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Can You Be a Global Woman?

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

Whatever their nationality, women share a need to better themselves and secure their families through better food, better education and more awareness in safety. Surely there are moments of humiliation and humbling ones-yet even through all these moments, even the negative ones, women move forward.

The Art of Learning by Doing

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Driven by the synergy of technological advancements and instructional innovations, simulations are rapidly gaining importance in the classroom in tech-savvy nations as robust add-ons, either as a supplement to traditional teaching methods or as a substitute for sections of the curriculum.

Teaching for Social Justice: The Case of Charlie Hebdo

Noumane Rahouti | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Noumane Rahouti

By incorporating real life events into the classroom, the content of the class becomes more interesting and more meaningful to students. Further, it assists in creating responsible and autonomous citizens who are critical of the information presented to them in order to destroy the dichotomy of "us" and "them."

What Do Non-farm Payroll & Interest Rates Mean for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Investors will need to be more selective and double-check their due diligence, but rising rates also discourage consumer home buyers. The already lackluster home market will see fewer buyers, which means more renters.

To Learn or to Educate?

Meral Barlas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Meral Barlas

To be honest, at times it seems like one company is ruling my life. No, not some designer brand or worldwide corporation, but the College Board -- from AP classes to administering the SAT, it pretty much monopolizes my life.

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

Iva Turgut | Posted 01.30.2015 | Huffpost Code
Iva Turgut

Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.

A Bold Plan to Revitalize Our Educational System

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Keep this system as it is, but build another educational system on top of it, one that addresses the deeper and unfulfilled needs of children, particularly the unprivileged.

Connecticut School Gives Women Opportunity for a Better Education

HooplaHa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Since 1987, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) has educated and supported over 9,000 women. They provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment.

Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond 'Black or White'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended interracial families like mine?

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

Can President Obama Make Equal Access Headway?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The bottom line here: What needs to change so that we ensure all children have access to a quality K-12 education?

The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

S. L. Young | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices
S. L. Young

There aren't any justifiable reasons that the alarming school-to-prison pipeline trends should continue. These systemic issues don't just take a village to address; it takes a nation and a world to resolve any ongoing and preventable injustices.

Everything We Really Need to Know About Social Media We Learned in Kindergarten

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
Janine Francolini

It seems like such a simple idea, to play nice with others. But too often we know social media is associated with meanness. It doesn't have to be that way. It's possible to have social media with soul.

Learning Gets Funky!

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Learning today can look and feel quite differently than what most of us experienced in school. The recent "Uptown Funk" video by A Maceo Smith New Tech High School students generated more than 6.5 million views on YouTube in three days.

The Right Fight for Education

Joseph Bishop | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Joseph Bishop

A gulf remains today in our nation between the "haves" and "have-nots," and there are few examples as glaring as the disparities that exist in our public schools.

Cuba and Education: Is There a Lesson Here?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Despite federal policies in education, it is clear that there is a high correlation in the United States between the education achievement gap and poverty.

Learning to Be Loud

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

Part of it was college. We were older, less afraid. But part of it, I am sure, was being in the majority for once. We were in a specific space set aside for us. Guys were allowed in, but this was our turf, and they knew it.

What Makes Educational Technology Programs Work?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Alongside the thousands of free apps going into schools, there has also developed an entirely different approach to technology, one that integrates technology with teacher lessons and provides teachers with extensive professional development and coaching.

New Data Illuminates Long Island's Education Inequities

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.29.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Given that New York has the most segregated schools in America, according to the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, these studies should be the basis for a regional commitment to addressing these inequities.

What's the Problem With School Choice?

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Michael Keegan

People across ideologies want our education system to work for America's children -- and that goes for many of National School Choice Week's backers as well as its critics. But let's not allow those whose real goal is the destruction of public education to cloak their agenda under the cheerful banner of "school choice."

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School –- Part 14

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

The Greek view of the ethical life is an interesting contrast to that of the Bible's. A different tone and mood pervade these aphorisms than what one finds in the Old and New Testaments. More significantly, the motivation for leading an ethical life is worlds apart from that of biblical morality.

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His "French" nam...

Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti) Partners With Teach for All to Launch Teacher Leader Program in Haiti

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Jean-Claude Brizard

Looking back at my journey from a student in the Haitian school system to leading the third largest school system in the United States, I have learned one very important thing -- we must always genuinely show the deepest respect for the communities that we serve.