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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 10: The Afterlife

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.28.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: Let's say that you're a high-school senior intent on going to college, but you learn from your doctor that you have only six months to live. ...

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Pushed Forward by the Past

The QUESTion Project | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

I sat across from a man in a NYC subway who stood out from everyone else. It wasn't how he was dressed, what he was saying or doing that caught my attention. This man was sad. Very sad. There are a lot of unhappy people in a subway, but the look on this man's face was haunting. I couldn't stop looking at him, and after I hopped off at my stop, I couldn't stop thinking about him.

"Trying Small": Liberia's Bold Education Experiment

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

When classes open in September, Liberia is going to try something new. It will be an experiment, and like any good experiment, it should be judged on the empirical data it produces -- data on whether these schools deliver better learning for Liberian children, both boys and girls, urban and rural. Until then, stay tuned.

India Should Seize The Opportunity

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw begins a four-day trip to India beginning August 27. This is the president's first State visit to India and will be accompanied by his wife, Daw Su Su Lwin, several key ministers and senior officials.

Shedding light on sustainable water

Teressa Szelest | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Teressa Szelest

Water and chemicals are two words that don't seem to mix. However, water is of fundamental importance in the chemical industry. Used as a coolant, sol...

Ganging Up on ADHD: It Takes A Family

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

Steve and Michelle were desperate -- their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam's behavior seemed outright defiant -- he "ignored" being called and he moved constantly, often from room to room even when being directly spoken to.

How men benefit from family-friendly tenure policies

The Conversation US | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Kelly Bedard, University of California, Santa Barbara; Heather Antecol, Claremont McKenna College, and Jenna Stearns, University of California, Santa ...

We're Just Scratching the Surface of What Programming Can Do in the Classroom

Quora | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education

At what age should children be introduced to coding, and how? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

TEDWomen Update: Lourds Lane and SuperYou FUNdation

Pat Mitchell | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

In 2012, Lourds Lane charmed the TEDWomen audience playing her violin and sharing the story of her life from child musical prodigy to adult "superhero...

Why We Need To Make Space For Quiet Teachers

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on As the ice-cold applesauce poured over my head, I kept telling myself that it was for the kids. My humilia...

Should You Disclose Your Child's Medical Record To Their School?

Pacer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents

“Should You Disclose Your Child’s Medical Record to Their School?” originally appeared on and was reprinted with permission. How muc...

Why CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Study Shows The Need For Suicide Prevention Now More Than Ever

Abbe Land | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbe Land

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Study (YRBS) that measures results among lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students.

Let's Talk about Education

David Levin | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
David Levin

The United States faces many crucial issues this election season – each deserving serious attention and thought. But it’s worth noting that one of...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

The Most Essential School Supplies

Rona Milch Novick | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Rona Milch Novick

As August wanes, and schools open, perhaps we need to prioritize our school supply lists, and realize that the most critical supplies are needed now, and throughout the school year.

What's Working: Setting Goals For Success

Allan Golston | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

Over the next few weeks, millions of children across the country will spontaneously take part in a quiet, private ritual. Just before bedtime on their last night of summer vacation these students, like generations before them, will carefully select and lay out their first-day-of-school outfit.

The Education Bubble Keeps Growing. What Can We Do to Prevent a Burst?

Quora | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education

What are the biggest issues facing higher education in the US today and how can they be fixed? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ne...

A Call for Deliberate Diversification of the Teaching Force

Teach Plus | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Christine Chiu The Sunday following the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five officers in Dallas, the pastor at my church ga...

Enabling Success For Your Child This Year (And Every Year)

Byron Garrett | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

What lessons that you learned as a youngster have stuck with you? What do you wish your parents or teachers had focused on all those years ago? Share them here so we can all learn from each other!

Shattering Stereotypes: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Whether or not one committed the crime, when one is released from prison the community often fosters their own reality of that person. It goes without...

Sales Down, Prices Up is Spreading

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Supply and demand tells us that rising demand will lift prices, but that's not what we're seeing in many markets. Instead we're seeing low inventories creating competition among buyers, and this lifts prices.

Journey to College Series #4: Final College Decisions

Students Rising Above | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

Financial aid packages have been reviewed, colleges have been visited and in most cases, final reflection has taken place. Some students know the moment they visit a particular campus it's the right school for them. But for a majority, the final decision is much more complex.

The Power of Environment

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As your child’s most important teacher, it is your job to create an environment that is not only secure, but rich with printed letters and numbers a...

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found ...