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Nearly 1,000 Colorado Students Protest A Conservative Call To Change Their History Curriculum

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

After calling for a history curriculum that downplays "social strife" and emphasizes "respect for authority," a conservative Denver-area school board ...

Joy Resmovits

Bill Clinton Says Charter Schools Aren't Living Up To Their Potential

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charter schools have great potential, but they aren't living up to their promise, former President Bill Clinton said late Tuesday night at...

The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Investment in technology is on the increase. Some continue to claim it hurts the classroom. Others are more convinced it is transforming the classroom in a positive way. However, most now believe the goal must be about transforming the learning process.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- Face Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What are the benefits of students being exposed to both an Eastern and Western education during the course of their high school years? How would you steer the experience towards optimal learning and how might today's technology enhance the experience?

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Joy Resmovits

America's Schools Could Be More Efficient If Teachers Were Paid Less: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

When it comes to education, the United States isn't getting all the bang it could for its buck, according to a new report. GEMS Education Solution...

Joy Resmovits

Is This The Secret To Improving America's Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

As the debate rages about the best way to fix America's public schools -- from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussi...

Joy Resmovits

It's Getting Really Hard To Keep Track Of Who Supports And Who Opposes Bobby Jindal's Education Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, less than a month after the Black Alliance for Educational Options supported a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) over his ...

Joy Resmovits

Jindal Proves He's Serious About Dismantling His Former Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

First he sued his own school board. Now he's suing the federal government. Buffeted by a state judge who initially struck down his suspension of Co...

Joy Resmovits

Is The Obama Administration Backing Away From Standardized Testing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

For years, the Obama administration has made tougher teacher evaluations a centerpiece of its education agenda, giving states incentives to grade educ...

Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

How to Solve the Teaching Crisis (Or at Least How to Start)

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

If you do not feel safe as a teacher -- not just physical safety, as that's a whole different blog entry -- in terms of having an administration who believes in your strengths and abilities and is willing to invest in you, then your job is a lot harder and less effective.

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

It's no secret there is an incredible middle-skills jobs gap right now, with not enough qualified workers to fill open positions in the U.S., especially in STEM fields, energy and manufacturing industries.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Teachers Occupy the US Department of Education in Washington, DC

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

Teaching is an issue near and dear to my heart. It was my dream when I was younger -- I would line-up my stuffed animals, and my little sister, and teach to them for hours. Even at the age of seven, I understood what it meant to engage my students.

Joy Resmovits

Why Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated ...

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

A Defining Moment for Online Learning

Buck Goldstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

market forces and consumer behavior take longer to impact academia than other institutions. Academic tradition, arcane processes and the drive to consensus are all hard to overcome. That's why Rick Levin's decision to join Coursera is so important.

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Calls On Arne Duncan To Resign

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Educa...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Plans To Tackle Major Education Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students o...

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Joy Resmovits

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are 'Chronically Absent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a ba...

Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Ted Wells

There are so many reasons why Dunkin' Donuts shouldn't use styrofoam cups. It's bad for the environment, it's bad for animals, and it causes human health issues.