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Community Wisdom and the Dyett High School Hunger Strikers

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Until we get to a point where decision making can be shared in Chicago and elsewhere, we will stand with the wisdom of our partners and friends at Dyett who are risking their well-being in their quest for a high performing community school.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.

Can China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education?

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

This article is the first in a What’s Working series that looks at innovative policy solutions pioneered by the Rural Education Action Program (...

Word Origin Comics: Who Are Those Masked Men and Crusading Women?

Larry Paros | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Guess who? "They are the ones who act first and talk later. They are fiercely independent thinkers who know how to fight the lizard brain (to use Set...

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Florence Nightingale Still Gets It Right: A Healthy Home Equals Healthy Kids

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will soon launch a new app that will allow families to conduct healthy home audits. Why? Because right now there are roughly 6 million substandard housing units nationwide, and low income persons are much more likely to live in them than their middle income peers.

A Mindfulness Dream Come True

Treasure Milinovich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Treasure Milinovich

I didn't know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school.

Why a High School Principal Gave Student Journalists More Editorial Control, After a Year of Prior Review

Student Press Law Center | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Student Press Law Center

Student journalists at East Lansing High School will now have editorial control of the school newspaper, Portrait, after last year's policy of prior administrative review that students said led to censorship.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Supercompressor | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Supercompressor

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: iStock/kupicoo Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are lite...

It's Time for an Emotion Revolution!

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I recently had the inspiring experience of sitting down with the associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to discuss the upcoming Emotional Revolution Summit (ERS) -- a game-changing effort between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Lady Gaga.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

College Students Ban Texting During Class

Sue Gober | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

Today was the first day of class for the Fall 2015 semester at our university. I am in the School of Education and help train the pre-service teachers. I thought it was an awesome start because our elementary/early childhood majors were excited, enthusiastic, energetic and talkative.

The Godfather of Public Computer Science Education

David Cahn | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
David Cahn

Meet Mike Zamansky, Don of the most successful computer science program in America, "The godfather of computer science education" according to iconic venture capitalist Fred Wilson.

For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

My 9-year-old daughter goes back to school this week as a brand new fourth grader. In preparation, we were mailed a list of school supplies to bring and found the usual suspects: markers, notebooks, binders, pencils...

Cultural Anthropology in Secondary Schools: An Essential Part of a 21st Century Education

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Cultural anthropology should be part of every student's secondary school education. Those who study anthropology know that the discipline cultivates resilience, persistence, confidence, openness, creativity, courage, patience, adaptability, perspective taking, empathy and self-control.

How to Eliminate ISIS

David Edmund Moody | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
David Edmund Moody

Perhaps the world's attitude of futility stems from the assumption that ISIS can only be conquered with weapons of war. The world is weary of war, especially in the Middle East, and with good reason.

When Culture and Tourism Join Forces Against Extremism

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The strategy behind ISIS's is the narrative of a "war on history." Relics, ruins and history are components of ISIS's strategy of imposing a "Year Zero" on the territory they have defined as a "caliphate."

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

Daniel Wong | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Daniel Wong

Education is about much more than getting good grades or earning prestigious degrees. Reflecting on the purpose of education, I've come up with a list of three truths that students must understand if they want to be happy and successful.

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Even on a "Busy Day" for "Busy People," reading is a wonderful way to expand children's worlds and to bond children and caregivers, and one that can start at birth. It also is a crucial way to help children gain the language and literacy skills needed for a good start in school.

Teach India! and the Importance of Integrating Historical Thinking Into Teaching

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Murali Balaji

In short, the three-day workshop proved to be one of the best examples of educational praxis -- a combination of content, historical thinking and critical inquiry, and cultural immersion. Teachers who participated said their perspectives had been transformed by the professional development training and cultural immersion.

The Most Frustrating Things People Say to a Homeschooling Parent

Jennifer Bly | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I have recognized that there are several frustrating things people say to a homeschool parent. I've heard these statements on numerous occasions, and while I realize they may be innocent, many of them are indirectly hurtful and even obnoxious.

Unleashing Our Children's Potential

Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Those political champions need to learn from places that have done this successfully -- even places with very different governmental models. On the one hand there is no doubt that there are innovative local parenting programs and early childhood education models underway.