On Friday, Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty to 33 charges related to the killing of nine people in Charleston. A first-of-its-kind study offers statistical evidence suggesting public 'contagion' when it comes to mass shootings.
California is moving to require that all children be vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Some parents say it's necessary, some say it's a violation of their rights. But their might be compromises that work.
The protests in Baltimore gave fresh urgency to an old question: Can the underlying challenges of poverty ever be fixed? In one neighborhood, many say that change begins by seeing the situation differently – by looking at the people differently.
A first-of-its-kind study offers statistical evidence suggesting contagion when it comes to mass shootings. And the study’s authors hypothesize that the national attention on such shootings plays some role in spurring on others.
In Washington State, tuition at public institutions of higher learning grew by 34 percent over the past five years. The move by the Legislature to cut the rate also ties future tuition to the state’s average wage.
Some studies show less than 15 percent of college rape survivors tell their parents -- but when they do, what's the best way to respond? Join me and a mom who's been affected by this for a Monitor FB chat Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern.
Parents can encounter a steep learning curve about how to best support a child in the aftermath of a rape. Here are the stories of two families as they've navigated immense challenges and sought justice and healing.
I'm a reporter on education, politics, and other national news topics; mother of a preschooler and a toddler, which means acting as referee, lots of running in circles, and imaginary play on spaceships; active church member; lover of dance; and onetime poet who keeps thinking someday there'll be time again for poetry.
Climbed a fourteener in Colorado, got even higher in altitude on a visit to Tibet, and on a more earthly note, committed to cloth diapering!
Women's studies and Government, 1989 - 1993
University of Missouri–Columbia
Journalism master's, 1996 - 1998
City Honors High School
1985 - 1989
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