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This digital composite shows file photos (L-R, clockwise) Uchenna Eze stands with his N.J. SEEDS mentor, Roy Cohen. (Photo courtesy of N.J. SEEDS) Students pose for photos before a graduation ceremony on May 22, 2013. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The...

Ambitious, low-income kids get lift from education nonprofit

06/17/13 08:00AM

Uchenna Eze took control of his future after his freshman year of high school. As a result, he decided to enroll at the University of Southern California this year after he received acceptance letters from at least 17 schools around the country. read more

In this Jan. 20, 2012 photo, a Happy Meal box with French fries and a drink are posed at McDonald's in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

McDonald's 91% graduation rate

06/14/13 11:00AM

McDonald's can teach Congress a lesson--on education. The fast-food chain devised "English Under the Arches," a language-acquisition program that develops employees' English skills to help them advance in their careers. read more

Ti-Anna Wang

'A Tale of Two (real and fictional) Girls'

06/12/13 02:00PM

Thanks to the global boom with social media, Ti-Anna Wang is hopeful she is making a deeper impact in sharing the story of her activist father who was imprisoned in China 10 years ago. read more

This digital composite shows: (L) Ti-Anna Wang, the real-life inspiration for Fred Hiatt's novel "Nine Days," on April 5, 2013. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) (R): File Photo: Chinese dissident Dr. Wang Bingzhang responds to questions...

Daughter of imprisoned Chinese activist inspires new novel

06/12/13 01:15PM

A 2009 Washington Post op-ed and a subsequent meeting over coffee with the column's author inspired the heroine in Fred Hiatt's book, Nine Days. The novel is based on the true story of Ti-Anna Wang and her mission to help her father, a dissident serving a life sentence in China. read more

Innovation is the “constant” of our lives, New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren writes in the publication’s newest issue. Dutch Queen Beatrix holds a light bulb at the opening act for the new Philips Museum in Eindhoven on April 5, 2013. (AFP...

Where do good ideas come from?

06/07/13 11:15AM

Innovation is the "constant" of our lives, New York Times Magazine Editor Hugo Lindgren writes in the publication's newest issue. read more

File Photo: Opponents of the Affordable Care Act rally before the Supreme announces its decision about the constitutionality of the president's efforts on health care reform. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call, File)

Doctor says, keep [healthcare] simple, stupid

06/06/13 03:00PM

The White House "blew it" communicating and rolling out Obamacare because not even doctors can explain the policy to their patients, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said during an Afternoon MoJoe roundtable discussion on Thursday. read more