Theresa Riley

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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

Global Warming Record
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

A man walks under the Interstate 75/85 overpass whose construction cut the Auburn neighborhood in Atlanta. Martin Luther King's birthplace is a shell of its former self, the bustling mix of banks, night clubs, churches, meat markets and funeral homes long gone, replaced with crumbling facades and cracked sidewalks. The upward mobility rate in the Atlanta neighborhood is one of the lowest in the nation today.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 23, 2013 | Blog

The New York Times reports on a new study that shows that income mobility rates are largely dependent on your hometown. Continue reading

The Newtown Concert featuring Peter Yarrow and Dar Williams.
July 19, 2013 | Blog

See the full concert of “caring, healing and togetherness” for the Newtown, Connecticut community that took place February 10 and aired on local PBS stations. Continue reading

Activists on Union Square stand with a cut out photo of Trayvon Martin, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of volunteer neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and other cities. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
July 15, 2013 | Blog

Read these thought provoking reactions to the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin handed down over the weekend in Florida. Continue reading

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