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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Finnish Lessons for American School Boards: Are We More Alike than We Think?

Finnish Lessons for American School Boards: Are We More Alike than We Think?
 - Change is always inevitable, and in public education it's urgent. A recent report by the Education Post outlines that only 3 percent of American parents ...

America's Schools: Still Separate and Very Much Unequal

America's Schools: Still Separate and Very Much Unequal
 - America's Schools: Still Separate and Very Much Unequal ... From the 30,000 foot level, at the federal Department of Education, and even in the ...

Teach For America: Latino education needs to happen now

Teach For America: Latino education needs to happen now
 - Teach For America (TFA) ended Hispanic Heritage month last week with an impressive “Teach Orgullo. Create Oportunidad” Google+ Hangout to ...

Be sensitive to mental health stigma this Halloween

Be sensitive to mental health stigma this Halloween
 - Halloween costumes that portray “psych ward patients” or “mental patients” in a straightjacket are insensitive to people with mental illness, said Mike ...

Mother's way of tackling mental illness is truly impressive

Mother's way of tackling mental illness is truly impressive
 - Thanks also to Ms. Barker for not contributing to the stigma of mental illness and putting the true reason for her son's death out there. We do need to be ...

Why Amanda Bynes Mental Illness is No Different from Robin Williams

Why Amanda Bynes Mental Illness is No Different from Robin Williams
 - Recently, 28 year-old Amanda Bynes was hospitalized in an involuntary psychiatric care unit by her family. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time she ...

Overcoming stigmas about mental illness

Overcoming stigmas about mental illness
 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four people in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder, and nearly one in two will ...

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level
 - Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level ... disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness.

Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all
 - The WHO says mental illnesses account for almost 40 per cent of all illness (by contrast, strokes, cancer, heart disease and diabetes together account ...

Is removing your child's tonsils a good idea?

Is removing your child's tonsils a good idea?
 - Treatment options for tonsillitis vary based on a child's age, overall health, and medical history; the extent of the infection; type of infection; and a ...

Half of California's Children Are Latino, 94% of Whom Are US Citizens

Half of California's Children Are Latino, 94% of Whom Are US Citizens
 - A study released Tuesday on Latino children's health in California found that 94% of Latino children in the state were born in the U.S., which may have ...

Childhood depression going undiagnosed

Childhood depression going undiagnosed
 - “I saw my son go from a happy to a very sad child,” Megan said. ... She added that the public health system's referral process can also delay children's ...

Safe Zone Training teaches students inclusive language, environment

Safe Zone Training teaches students inclusive language, environment
 - Leisan Smith, director of the LGBTQ Center and coordinator of the event, promoted a positive environment for LGBTQ members at the program by ...

Documentary highlights importance of marriage equality

Documentary highlights importance of marriage equality
 - Crone travels to universities around the globe, promoting “Bridegroom” and campaigning for LGBTQ rights, he said. “Bridegroom” is playing this ...




Transgender federal employee wins historic discrimination case

Transgender federal employee wins historic discrimination case
 - In a recent study by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National LGBTQ Task Force, 90 percent of transgender individuals report ...

Bands unite to raise funds for an LGBTQ charity

Bands unite to raise funds for an LGBTQ charity
 - Atlanta-based nonprofit Lost-n-Found Youth aims to help find displaced and homeless LGBTQ youth more permanent living situations, among other ...

Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied

Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied
 - Originally, the LTA was asking for a separate policy just for LGBTQ discrimination. The board wanted the policy to include all forms of discrimination.

Alarming teen drinking trends revealed, cases increased by 100%

Alarming teen drinking trends revealed, cases increased by 100%
 - A report by the Health Ministry has revealed that alcohol use in adolescents has increased by 100 percent over the past ten years while hospital ...

Health Canada's Anti-Marijuana Campaign A Study In Contradictions

Health Canada's Anti-Marijuana Campaign A Study In Contradictions
 - effects of marijuana on their brains and how it “can damage a teen for life.” In the Health Canada campaign — the same department charged with ...

What We Fear the Most

What We Fear the Most
 - Twenty-seven percent of Americans chose inequality as the greatest threat we face, with religious and ethnic hatred coming in second at 25% and ...

Why America needs more billionaires

Why America needs more billionaires
 - And most Americans agree. A Politico poll this week found that only 1 percent picked inequality as the economic issue that most concerns them.

8 Facts About American Inequality

8 Facts About American Inequality
 - However, the current state of American inequality reveals a very real and ... Over a quarter of Americans ranked “Inequality” as number one, above ...

Shared prosperity: A goal to reduce inequality

Shared prosperity: A goal to reduce inequality
 - In essence, this is a goal to reduce global inequality. ... as well as in Asia and Latin America, living in extreme poverty, this state of affairs is a stain on ...

Another Death Knell for the Middle Class

Another Death Knell for the Middle Class
 - It may be time to play a dirge for the American middle class. ... "Wealth inequality, it turns out, has followed a spectacular U-shape ...

Is Laziness the Cause of Economic Inequality?

Is Laziness the Cause of Economic Inequality?
 - In a recent report, titled "Redistribution, Inequality and Growth," the ... of 60 percent -- including 46 percent of Americans -- say inequality is a very big ...