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5 Things I Want For My Children In Elementary School

The Mid | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
The Mid

If we don't have time in a day to let our children play on the playground or kick a ball on the field together at school, something is very, very broken.

Doing Harm

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

Today I held a 2-year-old's chin in place so a man could slit her throat. She had an infected cyst in her neck that needed removing, and I knew the su...

Imagine If We All Worked Together

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Since my arrival at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in July 2006, I have seen the potential in this community for growth and prosperity.

Detroit South: What Is It the South Is, (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing?

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.21.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.

Renter Nation -- Are We Headed That Way?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Reasons are logical, but the question is whether we're really headed toward becoming a nation of renters, or if home ownership will again become the goal of the masses. There seems to be a lot of information showing many years of renting still in the future.

Rent vs Buy - Lifestyle May Trump Cost

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Consumers these days are bombarded with information through the Internet. They can read reviews of any product they may be considering to buy. There are consumer reporting and review sites with the stated objective of advising consumers about what is a good deal and what is not. There are consumer product safety sites with loads of product safety information.

The Smart Phone for Market Research

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

Successful real estate investors don't just drive through a neighborhood and buy homes for flipping or rental units. Sure, driving a market area is part of the research you need to do.

An Open Letter to President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Tom Hanks

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Hank Bordowitz

How about if, as part of the legislation to make two-year colleges free to motivated students with the initiative to keep up their grades, you help raise the fortunes of people like me and my colleagues? I like that my students find what I do valuable. I would also like to be able to pay the rent.

Messages From the Playground: Healing Homophobia Before it Begins and Preventing Bullying Before it Starts

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Tompkins

Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.

10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 05.21.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

In 2008, Jessica Seinfeld released a cookbook for parents called "Deceptively Delicious." At the time, I was a newly-minted mother of a solid-food eating child. Seinfeld's book was all the rage among the other new mothers in my mama tribe. The recipes were "stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know!"

The Case for Boundary Breaking Education

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Twice daily, the moon pulls more than a cubic mile of the Pacific Ocean into the Puget Sound. The sea travels 50 miles past the ports of Seattle and Tacoma where the tide raises an average of eight feet against aging piers, sea front restaurants, and the bulkheads of expensive homes.

Parenting At The Intersection Of Scribble Marks And Board Meetings

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

If I don't feel guilty about letting them watch TV, I feel guilty about letting the laundry pile up. When I am at home, my mind wanders to my work at my desk, yet when I am at work, I can't wait to get back home.

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

How to Implement a Coded Curriculum in Your School

Peter Hutton | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Peter Hutton

Coding is, indeed, everywhere today. And while not all of our students will be coders or engineers, they all need to acquire a level of coding literacy that will enable them to understand the power of coding in any career direction they choose.

Thousands Of Seattle Teachers Strike Over Pay, Class Size

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of Seattle teachers walked out of class on Tuesday to demand higher pay and smaller cla...

Civic Engagement: Matching Students' Wants With Communities' Needs

Richard Guarasci | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Richard Guarasci

While these are certainly important considerations, their dominant place in the discussion of higher education is far out of proportion to the values and priorities of today's young people.

Teaching Peace and Life Skills in Schools: Why Not?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Matthew Albracht

Schools are our main social avenue of learning. While the primary focus of teaching in schools is predominantly on academic skills, many feel that lif...

My Head Start

Darren Walker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Darren Walker

Sometime around my fifth birthday, a clipboard-carrying young woman knocked on the door of my mother's shotgun house in our working-class, east Texas town.

Your Greatest Strength: Weakness - An Interview with Dr. Ulrik Christensen

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Stacey Alcorn

There are tomes written about the importance of playing to your strengths in life. In other words, find something you are good at then build your life and career around that very area.

The Well-Intentioned But Misguided Advice of Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Allocating More Time for Reading Is the Wrong Approach for Dyslexics

Todd Grindal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Todd Grindal

We applaud Dr. Tyson for his comments regarding the value of diversity in the scientific workplace. But his comments show that when it comes to understanding how to best support people with learning disabilities, even the smartest and most well intentioned allies sometimes get it wrong.

Do Kids Need to Digitally Detox?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Ossa Fisher

I believe that we can't lump all real-world experiences into a singularly positive or negative impact on our children, nor can we lump all media together as either singularly good or bad. This is particularly true when considering the impact of interactive media on cognitive development.

One Family's Journey Exemplifies Anytime-Anywhere Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

We are a family of five consisting of two parents and three children; Noah age 14, Caleb age 12, and Rohama age 10.

Being Asian-American in the Affirmative Action Debate

Bernadette Lim | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Bernadette Lim

We as Asian-Americans cannot afford to pit ourselves against other minority groups by buying into rhetoric of college admissions as a zero-sum game. We cannot subscribe to the idea of the "Asian-American whiz kid" and disregard the significant disparity that exists within groups of the larger Asian-American community.

Memorial Day Awakening- 2015

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.19.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

An awakening . . . to summer festivities and the anticipation of warm weather and fun, picnics, a holiday - that's what Memorial Day is for most. Some will march in parades or stand on the sidelines waving flags and unwittingly support the military model of conflict resolution by violence.