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Here's What The GOP Would Do If Trump Dropped Out

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The inevitability of Trump was made somewhat palatable by the bitter reality that a lot of people liked him no matter what, and that he remained competitive in the polls with Clinton. That didn't mean the party regulars liked him, or wanted him, just that they had no choice. Now they just might.

What It Means To Be A ‘Dream Director’ At One Of D.C.’s Struggling Schools

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Jessica Valoris is taking youth mentorship to new heights in the nation's capital. The self-proclaimed "dream director" works with students at a strug...

Barriers That Keep Poor Kids out of School

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Absenteeism matters. It is more strongly associated with dropping out than low test scores. The reasons that children from low-income families miss more school are varied. Their families may not have the ability to advocate for proper services for students with learning or physical disabilities.

Ballet School Drop-Out

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Always a trendsetter, I was rocking Danskins and tutus way before it was cool. With a Ring Ding in one hand and a Barbie in the other, I would dance my way through each room of the house. It was obvious, to me at least, that I was meant to be a dancer.

If Babies Could Smoke

Martine Singer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Martine Singer

It's easy to dismiss poor people as willfully ignorant, self-indulgent or morally compromised. So if they end up with cancer, heart disease or emphysema, the thinking goes, they kind of brought it on themselves. Have we come to believe that widening disparities in health, like income, are inevitable?

School is Optional

Catherine Gobron | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Catherine Gobron

"If you don't like going to school, then stop going, and start getting a life."

Steps Forward on School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his legacy. But in too many of those same schools, Black and other nonwhite children's extraordinary talents are still being wasted.

Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Growing up poor, Black, and bright in the Bronx without guidance, by the time Darryl Briggs got to high school he already felt completely ignored, almost invisible. None of the teachers noticed his potential and need for academic challenges, or even noticed him at all.

Ready for School?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's time for broad bipartisan support for critically important investments in young children. And we must get this right for children: not for test makers, not for adult interests, but for children -- especially the poorest children.

Anthonia Akitunde

Thinking About Going Back To School? Read This First | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Geraldine Johnson, 64, is unemployed after paying $60,000 for a master's degree. She lives on $1,034 in Social Security and in December will begin paying $400 of that toward her student loans.

Drop Outs

Nuvia Martinez | Posted 05.26.2012 | Good News
Nuvia Martinez

Something that really made a difference in my life was having the support from my teacher and mentors at Central High School. Maybe if more young people had supportive adults around them then they wouldn't give up so easily.

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

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U.S. No Longer Leader of the Free World

John H. Jackson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

America was once thought of as the leader of the free world. Over the next 30 years, U.S. cities and states probably will be defined by what happens with the bottom two-thirds of citizens rather than the top one-third.

Game-Based Learning: Hype Vs. Reality

Alan Gershenfeld | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education
Alan Gershenfeld

I believe that computer and video games have the potential to make significant learning impact. But I also believe that this potential is currently not being realized -- at least not at a meaningful scale.

Students Sound Off: High Schooler Says Graduation Day Starts With Great Teachers

The Huffington Post | Erin Rheinheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Students Sound Off," is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by Hu...

Emotionally Disturbed Inner City Students

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.

Former Clinton-Gore Campaign Chair: "This Race Is Over, Over."

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In Roy Romer's endorsement of Obama, it came down to the map and the math. "It is different kind of winning possibility that Senator Obama was presenting to the party.... This nation is evolving."