How a child-poverty program fo...

Apr 12, 2022 by

In the same election where Escambia County overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump, voters also raised taxes to create the Escambia...

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church, wor...

Mar 2, 2022 by

The centuries-old divide in the Orthodox church is a pretext Putin uses for invasion; the church is a point of unity for the...

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Masculinity: What should it me...

Feb 17, 2022 by

In the United States and nations from China to Brazil, concerns rise about masculinity under attack. By Harry Bruinius Staff writer...

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Book bans rise: Grounds for mo...

Feb 10, 2022 by

Books in schools and libraries increasingly have targets on their spines. The more partisan the battle has become, the more it...

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Fifth graders as futurists: Im...

Jan 11, 2022 by

What will the future look like? We decided to ask a creative bunch, simultaneously concerned yet optimistic: fifth grade students....

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Why the ’70s are a blueprint –...

Dec 29, 2021 by

The ’70s were infused with a feeling that the United States was on the wrong track. So it goes today. Can leaders handle things...

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‘Rescuing Socrates’: Do Great ...

Dec 17, 2021 by

Augustine and Plato changed the life of Roosevelt Montás, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic and studied – and later taught –...

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For immigrant parents, languag...

Nov 27, 2021 by

It can be difficult for immigrants in the U.S. who don’t speak English to support their children’s education. “It feels like...

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Reading remedies: Schools asse...

Nov 14, 2021 by

By Jill Barshay The Hechinger Report Chelsea Sheasley Staff writer Hillary Flynn The Post and Courier Talia Richman The Dallas...

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Virginia: Clashes over educati...

Nov 2, 2021 by

Parental concerns over school closures and curriculum changes are making Virginia’s suburbs – which had been shifting Democratic –...

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How the ‘bootstrap’ idiom beca...

Oct 7, 2021 by

What’s in a phrase? How “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” went from describing an absurd, impossible feat to...

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Biden ran on competence. A sle...

Sep 13, 2021 by

New administrations have learning curves. President Biden’s current struggles may reflect a team that hasn’t fully ramped up and a...

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A day at the fair during Ameri...

Jul 29, 2021 by

Carnivals, fairs, and festivals have returned. Beyond face paint and fried food, they’re a chance for Americans to gather communally....

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Democracy on a dangerous traje...

Jun 29, 2021 by

Lee Drutman organized an open letter signed by 200 scholars warning of threats to U.S. democracy. He talks about what makes elections...

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Elections: What America can do...

May 23, 2021 by

Leading up to the 2020 vote, about 6 in 10 Americans didn’t trust the outcome to be fair. Rebuilding trust now looks like a high...

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A lesson in rights from Afghan...

May 16, 2021 by

After a school bombing that killed more than 80, survivors show why rights are seen as inherent – and one protection from Taliban...

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In Kashmir, young Sufi women d...

Apr 20, 2021 by

By Adil Amin Akhoon Correspondent Sharafat Ali Correspondent Ganastan, India Every morning, a small house in northern Kashmir...

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Basic income: Why cities are e...

Apr 4, 2021 by

As governments strive to help people hurt by the lockdown, a provocative idea gains ground: simply give them money. By Simon Montlake...

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To fight pandemic, people gave...

Mar 27, 2021 by

Worldwide, citizens have given up civil liberties to fight the pandemic. But is it possible to act collectively and maintain...

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Cuomo, Democrats, and the poli...

Mar 5, 2021 by

Allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a prominent Democrat, have renewed soul-searching within his party. Where is the right place...

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