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A Parent's Guide to College Freshmen

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Adele Scheele

Try not to judge. Be supportive and encourage them to use this first year of college as a laboratory to learn about themselves while they're learning about the world.

5 Reasons to Start College Planning in Middle School

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Todd VanDuzer

We're not talking about going on college tours, or looking at dorm rooms, or even picking up a brochure. But since your student isn't in high school yet, this is the perfect time to make sure they're headed in the direction of success.

Word Origin Comics:How Classy Are You Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Let's have a class about class. It's not easy.

Four Things I Wish I Knew When Entering College

Students Rising Above | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Students Rising Above

My life has been nothing of the ordinary. However, I have managed to survive and rise above the tragedies. As a high school student in Richmond, California, I was determined to get out of my bad neighborhood.

"Is My Child Gifted?" Sending Up a Flare from Lake Wobegon

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I just tire of parents who ramble on about presumed or actual giftedness for the purpose of deflecting attention away from other reasons their child is going off the rails in school.

Make Time for Rhyme

Susan B. Katz | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Susan B. Katz

I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.

Guns: What Teachers Should Carry

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

When it comes to guns, what teachers should carry isn't a weapon -- it's the weight of the debate. Teachers must at least have more courage than Congress. At least let the kids study the issue.

Boy Talk at Recess: Pokemon, Light Sabers, and Things That Go Boom

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

As a parent, my heart sank when I got the email at the end of my day. It read, "Re: Son's Bad Choices." It was from my son's classroom teacher and it chronicled my 9-year old's decision to use his parent-led classroom art time to express his recent interest in morbid-talk.

The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood (Excerpt #2)

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Kevin Powell

One rainy day when I was eight years old, my mother told me to put on my clothes; we were going around the corner to the drugstore to call my father. My heart pumped with excitement--in sharp contrast with my mother's somber and resolute demeanor.

In America in 2015, This Is the Problem That We All Live With

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Katie Mgongolwa

This is what I think about now, during lockdown drills. I think about how kindergarten is just around the corner for my three year old and I wonder at the lunacy of her future self, participating in lockdown drills, practicing on learning how to stay alive.

Building Peace: Service-Learning Project Honors Martin Richard

Mia Toschi | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

Altogether -- 2015 has been one of the deadliest on record: 41 school shootings affecting tens of thousands of children, according to Erik Endress, CEO of Share911. We can't ignore the grim facts or enter into lengthy debates about gun policy. However, we can do something right now.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Temporary Police Order

Peter Greene | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

The preferred method for teaching and testing reading in the [Insert Name Here] Core Standards is to treat reading as a discrete set of skills, completely unrelated to any prior knowledge. This is a problem.

We Need an Army of the Kind

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

There are many pieces to this complex puzzle but another important place for prevention is within our schools. It should not be overlooked that most of these shootings take place in institutions that house our most vulnerable citizens -- our children

Reversing the Systemic, Structural Disinvestment in Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Unfortunately for children's programs, Congress has chosen to subject the programs on the discretionary side of the budget to significant cuts and hard spending limits or "sequestration" in an effort to cut the federal budget deficit.

Striking Photos Show What Classrooms Around The World Look Like

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact

Whether they are coaching students on valuable skills or inspiring kids beyond the classroom, teachers not only give us the tools to succeed -- they'r...

A Young Woman's Etiquette Guide to Coding

Nicole Kelner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Nicole Kelner

We are no longer in the age of etiquette dinners and coming of age balls, but rather have entered a beautiful era of programming and engineering. This is an essential guide crafted to teach young women how to properly learn to code.

Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts

Monday is World Teacher's Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the glo...

We Could Be Providing Better Education Solutions to Low-Income Americans, But Aren't

Ben Hecht | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

When my grandfather came to this country, he barely spoke English, but he was able to get a good enough education that allowed him to compete in the economy at the time and land a good enough job to support and build his family.

Is Better Information Improving Students' Return on Investment? Lessons From Chile

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 10.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Much has been said about the need for better information on college outcomes. Especially in an era of spiraling college costs and rising debt, it is more important than ever for students to be able to understand their return on investment - and thus, the theory goes, make better decisions.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Millennial Speaks Out About a More Compassionate Society

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Millennials seem to getting a bad rap as if they are too self-centered and privileged. But, in my experience as a parent and psychoanalyst, the Millennials are politically adept, inclusive, and passionate about their ideals

How the Solar Decathlon Provides an Innovative Education

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

In the biennial event, teams composed of college students from across the globe design, assemble and operate solar-powered homes. Students strive to create structures that are attractive, effective and energy-efficient.

The Real Reason It Takes So Long To Become A Doctor

Quora | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education

Before 1910, there weren't really any standards for medical education in the US. Someone could go to school, get a degree, hang a shingle somewhere and call themselves whatever they liked.

A Somber Message on World Teachers' Day 2015: Our Teachers Are at Risk

The Conversation US | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

What is among the first actions that brutal totalitarian regimes take upon assuming power? They imprison, exile or "disappear" teachers.