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Entries by Erica Liepmann from 10/2010

'Herotopia' Online Game Helps Kids Learn How To Combat School Bullying

Posted 10.01.2010 | Impact

Herotopia provides a safe and anonymous way for young gamers to build self-confident approaches to combating bullies, and they just might learn some c...

High School Football Coach In Trouble For Taking In Homeless Player

Posted 10.01.2010 | Impact

The Florida High School Athletic Association is investigating St. Cloud High football coach Bill Buldini for taking in a player whose family hardships...

Cupertino Parents Rally To Save Teacher Jobs

Posted 10.01.2010 | Impact

In conjunction with their Education Nation summit, NBC News is reporting education stories from across the country. Facing school budget cuts and imm...

Rural Communities Face Teacher Shortage, Look To Grow Their Own

Posted 10.03.2010 | Education

BUFFALO, Mo. — Suzanne Feldman realizes she's an anomaly: a soon-to-be college graduate who wants to return to the languid rhythms of rural life...

Arne Duncan: Martin Luther King Would Be Sad To See Schools Still Segregated

Posted 10.03.2010 | Education

In a speech in Chicago Saturday, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he'd be dishe...

White House Launches Teacher Recruitment Campaign

Posted 10.03.2010 | Education

To inspire Americans to seek out employment opportunities in education, the White House launched the TEACH Campaign last week. According to the Teach...

Oprah, John Legend, J.J. Abrams, Bill Gates On Their Favorite Teachers

Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

The White House's new TEACH Campaign features videos of prominent Americans sharing the teacher or teachers that inspired them most. Who made the dif...

Classroom Heroes: Harriett Ball Sings Students To Success (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

Four years ago, Connie Walthall and her son Tony knocked on the door of Harriett Ball's Texas home. The young man and his mother were eager to surpri...

'The Bully Project': Documentary Sheds Light On School Bullying In America

Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

In schools across America, children and teens face bullying. In recent years, school bullying has infiltrated the Internet, as electronic messages and...

Classroom Heroes: Rafe Esquith's Mission To Share Shakespeare With His Students

Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

Sir Ian McKellen and the members of England's Royal Shakespeare Company sat in rapt attention inside an inner-city Los Angeles classroom. They watche...

The 15 Best #MyFavoriteTeacher Tweets

Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

On Monday, Arianna Huffington and HuffPost Education asked Twitter users to share their stories of amazing American teachers. Below are 15 of the mo...

Chuck Kellar, Artist With Alzheimer's Disease, Continues To Find Inspiration Through His Work

Posted 10.05.2010 | Impact

Chuck Kellar fans can recognize his signature work in seconds, but the artist often forgets which pieces are his shortly after painting them. Kellar ...

Teachers Surprised With 'Milken Educator Awards' At School Assemblies

Posted 10.05.2010 | Education

Since 1987, the Milken Educator Awards have honored K-12 teachers across the nation. The award is given annually to over 50 dedicated teachers. Each w...

World Teacher Day: Send An E-Card To Say Thank You

Posted 10.05.2010 | Education

If you've ever had, or currently have, a teacher in your life that has impacted you in some way, then today is the day to recognize them in a big way....

'Grow Food, Grow Hope' Organization Helps Struggling Families

Posted 10.05.2010 | Impact

To turn the tides for Ohio families in need, the Grow Food, Grow Hope project grants participants the opportunity to grow their own produce, NBC Night...

George Clooney In Southern Sudan Over War Worries

Posted 10.06.2010 | Impact

JUBA, Sudan — American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucou...

Single Mother Scrimps And Saves To Keep Family Afloat

Posted 10.06.2010 | Impact

For Sue Spencer, a single mother of two in New Hampshire, paying the bills isn't always easy. NPR reports she earns $42,000 a year, close to the nati...

Elizabeth Hurley, Evelyn Lauder: Two Decades Of Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.06.2010 | Impact

NEW YORK — The breast cancer awareness movement's dynamic duo, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley, have watched their audience evolve in nearly ...

Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath Play L.A. Elementary School Fundraiser

Posted 10.07.2010 | Education

As schools across the nation face budget cuts, one Hollywood public elementary school has come up with a unique fundraising idea. Extra reports the s...

Nonprofits Unable To Keep Up With Growing Suburban Poverty, New Reports Say

Posted 10.07.2010 | Impact

The national recession has had a suffocating impact on the middle class, with high rates of unemployment, home foreclosure and other hardships pushing...

Vermont High School Cancels Dance Over Dirty Dancing, Drug Use

Posted 10.08.2010 | Education

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- There isn't going to be a homecoming dance at Vermont's Montpelier High School this year because of concerns about dirty dancing an...

Newark High School Students Protest Unsafe, Unsanitary Conditions

Posted 10.08.2010 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. — Two weeks after Newark schools received a $100 million donation from the founder of Facebook, students in one high school there u...

Former Child Soldier Finds Solidarity With Inmates At Prison Book Club Visit

Posted 10.08.2010 | Impact

The book club was all aflutter. A celebrity author, after all, can get even the most serious bookworm a little exercised. "I really loved your book,...

Clinton Foundation Donates To Sean Penn's Haiti Charity

Posted 10.08.2010 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — The William J. Clinton Foundation is donating half a million dollars to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization founded by Sean Penn. ...

Forest Heights Academy: Baton Rouge School Finds Success Combining Art And Academics

Posted 10.08.2010 | Education

This week, the U.S. Department of Education released a new video spotlighting the achievements of one of the nation's finest public magnet schools. Fo...