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The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion conne...

The Misguided Promise of Pre-K for All

Natalie Flores | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Natalie Flores

Although every part of my being wanted to host a parade in celebration of such a promising measure, I could not help but to feel concerned about how the initiative will affect current and future preschool environments.

Who Is David Barton And How Has His Influence Sanitized History And Dumbed Down Our Children's Text Books?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.

Philadelphia Tackles Literacy Crisis With Innovative Program

XPRIZE | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education

Five years ago, more than half a million adults in Philadelphia lacked basic literacy and work skills, imperiling their ability to land jobs and climb out of poverty, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board reported.

Making the Digital Connections to Improve Education in the 21st Century

Frank Islam | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions

Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

High school graduation rates were on the rise during the 2013-2014 school year, according to new preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Departm...

Students Want Schools To Reconsider Native American Mascots, Obama Administration Says

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

School districts that use Native American nicknames and imagery should analyze whether they are causing harm to their students an...

Preschool Suspensions: Young Children Who Are Being Left Behind

Diane Levin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Diane Levin

Young children have now begun the new school year, many for the first time. How many will not be allowed to finish the school year due to being expelled or miss significant time in school due to suspension for unacceptable behavior or for violating some mandatory school policy?

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. Pres...

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America

Opportunity and Hope in America's Public Schools

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Education
Bruce Lesley

Today's children are our nation's next generation of leaders. If we care about them, their future, and our nation's future, we must listen to their pleas and demand action and equity for all of our nation's public schools and students.

Department of Education Tips Hand on Student Loan Defense

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

The Department of Education is scheduled to publish a request that seems to tip their hand about a borrower defense that could allow lots of students from having to repay their student loans.

The New College Scorecard and Averting Cynicism

Karen Gross | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Karen Gross

This past weekend saw a major data dump by the federal government related to higher education. It occurred in the stealth of night and as soon as folks realized all the new information that was out there in the public domain, social media lit up like a Christmas tree.

This 500-Person Town is Leading on Education

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

Now, in the sphere of higher education, we often talk about the potential for OER to save students billions of dollars in textbook costs, but what's happened at Williamsfield since the switch reveals that the value of OER over traditional learning materials extends far beyond the difference in price.

Finding The Right College Is Hard. New Database Helps Students Choose Wisely.

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Technology

A new government website is helping Americans make more educated decisions about where they go to college. And unlike, the makers of Co...

The Carter Presidency Revisited

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.

John Kasich No Longer Wants To Eliminate The Department Of Education

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich admonished his fellow Republicans on Wednesday for calling for the elimination of the Department of Education, whi...

States Receive Grants To Lower Costs Of AP Tests

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department is announcing $28.4 million in grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce cos...

The Secret Your Son Isn't Telling You About Campus Sexual Assault

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Amy Siskind

The old paradigm of having a talk with our daughters -- which of course we should continue to do -- is not a solution to this epidemic. Not to overstate the obvious; but college women aren't doing the raping!

Pell Grant Myth Busters: Why Pell in Prisons Isn't as Controversial as You Think

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

After reading several articles surrounding the Pell ESI announcement, and their accompanying reader comments, it is abundantly clear that many are misinformed about Pell Grants and the extent to which incarcerated Americans use the funds to pay for college.

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for paren...

Hold Shady Colleges Accountable? That's Your Job

Luke Herrine | Posted 07.06.2015 | College
Luke Herrine

It's time to ask: When the Department of Education refuses to enforce its own laws, who pays the price? Right now, the answer is simple: hundreds of thousands of students around the country. It's time for that to change -- but it won't if Secretary Arne Duncan keeps blaming Congress for his own Department's failures.

Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Law Kicks In July 1

Lisa Maatz | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Lisa Maatz

It seems like every week brings new and horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence on America's college campuses. Study after study shows that sexual harassment and violence are far too prevalent in institutions of higher education.

Ending Anti-Semitic Bullying in Schools: Sometimes, It Takes a Court

Paul Bland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Paul Bland

Pine Bush Central School District didn't have an anti-Semitic bullying "problem," it had a nightmare. Jewish children in three of the district's schools were subjected to systemic, repeated acts of anti-Semitic harassment for years.