Brighter Brains

Education, Humanism, Sustainability, Women's Equality


Stress and Your Child’s Brain

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


By Hank Pellissier

New research suggests that children are affected by stress in surprising ways.

Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain! We’ve seen the articles, watched the 11 o’clock news reports on the “silent killer,” and complained to friends and family about how… Continue Reading

Meditation offers 20 Amazing Benefits - from Neurogenesis to Weight Loss

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


by David Kekich

Meditation doesn’t just have to be for eastern mystics. Millions of Americans practice it, because its health benefits have been proven in many different studies. It’s not an escape, as some think. Meditation is a proactive practice that can enhance your life. It’s the equivalent of giving… Continue Reading

Should South Korean schools point the way to American reforms?

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


High Test Scores, Higher Expectations, and Presidential Hype

By Hank Pellissier

Last year President Barack Obama touted hardworking South Korean schools as a role model for our education system. “Our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea,” he told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of… Continue Reading

Navigating the System: Detroit

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


Live in Detroit? We did the homework to help parents make informed choices about the city’s schools.

By Hank Pellissier

How far must parents go to get their children a decent education? In some cities, it can require navigating a bureaucratic obstacle course or calculating daunting admissions odds. In Motor… Continue Reading

Navigating the System: St. Louis

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


By Hank Pellissier

Mark Twain quipped, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” His sarcastic dismissal of Missouri “readin, ritin, and rithmetic” classes that he attended (or avoided) as the young Samuel Langhorne Clemens is not a sentiment you want your children to feel if your family… Continue Reading

Navigating the System: New Orleans

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


Looking for a school in New Orleans? Let us help with the inside scoop

By Hank Pellissier

When you drive into New Orleans, signs welcome you to, “America’s Most Interesting City.” This boast is validated by French Creole architecture, spicy Cajun cuisine, wildly diverse culture, complex history, jazz music, Mardi… Continue Reading

Six Tips for Avoiding Sickness this Winter

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

Are you and your children sniveling this morning? After an insomniac night of feverish coughing? Are you annoyed with the medical profession, wondering, “why can’t researchers defeat the common cold?” Are you concerned that your children will miss school days, slip behind in their studies, and… Continue Reading

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