Theresa Riley

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Updated June 2, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading

In this April 8, 2013 picture, a boy shoots a basketball into a makeshift basket made from a milk crate and attached to a vacant row house in Baltimore. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 20 percent of American children are impoverished. An estimated 16,000 buildings are vacant or abandoned in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 27, 2014 | Perspectives

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates recounts an after-school fight he witnessed as a young boy, and how it has influenced his writing over the course of his career. Continue reading

In this photo taken May 7, 2012, students in a kindergarten classroom at North Valley Academy in Gooding, Idaho wear red, white and blue shirts as part of their school uniform. The K-12th grade public charter school is the first in Idaho to advertise itself as a patriotic choice for parents, with an emphasis on individual freedoms and free-market capitalism. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner)
May 7, 2014 | Perspectives

A new report says high school students perform worse the older they get. A pre-K administrator believes that bringing some lessons from pre-K to K-12 classrooms could make a difference. Continue reading

Gabbie Bradburn, center in orange, Briana Hayden, center right in blue, and Ellena Barber, far right, graph the data they collected during a paper plane experiment.   at Robert E. Lee elementary school in Spotsylvania county, Va.  The students were treated to Constitution Day lesson plans as they arrived to school on Tuesday as teachers helped to reinforce the ideas of our founding fathers through history, science and various other subjects throughout the day.   (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Reza A. Marvashti)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

In this clip, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that the only thing that should be taught in science class is science. Continue reading

The Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: iStock
January 15, 2014 | Blog

This infographic from the Communications Workers of America makes plain why we should all be paying attention to McCutcheon v. FEC, a Supreme Court case that many are calling Citizens United 2.0. Continue reading

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves the village of Castel Gandolfo, the pontiffs' summer residence in the hills overlooking Rome in August. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
December 25, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis took over the papal Twitter feed earlier this year. He tweets about the same topics he speaks about: the importance of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and what it means to live charitably. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading

The lead paint flakes and cracks on the spindles of a porch as a painter sands the siding of a house in Providence, RI. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
December 19, 2013 | Blog
On Monday, a judge ordered three firms who had been promoting the sale of lead paint to pay for its removal from homes in California.
Harrison Hall at Miami University. Former Miami University President James Garland wonders whether he did the right thing in working to make the university more attractive to higher income students. (Wikimedia Commons)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

Mark Garland is the ex-president of a public university in Ohio. He shares his second thoughts on some of the decisions he made at Miami University. Continue reading

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 40th annual meeting, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Chicago. Bush defended new achievement standards for students around the nation while calling for an expansion of school-choice initiatives in states. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
August 15, 2013 | Blog

Wisconsin Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat, attended ALEC’s conference to learn about the organization responsible for so many of her state laws. Continue reading

A flock of Geese fly past the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets near Emmett, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 31, 2013 | Blog

An environment specialist explains how a bipartisan bill to control toxic substances actually makes the “weakest law on the books” even weaker. Continue reading

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