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Stopping "Make America Hate Again"

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

This is a moment of reckoning for our country -- a battle for its soul and for our children's future. These two conventions last week highlighted very different visions for our country. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." That's true, but it doesn't bend on its own.

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But t...

Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

As the world wakes up to educated Islamic militants, Pakistan needs to secularise learning

Haroon Khalid | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Haroon Khalid

It was the second day of Eid and I had traveled with my companion, Iqbal Qaiser, to the village of Makhdoom Pur Pahuran, almost halfway between Lahore and Multan.

In Search Of The Best College Essay Topic Ever

Sara Harberson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Sara Harberson

If I could declare July, "National College Essay Topic Month," I would. Right now, there are millions of rising high school seniors wondering what they should write their college essay about. It's a nerve-wracking time for them, and it shows.

From One Hand To AnOTHER

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA) is a 501 C3 Not for Profit Foundation established by Pharrell Williams to provide educational S.T.E.A.M.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Motivation) related tools needed for the future success of children.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation Soars, Flipping Crystals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this golden macaw, is another imp...

Giving Refugees A Future With Free Education

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Dear Donald Trump Jr.: You Are Wrong About Teachers

Dani Bostick | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
Dani Bostick

Teachers deserve respect and support, not inane insults. I'm not one to give political advice, but denigrating an entire profession, the very backbone of our society, was a bad move.

Guide To Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 1

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Your child’s understanding of the world changes and builds with age and experience. With intellectual development, just as with social and emotional...

Empowering Today's Youth

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 07.19.2016 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Today's youth are the future leaders of tomorrow. Pope John Paul II said, " The future starts today not tomorrow." I had the privilege of interviewing...

The Gap Year Experience

Erica Pence | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Erica Pence

The " gap year" has been a notable topic of discussion for several years. Should it be mandatory? Should it be a requirement for American citizens to ...

A Global Entrepreneur Launches Business in High School: How an Innovative, Young, Romanian Woman is Opening Doors Worldwide

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

"I mentor an amazing young woman from Gherla, Romania," said George Deriso a serial tech entrepreneur who attended GlobalMindED this June. Amazing, in...

Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham

School starts back up in a few short weeks, and the youngest students will embark on an entirely new adventure - kindergarten. As they stock up on newly-sharpened pencils and colorful lunchboxes, many parents are wondering, "is my child really ready for this first big educational step, and what does it mean to be kindergarten-ready anyway?"

No, White Males Are Definitely Not Disadvantaged in College Admissions

Quora | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education

Is it still possible to get into a good college being a white male in a time where women and minorities are so highly preferred? originally appeared o...

Why I Am Voting 'No' On The CUNY-PSC Proposed Contract

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Rita C. Tobin

One morning in September 1974, having just earned my M.A. in English and begun my long trek to a Ph.D., I borrowed my sister's car and drove to Lehman College in the Bronx, where I had just been hired to teach freshman composition.

Gun Control, Religion, Sexual Orientation: Tolerance Starts with Education

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 07.20.2016 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

As the attacks between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump intensify, the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando have put the spotlight on th...

Who Gets Your Vote This Election Season? The Arts!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

I am often asked for my opinion of the best arts president in recent history. I can't name one person, because there were in fact several presidents--...

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching 'Climate Justice'

Bill Bigelow | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country's first comprehensive "climate justice" resolution. The school board voted unanimously to "abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities," and called for all schools to teach a "climate justice" curriculum.

When Storytellers Connect

Chika Oduah | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Chika Oduah

I learned about a documentary film project called, Nancy: A One Girl Revolution. Nancy is a young girl living in the remote hills of Kenya. Her world ...

The Kingdom Is Safe

Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Jordan must be highly vigilant in its fight against ISIS, especially if it wants to continue playing such a critical role within the coalition. Even though ISIS has not launched a thorough offensive against Jordan, the writing is already on the wall.

Future Of Work And Education: An Introduction

Dawn E. Quaker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Dawn E. Quaker

The advent of new technology has historically moved society forward. Beginning with the onset of the Third Industrial Revolution and Digital Age in t...

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching "Climate Justice"

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

There remains an enormous gulf between the severity of the climate crisis and the attention given the crisis in U.S. schools and in widely used text material.

The Essence Of A Leader

Eric Sheninger | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Eric Sheninger

This acronym for L.E.A.D.E.R. is an attempt to identify the characteristics, attributes, and mindset to create a much better meaning for the word. What words would you change and why?

When It Comes To Publicly Funded Preschool, Are We Asking The Wrong Questions And Getting The Wrong Answers?

Todd Grindal | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Todd Grindal

As enrollment in publicly funded preschool grows, many policymakers are asking, "Does publicly funded preschool work?" This question seems sensible: preschool programs, especially high quality ones, do not come cheap.