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What if Schools Taught Kindness?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.05.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

When other kids are suffering, can we understand how they might be feeling? Kindness bridges those gaps and helps build a sense of connection among the students, the teachers, and even the parents.

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

African Youth, The Solution To Africa's Challenges

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 02.07.2016 | World
Mmanti Umoh

To meet Africa's challenges head on we need a generation of ground-breaking and adaptable young people to create their future.

Teaching Kids To Code Is The New Teaching Kids Spanish

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology

Florida high school student Brooke Stewart would gladly swap two required foreign language classes to become fluent in JavaScript or Python, the codi...

'We Know How to Act': The Every Day Practice of Black Girl Accountability

Aimee Meredith Cox | Posted 02.06.2016 | Black Voices
Aimee Meredith Cox

As Black girls in a high school in Newark, NJ made clear to me, the anxieties around power, citizenship, and protection they arouse within and outside of an imagined monolithic Black community reveals more about our oppressively flawed and dehumanizing social order than it does about the category "black girl."

Asking Our Way to Education Solutions

Byron Garrett | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

These are challenging times and I think we can all agree that there should be more hours in the day. Work, commuting, errands, cooking, staying on top...

Learning a Second Language is a Waste of Time

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

Learning a second language is unproductive and a veritable waste of time. At long last I have come to my senses. After years expounding and arguing about the benefits of learning foreign tongues I have come to realize the truth and seen the light.

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Learning from the Genome of American Schooling

Louis Gomez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Louis Gomez

The assumption is that one category of schooling is fundamentally better than all others. Charters for many have emerged as the silver bullet. If charters are better than public schools, then creating more charters will de facto enhance outcomes for America's children, so the theory goes. This is wrongheaded.

What It Means To Be A ‘Dream Director’ At One Of D.C.’s Struggling Schools

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Jessica Valoris is taking youth mentorship to new heights in the nation's capital. The self-proclaimed "dream director" works with students at...

Dear America: Stop Feeling Awkward About Black History Month

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices
Gloria Atanmo

Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month if you're not black, and take a moment to understand why this dialogue that's been surpressed for years, should be one we can all comfortably have today.

Why I Teach Young Women About Amy Schumer

Naomi Katz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Naomi Katz

Amy Schumer's comedy is not an example of a woman finding success in a men's world. It is an example of a woman defining success, reclaiming a language of realism for women by expressing her truth.

Five Key Factors For Succeeding At Your First Post College Job

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Quora

What is the best advice that can prevent people from screwing up their first job out of college? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ...

New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the buildin...

Creative Director at TVF Explains What Makes YouTube Video Go Viral

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Quora

Its still early for me comment on my creative process. I've been writing professionally for not more than four years now. I'm still learning and discovering how to make my writing process more efficient.

Helping More Americans Complete College: New Proposals for Success

Shaun Donovan | Posted 02.03.2016 | Education
Shaun Donovan

Today's good-paying jobs increasingly require a high-quality post-secondary degree or credential. That's why the Obama Administration has made historic investments in student financial aid to help ensure college stays within the reach of all Americans.

5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Joe Kapp | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Joe Kapp

Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone the way of record players and the elevator operators.

Six Years On, Education Is The Best Path To Peace In Syria

Irina Bokova | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Irina Bokova

Six years on, it is time to think more long term, because a generation of young Syrians is in danger of being lost to despair, to violent extremism -- the foundations for peace in the future will erode if this reality is neglected.

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Children Not Criminals: Bringing Restorative Justice to Our Schools

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

Of course, it is critical - from both an education and a public safety perspective - that schools are safe. Children will struggle to learn if they are afraid for their physical safety. Yet, the culture of school discipline seems to have less to do with safety than with race.

Free Spaces in Schools and Colleges

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

The concept of free spaces now has enormous relevance in higher education, where issues of free speech have exploded in the wake of student protests about racial discrimination and other issues.

French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for ...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

No Chair at Graduation for Joplin Tornado Victim

Randy Turner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Randy Turner

There's a continuing controversy surrounding the request by Zach Williams' mother to have a chair draped with a cap and gown when Joplin High School graduation ceremonies are held May 22, 2016, the five-year anniversary of the tornado that took her son's life.

Perseverance

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

It is with great honor to go on a tour with Ms. Yolanda Aviles, HS College Counselor at The American School of Tegucigalpa (AST).