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How to Allocate Educational Resources

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Soren Petersen

Today's university students are faced with some of the toughest challenges in the history of humankind and yet, our current educational system may n...

McGraw-Hill CEO Says It Has Done Enough To Fix Its Description Of Slaves As ‘Workers'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.08.2015 | Black Voices

David Levin, CEO of textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education, responded to controversy that sparked this week when a picture of a passa...

Why Everyone Should Join an Accelerator

Bobby George | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Bobby George

In a very real, almost palpable sense, accelerators harken back to the forgotten days of apprentices, where the long afternoons of tedious practice spent toiling in the hot afternoon sun were rewarded by the cool breeze of Olympian-Inspired dreams captured by the main nightly event.

5 Lessons Hogwarts Teaches Us on How to Create the Ideal Learning Environment

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Pam Allyn

Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...

Building Positive Relationships to Break the School-To-Prison Pipeline

Alex M. Johnson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Alex M. Johnson

Fostering a positive learning environment requires investing time and resources. One important investment is a meaningful process for students, parents, educators, school staff, and others in the school community to shape and make decisions about school discipline based on the specific needs of their community.

A Non-Profit, From an Insider's Perspective

Publicolor | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact

Publicolor is a longterm youth development program that engages high-risk students ages 12-24 in their education year-round in a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success three days a week for four to five years before and then through college until graduation.

Arne Duncan's Legacy: Growing Influence of a Network of Private Actors on Public Education

The Conversation US | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Arne Duncan did not invent political networks. And yet, to use a term of education professors Janelle Scott and Catherine DiMartino, he has acted as a "gatekeeper" by bringing a private network to the fore in education, and further opening public education to privatized influences.

The Devils of Darwin: Satan Takes on the Tea Party

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Democrats do not seem up to the task of taking on this new breed of crazy. With the freak show called the GOP primary season in full swing, the time has come to offer up a political counterbalance to dangerous right wing extremism -- beyond what traditional Democrats can muster.

A Parent's GPS Guide to Confident Homeschooling

Pat Fenner | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pat Fenner

With homeschooling on the rise, more and more parents are assuming a direct responsibility for their children's education. No matter how committed we are or in it for the long haul, however, there are times when all homeschooling parents experience a crises of confidence.

When a School Markets Students as Charity Cases

Amy Costello | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Amy Costello

Philanthropic giving for K-12 education rose more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to a Michigan State University study. By some estimates, it's a few billion dollars each year.

Justin Aion: Why Do We Send Kids to School?

A Teacher Like You | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

You don't get into teaching for the glory. I don't drive my Ferrari to school and then peel out after the bus to go home and swim in my pool of money. We're here to glorify our students, to show the work that they've done and how much better they are than they were yesterday.

New School In Ghana Learns Art And English Via App

Elbi | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact

You know that time you kill on your phone? Candy Crush blah blah, or just vacantly swiping through a negative news feed? The Elbi community are putting that time to good use and helping a new school in Ghana with English and Art lessons, straight from their phones.

Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

Jim Luce | Posted 10.08.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

Dual Language Programs: must go back to their roots

Donna Nevel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

Dual Language education cannot become a domain of the privileged, but, rather, must go back to its roots of honoring and valuing the different languages, cultures, and identities that make up the children and families of our school system.

The Things That Coffee Can't Fix

Amber Kane | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Amber Kane

Drink another cup of coffee, yes more coffee that will fix everything. That's what I kept telling my tired body, and while I drank A LOT of coffee , it seemed like my weariness was deeper than what the caffeine could reach, and so I had to push back the voice that just kept saying, why not try a stronger cup of coffee, why not drink the one labeled dark magic, and instead listen to the one saying, stop.

The Common Core State Standards Are Good for Democrats and Republicans

Bill Richardson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Bill Richardson

The fact is, these standards are good for everyone. That's why none of the efforts to repeal the standards this year--that's zero--have succeeded. And for the sake of our students, I'm proud to say I'm confident they never will.

Angela Hanscom: Stop Blaming Parents (Including Yourself) For Sensory Disorders

Lee Lee | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.

What Malala Yousafzai Feared More Than A Confrontation With Terrorists

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.08.2015 | OWN

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Review: How Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, And Cory Booker Flunked School Reform

The National Book Review | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

No one was tasked with informing Newark that its school system was about to be overhauled by a pair of politicians with a think-tank plan, backed by a Silicon Valley fortune.

Thinking Past Stovepipes: Solar Electricity on Roof and Classroom

A. Siegel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

If we care solely about EROEI (energy return on energy invested), there are many (MANY) things to do before putting up on solar panels. If, however, we care broadly about EROI (Educational Return On Investment), then the solar panels begin to make sense as part of an educational energy investment.

A Parent's Guide to College Freshmen

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Adele Scheele

Try not to judge. Be supportive and encourage them to use this first year of college as a laboratory to learn about themselves while they're learning about the world.

5 Reasons to Start College Planning in Middle School

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Todd VanDuzer

We're not talking about going on college tours, or looking at dorm rooms, or even picking up a brochure. But since your student isn't in high school yet, this is the perfect time to make sure they're headed in the direction of success.

Word Origin Comics:How Classy Are You Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Let's have a class about class. It's not easy.

Four Things I Wish I Knew When Entering College

Students Rising Above | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Students Rising Above

My life has been nothing of the ordinary. However, I have managed to survive and rise above the tragedies. As a high school student in Richmond, California, I was determined to get out of my bad neighborhood.

"Is My Child Gifted?" Sending Up a Flare from Lake Wobegon

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I just tire of parents who ramble on about presumed or actual giftedness for the purpose of deflecting attention away from other reasons their child is going off the rails in school.