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Interview: Susie Krabacher, Co-Founder and President of Mercy and Sharing, a Haitian Children’s Relief Organization

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Mercy & Sharing is a foundation that feeds and gives hope to Haiti's abandoned children. Read More »

Classroom Environment Is a Key Element for Student Success

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It is up to educators to brighten up their spaces and make them relevant to the subject matter they teach with the goal being to highlight student achievement and maximize their learning potential. Read More »

A Blueprint For an Innovation-Driven Society

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Innovation is a fundamental cause of economic growth, but it also causes disruption, a nice word for failure and destruction of old industries and value chains. Societies need innovation to thrive, but they also fear its destructive power. Those which manage to strike a balance between the need to harness the full potential of human talent and the need for ... Read More »

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 86: Shock Doctrine Comes as Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Measure 86 is proposing that the government of Oregon change its constitution to allow the state to go into debt to banks. Read More »

Columbus Day – Talking to Kids About the Explorer

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We can see Columbus as either a daring explorer who set out like a 15th century Captain Kirk to go “where no man had gone before,” or we can see him as an inept navigator who grossly underestimated the size of the earth and the distance across the ocean. Read More »

Great Vocational Training Opportunities for Women

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Women make up approximately 50 percent of the work force, but account for only 2.6 percent of the work force in the construction industry. Read More »

Snow Days Do Not Have to Be No School Days

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With Flexible Instruction Days if bad weather closes a school, kids won’t be lounging around the house all day watching TV or listening to their iPods, and schools will not be losing instructional days that disrupt school calendars and everyone’s personal lives. Read More »

Education Express Should Be Full STEAM Ahead

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STEAM students will not just think outside of the box, they will design and build a new one. Read More »

Labor Day – Honoring All Kinds of Work

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We never know the story of that person we see performing his or her job, but we should appreciate it nonetheless as a contribution to society. Read More »

UNICOR: Prison Sweatshop or Under-Exploited Tool for Rehabilitation?

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Quality vocational training, in-prison work experience, and job opportunities upon release could be so transformative if only there were the vision and leadership to realize the potential. Read More »