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MOCA Art Camp

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Every June the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson offers kids a respite from the heat and a chance to learn about and experiment with installation art. During this innovative summer camp students work with local artist to bring their visions to life by transforming entire rooms into works of art using recycled and reclaimed […]

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Narrative Medicine

June 17, 2019           |                                       

In addition to courses in anatomy and epidemiology, first year medical students at the University of Arizona are now required to spend some time thinking about art, theatre and music. It’s meant to help them in finding empathy. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer: Martín Rubio, Mitchell Riley Editor: Martín Rubio

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The Report of the Augar Review investigating the future of post-18 education funding has finally been published. The Review was motivated by two factors. On the one hand, this was Theresa May’s desperate response to Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to scrap university tuition fees and to bring back the Education Maintenance Allowance that David Cameron and […]

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Finding Space Between Despair and Validation

May 29, 2019           |                                       

There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal. — Borges, “The Immortal”, IV, in The Aleph (1949) All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, […]

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More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler Resigns

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Katie Meyler, the CEO and founder of More Than Me, has resigned six months after a ProPublica investigation revealed her charity missed opportunities to prevent the rapes of girls in its care by a senior staff member, Macintosh Johnson, with whom Meyler once had an intimate relationship. Meyler, who founded the charity in 2009 to […]

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Charter Schools Choose Parents and Students, Not the Other Way Around

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Charter school supporters never tire of promoting the consumerist free market notion of “choice.” They have always seen society as a dog-eat-dog world in which parents and students are consumers who fend-for-themselves as they shop for a school that may or may not accept them. In this antisocial view, schools are considered commodities, just like […]

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Posted by Belle Chesler at 7:50am, April 18, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Who even remembers? After all, it happened in ancient times. November 9, 2016, to be exact, at newly elected president Donald Trump’s victory rally, when he so memorably said, “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 16, 2019 The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the […]

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Betsy DeVos’s Education Department quietly dropped requirements for risky for-profit colleges to set aside funds in case the schools closed, according to documents from a lawsuit filed last year. Two of the for-profit networks subsequently shut down without owing the Education Department any money; in one case, the department actually gave $10 million back to […]

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National strike by Polish teachers enters fifth day By Clara Weiss 12 April 2019 Amid an almost complete blackout by the international media, the strike by more than 300,000 Polish educators is entering its fifth day, with students across the country spontaneously protesting in support of their teachers. Like hundreds of thousands of teachers before […]

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California Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Overpolicing in Schools

April 5, 2019           |                                       

It is no wonder that school districts feel pressure to protect children. Between January 2015 and March 2019, there were 90 school shootings in 29 states that ended in the deaths of 92 people. But in January 2019, a state court in California ordered the Stockton Unified School District to rein in the “school resource […]

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Blast At Russian Military Academy Investigated As Attempted Murder

April 3, 2019           |                                       

An explosion at a military academy in St. Petersburg that injured four students is being investigated as an attempted murder. The Investigative Committee said on April 2, hours after the explosion at the Mozhaisky Academy, that the blast was being investigated as “an attempted premeditated murder of two or more persons using a…dangerous method.” The […]

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Over 30 Killed Across Afghanistan as Taliban Seizes District

April 1, 2019           |                                       

At least 14 people were killed and a number of others wounded in the Ghazni Province, in eastern Afghanistan. According to officials, many of the casualties were students between the ages of 10 and 16 who were caught up in mortar attacks. Most of the Taliban atttacks in and around Ghazni were focused on checkpoints, […]

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