Editor’s note: How many times in your life have you heard some version of the words “go get a job” from well-meaning parents, teachers, friends or spouses? But has anyone ever told you to “go start your own company”? Does that seem too scary, too tough or impractical? Yes, it can be hard. Show More Summary
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, after whom Mother Jones is named, was a prominent labor leader in the late 1800s and early 1900s. When her long life came to an end, Mother Jones—"grandmother of all agitators"—was buried in Mt. Olive, Illinois, alongside miners whose rights she fought for. Show More Summary
Community is coming back, and a new trailer reveals a newly graduated Jeff Winger can't escape the pull of Greendale for long. After a brief and unsuccessful return to practicing law, Jeff heads back to community college and his friends,...Show More Summary
They say experience is the greatest teacher, and Katy Perry has sure had a lot of it so far. As Marie Claire‘s January cover girl, Katy shared the wealth of lessons she learned through her highly public divorce from Russell Brand. When she was asked for a divorce via text message (did anyone else watch the marriage’s [...]
The Roman Catholic Church complains that it has been unfairly characterized as anti-gay. Let’s leave that discussion for another time, because a recent incident — involving the firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic school in Pennsylvania — is less about whether the church is anti-gay than whether it has a coherent or consistent position on the subject.
In what was supposed to be a moment of celebration for a New Jersey man has turned into a human rights issue. A 12-year Catholic school teacher was fired after... Read Full Post
This week’s free online class via MyYogaWorks with seasoned teacher (as demonstrated by her clear instruction, effective cuing and well-constructed sequence) Patti Quintero will give you a good overall stretch and a nice focus on stretching the hip flexors in …
There are literally one hundred bazillion controversial topics in this world. More » Teacher Rightfully Bans Abortion As Paper Topic is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Now we are told we need a new national system called Common Core State Standards Initiative, and it has provoked a grassroots uprising. Parents don't want federal control or a federal curriculum, and teachers don't like the CC tests...
I don’t know when, how or why this became a thing, but NEA and AFT have some work to do on their communications outreach to the young.
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The teachers’ unions are getting very jazzed about their national day of action on Monday. Joy Resmovits of the Huffington Post reports the American Federation of Teachers is laying out $1.2 million on the campaign: The unions are calling the movement a groundswell of organic support against the usurping of public schools by “corporate interests” […]
We have reached the age of yoga teacher training online deals and we’re not sure we like it. Skimming through a pile of emails thick with holiday sales and promotions, this popped out at us, alongside the drag show and dinner for two...Show More Summary
Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) destroyed up to 90 percent of all schools in affected areas when it tore through the Philippines a month ago leaving over a million students and 35,000 teachers without places to learn and teach. Students at schools across Leyte province are learning again, thanks to UNICEF temporary schools, UNICEF School-in-a-Box […]
My girls and I love adding homemade touches to gifts, especially at Christmas time. We made some sweet and simple holly cards, which are perfect for mailing to grandparents, hand-delivering to teachers, or using as gift tags. Need a lot of cards? These are easy to make assembly-line style, too! Supplies for Jolly Holly Christmas […]
I recently posted a piece on the future of high school math education and the Common Core State Standards on math, which was the work of a coalition of mathematicians, statisticians, teachers and curriculum developers, that elicited a lot of interest. The following response takes a critical look at that piece and the Common Core […]
From kindergarten through high school, I went to school at Catholic schools. I’m going to preface this whole post by saying that I loved my schools: I met good friends, had good teachers, and got a good education. But I have never been religious. Show More Summary
The other day I came across a fun book at the library, and much like when you give a mouse a cookie, when you give a teacher one good book, she has to find out if it’s a series. The Twelve Days of Christmas in New York City, as you might guess, features 12 great things […]
"All right, guys. How would we find out what the weather's normally like in Rome... in May?" The teacher leans back in his chair and patiently scans the class for raised hands. On the pull-down screen behind him is an open Google tab It seems like a simple enough question — for those who grew up with Google. Show More Summary
Radio station Q102 will present the Montfort Heights Elementary Fifth Grade Chorus with their first place award tomorrow at Cincinnati Museum Center for a sweet song penned by their music teacher, John Kinney, “Queen City Christmas.” The kids will be performing at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Museum Center. You can hear them sing the […]