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Rhythms of Life

Rhythms of Life

This time of year, with winter continuing longer that anyone thinks it should, I find myself wanting to do nothing more than stay home curled up with a good book or just puttering around the house doing usually avoided chores. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Launches Young Latino Leaders in Washington Program

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Launches Young Latino Leaders in Washington Program

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Latino youth leadership development and educational organization, today announced its newest leadership development initiative, the "Young Latino Leaders in Washington, D.C. Program." continue reading »

US Department of Labor Announces Grant Competition to help Former Offenders Gain Career Skills

US Department of Labor Announces Grant Competition to help Former Offenders Gain Career Skills

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $11.7 million in grant funds to serve adult offenders who are returning from incarceration to high-poverty, high-crime communities. continue reading »

The President Unveils a Budget to Win the Future for Our Kids  (VIDEO)

The President Unveils a Budget to Win the Future for Our Kids (VIDEO)

The budget going through Congress can often come off as boring process, one too mired in details and political back-and-forth to be worth following. But the President traveled to Parkville Middle School continue reading »

Whose Job is it?

Whose Job is it?

How do you know when someone has not only heard what you have to say but actually understood your message? Is it your job, the sender of the message, to make sure the receiver of the message has understood your message in the way you intended? continue reading »

Tips for Mid Terms - They’re Just  Around the Corner

Tips for Mid Terms - They’re Just Around the Corner

Second semester is in full swing, and believe it or not, midterms are right around the corner. Many students can feel extremely pressured right about now, especially when their test-taking anxiety sets in. continue reading »

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS -SELLING KIDS SHORT: A broken education system threatens America’s growth

A good education is the lifeblood of the American dream. For millions of young Americans, that dream is now in jeopardy because the education system is failing them. continue reading »

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Today, the President launched his second annual Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge invites public high schools across the country continue reading »

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

It is very easy to get caught up in the rhythms of our day. We get comfortable with the requirements of home and work, family and friends continue reading »

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Across the country, states and school districts are focusing on turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools. continue reading »