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Surviving College in NYC With Urban Dove

Elbi | Posted 10.03.2015 | New York

We're excited and honored to work with Urban Dove, a New York charity that provides young people, regardless of their economic or social background, the critical skills needed to develop into strong, successful adults who are economically independent.

Are the PISA Data for Shanghai Flawed?

Jaap Dronkers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Jaap Dronkers

Cross-national comparison of educational performance has become an important building block for national educational policies (Martens, Rusconi, & Leuze, 2007; Meyer & Benevot, 2013).

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

Sexual Assault on Campus Will End Only If Students Start Learning About Healthy Relationships Starting in Kindergarten

Legal Momentum | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Legal Momentum

Students of all ages must know that sexual assault is a violent crime, and has no place anywhere, including at school. All students must be taught how to navigate consensual relationships respectfully, and what bright lines they should never cross.

Niche: The Top 7 Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Seven Illinois colleges have been ranked as the state's best liberal arts schools for 2016, four of which are among the nation's Top 100. To come up ...

Rise Up, Education Leaders

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

We are being terrorized -- but not by the shooters. Instead, it's the gun lobby and the cowardly politicians throughout our country. Politicians at the state and federal level don't have the courage to step up and stand up for our children, our friends and our neighbors. It's time for us to stop looking to them for direction.

Honoring Bryon Fitzpatrick -- As Good as It Gets

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.02.2015 | College
Soren Petersen

Copyright Pat Yang What are the ingredients of a life well lived? Love shared unconditionally, having the courage of one's convictions and contribu...

Trauma Informed Schools--An Essential for Student & Staff Success

Lara Kain | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Lara Kain

Poverty, sexual abuse, domestic violence, parental drug use, incarceration, mental illness. All of these issues can affect a child's brain development, making it difficult for them to succeed in school, and contribute to trouble with attention, concentration, memory and creativity.

Train the Janitor: An Out-of-the-Box Approach for Black Male Success

J. Luke Wood | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
J. Luke Wood

Let's be honest, the current interventions and strategies focused on Black boys and men in education are not working. From elementary school to doctoral study, Black males in school settings are often marginalized, typically alienated, and repeatedly treated with hostility.

Machine Learning: The New Infrastructure for Everything

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

The first half of the information age was programming computers to do what we want. In the second half of the information age computers will pr...

Does Empathy Matter in the Classroom?

Amber Kane | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Sitting in a classroom of high school students, overhearing their conversations that are filled with gossip and unkind words, "I can't take it anymore... that's enough." That only stops the unkindness for a moment, it needs to change, and the words need to be understood.

Valuing Survey Data on the Value of College

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Hunter Gehlbach

In the past forty-eight hours media outlets from The Chronicle of Higher Education to the Wall Street Journal have posted headlines questioning the value of college. Their stories stem from a new poll of alumni reporting that only half of those polled strongly agree that college was worth the cost of attending.

Research-Based Curriculum Offers Ways to Help Children and Manage Anxiety in the Classroom

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Kathryn Goetzke

Kids may be feeling added pressure to achieve good grades, do well on tests, and keep up with their friends. This can add an incredible amount of stress and anxiety.

Too Few Available Men with Enough Education in USA? A Cross-National Comparison

Jaap Dronkers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Jaap Dronkers

Over the past several decades, marriage rates have fallen dramatically in the U.S. Many believe that a shortage of 'marriageable' men is the primary culprit.

Fighting Extremism Requires More Than a Good Communication's Strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When King Abdullah, in the first of the seven points, calls for the return to basics, it must be emphasized that the basics here should not be limited to "deep values of love peace, justice and compassion." It should also include the basic rights of individuals and the needs for serious political and socioeconomic reforms.

Education Reform is Anti-American

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

In the name of American exceptionalism, the institutions that have actually made us exceptional are under attack. The irony is heartbreaking. Educa...

What is a Chicano Educator?

Jose Lara | Posted 10.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Lara

A Chicano Educator has pride in himself and his community. He stands a little taller than some of his peers because he knows his heritage, history, and is politicized. He is not afraid to call out injustice and teaches critical consciousness with his students. He cares deeply about all his students and works tirelessly to help them succeed.

Never Too Late to Acquire a New Skill

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 10.01.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

I was thinking today how it's never too late to learn new skills that could move you forward or make your life easier. In today's world and with the fast pace of technology and social media it's more important than ever to embrace technology to stay relevant.

Read Across the Globe Day: Children Worldwide Will be Given the Gift of Reading

Mia Toschi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

Ida lives in a New Jersey suburb just ten miles west of New York City. She's 62 years old, has kept the same job in a factory for twenty-nine years and lives in the home where she grew up and raised her family. But for years, she has lived with a secret that not even those closest to her knew: Ida cannot read.

From Trauma to Redemption: How My Teachers Helped Me Survive My Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

When my guidance counselor tried to prevent me from applying to the colleges of my dreams, Dr. Ferrer was the first person to walk with me down to her office. He demanded that I apply to whatever college I wanted, he said, because I was just as capable as my peers.

Pioneering Use of Technology Transforms Teaching in New York Schools

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

During a trip to the remote 3,000-person village of Kotzebue, Alaska early this month, President Barack Obama chose to highlight the need for access to technology for students.

Back to School: Making the Most of the Common Core

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Elaine Weiss

States and districts should do all they can to prepare students for the new standards ahead of time, and to continue supporting students throughout the school year. There are several strategies that schools and communities can take to smooth this transition.

Home Prices Reaching Near Peak - So What's the Problem?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

The new FHFA, Federal Housing Finance Agency, House Price Index has been published with data through the end of July, 2015. Here's a chart to get the discussion going.

Spreading the Ivy: What Happens When Community College Faculty Are Offered Fellowships at the Ivy League

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Jayanti Tamm

In America's new Gilded Age, the options and opportunities for those with the greatest fortunes are limitless. For students from wealthy families, the ever-escalating cost of a college degree is not a barrier.

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Part 3: Student Reactions to Philosophy

Frank Breslin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

It was apparent in discussing their reactions to the course that some students found it hard to accept that there are no universally agreed-upon answers to the big questions of life; that a number of plausible answers exist to those questions