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Peace is the Language of my War

Esrat Karim Eve | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Esrat Karim Eve

I always tell people that a woman in a developing country is like a circus elephant. What we see in the circus is how the mighty enormous elephant is leashed in a weak chain without knowing about his power of crumbling the chain effortlessly.

The nation's health is on our plate

Kirsten Saenz Tobey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Kirsten Saenz Tobey

Why it's on all of us to ensure access to healthy, clean-label food in schools As the co-founder of Revolution Foods and a mom to three growing yo...

Out Loud and Off-Screen: The Power of the Spoken Word

Graeme Blackman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Graeme Blackman

As April comes to an end and the city of Baltimore is seared by racial conflict, I have been thinking about one of the great examples of the enormous power of public oratory, which occurred 47 years ago and whose anniversary is rarely noted.

Harvesting Teachers of Color to Improve - And Save - Lives

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Common sense suggests students may learn best from dedicated teachers who can relate to them. Hard science may support that proposition, too. Some r...

Post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Leadership Needed to Keep Pregnant Young Girls in School

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Not only is this a poorly cloaked assault on the right to education for these girls, it ignores the reality of what young girls in Sierra Leone face in terms of control over their bodies as well as access to reproductive health services.

To Strengthen Higher Ed, We Must Look to Accreditation

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

At the U.S. Senate prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), accreditation stands as one of the most important tools available to strengthen postsecondary education. Accreditation ultimately sets the standard for all colleges and universities to achieve.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weird News
Quora

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Et Tu, Kimmy Schmidt? The Unbreakable Attack on Teachers

Ali Solomon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Ali Solomon

In a show that both heightens and subverts stereotypes, this seems like a particularly uninspired approach to such a timely, polarizing issue.

GOP Budget Subsidizes Military Industrialization on the Frontier of Climate Change

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Apparently unimportant to the House Majority is the potentially devastating impact of their budget resolution on everyday people -- the $4.5 trillion in cuts to domestic spending on which many Americans deeply depend, including food stamp programs, Pell Grants, Head Start, and Medicaid.

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Smart Parents | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Because I am always looking at birds and listening to their songs, my daughter Jade has become something of a birdwatcher too. As parents and educators, we can help children discover their true passions and learn with and from the natural world. Here are my 10 key principles to inspire a love of learning in nature.

Critics of Colleges Should Listen to What Employers Really Want From Students

John A. Tures | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When it comes to college costs, Victor Davis Hanson should check out where the money is actually spent.

Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority

Jim Steyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Jim Steyer

As we all know, kids don't sit in corporate boardrooms and don't have the votes or economic power to make their voices heard. Yet, their success in life is absolutely essential to our nation's future. And when we stand up for all kids, we stand up for the best interests of our own kids

Power of Play: Applied Knowledge, Engaged Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

My wife and I have both taught for a number of years in progressive public schools. The last few years have made us think deeply about how we want to educate our children, and to revisit how that influences our work in public education.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How then 24 year-old Sameer Mehta Sold His First Startup to Mark Cuban then Cofounded His Second Startup with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many people, let alone college students, would go out of their way to cold-email more than 100 seasoned entrepreneurs and investors asking for feedback on their startup.

Stuck Outside the Poor Door

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The contrast between the haves and have-nots might be especially stark at that New York building, but millions of families across the country are finding themselves on the wrong side of the poor door.

On the Fence About Home Purchase? Look at Rent-To-Own

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There are a great many people sitting on the sidelines when it comes to a home purchase. There are plenty of valid reasons for their hesitation.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

Reflections of an Octogenarian IX: On Educational Leadership -- Principles for Principals

Larry Paros | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

If we hope to turn our schools around, we need not only great teachers, but also great principals. It's not an unreasonable premise. The school executive plays a significant factor in determining a school's fate.

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates With Our Foundation

Jim Luce | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Jim Luce

1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world -- or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so.

How an Underperforming Georgia School Turned It Around

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Education
Sir Ken Robinson

I dislike the term "dropouts." It implies that these young people have failed the system. It's often more accurate to say that the system has failed them. If you were running a business and every year you lost a quarter or more of your customers, you might start to wonder if the real problem was them or your business.

Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

Spiritual Life in Education: The New Ivy League

Suza Scalora | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

During an interview with the world-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, we spoke about the intentional focus the news media gives to violence a...