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Hank Aaron - Swinging for Social Justice

Ayele Shakur | Posted 02.14.2016 | Education
Ayele Shakur

For the past two years, the Boston NAACP has partnered with Comcast, the Smithsonian Channel, the Urban League and the Museum of African American Hist...

Being an Imposter in Seminary

Susana Belén Ferrer | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Susana Belén Ferrer

As a latina-identified person in theological higher education, I've struggled a lot with imposter syndrome. This is the sensation that somehow, in spi...

Kids are Drivers, Not Passengers: An Interview with Susan Crown

Robyn Shulman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

I had the gracious opportunity to sit down with Susan Crown to discuss her work with local, national and international organizations.

#MyTrueLove Campaign Shows Who Girls Are Really Crushing On

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact

For some girls, there are more important things to celebrate this Valentine's Day than their latest crush and guys are the last thing on their minds. ...

A Conversation With Lalah Hathaway

Byron Garrett | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

Recently, I had an opportunity to chat it up with one of my favorite artists, singer Lalah Hathaway about one of her recent song, "Little Ghetto Boy" from her latest album "Lalah Hathaway Live" and what message she and the song have for all of us.

Sleep Is Fundamental to Effective Education Reform

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Sharon Peaslee

There's a far more fundamental need that we continue to overlook and that is SLEEP. Most teens go to school sleep deprived. They frequently skip the first period because it's too early, or doze throughout the day.

GOP Lawmaker Wants Creationism, Climate Denial Allowed In Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

A bill under consideration in Mississippi would allow science teachers to bring creationism and climate change denial into the classroom. ...

Why Children Make the Best Philosophers

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Children are inherently philosophers. They want to understand the world, and constantly ask the question of "Why?" So perhaps if we can ask questions in the way first-graders do, we can break down so many of the barriers and false dichotomies in the world today.

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

Tom Ostapchuk | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Tom Ostapchuk

Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach programming.

Embracing America's Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.

Many Low-Income Students Use Only Their Phone to Get Online. What Are They Missing?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

My research has explored underserved youth's use of technology to discover and participate in content related to their interests. Having access only through their mobile devices means that low-income families and youth do not have the same access to the Internet as those with other Internet connections

The Missing Conversation at Teach For America's 25th Anniversary Summit

Kelly Peeler | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Kelly Peeler

This past weekend, the NextGenVest team headed to the Teach For America 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington D.C. It was incredible to see an organization facilitate candid discussions about tough topics  --  from the school to prison pipeline, to the need for more diverse educators.

The Critical Ingredient to Success in Your Career, Relationships, and Your Life

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While you may meet some new friends in the process of building your support community, many of the people who are qualified to be a part of it are already in your life. Think about who they might be, and then take the first step to let them know how much you value your connection with them and how much you want to deepen it.

How Competition Hurts Children in Detroit's Schools

Donald Cohen | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Donald Cohen

Detroit's schools need to be fixed now. But too much of DPS's revenue is going to paying high interest rates instead of fixing buildings and paying teachers what they deserve.

Students Rally to Create New Story

John Perkins | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
John Perkins

This past November, students rallied on college campuses around the U.S. in the Million Student March to advocate for a minimum wage hike, free tuition and the cancellation of all student debt. We can all be encouraged by this revolution and hope more people will take up the cause.

Lincoln and Washington and the Value of Education

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

When it comes to national holidays, it's hard to find one that garners less respect and reflection than Presidents Day. There's no one to mourn as w...

The "No Teacher Left Behind Act"

Tom Ostapchuk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Tom Ostapchuk

The Every Student Succeeds Act may bring a breath of fresh air to teachers that need it most.

Discover Your Motivation: How to Make a Career Out of Your Passion

GenDIY | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education

As an 8-year-old I had my life planned out. I knew I was going to graduate high school, go to college, get my J.D., become a lawyer, get married, and live happily ever after. This is more or less what I perceived to be expected of me and I was prepared to make it happen.

The New Path To Harvard And Other Top Colleges

Osman Rashid | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Osman Rashid

Starting with this new proposal from HGSE, colleges are finally stepping up and saying that it is quality -- not quantity -- that matters. If your child can put their full efforts and commitment in any or all of the fields they are interested in versus just one, good for them

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
Sally Swanson

Oh, to have the genius of Picasso! What defines me to others? Where else do I want to go? What do I really need (as I reach for the same well-lov...

The New SAT

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose! I work with Malibu A Plus Tutor. I am excited to share with you about The New SAT. The SAT is an admission test most U.S. colleg...

Putting Students at the Center

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

We have come to believe that there is only one way for students to learn - come to school, sit at a desk, be taught by a teacher, and be tested. We've operated schools as if they were industrial factories, with teaching and learning practices that mimic assembly-line and batch-processing manufacturing.

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

NPR | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash card...

Invest In Your Own Journey: UnCollege's Gap Year Program

GenDIY | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education

Dale Stephens We've all heard the old adage- The joy is in the journey. Perhaps a nostalgic uncle announced it to the room at this year's Thanksgiv...

To Really Help Syria, We Should Start With a Bold New Humanitarian Vision Like This

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- Humanity is everybody's business, and an education is everybody's right. So it shouldn't fall only to governments and international agencies to provide aid during a crisis. Inside the humanitarian tent we need charities, philanthropists, businesses and social enterprises all working together.