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Larry Strauss

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Education Reformers Sit Down: We Need a Revolution

Larry Strauss | July 17, 2012 | Education
What ought to be clear to all of us by now is that the institutional structure of schools and school systems is ill-conceived. It is a failure. And this failure is at the root of all other educational failures.
Valerie Frankel

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Damn You, College Board!

Valerie Frankel | July 17, 2012 | College
It's been widely reported that the SAT administered at my daughter's school in Brooklyn on May 5, 2012, has been invalidated by the College Board. It was the only site, worldwide, found to be in violation of the College Board's standards.
Tony Wagner

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'Creating Innovators'

Tony Wagner | July 17, 2012 | College
In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.
Cory Zacker

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Moving Forward

Cory Zacker | July 17, 2012 | Education
Parents of kids with learning issues have a lot of questions, but this the biggest one of all: If my child is struggling now, will he always? Listening to those who have been there, done that, is like looking into a crystal ball.
Mary Daily

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"Unsung Hero": Alabama Students Discover Nicholas Katzenbach

Mary Daily | July 20, 2012 | College
A group of students at the University of Alabama is planning a memorial event in June to honor Nicholas Katzenbach who died on May 8th at age 90.
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

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Warren Buffett and the Future of Journalism

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | July 17, 2012 | Education
The Berkshire Hathaway offer to buy the Media General newspaper chain should offer the industry a shot of long-term optimism. Buffett expects a profitable future for newspapers during the next couple of decades.
Chris Gabrieli

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It's Time to Succeed

Chris Gabrieli | May 17, 2012 | Education
Here's a very simple, common sense idea -- if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.
Jamie Oliver

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Food Revolution Day

Jamie Oliver | July 17, 2012 | Food
The Food Revolution and Food Revolution Day is about empowering people through education or, frankly, just inspiring people to be more street-wise about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies.
Adam Kissel

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Georgetown Should Honor Its Commitment to Free Speech

Adam Kissel | July 17, 2012 | College
What does Georgetown really stand for? Georgetown's continuing attempt to have it both ways when it comes to respecting freedom of expression can only earn it more bad press.
Doug Kendall

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Fighting for Brown v. Board of Education on Its 58th Anniversary

Doug Kendall | July 17, 2012 | Politics
The conservative majority on the Roberts Court is weaponizing Brown vs. Board of Education to attack the very civil rights statutes that are essential for moving the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection toward fruition.
Todd Farley

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Numbers Game

Todd Farley | July 17, 2012 | Education
The scores for the writing portion of this year's FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) plummeted so precipitously that the abilities of the Sunshine State's student writers aren't being called into question, the very validity of those scoring statistics are.
Dan Ross

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The Trouble With Differentiating Differentiation

Dan Ross | July 17, 2012 | Education
Why are America's high school student so dramatically and devastatingly unprepared to succeed at the highest levels of scholastic achievement? The answer is simple: differentiation.
Rev. Jesse Jackson

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We Need Smarter Kids, Not More Smart Bombs

Rev. Jesse Jackson | July 17, 2012 | Politics
Chicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, marches, events and counter-summits. Security is already tight near the conference center, and tensions are building.
Nancy Pine

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Longer School Days Not Good for Quality

Nancy Pine | July 17, 2012 | Education
Every time I head for China, U.S. teachers and parents ask me how we can get our students to be more like the Chinese students. Meanwhile, the Chinese tell me how much they long for American-style education.
Ben Barber

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Burning Old Computers Threatens Ghana's Health

Ben Barber | July 17, 2012 | Green
Not far from the heart of one of Africa's biggest cities, Accra, Ghana, black clouds of toxic smoke rise from an outdoor recycling operation that is converting America's used computers into copper, gold and other useful materials.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

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The Presidential Campaign And Latino Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | July 17, 2012 | Latino Voices
Trends in Latino education are also trends in education for all U.S. students. Producing an under-educated generation of students makes for a weak country. Perhaps that is what Obama and Romney should be addressing.