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School Violence Prevention - It Really Does Take a Village!

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Post University, about 58 leaders and educational change agents from the great state of Connecticut met at the first annual conference series aimed at preventing tragic events of lethal school violence.

Code as a Second Language

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Jose Antonio Tijerino

On appearance, Kaira Villanueva seems to be an average sophomore student at Columbia University tracing her way through New York with a well-worn backpack, scratched-up MetroCard, and a youthful curiosity.

What Students Can Learn From the National 911 Flag

Mia Toschi | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Mia Toschi

The American flag can bring crowds to their feet, make grown men cry, and others salute. It is the ultimate symbol of sacrifice in our country. But one modern flag's journey is particularly poignant and provides a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people.

College-Bound With Kids

Felicia Watts | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
Felicia Watts

I applied for application waivers, whatever it took to find the right fit for me and my 3-year-old daughter at the time. One thing was for sure: Leaving her behind with family was not an option. We were going to do this together.

Math is a Tool to Understand Our World - It Should be Working for All Students

Matt Kramer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

In the last national math assessments, just 20 percent of eighth-graders from low-income families were proficient in math appropriate for their grade level.

Today's Busy Families Are Finding Time To Gather Around the Dinner Table

Smart Parents | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Talk to most any parent these days and they will tell you how busy they are. They have schedules that are jam-packed with work, family commitments and, most importantly, parenting responsibilities.

Keeping Orphans Out of Slavery

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

When I was in Asia in April, I was inspired to start an educational foundation. I founded a school in Nepal 25 years ago, the Trungram International Academy, which teaches over 400 students a year, and I wanted to extend that opportunity to more children.

How to Save a Life

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Hilal Isler

By the time I turned thirteen, I had attended five schools, in four cities, on three continents. My parents were professors who had me late in life and, perhaps because of this, I am an only child.

Our National Obsession With 'Going to College' -- We Might Have a Bigger Problem to Solve

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

The changes we are seeing taking hold in every type of community provide evidence that investing in innovation pays off when the commitment includes adequate time, and sufficient training and coaching.

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 the South Is (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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 05.22.2015 | 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...