If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained
It’s fairly well known that traumatic brain injury -- a complex injury caused by a jolt
or blow to the head -- disproportionately affects athletes and soldiers. But what about the 1 in 4 women in the U.S. who are
estimated to be survivors of domestic violence?
Technology won't fix America's neediest schools. It makes
“Technology is a game-changer in the field of education,” Education Secretary Arne
Duncan once said, and there was a time when I would have agreed. Over the last decade, I’ve built, used, and studied
educational technology in countries around the world. As a computer scientist and former Microsoft employee, I wanted nothing
more than to see innovation triumph in the classroom
School Segregation Is Much Bigger Than a Few Schools in The SouthA recent desegregation order from the U.S. Department of Justice includes a lot of the
checkmarks experts say are important for school districts to meet to reach meaningful school integration, but it is also only
one school district in a nation of schools that have failed to integrate after Brown v. Board of Education.
Here’s What The 2015 Drought Will Do To California’s Economy
The historic drought plaguing California has done more than close golf courses and incite a nationwide debate about almonds — it could result in a $2.7 billion dollar hit to the state’s economy from agricultural losses,
according to research released earlier this week by the University of California, Davis.
Study cites lower birth weights near frackingBabies born to women living near high-density shale gas drilling and fracking sites
in three southwestern Pennsylvania counties were more likely to have lower birth weights than babies born to women living
further away, according to a new University of Pittsburgh health study.
The impact of a minimum wage
Did the minimum wage really need to increase by two-thirds? According to the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) Living Wage Calculator, an individual living in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana area, who
was the sole provider for his or her family (1 adult, 2 children) and worked 2,080 hours a year, would need to earn about
$29.84 an hour to earn a living wage and $9.00 an hour to live at poverty level. The living wage is different in various parts
of the country.
Smart Meter Scandal Now Becoming a Safety Issue
QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal
Government’s smart meters are now potentially harmful to people’s lives, as well as adding to their tax burdens,
said PC Energy Critic John Yakabuski today. “A smart meter caught fire and exploded in Collingwood…If a smart
meter in Collingwood could catch fire and explode despite your assurances, how do we know there are not tens-of-thousands
more like it in the province waiting to go off?” asked Yakabuski.