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When Children Don't Attend School, Tragedy Compounds Tragedy

Up For School | Posted 11.26.2015 | Education
Up For School

By Ben Hewitt, Director of Campaigns and Communications, Theirworld. What would you do first in the days after a huge earthquake has decimated yo...

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Conclusion: Promoting the Course

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.26.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

If you're the type of person who gives a quiet chuckle every time someone tells you that he or she has "the answers"; if you feel a sense of irreveren...

It's Picture Book Month: Give the Gift of Wonder

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.

Bringing 'The Refugee' into our Classrooms

Elana Haviv | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Elana Haviv

As educators, let's fill our classrooms with stories of refugees in the current crisis using articles, photographs, and videos. Let's make sure our students can SEE the refugees and HEAR their stories. Let's guide our students in navigating difficult information, and identifying fact from fiction.

What Is the Real Meaning of Development and How Can We Achieve Sustainable Results?

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

As Palms for Life Fund implements its second development project in Swaziland, we are constantly faced with questions that give us tremendous pause for thought.

Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.25.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.

On Gender, Violence, and the Right to Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

The threat and reality of violence hinders girls' access to education and undermines their ability to learn. Children and youth of all genders have a right to inclusive, quality education--the foundation to improving people's lives.

5 Reasons Why A Sorority Girl Should Take a "Little"

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Lauren Galley

I took my first "Little" during Spring recruitment of my Freshman year. My "Big" has always been my guide, not only in learning more about my sorority, but she also introduced me to the Greek family that existed within our campus community.

Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

For many educators, the testing paradigm has removed the joy of teaching, leaving little time for connecting deeply with students. This sense of connection isn't a luxury. Throughout the country, teachers are resisting the testing paradigm by putting those person-to-person bonds first.

A Year-Round Gratitude Practice Through Mindfulness

Stephanie Cordel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Cordel

During this holiday season don't limit your recognition of the positive things in your life to just this time of the year. Remember that any moment of any day throughout the year provides an opportunity to practice gratitude, which can benefit you all 365 days.

How 'The Peanuts Movie' Failed Our Children

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

No one tells Charlie Brown that his intelligence, imagination and value as a human being have nothing to do with the standardized test score. No one tells him that his creativity and caring nature cannot be reflected in a number. And certainly no one tells him that sending a message to impressionable children that their ability to succeed (or be loved) can be numerated by a bubble test is as dangerous as it is irresponsible.

The Right Way to Handle Being Called a Racist

Abby Norman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Abby Norman

I know you feel called out, especially if this happened in front of other people, but here is the good news. No one is trying to correct that one totally bigoted cranky old uncle at the Thanksgiving table.

It's Not a Technology Issue

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.

Building a University Program in a Refugee Camp

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Sixty million people. It's a number that's nearly impossible to wrap your mind around. This is the estimated number of individuals forced to relocate within their country or uproot their lives in a new country, according to the UNHCR.

The Cute Reason Kids Are Interviewing Their Parents On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

This holiday weekend will be about more than Thanksgiving treats and extra days off from school for eighth-grader Shreya Nair. Shreya will also spent ...

Small School Blues; Big School Hopes

Write for the Future | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Write for the Future

The addiction takes over at exactly 9:30 A.M. on business days. I hold my breath to see what phases the stock market. Could Pfizer skyrocket over 50 percent because of news for a groundbreaking cancer drug? Could McDonald's dip 50 percent because of higher than expected trans fat in Big Macs?

What a Greater Good School Looks Like

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Seth M. R. Jaipuria School in Lucknow is helping to counter the impact of these challenges by encouraging students to tap into their own and others' humanity through the practices of gratitude, self-compassion, mindfulness and more -- all of which are transforming the school.

6 Leaders to Be Thankful for

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We all know a great leader when we see one, and to be sure bad leaders aren't hard to spot either. Leaders who are responsible, engaged, and effective may have different approaches, but there's no doubt they get the job done.

Which Test Is It Better to Take -- The New SAT or the Current One?

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.

Many students are asking the question should I take the current SAT or the ACT or take the New SAT which will be offered in March 2016. Some things you should know about the current ACT and New SAT both of which are quite similar.

How Can Cities Help Youth With the School-to-Work Transition?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The skills gap is a widespread problem, but the solutions to it will likely be local, diverse, and community-driven.

Those Teachable Moments in a Standardized World

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Jacob Stewart

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question. 'They' have clearly never been a middle school teacher.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Read More: Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, Sustainability, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Nature, Science, Technology, Technologie, Green Technology, Technology News, Climate Change Denial, Climate, Climate Science, Climate-Change, Obama, Green Energy, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Natural Gas, Wind Power, Solar Power, Fossil Fuels, Heat Waves, Congress, Voting, Weather, Business, Business News, Corporations, Economy, Climate Change Solutions, Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Food, Water, Coal, Fracking, Oil, Agriculture, Crops, Rising Sea Levels, Insurance, Pollution, Wildlife, Transportation, Transports, Transport, Cities, Deforestation, Jobs, Natural Disasters, Population, Population Growth, Overpopulation, Oceans, President Obama, Barack Obama, Epa, Nasa, Noaa, Department of Energy, Republicans, Gop, Democrats, Animals, Cute Animals, Fish, Birds, Activism, Political Activism, Humor, Alaska, California, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Massachusetts, United Nations, United Kingdom, England, Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Europe, European Union, France, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Denmark, Children, Babies, Children’S Health, Kids, Human Health, Health, Education, Air Pollution, Seafood, Exxon Mobil, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Twitter, Paris, John Kerry, Thanksgiving, Green News
Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Snippet Park: Remember those words. Thinking differently sure makes the world a more friendly and accessible place. And the experience I felt straig...

Fired Teacher Arrested After Video Shows Him Pull Out Boy's Chair

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.24.2015 | Crime

A former Connecticut middle school teacher was arrested Monday night after video surfaced showing him pulling a chair out from under a student, causi...

Going Back To College For Just One Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Imagine a university in which classes are taught by some of the most popular and accomplished instructors from some of the most prestigious universities around the country. Imagine that, in one day, one can take advantage of subject matter covering art, law, science and politics.