Education

Reforming public education: The Massachusetts way

Education is the backbone of our society, yet, for decades many United States jurisdictions have neglected this important area. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, unfortunately, belongs on that list. There’s almost a universal call on the Island...

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Building digital communities to raise graduation rates

In recent years, the number of U.S. high school students graduating on time has surpassed 80 percent – higher than any point in American history. To put things in perspective, the cumulative annual increases in graduation rates over the past...
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Congress saving the past for the future

Film and sound recordings are vital parts of America’s cultural patrimony.  Recent studies commissioned by the Library of Congress paint a dire picture of the health of the nation’s audio-visual...

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Giving students their day in court

May 1 is an important date for our nation’s high school seniors and colleges; it is the National College Decision Day, the deadline for students to make a deposit and reserve a spot at the college...

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Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide

This week, as they did last week in Cleveland, hundreds of interest groups and lobbyists will be in Philadelphia for the presidential convention. However, one critical group is not present – our children. 

Our children’s...

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Less paperwork, more college

The last season of The West Wing aired in 2006, but one scene is still stuck in my mind.  Toby Ziegler, one of the most down-to-earth characters on the show, is having a drink after...

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