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Frank H. Wu

How to Prepare for An Asian American Justice

Frank H. Wu | May 24, 2016 | Education
All Americans should care about a functioning Supreme Court. Asian Americans have specific reasons to support a fair hearing of the nominee for the current opening, Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama...
Peter Greene

Erie, Pennsylvania and the Death of Public Education

Peter Greene | May 24, 2016 | Education
Erie, Pennsylvania-- not exactly a teeming metropolis, but not exactly a one horse town, either-- is considering closing all of its high schools. Yes, at a meeting last week, the district's leaders were asked to consider if it might be more doable to just send all of Erie's teenagers to neighboring school districts.
Julia Schemmer

What A.B. 2017 Means to Me, as a UC Student

Julia Schemmer | May 24, 2016 | Education
There is a bill that can dramatically change how mental health services are funded for the University of California, Cal State universities and state community colleges.
Jason Schmitt

Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls

Jason Schmitt | May 24, 2016 | Education
Morgan Richards, a 31-year-old mother of three, is a trendsetter in her pursuit of a university degree.
Robyn Shulman

My Conversation with André Thomas: From the Head of Graphics at EA Sports to Leading the Way In Higher Education Gaming

Robyn Shulman | May 24, 2016 | Education
Learn how André Thomas, former Head of Graphics at EA Sports Football games has made his way through an amazing career toward a life-long dream working with students and teachers in higher education.
Adi Gaskell

Using VR To Help Support Teacher Training

Adi Gaskell | May 24, 2016 | Education
A team from the University of Virginia have developed a VR based classroom to allow teachers to receive instant feedback on their delivery and classroom management.
Frank Breslin

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 3: No Right or Wrong Way of Teaching

Frank Breslin | May 24, 2016 | Education
There will be successes and failures, and there will also be some question marks about how it all went, which is very normal when you're breaking new ground. The important thing is a willingness to try, and if you make a mistake, to make it gracefully, and just carry on.
Richard Curtis

The World Has a Plan for Global Girls and Women

Richard Curtis | May 24, 2016 | Impact
Whether you're a world leader who can increase investment in girls, a business that can change your equal pay policies or a person who can directly lobby your government decision-maker to change an unequal law -- now is the time to act and invest in girls and women.
Justin Seymour

Is Teaching the Right Career for You? (6 Questions to Ask Yourself)

Justin Seymour | May 24, 2016 | Education
Teaching is a highly introspective career by nature and I am going to ask you to look deeply at yourself to determine if this is the right career you.
Mark Drolsbaugh

Four Things Parents of Deaf Children Need to Know

Mark Drolsbaugh | May 24, 2016 | Impact
There are so many knowledgeable and talented deaf people out there who have flown under the radar for too long. We're going to have a lot of fun shining new light on them and the deaf perspective they have to offer.
The Conversation US

What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners

The Conversation US | May 24, 2016 | Education
Penny Bishop, University of Vermont Can social media help students learn? Mark Dries, CC BY-NC-ND Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online "almost constantly."...
Dani Bostick

The Case for Trauma-Informed Teaching

Dani Bostick | May 24, 2016 | Education
As a child, I was the perfect student. Organized, diligent, engaged, and sharp, I took pride in my work and earned consistently excellent grades.
Jonathan Haber

What's Eating Us?

Jonathan Haber | May 23, 2016 | Education
In trying to explain the contemporary state of American politics, once characterized by a revolt of the voters against the established political parties, we've tested a couple of hypotheses and found each wanting.
Ishan Puri

How to Pick a College: Part 5 Special Collections

Ishan Puri | May 24, 2016 | Education
(See Part 4 Project Support) Academic life changes greatly from high school to college. Think back to the difference after transitioning from middle school. Topics and assignments grew more refined and specialized. The same jump will occur because of the vast intellectual offerings and facilities that
Carmen Fariña

Schools and Communities Are Coming Together to Support Students' Mental Wellness

Carmen Fariña | May 23, 2016 | Education
First and foremost as a grandmother, but also as a lifelong educator, I want to ensure mental health issues are not a barrier to any student's learning. In order to better reach all students and families, we've joined ThriveNYC.
Cait Lamberton

Nudge 2.0: A broader toolkit for lasting behavior change

Cait Lamberton | May 24, 2016 | Education
This piece was co-authored by Cait Lamberton, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and Benjamin Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Nudges are all...
Amy Morin

Please Stop Giving Graduates These 'Inspirational' Messages

Amy Morin | May 23, 2016 | Education
Every graduation season, parents, professors and commencement speakers shower graduates with pearls of wisdom about life after school. The same "inspirational messages" get recycled and repeated. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is meant to be uplifting is downright terrible.
Allen Frances

Conclusive Proof ADHD Is Overdiagnosed

Allen Frances | May 23, 2016 | Science
There are 3 possible explanations for the  explosion of the ADHD diagnosis during the past 20 years -- with rates that have skyrocketed from only 3-5 percent of kids to 15 percent.
Katherine Meeks

Why Affluent Parents Should Demand Diverse Schools for Their Children

Katherine Meeks | May 23, 2016 | Education
Even in diverse schools we still have a long way to go to reduce the achievement gap and make sure upper level classes are as diverse as the larger school. However, research shows that having diverse schools in the first place is the only way to get there.
Frank Islam

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 1: The Importance of Grit.

Frank Islam | May 23, 2016 | Education
Regardless of whether it's "key" or "essential", the question becomes how does one get grit? Who and what helps to build the "passion" and "perseverance" necessary for success? These questions are important for any one at any age.
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