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New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Christine C. Quinn

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

Celebrating Girls During Womens History Month

Fatima Scipio | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

It is a reminder that women of power come in all shades of greatness and beauty. It gives us the opportunity to show generations of girls that there is a power within each and every one of us that when used for good can impact humanity for the greater good.

The Foreign Language Requirement

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Kassandra Fotiadis

There is no denying that there has been a significant drop in foreign language study both in high schools and at the undergraduate level. Enrollment has dropped by 6.7 percent since 2009. Furthermore, about 100,000 fewer students took college language classes in 2013.

Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.

Kids in Groundbreaking 'Kindness Curriculum' Get Better Grades

Jason Powers | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Jason Powers

Harvard's report suggested that, through the guidance of adults, children need to practice caring and helpfulness as well as learn to manage destructive feelings. This can begin by simply teaching them to take a deep breath. The multiplication table can wait.

Of Teachers and Educational Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

With the digital revolution spreading its wings into all aspects of society, its inroads into academia are unavoidable. It is therefore essential that teachers be prepared both mentally and skill-wise in the use of technology in the classroom.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Serial Developer and Scholly CTO Nick Pirollo

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

He loves how the companies he works with helps him solve interesting problems that impact the lives of millions of people.

International School Meals Day: From the U.S., Central African Republic to Syria

William Lambers | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

On International School Meals Day think of this ultimate goal: That every child in the world should receive food and education. Our generation should be the one that makes this wish for children come true.

More Ambition Needed to Finish the Job for Out-of-School Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

This year is particularly important for our work on creating a more just and equitable world. It's the deadline world leaders set for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.

Let's Talk About Saving Central America

Kassia Binkowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Kassia Binkowski

In rural Guatemalan communities, less than 10 percent of students finish high school. This isn't the product of laziness or apathy. These desperate statistics are nothing more than the result of a fundamentally broken and exclusionary education system.

Career Day Re-Engineered

Be An Engineer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Be An Engineer

As a female engineer, I can't say I'm surprised. But what she does mimic is my excitement for my job, my confidence and my devotion to the science that makes my work so important.

Bringing Back What Works in Education

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

Why is music important? We hear from Education Through Music partner schools that students are more engaged, attendance rates increase, and academic achievement rises. Numerous other research and data have confirmed the positive impact of music education in schools.

My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

I think South Africa needs more taxi drivers like Paul, and kids like the ones in Philippi. I think it needs more sociology and international relations majors. Because if you don't know why things are the way they are, it's going to be difficult to push with any impact toward the way they ought to be.

Paying For College: Are Scholarships Taxable?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.26.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scho...

Anya Kamenetz's 'The Test' Points the Way to the Future

John Thompson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
John Thompson

With the rise of the Millennials, who best know the harsh truth about high-stakes testing, and the "creepy" implications of data-driven stigmatization and tracking of children, the days of test-driven reform should be numbered.

Shahien Nasiripour

For-Profit College Students Refuse To Repay Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Last November, Latonya Suggs, a 28-year-old Cincinnati woman with an infant son, went to a hotel ballroom in Southern California and told two of the f...

How An Anti-Tech Teacher Ended Up Creating A Mobile App To Improve Education In Africa

Toni Maravigila | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Toni Maravigila

Sometimes, the things we resist can house the most potential. For me, it was technology. After understanding its usefulness, I embraced its potential to educate students.

Self-directed Retirement Accounts and Turnkey Rental Investing

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

The investor who wants to invest in rental property without searching out homes, doing rehab, finding tenants and handling management find this an attractive option. There are advantages to this approach.

5 Myths And Facts About Ontario's Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Karyn Pickles | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Living
Karyn Pickles

Unfortunately, misconceptions and misinformation about this curriculum are continuing to make their way around the Internet, mostly because people seem bound and determined to willfully ignore the actual facts before forming an opinion. So today I'm going to address the most common myths about the new curriculum.

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.

A Mile Wide and a Mile Deep

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

The tension between breadth and depth is one that will never go away, so long as there are strong curricular demands that we must adhere to. Using these techniques can help teachers better manage this conundrum in a manner that gives students the most rewarding learning experience possible.

Black Millennials: We Need Your Presence, Not Just Your Success

Rashawn Davis | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.

Five Questions for LaVerne Evans Srinivasan

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.24.2015 | Education
Carnegie Corporation of New York

LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, the new Vice President of Education Programs at Carnegie Corporation of New York, speaks with Deanna Lee, the Corporation's Chief Communications and Digital Strategies Officer, about finding inspiration and innovation.

Congress, Don't Abandon Latino Students. Don't Pass H.R. 5!

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 02.24.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

At a time when stark achievement gaps remain unresolved, when increased funding in education is more badly needed than ever, and when too many schools are seeking to exempt English language learners from their accountability systems, H.R. 5 threatens to exacerbate the educational inequities that have long held back Latino students in our schools.