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Thinking schools: From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think

When Hurricane Katrina wiped out the schools in Pass Christian, Mississippi, in 2005, nearly all the textbooks and chalkboards were gone. A rural and impoverished community on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, the town awoke from the hurricane nightmare to find that only one of its four schools was salvageable.

January 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Hundreds rally in support of Atlanta fire chief sacked for expressing religious views

Hundreds of people rallied at the Georgia Capitol Tuesday to support Kelvin Cochran, a longtime fire official dismissed from his Atlanta post after publishing a book, citing his Christian views, that was critical of homosexuality.

January 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Grandpa's gesture comes in handy after all of these years

I had high hopes for today, I really did.

January 14, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Trending Topics


Human trafficking is fastest-growing crime in the world, despite awareness

Even as federal officials are paying more attention to human trafficking, the crime remains the fastest-growing criminal activity in the world.

January 13, 2015 | Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Hard times for working-class America as midlevel jobs, marriage both hit decline

Andrew J. Cherlin believes the American working class - made up of those with a high school diploma but no college degree - is falling on very hard times - a complicated combination of lack of jobs that provide a wage adequate to support family and cultural changes that include a decline in marriage among all but the college-educated.

January 13, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending Topics


Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, encourages us to unplug

It would seems logical to assume that those involved in the creation of social media would encourage its use as a way to stay connected and involved with others.

January 13, 2015 | Kelsey Clark, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Can you recognize emotional abuse?

Question:

January 13, 2015 | Kim Giles, KSL | Trending Topics


'Genealogy Roadshow' enters second season on PBS

"Genealogy Roadshow" returns Jan. 13 for its second season on PBS, and it will feature a group of genealogy experts traveling to New Orleans, Philadelphia and St. Louis to help participants discover their family histories.

January 13, 2015 | Taylor Hintz Deseret News | Trending Topics


Too much freedom of speech?

Freedom of speech has intensified as a topic of discussion in the wake of the shooting on January 7 at the headquarters of the Paris-based satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. The assault, which claimed the lives of 12 people, is assumed to be a response to Hebdo printing caricaturized images of Mohammad, according to the New York Times.

January 13, 2015 | Travis Miller Deseret News | Trending Topics


Time is relative, and not just in physics

Albert Einstein was right; time is relative. He was not talking about relatives coming for a visit that seems to last forever. Instead, he said that as an object increases in speed, time slows down.

January 13, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Trending Topics


What can we learn from a town that beat poverty

It sounds like something from a Utopian novel, but for five years, a small Canadian city ensured basic incomes for everyone.

January 06, 2015 | Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Trending Topics


ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott said his daughters were his 'heartbeat' in battle against cancer

Stuart Scott, famed ESPN broadcaster who battled cancer since 2007, died Sunday. His death hit home with many sports fans, who watched Scott transform the broadcasting world with quirky calls and phrases - "boo-ya!" and "cool as the other side of the pillow" - during highlight reels.

January 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics


Reading on iPads before bedtime adversely affects sleep, health, study shows

BOSTON - Whether it's a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop, reading on a screen before bedtime can impair health, a new study shows.

January 06, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | Trending Topics


New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America

The New York Times headline was representative of what lots of papers said about the seating of the new Congress this week: "Republicans say they'll act fast to push agenda."

January 06, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending Topics


Work-life balance resolution for the New Year

It's been a few years since I made any real New Year's resolutions.

January 06, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Trending Topics


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Martin Luther King's legacy: Recognition of past realities

Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.

January 19, 2015 | Arthur Cyr, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Is fast food influencing your child's academic success?

A new nationwide survey suggests that the amount of fast food a child eats may affect his or her educational achievement.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Clark, Deseret News | Trending Topics


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