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.
Read Any Good Books Lately? Adm. Jim Stavridis (ret.) Has Some Suggestions
When I arrived at European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2008, Gen. Bantz Craddock was wrapping up his time as the European Commander. Then, in 2009, A
10 Designer Tips on How to Decorate Your Home
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What It Means To Be A Veteran Without The Experience Of War
Without having been involved in combat, this veteran says he's left wondering what kind of man he is.
Junior Carolina Dogwood Queen working to help homeless veterans
Victoria Tavares recently attended a kick-off ceremony for veterans home-build project in Denver.
How World War I Changed America, 100 Years On
Prior to 1917, America kept foreign wars at arm's length. Then came the Great War.
6 interesting facts about American Indians in the US military
America's first warriors are also the first to defend America. As a people, they are disproportionately dedicated to the defense of the United States; yet, as it has been pointed out many times, they don't always get a fair shake. But they deserve our respect. Our warrior culture starts with their warrior culture. No other group in America gave so many of their own as selflessly. 1. American Indians enlist in wildly disproportionate numbers. During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Natives were 1.7 percent of the U.S. military, more than twice their population proportion of the entire United States,
VFW adopts soldiers
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7103 in Athens is adopting a company of soldiers about to be deployed to Southwest Asia.
Organizations team up to give food to veterans
A number of civic organizations came together Saturday to provide food for veterans in need in Nashville.
Advice to a young scientist
May. 12, 2015 , 3:30 PM BILBAO, SPAIN—In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great pressure, and I believe that this isn’t good for creativity, which is the essence of the scientific activity,” condensed matter physicist Pedro Miguel Echenique of the University of the Basque Country (UPV), told the audience of…