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Early Childhood Education

8-Year-Old Sends Heartfelt Message About Her Public School To Betsy DeVos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.23.2017 | Parents

Fearing what might happen to the public school she attends, a second-grader wrote a note to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to tell her how much sh...

The Lost Years

Peter Greene | Posted 03.22.2017 | Education
Peter Greene

After years of hearing how kindergarten has been turned into the new first grade, you’d think at the other end of the K-12 pipeline we would find hi...

11 Things To Know If Your Partner Is A Teacher

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.23.2017 | Weddings

You won’t meet a more dedicated, selfless person than an educator. That makes them a pretty solid choice for a life partner. But before you settle d...

Immigration Officers Test Boundaries Of Rules Discouraging Arrests At Schools, Churches

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― For years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have generally obeyed a simple rule when it comes to schools, churches, hospit...

This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Could Be The Key To Fighting Pseudoscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

Pseudoscience has been enjoying a major resurgence as of late, thanks in large part to the leadership of our conspiracy theorist in chief, President D...

14 Teachers On How They Spread Love In The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.21.2017 | Parents

In the amount of time teachers have with kids, they’re expected to help their students learn and prepare them for the coming years. But many go the ...

Recognizing Teachers and Preparing for Peace

Fernando Reimers | Posted 03.20.2017 | Impact
Fernando Reimers

Last night I had the pleasure to attend the ceremony at which Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the Global Teacher Prize, an award recognizing her outstan...

How Trump’s Budget Would Hurt Kids – And U.S. Workers

Jo Becker | Posted 03.20.2017 | Home
Jo Becker

President Trump’s proposed budget includes dramatic cuts to many programs, not to mention eliminating entire agencies. Among his proposals is a comp...

Director Of Christian Organization Calls On Christians To Support Public Schools

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.20.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On February 07, 2017, Andrea Reyes Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition – NHCLC, published an article in Christianity To...

Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Would Put Educators’ Learning on a Starvation Diet

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Linda Darling-Hammond

This week, President Trump released his “skinny budget” proposal, calling for wide-ranging cuts in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includin...

Is Any Time Too Early for School? State Lawmakers Are Asking

Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD | Posted 03.21.2017 | Education
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD

The Start School Later Movement came to life in fall 2011 after I launched a petition asking politicians to support legislation that would give studen...

Ivanka Said Her Dad Cared About Child Care. Trump's Budget Says Otherwise.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump said just last month in a speech before Congress that he’d like to work toward affordable and accessible child care. His dau...

The Amazing Teacher Behind These Viral Motown Kid Videos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.16.2017 | Parents

Third grade teacher Malinda Williams has a special way of inspiring her students. Williams, who has been an educator for 21 years, currently teaches a...

You 'Can' Step Twice in the Same River: Systems in Education

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

You can never step twice in the same river. At least that is what Greek philosopher Heraclitus said a long time ago, when Socrates was just a pup. Wh...

Your Child Has Just Been Accepted to College: Now What?

Greg Kaplan | Posted 03.16.2017 | College
Greg Kaplan

Congratulations! Your child is in. Until now, college has been a sellers’ market. Everything your child has done in the application process was to c...

Food Assistance Programs Are A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Maryann Jacobsen

Coauthored by Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND is a Pediatric Dietitian, Author of Feeding Baby, TEDx Speaker, and Food Justice Advocate. Everyone d...

Reality Check: What Vouchers Can -- And Can’t -- Do

Paul T. Hill | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Paul T. Hill

Betsy DeVos’ most fervent supporters and opponents agree on one thing: that she would like to divert federal funds from existing public schools and ...

They Voted For Trump. Now, They Say He's Already Broken His Education Promise

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump wasn’t Stacey Gyorgyi’s first choice for president ― but when she stepped into a Georgia voting booth and placed a ballot for him i...

School Apologizes For Asking Students To Make Slave Auction Posters

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.13.2017 | Black Voices

Parents of students at an elementary school in New Jersey are furious after fifth graders were given an assignment suggesting that they recreate slave...

I Didn't Have Kids To Become a Sitcom Mom

Jennifer S. White | Posted 03.13.2017 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I didn’t have kids so I could yell at them to pick up toys, and books, and to put on their shoes before the school bus comes. I didn’t have kids s...

Texas Ed Commissioner Abruptly Suspends Operations Of SASIC Charter Schools

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On March 08, 2017, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath suspended the operations of San Antonio-based charter school district, San Antonio Scho...

What Are Teachers Looking For When They Want To Leave Teaching?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Jennifer Wolfe

Do you ever wonder what teachers are really searching for online? Or what jobs teachers would rather do than teach? I can tell you – it’s not just...

Betsy DeVos Meets With Trans Students After Dismantling Their Rights

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics

The last time Karen Dolan met with Department of Education officials several years ago, the mood was upbeat and receptive. She and her transgender dau...

Students Today Will Live In The Matrix

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.10.2017 | Education
Christine Horansky

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, amidst self-driving cars and planned vacations to the moon: the future is here. The fast-paced onset of the space age...

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women

Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” And it’s true, education is one of the...