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Educators from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., this past Thursday to lobby in the interest of world languages. It was Language Advocacy Day, an annual event on Capitol Hill that is aimed at garnering more federal support for language education. Comment?
Somehow after enough yoga, sitting perfectly erect and also appearing at ease become no longer mutually exclusive. That's how instructors Elizabeth Glover and Lara Atella sat in the foyer of their studio on H Street in Washington, D.C. this week, where they explained to me the draw of very-hot yoga, as a group of soaking wet, barely clad people poured out of their 105-degree Fahrenheit noon Bikram class. Comment?
If you are up for a bit of civil disobedience," read the invitation , "meet at the west front of the Capitol lawn at 1:00 today. Come armed with sleds!" The sledders were met on the snow-covered slopes in the shadow of Congress by the Capitol Police, politely distributing notices that they were in violation of the law. Comment?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently pro-Israel Democratic senators next week in Washington, but he very much wants to see the faces of Arab ambassadors in the audience during his controversial address to Congress. Netanyahu's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, has tried, without success, to recruit Arab ambassadors to come to his boss's speech, e-mailing them personally to plead for their attendance. Comment?
For the policy wonks and advocates hoping for more than a passing mention of K-12 education in President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night, it was a long 59 minutes. There was a quick moment during the night in which the president praised public schools for improving graduation rates , along with math and reading scores. Comment?
The country still needs a lot more investment to really change the life trajectory of young kids being raised by poor, single moms. U.S. President Barack Obama at a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights early childhood learning center in Decatur, Georgia. Comment?
One hundred fifty years ago, Arlington's first grave was tilled and hollowed, the first soldier was laid down, and the first headstone was planted. Private William Henry Christman of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was 20 years old on March 25, 1864 when he volunteered with the 67th Regiment in the Union Army. Comment?
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