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Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.

7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.29.2015 | Black Voices

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Leadership for Social Justice Project in Tanzania: Making a Difference in the World

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a global community that promotes love, justice, equity, and compassion.

An Open Letter to Marco Rubio (and Other Deriders of the Humanities) From a Fellow Cuban-American

Bertha Alvarez Manninen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Bertha Alvarez Manninen

So, I go back to your original question: was it worth $50,000 of student debt to study philosophy? No -- it is worth so much more. Although my education did help me financially, it helped me in a way far deeper; something that cannot be captured with dollar amounts.

Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.

Three Lessons for Students From the Movie The Prophet

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Since it was published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has been loved by generations of readers. A new film, starring Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek, brings to life eight of Gibran's poems, each one illustrated by a different animator.

Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Lazy Summer Fantasy

Kelly Ruemmele | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Kelly Ruemmele

At the end of the last school year, two North Kansas City schools transitioned to the year round calendar. Parents had the opportunity to transfer their children to a traditional school or participate in the year round 45-15 plan. Some 95 percent of parents opted to stay.

Wise Lessons in Servant-Leadership from Howard University's President

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, Howard University's president Dr. Wayne Frederick is carrying on the tradition of inspiring college leadership set by Dr. Johnson, by our beloved Morehouse College president Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many civil rights activists in my generation.

5 Questions to Ask When Leaving a Secure Job for a Fresh Challenge: Thanks UMass, Hello Babson!

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Adam Sulkowski

Many thanks to all those at UMass for support and inspiration during the past decade, and looking forward with much excitement to a new chapter with those of you at Babson!

WATCH: Rapper Teaches Kids to Work Hard for Success

HooplaHa | Posted 08.28.2015 | Teen
HooplaHa

Drawing on his own personal experience as both a producer and rapper, Drumma Boy stresses the importance of hard work and sacrifice.

Teacher Was Late To School 111 Times Because Of Breakfast

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday tha...

New Orleans: An Unfinished Story

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

The story of rebirth in New Orleans' schools since Hurricane Katrina is one of nationally historic significance - but as is true of the city's recovery, it is a profoundly unfinished story.

Community Wisdom and the Dyett High School Hunger Strikers

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Until we get to a point where decision making can be shared in Chicago and elsewhere, we will stand with the wisdom of our partners and friends at Dyett who are risking their well-being in their quest for a high performing community school.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.

Can China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education?

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

This article is the first in a What’s Working series that looks at innovative policy solutions pioneered by the Rural Education Action Program (...

Word Origin Comics: Who Are Those Masked Men and Crusading Women?

Larry Paros | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Guess who? "They are the ones who act first and talk later. They are fiercely independent thinkers who know how to fight the lizard brain (to use Set...

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Florence Nightingale Still Gets It Right: A Healthy Home Equals Healthy Kids

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will soon launch a new app that will allow families to conduct healthy home audits. Why? Because right now there are roughly 6 million substandard housing units nationwide, and low income persons are much more likely to live in them than their middle income peers.

A Mindfulness Dream Come True

Treasure Milinovich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Treasure Milinovich

I didn't know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school.

Why a High School Principal Gave Student Journalists More Editorial Control, After a Year of Prior Review

Student Press Law Center | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Student Press Law Center

Student journalists at East Lansing High School will now have editorial control of the school newspaper, Portrait, after last year's policy of prior administrative review that students said led to censorship.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Supercompressor | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Supercompressor

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: iStock/kupicoo Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are lite...

It's Time for an Emotion Revolution!

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I recently had the inspiring experience of sitting down with the associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to discuss the upcoming Emotional Revolution Summit (ERS) -- a game-changing effort between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Lady Gaga.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."