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Tony Robbins and Bob Carr Join Forces to Change the World One Child at a Time

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Marianne Schnall

Bob Carr and Tony Robbins are both highly successful individuals, but this is not all they share in common: they both possess a strong desire to make a difference in deserving children's lives, like someone did for them.

Take Virtual Reality, Add 3D Printed Food: Will Anyone Stop Playing?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Pradeep Aradhya

In the current year alone we have seen everything from VR games, to educational experiences to VR medicine to even virtual sex experiences.

The Best Place in the World for Screenwriters to Write

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.27.2016 | Los Angeles
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

From Where I Stand: Zaad Al-khair

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig “The day I fled to Jordan there was heavy shelling in my neighbourhood. There were bom...

Spilled Milk: Let's Build an App for Struggling Readers

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Do you have a child who hates to read? I have two. As a heedless, promiscuous lover of words, I find it hard not to see my children's resistance to reading as anything but the ultimate karmic bitch-slap.

10 Ways to Cut College Education Costs

Students Rising Above | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

As high school graduations wind down, many college-bound students are setting their sights not only on entering college come fall, but also making sense of what can be complicated financial aid packages.

Has Integration In Schools Done More Harm Than Good for Black Learners?

Charles F. Coleman Jr. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices
Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Even as there are numerous advantages in having as diverse a classrooms, for some learners benefit from culturally affirming environments and being surrounded by others who look like them.

Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices

A recent Harvard graduate just gave a poetic speech that every student and teacher needs to hear. In his poem entitled "Lift Off," Donovan Livingston ...

Why I Turned Down My Dream School and Took a Gap Year

FlockU | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
FlockU

So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.

Lessons in Building a Green Future

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In just under one month children at the Ecole Ruban Vert - an international school I founded in my home country of Gabon - will depart for the summer...

Dear Department of Justice: The Constitution Does Not End at the Schoolhouse Doors and Plessy v. Ferguson Was Overturned - Right?

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

Black, Brown and poor communities across the United States deserve your commitment to "ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans," this includes ensuring equity in education because the constitution does not end at the school house door and you do know Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned, right!

The Berlin Wall Explained to Children

Gabi Ancarola | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Gabi Ancarola

How do you give words to a bunch of tears on the edge of your eyes? How do you put words to an overwhelming beating inside your chest. As I walked closer to the Wall, just one thought kept me going, "You don't read these feelings on a History book, and that's why you travel."

Student Success Comes Down to Zip Code

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Currently, school funding provides roughly equal resources to address vastly unequal needs. It is the single greatest point of discrimination in our educational system. Even in affluent districts, concentrated achievement gaps often reflect racial and socioeconomic segregation at the neighborhood level that magnify these unequal needs.

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.

Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Rob Bisceglie

For the sake of our children and a stronger future for our country, we should all hope that Congress takes actions that support the efforts of schools and organizations working to improve school and child health and not hinder them.

Health and Technology: What You Should Know

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Suren Ramasubbu

We are pioneers in a new world -- the digital world. As we seek to plant flags on new tech summits, it is important to be aware of the health risks involved in navigating this unknown and rocky terrain. Technology-induced accidents notwithstanding, the gadgets have already produced a variety of physical and mental maladies among the general public, which have been unknown or hitherto restricted to specific occupations.

Advice for the College Class of 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Sally Swanson

The level of stress and intense competition was at an all-time high. I was determined to become an architect no matter what -- not even being subjected to sexual harassment.

Kris Jenner Is Involved With An Ultra Shady New Business School

The Huffington Post | Hayley Cuccinello | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment

The latest Kardashian show should be "Kris Jenner Takes Business School/The Department Of Education." Kardashian clan matriarch Kris Jenner is the new...

Erie, Pennsylvania and the Death of Public Education

Peter Greene | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

Erie, Pennsylvania-- not exactly a teeming metropolis, but not exactly a one horse town, either-- is considering closing all of its high schools. Yes, at a meeting last week, the district's leaders were asked to consider if it might be more doable to just send all of Erie's teenagers to neighboring school districts.

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 3: No Right or Wrong Way of Teaching

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

There will be successes and failures, and there will also be some question marks about how it all went, which is very normal when you're breaking new ground. The important thing is a willingness to try, and if you make a mistake, to make it gracefully, and just carry on.

An Open Letter to Those About to Enter College, from Someone Halfway Through It

Tyler Lewis | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Tyler Lewis

our semesters ago I began my collegiate journey at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. I was fresh, excited and incredibly naïve. At the time, I figured college would be everything high school was not.

Why I Don't Trust Psychologists, Thanks to Idaho State University

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jocelyn Eikenburg

(Photo by Paula Silva via Flickr.com, licensed under a Creative Commons License) "Maybe you could talk to a counselor about that." That's what a go...

Less Talk, More Action: Collaborating to Reduce Racial Disparities in Education

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Today's guest author is Dr. Rev. PM Crowley Hillstrom. Racial equity is not simply a buzz phrase. It is the foundation on which our national consciou...

A Chicago Teacher's Struggle to Get Kids to College in a Culture of Violence and Fear

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Marilyn Rhames

Most nights, all I can do is close my eyes and pray for these Black and Latino kids, trusting the all-seeing eye to protect them from other kids who also bury their pistols beneath boxers and briefs, kids who aren't as afraid to point and shoot.