Creating a New Map of Life

The “New Map of Life” Project Longevity changes everything Longer lives present one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and one of the greatest opportunities. To fully reap the gift of longevity and the real possibility of living…..

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Multiple victims wounded, two killed, in shootings in Maryland, D.C.

By Dan Morse, Peter Hermann and Salvador Rizzo Updated May 19, 2023 at 12:41 p.m. EDT|Published May 18, 2023 at 8:45 p.m. EDT An 18-year-old was fatally shot on a rush-hour Metro platform in Montgomery County on Thursday evening as residents and leaders in the area wrestle…..

Parents Don’t Understand How Far Behind Their Kids Are in School

By Tom Kane and Sean Reardon Dr. Kane is a professor of education and economics at Harvard. Dr. Reardon is a professor of education and sociology at Stanford. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parents have become a lot more optimistic about how well their children…..

What Our Toxic Culture Does to the Young

By David Brooks  Opinion Columnist NYT May 7th 2023 In the early 1960s typical Americans were eager to get on with adult life. As soon as they could, they married, launched careers and started popping out kids. In those days, half of…..

Avoid Cliches like the plague

By Michael Massing Mr. Massing is the author of “Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind.” https://vp.nyt.com/video/2023/04/26/108032_1_27Massing_wg_1080p.mp4 Ramped up, amped up, ratchet up, gin up, up the ante, double down, jump-start, be behind the curve, swim against…..

Montgomery Co. schools revise history curriculum in 4th, 5th grades

By Nicole Asbury Montgomery County Public Schools’ new social studies framework will expose fourth- and fifth-graders to more American history — particularly Black history — at a younger age. The new curriculum will incorporate anti-bias and anti-racist content and local history…..

Incidents of hate, bias, racism lead to Montgomery school action plan

By Nicole Asbury The number of incidents of hate have increased exponentially in Montgomery County Public Schools, leading Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight to roll out several initiatives, from more teacher training to a community advisory group, to combat the problems.r McKnight…..

This element is critical to human flourishing — yet missing from the news

By Amanda Ripley Contributing columnist At a cocktail party in a crowded Washington living room some years ago, I met a magazine editor who was working on a high-profile new book. It would transport the reader into the future, he told me,…..

The kids are not okay, and D.C. schools stand to lose crucial therapists

Students and advocates have expressed concern while pleading with lawmakers to invest more, despite budget cuts, toward mental health services in schools Perspective by Theresa VargasMetro columnist April 19, 2023 at 3:43 p.m. EDT Last spring, Briana D’Accurzio was one of…..

How to defend against the rise of ChatGPT? Think like a poet.

Jaswinder Bolina’s “English as Second Language and Other Poems” is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. And so we’ve come to the end of the world again, and this time, it will be death by a thousand chattering bots. But apocalypse aside,…..

What Is Future-Mindedness?

By Nate Barksdale Future-mindedness, or prospection, is the ability to envision and think about the future. It’s something that so many organisms do that it’s been described as a core organizing principle of animal and human behavior. Countless animals use prospection…..