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Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

Is There An American Dream For Black Children?

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The American Dream has always been defined by upward mobility, but for black Americans, it's harder to get into the middle class, and a middle-class lifestyle is more precarious.

The Vergara Era, Part 3: Labor, Civil Rights, and Education Reform

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Ama Nyamekye

Whether I'm at a rally or a dinner party, I often hear this series of questions: So, you're pro reform and pro union. But, isn't there an insurmountable conflict of interest with the teacher's union and education reform?

10 Things I Learned About Teaching From My Kids' Coaches

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Grete DeAngelo

As a teacher and a parent, I'm always looking for role models on how to do my job better, and some of the best examples I've seen have been my kids' coaches.

Announcing My Boldest Mission Yet

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.

A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Reflecting upon my son's Minecraft experience, I could see how truly multi-dimensional and integrated his learning network was. As he learned, he developed agency. He could test and apply his learning immediately and in ways that excited him personally.

Can We Call 70 Percent of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents a Consensus?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Why Not? It May Be as Close as We Get It sometimes feels as if our country is so polarized these days that a poll broken out by Democrats, Republican...

Embracing the Digital Learning Paradigm

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

With four children at different educational crossroads, I am fascinated by how wireless technology is transforming teaching and learning. From o...

Thoughts on Perseverance and Escaping the Rat Race

Anthony Humpage | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Humpage

In Henry V, poet William Shakespeare, wrote "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." This message of perseverance is one that has proven to be utterly timeless, and even hundreds of years later is still extremely relevant. This particular message is one that we all must remember when it comes to escaping the confines of the "Rat Race."

Counting on Girls

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

As girls are critical to successful education outcomes -- we especially need to ensure we collect gender-sensitive, disaggregated data. Girls' access to schooling, their progress through school and learning outcomes will tell us a lot about what works, and what doesn't.

Democratizing Learning Through Technology

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education

We know from hard research that literate populations have lower poverty rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy. Therefore, the best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these children.

Rising #UpForSchool

Sarah Brown | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Despite promises made by world leaders, progress on education has stalled, financial aid to basic education is being reduced and both schools and school children are under attack. And now young people see an attack on one student as an attack on them all.

The True Story of Public Education in America

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Instead of starving our schools of critical funding and pushing market-based, test-driven policies that ultimately fail our kids, we should be relying on evidence and input from those closest to the classroom to find solutions that work.

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

When Many Speak as One, Anything Can Change

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Melanie Lundquist

There is a critical election in California that offers reformers across the country a historic chance to speak with a cohesive voice and to make a decisive shift in the paradigm that shapes the debate over the course of public education in the U.S.

The Indigenous Language Challenge

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Colleen M Fitzgerald

People are posting videos where they take on dramatic challenges and tag others to join in. It's an energetic effort to raise awareness ... to use Native American languages.

Options to Reduce Higher Education Textbook Costs

S. L. Young | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
S. L. Young

Paying for higher education is a major life expense and investment; however, the unknown costs to pay for textbooks can be overwhelming.

How to Get Educated for Free

Steve Caldwell | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

What could you do with the time you currently have that is 'dead' time? You know, the time waiting in lines, driving the car, getting ready in the morning, the few minutes in bed before you go to sleep.

3 Data Protection Questions to Ask at Your Child's Back to School Night

Jim Steyer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

By raising some of these important questions about data privacy, you will let them know that it's an issue that is a priority for you and should be for school administrators and teachers as well.

Illinois Has 21 of the Best High-Poverty High Schools in the Country

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois had 16 schools in Newsweek's new rankings of the top 500 high schools in the country. But in a different list that focused on low-income stu...

It's Time to Reimagine School Information

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

By John Bailey and Tom Vander Ark "Let me Google that." "Google" has become a universal term for finding information online, and was officially reco...

It's Time to Rethink Native Mascots

Matt Kramer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Matt Kramer

When we use imagery that makes an entire community feel excluded and diminished, exactly what tradition are we celebrating?

Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.

Playful Banter or Bullying -- Whose Perception Matters?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

We need to stop arguing over the definition of bullying and trying to objectively indentify it. Instead, we need to listen when youth say they've been bullied.