We celebrate the alliance of the Internet with the awareness that for too many years people elected to publicly-funded positions have promoted policies that do not serve the public interest. We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for your actions.
We call this process "e-accountability".
Current Events | Posted 1/8/2019 at 7:27 PM
For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the show that he created 50 years ago and starred in, he was the epitome of simple, natural ease.
Current Events | Posted 12/30/2018 at 1:26 PM
Scott Walter: "It’s been said that if you can’t beat ’em, you should join ’em. But the professional Left prefers to copy ’em.There’s nothing original about the Left’s new batch of “watchdog” groups that are aping the Judicial Watch model and hoping to use lawsuits and Freedom of Information Act requests to stymie the President’s agenda. Their greatest aim is to run President Trump out of office."
Current Events | Posted 12/18/2018 at 9:36 PM
While we are pleased to see an emphasis on mental health counseling, reducing bullying and building positive school climate, we fear that the over emphasis on "control, order and arming teachers" and the recommendation to rescind the discipline guidance that outlines best practices and provides tools and resources will undermine and derail attempts at creating positive environments for marginalized and at-risk students.
Current Events | Posted 12/4/2018 at 12:43 AM
The U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General’s office released a blistering audit last week, detailing how the department failed to conduct timely and effective investigations into alleged violations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) — the nation’s main student-data-privacy law, Education Week reports.
Current Events | Posted 11/24/2018 at 5:35 PM
The teachers' strikes prove it: the media is finally seeing America's new labor landscape.....
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 11/5/2018 at 12:40 PM
ASD affects individuals to different extents. Individuals with ASD can be highly gifted or mentally challenged, but all have some challenges with socializing and communicating with others. Developmental issues associated with ASD are typically diagnosed in early childhood, but can be noticed as early as 18 months. Between 44 to 83 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder also experience sleep issues. Most commonly, children with autism have difficulty falling asleep and experience disturbed sleep once they do.
Current Events | Posted 10/7/2018 at 6:01 PM
Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled.That changed last February, when a former student shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Publicly, the rampage reignited the U.S. gun-control debate. Privately, it propelled industry efforts to sell school fortification as the answer to the mass killing of American kids.
Current Events | Posted 10/5/2018 at 6:22 AM
“Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others.” Mukwege has treated thousands of women in Congo, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. Murad is one of an estimated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women who were victims of rape and other abuses by the ISIS army. She managed to escape after three months and chose to speak about her experiences. At the age of 23, she was named the U.N.’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
Current Events | Posted 9/24/2018 at 8:07 PM
It's not every day that the crowd goes wild for a late touchdown in a blowout football game. But one recent touchdown was a little different than most. Adonis Watt, a freshman running back for the Brophy Broncos in Phoenix, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 140 pounds — and blind.
"I'm just very confident of my ability, my speed, my power," Watt said.
Current Events | Posted 9/16/2018 at 12:14 AM
Social media allows us to catch news in real time, but it also makes it incredibly easy for false information to spread. A new study published this week in Science suggests that hoaxes, whether they be unintentional nuggets of misinformation or malicious pieces of propaganda, actually disseminate more quickly than pieces of true news.