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Lessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Feb 13, 2009
- Schools, fresh foods, and memories from India. Madhu Suri Prakash reflects on the culinary traditions of her family.
Fresh from … the City
by Mark Winneposted Feb 13, 2009
- Citizens and local policymakers join up to get fresh foods to schools and neighborhoods.
Sustainable Happiness Discussion Guide
by Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayerposted Nov 07, 2008
- How happy are we really? Have the things we thought would make us happy done so? This issue of YES! explores different ways to find happiness: meditate, de-stress the holidays, restore the earth, embrace the bad with the good, simplify, and downsize. What makes you happy?
Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide
by Noah Grant, Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayerposted Nov 05, 2008
- This resource guide highlights steps you can take to be happier yourself and to support a healthier society—by building stronger communities, creating joyful and purposeful activities for yourself and others, practicing mindfulness, finding healing, learning to live more simply, and building a society that prioritizes happiness over accumulation of wealth.
by Puanani Burgessposted Oct 31, 2008
- Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
Update :: Children Helping Children
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 30, 2008
- 9 years ago in YES! … we reported on 16-year-old Craig Kielburger who, at age 12, got together with some friends to form Free The Children (FTC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to abolishing child labor worldwide. Today … we check in on the work of Free The Children.
posted Jul 18, 2008
- Equality U is a feature-length documentary following 33 young activists on a cross-country tour to confront anti-gay discrimination policies at conservative religious colleges.
Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn
by Gustavo Estevaposted Nov 07, 2007
- Creating alternatives to traditional schools, in Oaxaca they created their own university, "unitierra", where students learn whatever they want to learn, where students are their communities, and learn by apprenticeship.
Education, by Rights
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia Blewerposted Feb 06, 2007
- Teach the Children: How do we build a school system that serves the needs of all students? Human rights provides a solid foundation.
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarrenposted Oct 04, 2005
- Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
Study Circle Democracy
by Cecile Andrewsposted Dec 31, 2002
- Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Dream of a Ridiculous Man
by Charles W., Joan C. Prattposted Jun 30, 2001
- A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
Now I Become Myself
by Parker Palmerposted Mar 31, 2001
- Parker Palmer writes about finding his vocation and the link between self and service
by John Taylor Gattoposted Nov 02, 1998
- A former New York teacher of the year, John Taylor Gatto, says real education is about learning wisdom, self-reliance, culture, and leadership, not fitting kids in the economy's pigeonholes
by Heidi Werverposted Mar 31, 1998
- Traditional methods didn't work for the troubled students at the Pan Terra Alternative High School, so counselor Larry Davies turned to nature to help teach and heal them.