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Arianna Huffington


My Conversation With the Dalai Lama: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | Posted July 15, 2012

To find the peace of mind that alone can replace aimless searching, which has led to an epidemic of stress, anxiety, and drugs, the Dalai Lama is looking to science to convince a skeptical society of the power of contemplation and compassion to change our lives and our world.
Richard Geldard


Student Loans and the Education Crisis

Richard Geldard | Posted July 15, 2012

Read More: Higher Education
The reality is that America is not going to return to the "good old days," and we need to be creative, innovative and practical. If our students are saddled with huge debt they won't have a chance.
Eric Sheninger


Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology

Eric Sheninger | Posted July 15, 2012

Even as we are seeing more schools and educators transform the way they teach and learn with technology, many more are not. Some of the reasons for not embracing technology have to do with several misconceptions.
Jane D. Wurwand


Why We Learn, Why We Work

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted July 15, 2012

What did my mother want most for me? Prestige? No. She wanted me to be strong, free, independent, and happy. Being productive was the first and defining priority. Should it not still be?
Amanda Krauss


Suppose They Gave a Standardized Test and Nobody Came?

Amanda Krauss | Posted July 15, 2012

It is impossible for teachers to do their job in a system where their own assessments of students are inconsequential and their performance is judged on students' execution of questionable and secretly derived metrics.
Dr. Kristene Doyle


Procrastinate... Later

Dr. Kristene Doyle | Posted July 15, 2012

As much as humans engage in these self-sabotaging behaviors, we do have the ability to change. If procrastination is a problem for you, here are some strategies to help you overcome it.
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.


It's Scholarship Season -- Helping Graduates and Preserving Memories

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted July 15, 2012

In these difficult economic times where discretionary funds are diminishing, a scholarship, no matter how small, can enhance the life of a young person. It also carries on the living memory of a loved one.
David P. Angel


Even in Bad Times, Colleges Can Make Education Pay Off

David P. Angel | Posted July 15, 2012

I am confident that while the path for many will be daunting, we will once again affirm the return on education for our students, for our communities, and for our country.
Chef Ann Cooper


The Renegade Lunch Lady Celebrates Food Revolution Day Throughout May

Chef Ann Cooper | Posted July 15, 2012

On Rainbow Day, students are all offered a side salad at the salad bar for free -- whether they are getting lunch from school or brought lunch from home. At the salad bar they are encouraged to choose at least three different colors of the fruit and vegetable rainbow for their tray.
Alla Kazovsky


Architecture Classes for Children? Why Is It a Good Idea?

Alla Kazovsky | Posted July 15, 2012

No one will argue that children are naturally creative. But it is our responsibility as parents and educators to nurture their inherent abilities. For the opportunity to knock, you have to build the door.
Kevin P. Chavous


A Personal Commitment to Educate All Kids

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted July 15, 2012

We can't wait for schools to get better while we continue to lose kids. We must act now by immediately implementing education reforms for kids in low-performing schools.
John M. Eger


The Trouble With Universities

John M. Eger | Posted July 15, 2012

There is agreement we have a problem with K-12 education, but there is not a widespread recognition that it starts at the top... at the university level.
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.


The Weight of the Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted May 15, 2012

We now must act boldly to combat the obesity epidemic. There are many opportunities across the lifespan, but it will require a shift in social norms and an unprecedented social movement for obesity prevention.
Daniel Grant


Learning How to Be a Professional Artist Is a Lifelong Process

Daniel Grant | Posted July 15, 2012

What was considered so important for artists to know back then now seems vaguely irrelevant. These days, the focus of artist-as-businessperson workshops and classes is not how to apply for money but how to earn it -- how to be entrepreneurial.
Mark Bertin, M.D.


ADHD Goes to School

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted July 15, 2012

If every child with asthma had a 66% chance of having kidney disease, we'd likely screen them for kidney disease. Yet, once ADHD is identified, further educational testing is often put to the side.
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall


Higher Education and Debt: Another Perspective

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted July 15, 2012

Nobody's getting rich working in higher education -- instead, a steady erosion in public dollars being invested in colleges and universities has driven up the cost and accessibility of public higher education.
John Thompson


Remove Stakes From Standardized Testing to Strengthen Education

John Thompson | Posted July 15, 2012

Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."
Cindy Waitt


Bully: The Sequel

Cindy Waitt | Posted July 15, 2012

You don't have to be a filmmaker to stand up to bullies. We can all do something, as parents, educators, volunteers, students, and schools to help stop them in their tracks, or at the very least, decrease the day to day incidents that put our kids and families at risk.
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.


Who Goes for Which Master's Degree?

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted July 15, 2012

Deciding to go for a master's degree is costly, complex and confusing process. Having a deeper understanding of the fit and future career opportunities may help you make an informed choice.
James M. Gentile


Schools That Should Teach America About Teaching Science

James M. Gentile | Posted July 15, 2012

The Nation's Report Card on Science 2011, released last week by the federal government, showed modest improvement but raised even more concern about America's ability to grow the science-literate workforce needed in the 21st century.
Robert Schwartz


Enabling Schools of the Future

Robert Schwartz | Posted July 15, 2012

We need to stop pandering to our "digital native" students and provide structures and platforms that better enable their success.