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How to Talk to Your Son About Rape: A Guide for Dads and Hockey Fans

Caleb Probst | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Caleb Probst

The following is the transcript of how I would imagine the conversation between me and my son would unfold. Feel free to use it as a template for discussing these issues with your own children.

Why We Need to Take Investment in African Development Seriously

Atti Worku | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Atti Worku

This July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and addressed the African Union (AU). In doing so, he became not only the first U.S. president to address the AU in its 52-year history, but the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit the country of Ethiopia.

Why Personalizing Video Learning in the Classroom is Important

Michal Tsur | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Michal Tsur

Let's look at how video can be used quite easily to personalize and adapt the teaching and learning experience for different types of learners, as well as their teachers. To illustrate, I'm using some of our favorite childhood characters.

Rising Tides: Building a Better New Orleans for Our Students

Erika McConduit-Diggs | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices
Erika McConduit-Diggs

Ten years have passed since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and as we commemorate that fateful August day and its aftermath, we should also remember to celebrate one of the most remarkable stories of New Orleans' recovery--its students.

It Takes a Village

Jessica Markowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Good News
Jessica Markowitz

I will never forget brushing my fingers across my great uncle Adam's arm, where his number was tattooed permanently, and feeling his pain as I looked in his eyes. "Never again," he told me.

Why We World-School Our Children

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

My wife and enjoy our time with our kids, but not all of our time, especially when we're traveling. Having the kids in school allows us to do some stress-free sightseeing, go for longer walks, exercise, and rest.

Empowered Ethiopian Mothers Create Ripple Effect of Social Good

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

The success of this initiative cannot be denied. This program, by granting thousands of the country's most at-risk children a second chance, has essentially built a bridge over an impassable moat.

School Discipline: Standing Up for All Children in the Public School System

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Two kindergartners were sent to the principal's office during their second week of school. One hit a little girl after she refused to share a toy. The other smacked a little boy after he cut to the front in the lunch line.

40% Of Children In Mideast Conflict Zones Aren't In School: UN

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nation...

Education and Health: the Spandrels to Build a Gender Equal World

Graca Machel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Graca Machel

Education and health. Intertwining education and health can ensure girls can not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. Separately, education and health are important for every girl. Linked together, they could change the world.

Death by Drought

826 Valencia | Posted 09.02.2015 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Sure, we've all heard about the drought. It is causing a dry spell with very little rain, and it is drying out the landscape. But there is one terrifying fact that most people don't know: the drought is literally MOVING us!

Protesters On Hunger Strike For 17 Days Ask Education Department To Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Two Chicago protesters who have been fasting for 17 days over the future of a local high school traveled to Washington D.C. this week to take their fi...

Millennials -- Why They're Buying Homes and Why They're Not

Ryan Poelman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

There could be some interesting conclusions drawn from this survey. You can't do anything about job prospects or their concerns and financial stability. However, if you want to sell a home to a Millennial, there are some things that look like they would grease the wheels.

Real Estate Investors Aren't Just About Rentals

Scott Yancey | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

This article is for both the general public and real estate investors. Yes, the rental property investor does drive a huge market. Wholesalers and fix & flip investors both enjoy a major customer base in the rental property investor group.

The Dyett Hunger Strikers and Julius Rosenwald

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Rosenwald was a corporate magnate at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. But his greatest contribution to American life was as a philanthropist. Rosenwald seeded the development of more than 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities throughout the South.

The Conversations Adults are Afraid to Have

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Two and a half weeks into fifth grade, and we have already defined some pretty hard words. Some of the first words added to our dictionaries were "institutionalized racism" and "privilege". These are words that I'm not even really comfortable defining. Honestly, most people aren't.

How Can We Get Books to the Children Who Need Them Most?

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

The Future of America's Schools of Education: Repair or Replace?

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

I can't count the number of times I have heard critics say we just need to blow up our education schools. Beyond disliking the expression, it would be a terrible error.

Ominous Signs en Route to a Unique School for Girls in Afghanistan

Beth Murphy | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Beth Murphy

When I arrived, Razia Jan was at the airport to greet me. She is the founder of the Zabuli School and the the woman I came to film with, celebrating the groundbreaking of her new women's community college. Before saying anything, Razia gave me her signature chuckle, followed by, "God help you."

The Dawn of a New School Year: Four Questions to Ask and to Live Into

Wayne Meisel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

All across the country students have begun something new, the start a school year. There will be all kinds of new events, orientations held, surveys administered. In the midst of all that, just remember, sometimes the questions you ask are more powerful than the answers you give.

5 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With Tryouts

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since many of your kids are in the thick of this, we need to have a good conversation about it sooner rather than later. I'm talking about one of the most stressful aspects of going back to or starting high school. So let's all say it out loud once and for all -- #TRYOUTS.

Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori!

Bobby George | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Bobby George

As we looked at the calendar, and started to plan the week, we wanted to make a special note of Maria Montessori's birthday. We found ourselves wanting to celebrate, to wish her good tidings and spread her joy of learning through a birthday card.

How Starbucks' 100k Opportunities Launch Demonstrated a Belief That Young People in Chicago Matter

Paul Kendrick | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

A woman who has worked with young people in Chicago her whole career walked into the convention center room at McCormack Place on August 12 and started to cry. Looking around, she couldn't believe something that looked like this was being done for the kids she loves.

Why School Superintendents Should Act More Like CEOs

Joel Gagne | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Joel Gagne

One of the main critiques of schools that I hear is that they need to be "more like the private sector" when they are running their school districts. This is true in one regard. Superintendents need to start acting like the CEOs they are instead of the educator that many were trained to be.