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Vince Bertram


The Risk Is Worth the Reward

Vince Bertram | July 28, 2014 | Education
Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.
Ed Gragert


Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | July 28, 2014 | Education
Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

Retirement Planning 101: How to Save for the Future | July 28, 2014 | Money
No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.
Jodi Grant


Survey Finds Support and Need for Summer Learning Programs

Jodi Grant | July 28, 2014 | Education
This phenomenon has been identified by researchers who have determined that elementary, middle and high school students actually lose ground on what they've learned in school during the summer months.
Jean-Claude Brizard


We Must Relentlessly Fight For Education Reform

Jean-Claude Brizard | July 28, 2014 | Impact
Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.
Elaine Weiss


Blowing Our Diversity Advantage

Elaine Weiss | July 28, 2014 | Education
As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it.
Craig Zamary

$20 Bill Experiment: The Final Results Are In

Craig Zamary | July 28, 2014 | Education
In life, opportunities will come up and present themselves to you, and if you don't go after it, they will be GONE. The lesson is this, the next time an Opportunity presents itself, I want you all to GO AFTER IT."
Peter Greene

Common Core and Esperanto

Peter Greene | July 28, 2014 | Education
It's seductive to think that we could come up with a neat, efficient, one-size-fits-all education system that would be orderly and clean, and we just get everyone to use it exactly the same way.
The Prospect

7 Important Confessions of a Salutatorian

The Prospect | July 28, 2014 | College
Looking over my high school experience that culminated in being named salutatorian, there's a couple of things I've come to realize that could've totally changed my entire four years.
Sam Chaltain


Summer, Once a Time for Reflection, Now the Time for Radical Redesign

Sam Chaltain | July 28, 2014 | Education
Although the phrase hasn't entered mainstream conversation, "competency education" is on the mind of lots of educators and policymakers.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.


3 Things High School Students Should Know About College

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | July 27, 2014 | Education
As the stakes rise regarding the necessity of a high school diploma for lifelong success, so do the standards to earn one. High school graduates today must know more than the generations that came before them.
C. M. Rubin


The Global Search for Education: From New Zealand

C. M. Rubin | July 27, 2014 | Education
New Zealand has one of the most devolved school systems in the Western world. If, for example, a school in New Zealand is failing, the final say on all things resides with the school community.
Write for the Future


Seeing the Game of Life Differently

Write for the Future | July 25, 2014 | Education
by Blair Weintraub As much as I remember my first seizure, my last one was even more memorable. I was 12 and it was one of the first times my parents trusted my sister and me to be left home alone....
Philip Kovacs

An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | July 25, 2014 | Parents
It concerns me a bit that you are going to require him to "With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers." Did you know there are countries that don't teach reading and writing until kids are 7? Seven years old!
Evan Ryan

Three Ways Hosting an Exchange Student Enriches Your Life

Evan Ryan | July 25, 2014 | Education
Hundreds of State Department-sponsored international high school exchange students recently met in Washington, D.C., after a successful year at schools across the United States
Alfie Kohn


Perfect, It Turns Out, Is What Practice Doesn't Make

Alfie Kohn | July 28, 2014 | Education
We may have to face the fact that our common-sense beliefs about excellence, or what we think ought to be the case about the importance of hard work, aren't necessarily true.
Peter Dreier


America's Classist Education System

Peter Dreier | July 25, 2014 | Politics
America's education system is unequal and unfair. All parents want what is best for their children, but some parents -- and states and school districts -- have greater means to provide them with educational resources.


WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | July 25, 2014 | TED Weekends
Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.
Joseph W. Gauld


It Is Past Time We Dump Our Failed Educational System

Joseph W. Gauld | July 25, 2014 | Education
The present purpose of education is not focused on the individual student, but on the needs of the college/corporate industries, who want workers to build the American marketplace. The end does not justify the means.
Michael Shaw


Reading the Pictures: On the Brilliant Michelle Obama Brown vs Board of Education Site Visit Photo

Michael Shaw | July 25, 2014 | Politics
If you aren't completely transfixed by photos from Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq or the border right now, you might have come across this. Simply put, it's the best visual to come out of the administration in months, maybe longer.
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