Monday, December 19, 2011

To Students, Texting While Driving Ban A Matter Of Life And Death

Monday, December 19, 2011
ST. JAMES, Mo. -- The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured dozens and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap.
Brooklyn Junior High School Suspended 32 Kids For Sexting, Most In NYC
Report: Bullying Not Direct Cause Of Truancy, Schools Can Support Victims
Boy Dies After Choking On Meatballs In School
Still Full of Life, 114-Year-Old Philadelphia School Faces Its Demise
Rick Scott To Protestors: 'I Come From Public Housing'
Jeff Selingo: Let's Rethink How We Pay for College
Student loans are not going away, despite calls by Occupy protesters to have the federal government finance public colleges entirely and write off all student debt. So rather than debate the impossible, we should instead discuss better ways of financing a college degree.
Zoe Triska: Ridiculous 'Elements of Style' Rap (VIDEO)
I decided to bring just one book, to act as a symbol of my monumental move (as a former Literature major, everything is symbolic to me). The one I chose was the newer edition of Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style" with beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman.
Sen. Bob Casey: Peace of Mind for Parents of Children With Disabilities
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans has a disability. Many are children who have long, productive lives ahead of them. Under current law, these young people cannot save more than $2,000 in assets without losing health care and other federal benefits.
Katherine Low: Why Gap Years Are Worth the Risk
Just as I had ultimately taken a leap of faith and paid for a round-the-world flight instead of tuition, I took a deep breath, opened my eyes and stepped off that tiny ledge and into the big blue abyss of crisp air.
Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: For Good Education, Bring on the Marines!
As long as this nation will not seriously address the root causes of racism: ignorance, fear, and economic insecurity, the problems of the "learning gap" will persist

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