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War on Christianity raging in schools and abroad, ignored by media

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Daily, Featured, Global | 0 comments

War on Christianity raging in schools and abroad, ignored by media

Notre Dame Cathedral joins a growing list of Catholic churches that have been destroyed in France recently. There’s a war on Christianity waging in the United States and around the world. The shocking recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral captures the symbolic destruction of the Christian religion — it’s fast and furious. Last week, as many as 12 Catholic churches in France were vandalized and desecrated, BeliefNet and others reported. That in itself is shocking, but it’s part of a larger trend in France. In 2018 alone, a total of 875...

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Kids make you happier – as long as you can pay for them

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Commentaries, Daily, Global | 0 comments

Kids make you happier – as long as you can pay for them

By Matt Wade – Raising children is a source of happiness, right? Well, it turns out the data tells a more complicated story. For the past two decades a growing troupe of researchers has been investigating happiness across the globe. They’ve found marriage tends to make people happier, unemployment makes them miserable and that wealthy nations are happier, on average, than poorer ones. Happiness researchers have also discovered a wellbeing “curve” where satisfaction levels fall away in middle-age before rebounding later in life. This...

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Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity’s care. More Than Me founder and chief executive officer Katie Meyler announced her resignation Friday in a message on her Facebook page. The organization confirmed the decision to ProPublica, whose reporting on the rape allegations led Liberian authorities to reopen its investigation and led to Meyler’s leave of absence. In...

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Recruiting Washington Teachers Helps High School Students Explore Careers in Teaching

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Recruiting Washington Teachers Helps High School Students Explore Careers in Teaching

By Beth Geiger – Grow Your Own teacher preparation programs are a promising strategy for increasing the racial and linguistic diversity of the educator workforce and easing teacher shortages. Over the next few months New America will be highlighting GYO programs and research from across the country to help elevate the different approaches that are being taken to leverage GYO as a strategy for developing the teacher workforce communities need. In the second blog of the series, Beth Geiger, educator pathways lead at the State of...

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The Achievement Gap Fails to Close

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

The Achievement Gap Fails to Close

Half century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots By Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey and Ludger Woessmann Income inequality has soared in the United States over the past half century. Has educational inequality increased alongside, in lockstep? Of course, say public intellectuals from across the political spectrum. As Richard Rothstein of the liberal Economic Policy Institute puts it: “Incomes have become more unequally distributed in the United States in the last generation, and this inequality...

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What happens when your parents are executed in Saudi Arabia?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

What happens when your parents are executed in Saudi Arabia?

8-year-old Beenish says her parents have gone to heaven, but she’s already been to the hell of a Saudi jail with them. Sohail Yafat – Little Beenish does not like to talk to people. When spoken to, she chides the person: “You love to ramble on, don’t you?” Just eight years old, her expressions are grave, as those of a much older person. Underscored by the dupatta wound tightly around her head, Beenish is a tiny child who never smiles. She knows only silence and solitude. She often locks herself up in a room in her maternal uncle’s...

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Russia is no place for young people

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Commentaries, Daily, Global | 0 comments

Russia is no place for young people

It’s almost impossible to find a decent salary and comfortable living conditions in Russia. For many young people, the only options are to build a life in Moscow or leave the country, says Anastasia Arinushkina. The West is decadent, we are besieged by enemies, but our spirit will not buckle under the pressure of gay-friendly Europe — this broken record has been playing on Russian TV for five years. National TV propaganda is trying to convince Russians that the whole world is against them because they have traditional values. The...

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TEX. LEGE AGAIN GOING AFTER ‘POT OF GOLD’ — PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

TEX. LEGE AGAIN GOING AFTER ‘POT OF GOLD’ — PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND

“Tex. Lege Again Going After ‘Pot of Gold’ – Permanent School Fund” By Donna Garner 4.20.19 Texas HJR 143 is just another way that the Texas Lege wants to wrest control of the Permanent School Fund from the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education.  HRJ 143 would change the Texas Constitution to allow the lege by a simple majority vote to control such funds, including the Permanent School Fund. TIME IS SHORT – ACTION FROM PUBLIC NEEDED NOW:  HJR is set for a floor vote in the House this coming Tuesday, 4.23.19. Text of...

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How to optimize and improve your AWS architecture

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

How to optimize and improve your AWS architecture

The AWS architecture is an exciting environment to be working in because it offers multiple technologies that help you put together an efficient and flexible network. However, most of the time, clients do not realize the potential of these technologies and end up not using them to their maximum advantage. In fact, an AWS certification gives you all the knowledge you need to carry out most of these interventions. In this article, we discuss how you can use these technologies to optimize and improve your AWS infrastructure. Launching Time-Based...

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The Tragedy of an Agnostic & UNESCO Heading Notre Dame Restoration

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

The Tragedy of an Agnostic & UNESCO Heading Notre Dame Restoration

For the first time in memory, there will be no Crown of Thorns on display at the fire – ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral today. But Christians worldwide are prayerfully remembering that it was just about this time almost 2000 years ago that the Crown of Thorns was placed on their Savior Jesus Christ’s Head during His Passion. What took place on the original Good Friday is real and nothing can ever change it. Notre Dame—last seen worldwide in heartbreaking photos with flames demolishing its 800-year-old roof and spire—overshadows Good Friday...

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