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Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

Black Minds Matter

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.30.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Young people need the tools and skills to connect past, present and future. Without this level of awareness and engagement, it is Blacks, people of color and those struggling with poverty who are endangered.

Living With Positive Intent

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
20 Beautiful Women

Have you heard -- pick your poison? Well words can be poison to our souls and livelihood, especially when we do not choose well. However, depending ...

Millennium Voters: We Need You

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.29.2015 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The past few weeks have seen many college campuses riled by student protests. And although this erstwhile student activist welcomes this rise in stude...

What I Want My Fellow Humans To Always Remember

Sarah Jameel | Posted 11.27.2015 | College
Sarah Jameel

Not everyone is born to privilege, and those who are carry a responsibility to make sure equality is created if it doesn't already exist. Always remember that you can be whoever you want to be as long as you know who that person is, so don't let society or anyone else tell you otherwise.

An Ancient Mystery Traveling in a Suitcase From Greece

Sandra Marinopoulos | Posted 11.27.2015 | Education
Sandra Marinopoulos

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the Greek crisis, a small team from a Greek Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, traveled from Athens to New York with a mission: to spread the story of a mystery.

When Children Don't Attend School, Tragedy Compounds Tragedy

Up For School | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Up For School

Instead of one generation affected by disaster, losing out on education increases the risk that the impact could continue to be felt for decades, or longer. Education turns children into adults who will rebuild their own future, restore peace and establish the essentials of healthcare and infrastructure for the children they will bear. Without it, the prospects ahead look far bleaker.

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 11.30.2015 | 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 11.29.2015 | 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.