Home » Author Archive

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombs Which Claimed Nearly 150 Lives in Syria

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombs Which Claimed Nearly 150 Lives in Syria

A series of well-coordinated attacks sent explosions through two government strongholds in Syria, killing at least 78 people. The explosions claimed casualties in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jabla while two more attacks—more... 
Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

It is no big secrets that American schools are struggling but in Michigan, K-12 students continue to fall behind the schools across the rest of the United States.  This, of course, not only threatens the future lives of these... 
When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

A Washington-based policy institute has recently published a report which describes a grim outlook on nationwide spending on higher education. The report describes that reduced per-student spending by specific states has contributed... 
Google Patents Pedestrian Safety Adhesive for Self-Driving Cars

Google Patents Pedestrian Safety Adhesive for Self-Driving Cars

When Google first announced years ago that they were developing—and planning to begin testing—autonomous vehicles, it probably sounded to many people like a bit of science fiction.  Sure, self-driving vehicles are not a... 
Jesuit Refugee Service Announces Education Cannot Wait Fund

Jesuit Refugee Service Announces Education Cannot Wait Fund

In the new Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) report—titled: “Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises”—the agency confirms that education should be regarded as a life-saving... 
Should the Washington Redskins Find a Less Offensive Mascot?

Should the Washington Redskins Find a Less Offensive Mascot?

A decade or two ago, high schools, universities, and even professional sports franchises fell under scrutiny for adopting mascots of Native Americans, representing the diverse classifications as violent, warring, or savage as... 
Phil Mickelson Named—But Not Charged—in Federal Insider Trading Filing

Phil Mickelson Named—But Not Charged—in Federal Insider Trading Filing

On Thursday, Federal authorities filed charges against William “Billy” Walters and Thomas Driver in an alleged insider trading scheme spanning at least seven years and, also allegedly, involved golfer Philip Mickelson. Walters,... 
Thailand To Close Popular—and Overcrowded, Damaged—Tourist Beach

Thailand To Close Popular—and Overcrowded, Damaged—Tourist Beach

Thailand has long been a popular tourist destination for its tropical climate, rich history, and exotic culture. While some of the country’s reputation among the tourism industry may be somewhat controversial there is... 
Opioid Abuse vs Opioid Need: A Global Injustice

Opioid Abuse vs Opioid Need: A Global Injustice

It is no big secret that prescription painkillers—opioid—use is a major problem in the United States.  While these powerful narcotics are important—and necessary—for many people who have chronic pain, the are widely... 
World Powers Meet to End Conflict In Syria Once and For All

World Powers Meet to End Conflict In Syria Once and For All

Government officials across the globe have recently met to develop a plan to restore the disintegrating truce in Syria and institute, at the very least, a cease fire.  Tension has been building in the country, and the International... 
US Senate Passes Bill Allowing Terrorism Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

US Senate Passes Bill Allowing Terrorism Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

The United States Senate has just unanimously adopted a bill proposal which would eventually allow Americans affected by terrorist attacks on US soil to sue the national-states involved with such attacks.   And this has come... 
Apple Announces Chinese Instruments Added To GarageBand Software Update

Apple Announces Chinese Instruments Added To GarageBand Software Update

On Monday, May 16, 2017, the technology giant Apple Inc announced a massive update to its popular GarageBand music creation software on Mac and iOS. This update will now provide access to “extensive Chinese language localization”... 
Google Looking for New Waze into Ride-Sharing Industry

Google Looking for New Waze into Ride-Sharing Industry

Google has not been one to back out of a competitive market. In fact, you could say that they are quite fond of such environments; and it appears they are ready to challenge the status quo yet again. The technology company,... 
Twitter Removes Photos and Links from Character Limit to Increase Community Engagement

Twitter Removes Photos and Links from Character Limit to Increase Community Engagement

The social media environment is a volatile one. It is constantly changing to accommodate both room in the market for new ideas as well as the changing interests and mindset of users. Twitter is, perhaps, one of the most susceptible... 
Is Education a Civil Right or an Elite Privilege?

Is Education a Civil Right or an Elite Privilege?

Such is the debate in England right now, following an announcement, yesterday, that they government plans to permit elite universities to raise tuition rates. Again. British students are already struggling to cough up the £9,000... 
Title IX and Transgender Students

Title IX and Transgender Students

On Friday of last week, May 13, 2016, the Obama Administration issued a new directive to clarify how and why sexual discrimination protections apply in schools throughout state governments. Basically, the directive states because... 
Should Schools Let Our Kids Be Kids?

Should Schools Let Our Kids Be Kids?

The education system in Europe is going through a bit of a transition. While public educators continue to work on new ways to standardize education, some parents groups are advocating that we should “Let Our Kids be Kids.”... 
Study Warns Pennsylvania Ranks 49 out of 50 in College Affordability

Study Warns Pennsylvania Ranks 49 out of 50 in College Affordability

High school students in Pennsylvania face a tough future as the state ranks 49 (out of 50, of course) in terms of college affordability. That is to say that colleges and universities in the Keystone state cost more for local... 
Illinois Business Leaders Call For More Funding for Early Childhood Education

Illinois Business Leaders Call For More Funding for Early Childhood Education

Business leaders in Illinois are calling for increased funding for early education.  State leaders advise that doing so has the potential for significantly increasing job opportunities in the math and science fields if schools... 
UK Education Secretary Argues Over Academy Trusts

UK Education Secretary Argues Over Academy Trusts

Education reform is a massively important issue all over the world, not just in the United States. Academy trusts in the UK, for example, are currently under fire from charity groups arguing that they cannot demonstrate a substantive... 
United States Department of Education Takes Steps to Improve Student Loan Repayment

United States Department of Education Takes Steps to Improve Student Loan Repayment

The United States Department of Education offers loans to college students as part of an initiative to increase access to a college education to students at all levels. Basically, no matter your income—or ability—students... 
University of the District of Columbia Launches New Technology Education Program To Recruit Minority Boys in Middle School

University of the District of Columbia Launches New Technology Education Program To Recruit Minority Boys in Middle School

It is easy to look at the American public school system and say there is a need to bring technology programs to certain student populations, minority populations who are not deeply represented in the technology fields.  Of... 
Does Education Level Determine Political Ideals?

Does Education Level Determine Political Ideals?

To say there is significant difference between Americans with a college degree and those without a college degree may be a bit broad, but you can’t deny it.  Still, is this something you can quantify? A new study from... 
Poor Education, Literacy Levels Lead Some Patients To Equally Poor Online Health Information Queries

Poor Education, Literacy Levels Lead Some Patients To Equally Poor Online Health Information Queries

The old adage goes:  “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day but teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The same can be said about education as a whole.  Learning is not only about obtaining information, but also... 
Education Reform Brings Back Vocational Training

Education Reform Brings Back Vocational Training

There was once a time when vocational education was more than just a set of courses that will help students unfit for college to find work in a particular field.  Maybe these students have behavioral issues or low test scores... 
US Companies Petition Congress To Improve Computer Education

US Companies Petition Congress To Improve Computer Education

It is no big secret that we must start educating our children in the various technologies that will pave our future path.  While education curriculum thus continues to reform to focus more on science, engineering, technology,... 
Pre-K Education Costs Continue to Put Pressure on Hawaii Families

Pre-K Education Costs Continue to Put Pressure on Hawaii Families

While cost of living continues to rise across the country, one state remains among the hardest-hit (if not the hardest): Hawaii. Fuel, food, utilities, housing; everything costs more if you want to live in Paradise. Unfortunately,... 
Rethinking The Quality of Recess Among Primary Students in the United States

Rethinking The Quality of Recess Among Primary Students in the United States

We have long known that children, learn more while they play: not just about the world around them but about themselves. They learn how to analyze information and how to make decisions. They learn how to create, deduce, share,... 
Oklahoma City Public Schools Resolves Racial Discrimination Case

Oklahoma City Public Schools Resolves Racial Discrimination Case

Earlier this week, the US Department of Education reached a settlement agreement with Oklahoma City Public Schools in order to address what has been found to be the disproportionate discipline of black students. Indeed, an investigation... 
Head Teachers Cry Foul as British Key Primary School Spelling Aptitude Test “Accidentally” Made Public

Head Teachers Cry Foul as British Key Primary School Spelling Aptitude Test “Accidentally” Made Public

The British Department for Education (DFE) has come under fire from teachers unions this week after it had been discovered that they had published a key stage 1 spelling test on its website, in January.  Officials realized...