Students In D.C. Combated Westboro In A Truly Amazing Way

When the Westboro Baptist Church arrived on their campus on March 21, students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., chose to respond in a truly beautiful (and musical) way.  Last week, Westboro members had vowed to picket the high school, as well as the nearby Francis Cardozo Education Campus, starting at 7:30 […]

U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Almost 1 million people are expected to earn graduate degrees this school year, and for many of them it will be worth the late nights of studying. Full-time, year-round adult workers with a master’s degree earned, on average, $88,477 in 2012, just over $18,000 more than the average worker with a bachelor’s degree, according to […]

How Not to Help Poor, Black Children

Four years ago, I traveled to Cameroon on an educational mission trip. I packed as light as I could to carry as many school supplies and books as possible. Then I visited numerous villages in the Northwest Region, observing classrooms and leading professional development for teachers. While my skin matched the bronzed hues of most […]

How Teaching Millennials Affects My Parenting

I have two of the most rewarding, although often exhausting, jobs in the world. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 8 and 4, you can find me teaching college students how to write — a challenging task, but one I love nonetheless. All other hours of the day and night, I am […]

Elections and Technology – Who Controls Who?

During the 2012 Presidential race, I wrote a story on the role technology was playing in election politics that pretty much boiled down to the claim that computers just allowed more people to do more of the same faster and cheaper. In retrospect, I was probably wrong about that. (Just to show that’s not the […]