Muslim And Jewish Volunteers Unite To Aid A Struggling Detroit School

Muslim and Jewish communities are defying stereotypes and coming together to do community service work across Michigan.  Volunteers from the Michigan Muslim Community Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Detroit and the Detroit community at-large joined forces in March to help beautify Nolan Elementary-Middle School, one of the many public schools that has been […]

Are Your Children Divergent? Yep. What Now?

In 2006, a widely talked about white paper was released by MIT Media guru Henry Jenkins titled, “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century.” In this paper, Jenkins outlines the rapidly changing landscape of learning in a technological age and its impact on traditional settings – especially the classroom. The […]

Kids Win in Washington State

To say that it has been a tumultuous year for Washington State’s public charter schools – and for their students and families – would be an understatement. This past September, just as the school year was getting underway, the Washington State Supreme Court threw the bright educational futures of these charter students and the lives […]

Oprah Winfrey's Wish For Her 'Daughters' Is Simple But Powerful

In two simple words, Oprah Winfrey beautifully summed up her wish for her “daughters” at the academy she opened for girls in South Africa. As part of The Huffington Post’s new interview series Talk To Me, the philanthropist sat down with graduates from The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, whom she calls her “daughters.” […]