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3 Things Cancer Taught Me At 28

Lauren Caris | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Caris

Cancer isn't normally something to be thankful for, but ultimately through the experience I learned some timeless truths. I will not be the last young person to receive a cancer diagnosis, and to those of the future, I offer this.

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2015 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.

Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...

The Haircut That Got A 5-Year-Old Sent Home From School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Black Voices

Jalyn Broussard was excited to show off his haircut at school last December. It was the first time the 5-year-old sported a different haircut than his...

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

How To Create Giant Success (And Live A Fulfilled Life In The Process)

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:

Building an Ecosystem of Higher Education Innovation

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Higher education institutions will face increasing pressure to counter the public perception that "too many degrees are a waste of money." This shift will require the expansion of the ecosystem of higher education innovation through partnerships with and the inclusion of new stakeholders.

Dylann Roof Went to School

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

Whether it's literature or some other key that opens the door, it's important that school communities explicitly reflect on our readiness to offer these children, and all children, the opportunities for moral development and moral leadership that our nation needs.

Classic Philosophy Hacks for the Modern Age

Andrea Maltman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Andrea Maltman

We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present company included -- cannot actually tell you, in 140 succinct characters, what that even is.

They Shot the Wrong Girl Says Malala's Favorite Author, Khaled Hosseini

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Alison van Diggelen

On Friday, she joined her favorite author, Khaled Hosseini (of Kite Runner fame) at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, for a hard hitting conversation about Islam, violence and her dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Education in Emergencies: Why Now is the Time to Act

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

There is a HUGE piece missing in making it possible for these women and men to save as many lives and support the rebuilding of as many families and communities as possible. That missing piece is education.

Guns 'R Us: Our Violent Words, Our Violent Ways

Larry Paros | Posted 07.02.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Sooner or later, we'll just have to "bite the bullet" on the subject. A century ago, before anesthesia, it was common to give a wounded soldier a bullet to bite on in order to divert his attention from the pain of a battlefield amputation

Getting Smart About Reality Television

Diana Montero | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Diana Montero

What really bothers me is that while you keep up with those Kardashians, the world is spinning and not waiting for anyone to become acquainted with the fact that the Amazon is in danger, or that indigenous peoples across the globe are being forced out of their native lands.

Lisa Holton Talks Common Core on Mondays with Marlo

Posted 07.02.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies linked with Common Core. Lisa expl...

Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

JP Fugler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.

Recovering New York City's Black History

Alan Singer | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dedicated a marker on Wall and Water Streets near the site of an 18th century slave market. It was established by the city's Common Council and operated from 1711 until at least 1762.

A Blueprint for Getting America Back on Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Given the economy's size and complexity, our problems cannot be solved by tinkering around the edges. Instead, a total revamp is necessary, one that both grows the middle class while reining in the runaway excess of the business class.

The 5 Things I Learned in my 20's

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts
Corey Ferrugia

If I were being honest, there was a lot of sacrifice, struggle, and discipline that went into getting to and maintaining that sort of state of being... a lot.

Indiana Teacher of the Year Facing New Lessons

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

He reclines on the floor with his head propped against the leg of someone who loves him. My guide dog Elias is content, but my leg is not his favorite leaning post anymore. Elias is retired.

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

Randy Turner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.

Are We Educating Students for a Future That Doesn't Exist?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Technology is changing how we live, work, and play, and the only way we can stay ahead of the game is to be anticipatory, looking at the Hard Trends that are shaping the future, especially with respect to education.

How Do We Include All Kids?

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Marc Joseph

How do we help our schools lift up the 24 percent of Americans needing the basic skills, and the other students not standing on the stage as valedictorians? One way is to volunteer your time or donate to tutor organizations that help those in need.

Education Policy Lessons From the Confederate Flag Debate

Marcus Bright | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Marcus Bright

The controversy surrounding the prominent display of the confederate flag and other relics of the confederacy has accelerated enormously in the wake of the mass murder of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a racially motivated terrorist.

Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

We are not flawless and the Hindu past is not unblemished. The future of our tradition, however, is not contingent on a perfect past or on immunity to criticism in the present. It depends on its ability to address human problems and to promote the flourishing of all human beings.

Malagasy Citizen

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

World leaders must change the course of history and the focus of their modus operandi or leave room for new leadership with alternative horizons. Africa must gain visibility and increasing importance in twenty-first century Earth.