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Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.

At The Top Of Her Game: Celebrating PeopleAdmin's Next Inspired2Educate Honoree

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

What do sports and education having in common? Quite a bit, if you ask our latest Inspired2Educate honoree Marjorie Masse, who currently works as a m...

Why I'm Most Excited About South by South Lawn

Damian Bazadona | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

SXSL is thrilling not only for gathering creative thinkers and entrepreneurs in our nation's capital, but for its focus on doing good and inciting change. I'm honored to take part in this event that challenges us to make a positive difference in our country.

Finding Educational Opportunity in Poverty

David M Kirby | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
David M Kirby

Receiving support and guidance is one of the challenges that students in poverty face when attempting to secure scholarships and pursue higher education.

Abandoning the Old Gods, Manufacturing New Ones

Joel Gruber | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Joel Gruber

In Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods, a fictitious god named Wednesday bemoans the capricious nature of American worship: "This is a bad land for gods ... the old gods are ignored. The new gods are as quickly taken up as they are abandoned, cast aside for the next big thing."

Diary of a School Leader: Worst Interview Ever

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 09.28.2016 | College
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I don't mind telling you that early in my search to land a new teaching job my interviews were abysmal.

Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg; Enver Motala, University of Fort Hare; Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand; Mondli Hlatshwayo, ...

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.

My Request For A New Title For Women

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Catherine Nagle

Thank you so much, for hearing my request, during this most important debate!

White Racism May Hurt the Health of Both Whites and Blacks

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Yasmin Anwar Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research published in Psy...

Poverty and Education

Vicki Cobb | Posted 09.27.2016 | Education
Vicki Cobb

I am always looking for topics for this blog about learning that is interesting, exciting and engaging for both teachers and students. Last year I wr...

Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...

The Founder Of This Charity Is Doing The Impossible (And You Can Too)

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Katie Meyler wrote the above poem after Abigail, a 11 year-old girl she met in Liberia's impoverished West Point region, went missing. Meyler, founde...

Popeye Deformity

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The biceps muscle goes from the shoulder to the elbow. And when it ruptures at the shoulder area it is called a "popeye" muscle. The biceps muscle sup...

The Moment that Forever Changed the Way I Teach

Teach Plus | Posted 09.27.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Mary-Margaret Mara At the beginning of every school year, I find myself pondering what my students will be like, what their needs will be, and whe...

Elite NYC Private School Faces Gay Rights Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

A former administrator of a roughly $40,000-per-year New York City private school for gifted children filed a lawsuit last week claiming his contract ...

Back to School Event Targets Growing Prison Pipeline

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.26.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

It's back to school across the U.S., which means it's time to fill out the lists of school supplies you're never quite sure your child really needs. This can mean an expensive influx of bills, but thankfully, a number of group have rallied to the aid of kids in need, which in turns helps quell the school-to-prison pipeline.

Disagreeing Agreeably: Dedicating Ourselves to Productive Dialog

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Frederick M. Lawrence

"Has it always been like this?" That was the question I was asked not quite three years ago, in the midst of the two-week shutdown of the federal government, by a student on my campus. In the years since then, the level of incivility in our political life, as evidenced by the current Presidential campaign, has only gotten worse. I sought to reassure my student, and to do so not with platitudes but with examples. I chose two.

Deaf Influence on Consumer Technology

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.25.2016 | Technology
Lydia L. Callis

When hearing people think about exciting new technologies for those who are deaf, their minds most likely jump to the latest developments in cochlear implants or hearing aids.

Walking Encyclopedias, Cash Clerks and Nose Wipers

Yiming Ma | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Yiming Ma

Two months ago, a colleague shared with me a T-shirt describing a long list of responsibilities horrifying in scope and scale. Including roles such as...

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.

Teaching The Greeks And Critical Thinking -- Part 12: Can You Be a Good Person if You Don't Believe in an Afterlife?

Frank Breslin | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: So far, we've been discussing how the Greeks viewed this life given their view of the afterlife, then whether the belief in the afterlife tod...

The Resurgence Of Storytelling

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
Devishobha Ramanan

As long as humanity has lived, stories have passed from one generation to the next. Stories have been the central focus in paintings by great artists, in beautiful songs by singers, themes for dance performances. Lately, storytelling has made it as a unique learning tool in the classroom as well!

Everything Your High Schooler Needs to Know About Applying to College

Quora | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education

What should students be aware of when applying to colleges today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

This Is The Price Of Your Woman Card

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 09.23.2016 | HuffPost Live 321