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How a Humans of New York Fundraiser Taught Us About Education

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

It was the call to action heard 'round the Internet: Brandon Stanton, founder of the greatest thing online, Humans of New York, posted a series of photos about Mott Hall Bridge Academy, a small Brooklyn, NY middle school.

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Moral Rudder

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

While it would be such a relief for schools if helping students become "good" was as simple as teaching them emotional skills, a recent study suggests that there's a lot more to acting morally than knowing how to manage your emotions.

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders.

Obama's Proposal for Free Community College: Reconnecting Education with Aspiration

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

If his K-20 proposal actually becomes law, thousands of young people whose hopes for college seemed as remote as landing a corner office job will have an entry into a world of possibility. They will have access to both a college and career pathway for the array of jobs requiring Associates degrees or certification.

Smarts, With a Side of Grits

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Katharine Rose

According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.

HOT FLASH: ISIS Takes Responsibility for Deflation-Gate

Larry Paros | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy
Larry Paros

We've seen this movie before. Or have we? A barren desert background, a masked Islamic terrorist or two, the ISIS flag, a forlorn prisoner in ...

9 Donald Trump GIFs for You, Mr. Speaker

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.

Desegregation and the Highway of Justice: How Segregated, Under-resourced Schools Are Failing Children

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Eric Cooper

New York City has extraordinarily segregated neighborhoods and radically unequal educational opportunities for its black children. Segregated housing patterns ensure that most black students attend poorly resourced public schools, while schools in predominantly white, wealthy neighborhoods have the resources to help children succeed.

Your Story, Our Stories: A New Program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland | Posted 01.23.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"

Giving Every American Kid a Real Opportunity and Rising Above Achievement Gaps, Cheating, Bullying and School Shootings

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

For a nation that is increasingly becoming a majority of minorities, this system will not unite it or allow it to become one nation experiencing the power of its founding principles.

Could Your Home Sell to an Investor?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

First and most important, the home should be one in an area renters want to live. It must also have some or all of the features they want, and they want pretty much the same thing as home buyers.

Teaching Cinderella in Sri Lanka

Karin Badt | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Karin Badt

"Who here has ever met a fairy godmother?" Each shakes her head sadly back and forth.

Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic. But as the tec...

Cuomo's War Against Teachers Is an Attack on Women

Alan Singer | Posted 01.22.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

On most issues New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo just can't seem to remember the position he took the previous week. But the one area where Andy seems to be consistent is his war against teachers.

A Thank You to the Teacher

Regan Long | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I didn't realize the full impact I had made until I received a letter from him several years later. It was a short letter. Only a few lines, but very well may have been one of the most impacting letters I've ever received in my 31 years of life.

Show Me the Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The need for evidence should be obvious, but very few federal programs have evidence of effectiveness. Few even have a process for finding out what works and encouraging grantees to use proven approaches, instead of approaches with the same desired outcomes that do not work or whose effects are unknown.

Davos 2015: A New Global Context

Richard Attias | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Richard Attias

What we expect and what we need from Davos and from a gathering of such pre-eminent leaders is visible proof of their collective intelligence, of their capacity to innovative and proactive cooperation.

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

To What Extent Are We Teaching Our Kids to Share?

Joel Tauber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Joel Tauber

There's tremendous variation in different classrooms about the values that are being taught, and there's a long history of ambivalence in our country about whether values should even be taught in our schools.

New + Safe Social Media Platform for Tweens and Teens - safeDIGZ

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Alan W. Silberberg

We have the social network built, tested and it is jam packed with anti-bullying technology and new uses of anti-cyber war technology and processes to eliminate fake accounts and protect kids online.

Mentoring: You Can't Imagine the Reward

Chris Minnich | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Chris Minnich

January is National Mentoring Month. Go for it. There are kids out there who could use a hand, or even just an ear sometimes. Get involved. You won't regret the choice, and you can't imagine the reward.

Joy Resmovits

Liberal Advocates Are Aligning With Congressional Republicans On This Education Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for...

Right to a Safe, Quality Education in Nigeria

Ed Gragert | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Ed Gragert

It is painful to hear of the horrors that Nigerian school children and their families face daily in simply having access to a quality education -- much less one that is enhanced through technology and global connections.

The Power of Policy in K-12 Education and Beyond

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

When it comes to revolutionary progress, administrators -- in education and beyond -- often try to circuit policy. But as the saying goes, true progress occurs when you transform a roadblock into a stepping stone.