More Summary

Genital inflammation reduces efficacy of tenofovir gel

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study shows that genital inflammation significantly reduces the effectiveness of tenofovir gel in preventing HIV infection in women. These findings indicate that both genital...Show More Summary

Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Gun-Free School Zone Act

98 percent of mass public shootings happen in a gun free zone. We’ve labeled all of our schools as gun free zones. We need to take those labels off... This post Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Gun-Free School Zone Act appeared first on

Paul Krugman Has a Brutal Message for American Taxpayers

Click here for reuse options! If you think you're benefiting from the Trump tax cuts, think again. Last month, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came under fire for celebrating the $1.50 weekly raise a public school secretary stands to gain from the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Show More Summary

Lyft offers free rides to March For Our Lives rallies

The deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month isn't fading from the public eye — instead the students who survived the massacre are keeping the national conversation about gun violence and...Show More Summary

How to Speak Confidently in Public (Like a Pro)

It's normal to be afraid of public speaking. In one study conducted among business school students, three out of four admitted to being afraid of public speaking. So, if speaking in public makes you nervous, you're not alone. Knowing how to speak with confidence in public is an important skill. Show More Summary

Release the Florida School Shooting Surveillance Video

Release the Florida School Shooting Surveillance Video by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 Open government isn’t just good government. It’s the public’s right. In Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s office and Broward County school district are fighting to keep exterior surveillance video from the day of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

Dayanna Volitich suggests Muslims be eradicated from the earth, believes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories... and teaches middle school social studies.

Crowdfunding to help West Virginia's striking teachers

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

West Virginia's public school teachers have walked out en masse in a wildcat strike, demanding an end to decades of real-terms wage cuts that have left them among the poorest-paid teachers in America, as well as skyrocketing health insurance costs. (more…)

A Message to Trump: Fund Background Checks and Public Health Research on Guns—Don’t Arm Teachers

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Three reasons you should expect congressional gridlock on gun control

Since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have been crusading for tightening gun laws and expanding mental-health resources – and have put those issues firmly in public discussion. SomeShow More Summary

#NeverAgain Is Different Because Survivors of School Shootings Can’t Grieve in Private Anymore

Jesse Dorris writes about the 1992 mass shooting at Bard College of Simon’s Rock, and the ways that the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, are making their grief public and political.

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