Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed.
Green Festivals: The Road to Rio +20 and Beyond goes live on Saturday morning from the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Fund Balance, Green Festivals and the Huffington Post present the Main Stage of the Earth Day Green Festival in NYC and global sustainability and social enterprise content from around the world on the way to the Earth Summit in Rio this June.
President Obama is scheduled to meet Monday with Davis Guggenheim, the director of the new documentary "Waiting for Superman," and the five students featured in the film.
The president called the film "heartbreaking" for its portrayal of real-life students whose best chances for a good education are charter school lotteries. The film is quite controversial among progressives and labor unions,
There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan "No Child Left Behind" has become a cynical punch line. Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) explores
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate…