It is extremely common to walk into a Catholic church and see the letters IHS etched on a crucifix or prominently featured in a stained glass window. What do they mean? Contrary to popular belief, …
Tips for a successful Youth Month Savings Challenge
There’s less than two months to go until National Credit Union Youth Month™, when credit unions from coast to coast will urge kids to “Give a Hoot About Savings” and discover the life-changing power of credit union membership. As your celebration planning gets underway, don’t forget about one of the most powerful business development opportunities …
How a Mexican Janitor Invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos
The Frito-Lay janitor is now an executive vice president at PepsiCo, all because of a spicy snack.
Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
How feeling respected transforms a student's relationship to school
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
Why principals lie to ineffective teachers: Honesty takes too long
Studies show official and unofficial evaluations vary wildly.
For decades they hid Jefferson’s relationship with her. Now Monticello is making room for Sally...
A $35 million restoration will showcase the lives of the Founding Father’s slaves.
Understanding What a “Piggyback” Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works
As a potential homebuyer who is new to the market, many of the terms and mortgage products available to you can be more than a little confusing. Piggyback loans might be a little less familiar than…