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More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

Leveraging Innovative Policy Options for Students

Smart Parents | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Imagine being an eighth grade student living in a small rural Midwest community with a passion to become a marine biologist taking an online course in Oceanography from a school, college, university or private provider located in Maine with national experts.

3 Life Lessons Adaptive Students Teach Their Ski Instructors

Liftopia | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel

Every day is different if you are an adaptive ski instructor. Names, faces, equipment and disabilities constantly vary and instructors need to be on their toes in order to keep up. But there's one thing that always remains the same: the learning curve.

Somebody Living With Autism Wants You To Read This

Shanell Mouland | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Do you understand that these children are good and innocent and put forth herculean effort to exist in a world where people like you make the rules?

Growth Mindset Parenting

Smart Parents | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Many of us want our children to understand that we love them, and to believe that life can be fulfilling. Developing those beliefs will help them prosper. There is another powerful, research-based belief that will help children thrive. It is called a growth mindset.

Transforming The Classroom Through The Practice Of Radical Gratitude

Owen Griffith | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
Owen Griffith

However, gratitude does not make every day perfect in our classroom. I still have bad days, where gratitude is hard to find and everything irritates me. But gratitude does help me to become a better teacher. Even on those challenging days, when I write a gratitude list, I feel a little better.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

Race in America - Word and Deed

Rick Ayers | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Ayers

To get beyond the headlines and the squirming of the exposed ones, there are two important things to consider. First, please, let's give at least some attention to the actual operation of racial oppression, something that goes beyond words.

A Bookstore Holds More Than Just Books

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Bookstores don't only hold books, they hold promises. Promises for new adventures, where new people and characters enter our lives with fascinating stories to tell us.

5 Things You Need to Land a Job After Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 03.26.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The key takeaway is that being well-dressed and having a law school diploma isn't enough; you need substantive, actionable qualifications that make you more valuable than other candidates. And being well connected can't hurt either.

March Madness: A Game Plan for Higher Education and College Athletes

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Helping student-athletes understand how the brain works should enable them to view the brain as something that can be strengthened and optimized, like the body. Through hard work and training, academic skills can develop in tandem with physical abilities.

The Indignant and Audacious Teacher

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 03.26.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Jill O'Malley, known to her readers as The Indignant Teacher, was a dedicated professional and mother of three from Boston. She shared many of the traits of the ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an initiative intended to identify and celebrate what is working in education.

DoE Mandates Now Prevent Teaching the Curricula for an Average of 35 Minutes of Every Class Period

D. A. Russell | Posted 03.26.2015 | Education
D. A. Russell

If we continue to hide behind the false mantra that it is simply "...bad funding, bad unions, bad children, and bad teachers..." then we will never get to the real fixes. We will simple pour more good money after bad.

Who, If Not Artists, Can Inspire Us In Days Of Change?

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 03.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

An authentic artist creates beauty that lifts us up to the highest within us. The Creativity of such an artist comes from his or her connection to the Divine Source, which is therefore able to make a truly constructive contribution to humanity.

The Dollars and Sense of a Basic Education

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

When average length of stay is over a year and over half the families who leave shelter return, would it not make sense to address the gap in a parent's education while they wait for a viable housing option to become available?

Q&A: Eileen Buckley -- EdTech CEO and Former School Admin

Vip Sitaraman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Vip Sitaraman

Eileen Murphy Buckley, former CPS administrator and founder of ThinkCERCA, has developed a framework that gives teachers a common language and set of practices that can be implemented across subjects to achieve differentiated instruction regardless of classroom set up.

Quiet Revolution = Peace

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We recently attended the Omega Mindfulness & Education Conference in New York City where we were inspired by connecting with our community of flawless activists.

A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part 1

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Many of those reading can remember exactly where they were during one or more --even several (or many) -- incidents of lethal school violence. These events erode at the core of safety we cherish for education.

Everything is Different Now: Parenting for Powerful Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

A TechCrunch article gave me pause, I looked out the airplane window from 34,000 feet and thought about how much the world has changed since I became a parent 30 years ago. Don Henley came up in a retro mix singing Everything is Different Now. Serendipity strikes again!

Reinventing the Mill

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Millinocket, Maine, with over a century of history, has chosen to find opportunity in change. Recognizing its greatest resource, its people, coupled with outstanding schools built during the height of the boom, it is becoming a surprising destination for international students.

An Unprecedented Look at Bullying

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Shefali Tsabary

To defeat bullying, we as parents must not rush to punish, but to understand. If our child is being bullied, we must act, but that act should not be to destroy the underlying dynamic that has led to the bullying, but to transform it.

Inappropriate Is the New Black(list)

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Book burnings have been fueled by claims that the fires cleanse us of evil ideas and threatening words. The fact is that censorship often cloaks itself in righteousness and protection of the young, the innocent, and the vulnerable.

The Necessity of LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

Mark Pino | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Pino

To get to the root of the problem and eradicate homophobic language in everyday jargon, we need to create a link between the word "gay" and the real faces of the LGBT community. Students need to be taught about the accomplishments of LGBT men, women and gender nonconformists.

Women's Colleges: The Launchpad to a Life of Leadership and Service

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

For me, Spelman College is more than an academic institution. It is the place where I first tasted the freedom to be myself without the fear of rejection or judgment. Spelman has become my North Star.

Have the Big Players Changed the Rental Real Estate Investment Market?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Residential rental property investing has always been a stable long term investment strategy for investors who want steady cash flow and appreciation in asset value as well. It's also a great way for the small investor to get started.