Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.


Interview: How to turn around Latino educational outcomes

 02/02/2015 - 05:30
Cory Notestine, at podium receives the 2015 School Counselor of the Year in Washington, D.C. Photo: Elianne Ramos

To discuss the complex interplay among individual, institutional, and family factors affecting Latina/o students, and what to do to address these, I recently had the honor to speak to Cory Notestine, a school counselor whose initiatives have helped raised the graduation rate in his school district, expanded access to college courses, and increased engagement with parents.