On a bigger stage Wednesday night at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri Association of School Administrators named Kansas City school Superintendent Steve Green its 2015 Pearce Award winner. Eight superintendents in Missouri had been nominated for the award.
At the United Nations headquarters in New York some dignitaries on Thursday unveiled a new memorial tied to the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A question that should come up is “What took so long?”
Never mind that the American people have had enough of 14-year war in Afghanistan. That concern is moot after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani trip to Washington, D.C., his meeting with President Barack Obama followed by a handshake and a commitment for the U.S. to maintain 9,800 troops in that war zone instead of the number being pulled down to 5,000 by the end of this year.
It makes no sense that health care professionals are less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than if they had to break the bad news about other chronic or incurable diseases, a new report notes.
It would seem impossible for men in a profession dominated by women to be paid more than their female colleagues. Yet registered male nurses earn thousands of dollars more a year than women in that very vital health care profession, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.
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The bony hand of the Great Recession appears to keep fingering its way into people’s lives. The Pew Research Center last year reported that “the gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record.”
Lewis W. Diuugid: Spring allergy sufferers are warned that this year will be the mother of all seasons for sneezes, itchy eyes and runny noses. Thank climate change for higher temperatures and rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which trees and other plant life love.
Lewis W. Diuguid: A crowd of Republican presidential wannabes plans to line up at David Koch’s Palm Beach, Fla., door hoping the Kansas billionaire will give at least one of them the nod to lead the conservative wing of the GOP.
Instead of having no accreditation and being threatened with the loss of students to surrounding districts in addition to a state takeover, the Kansas City district now is being praised “for its ongoing development of innovative solutions to better serve students and families,” a prepared news release said on Friday.
Blame it on the intense heat from the $18 billion construction cost and $1 billion needed to annually operate the system. The Kansas Water Office said the proposed aqueduct from Doniphan County to Utica isn’t feasible, The Associated Press reports.
One of these days, the National Urban League will release its State of Black America report, and it will show the economic, social, education and other gaps separating African Americans and whites have closed.
The racial distress the country has experienced since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has caused Seattle-based Starbucks to open many of its coffee shops to meaningful discussions on race in America.
A sign on Carol Charismas’ door at Paseo Academy says “No Gum Zone,” and a “Welcome” mat catches each foot that enters Room 226. It’s not an accident that the written word jumps at the seventh-graders and attempts to excite and inspire them in Charismas’ four classes.
Lewis W. Diuguid: Spring dawns Friday but not without snowfall entering the record books in Boston. Winter this year on the East Coast naturally gave some global warming naysayers a lot of ammunition for a good snowball fight. But the record snowfall does fit climate change with bad weather being more severe because of the increased moisture in the air thanks to melting polar ice from human consumption of fossil fuels.