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The Waterford School: Educating Across Cultural Boundaries

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the Waterford School of Swaziland was considered a haven of multiracial education. Its student body included whites, blacks, Asians and others from more than 40 countries. Nelson Mandela's daughter attended, as did children of many senior anti-apartheid activists. We examine the school's unique history, and explore what it can teach us about education across cultural and class barriers.


In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.

Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

Mass Shooting Spotlights Bernie Sanders' Stance On Gun Control

Sanders' campaign in the Democratic presidential primary race has excited many progressives. But the big issue of the moment is gun control, where his views diverge with many liberals.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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