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Ease the Anxiety of Back to School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Discuss what to expect. Allow your child to express what they're afraid of, and make sure to follow-up with validating statements such as, "I know that must feel so scary. When I was a kid, I felt that way, too." If they don't open up, try asking, "How are you feeling about going to school?"

The Homeschooling Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Quinn Cummings | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Four years ago, my daughter Alice was coasting through school on the parts she did like (words) and charming her way out of the bits she hated (number...

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.

Are Trends Saying "Invest Walkable?"

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices and the health of a very important component of our economy.

The HUD-1 Just Keeps on Growing

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

The government had already decided to simplify the HUD-1 by doubling the number of pages to four. That's not necessarily a problem, but many real estate and mortgage professionals actually found that their borrowers were more confused by the new four page form than before.

The Pope and Civic Studies

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

Civic studies is a movement to challenge detachment. We seek to reintegrate what the modern world and theories of knowledge based on the stance of being "outside the world" have split apart. Laudato Si' and the civic studies movement both seek a reintegration of body and mind.

HuffPost Honor Roll: Barbershop Outreach Gets Black Boys Reading

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Poverty Affects Education--And Our Systems Perpetuate It

Sean Slade | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Sean Slade

Poverty affects our education, our economy, and our future. It is becoming the norm, and we appear reluctant to address it. We have the steps in place to change it--and we've had these steps for over half a century. What has been waning is our will to act and our determination to succeed.

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

Money That Could Be Going to Social Services and School Is Instead Going to Illinois' Pension Debt

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.24.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois state elected officials are working on creating a budget for the new fiscal year. But even once that budget is agreed upon, there won't be ne...

Finding More Than Yourself in College

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 07.24.2015 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Young people need extracurricular activities to help them develop into well-rounded adults. However, if students want to get the most out of college, they need to engage in these activities but not allow them to become a distraction from their academic endeavors.

An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.

Women in STEAM-Related Fields

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is of great importance that I'll be able to share with other participants some aspects of our distinct cultures, hence improving our understandings of different cultures and giving us an unbiased view towards certain aspects.

I Can Do It!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.

Making Connections With WiSci Sisters Around the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...

Belonging: Pre-Camp Speculations

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.

5 Fancy (And Pricey) Ways Parents Will Pay To Get Their Kids Ahead

LearnVest | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents

When you're juggling one too many financial priorities, you can't always afford Saturday math camps and private tutors -- unless you go into debt helping junior keep up with the Joneses' kids.

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for paren...

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 5: What's Wrong with Standardized Testing?

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

There are several problems with standardized testing. (1.) Many test questions are flawed: some have no right answer, while others have more than one...

What "Inside Out" May Be Saying About Gender

Paul Emerich France | Posted 07.23.2015 | Education
Paul Emerich France

I think "Inside Out" is a social-emotional masterpiece. But with a more critical eye, it could help raise interesting questions about how we, as a society, can liberate ourselves and our emotions, regardless of gender or gender identity.

Why an Anti-Screen Family Has Gone Blended

Smart Parents | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

The philosophy behind Acton Academy is that each student is on a hero's journey and that adults should empower students to drive their own learning. After observing Acton Academy for a day, my husband and I decided to move from Hawai'i to Texas so that our children could attend that school.

Ready for Take-off

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My journey to Rwanda starts in less than three hours. By this time tomorrow I will be in Washington D.C. with thirty other girls, trying -- and undoubtedly failing -- to get some sleep before our thirteen-hour flight to Africa.

Aashka in Africa- My Thoughts Before...

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

I can't believe I am one of 30 high school girls across the nation to be selected to travel on a 3-week trip to Rwanda, Africa to learn about something I love! This trip is a combination of everything I am passionate about.

The Evidence or the Morgue

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Many years ago, when I was a special education teacher, I had a summer job at a residential school for emotionally disturbed children. The school happened to be located in a former tuberculosis sanitarium.

Growing Students' Brains in the Summer

Teach Plus | Posted 07.23.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

Growing up, I experienced one of public education's intractable problems between June and September -- the summer brain drain. It was like all that Algebra and English never happened.