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The Dyett Hunger Strikers and Julius Rosenwald

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Rosenwald was a corporate magnate at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. But his greatest contribution to American life was as a philanthropist. Rosenwald seeded the development of more than 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities throughout the South.

The Conversations Adults are Afraid to Have

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Two and a half weeks into fifth grade, and we have already defined some pretty hard words. Some of the first words added to our dictionaries were "institutionalized racism" and "privilege". These are words that I'm not even really comfortable defining. Honestly, most people aren't.

How Can We Get Books to the Children Who Need Them Most?

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

The Future of America's Schools of Education: Repair or Replace?

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

I can't count the number of times I have heard critics say we just need to blow up our education schools. Beyond disliking the expression, it would be a terrible error.

Ominous Signs en Route to a Unique School for Girls in Afghanistan

Beth Murphy | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Beth Murphy

When I arrived, Razia Jan was at the airport to greet me. She is the founder of the Zabuli School and the the woman I came to film with, celebrating the groundbreaking of her new women's community college. Before saying anything, Razia gave me her signature chuckle, followed by, "God help you."

The Dawn of a New School Year: Four Questions to Ask and to Live Into

Wayne Meisel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

All across the country students have begun something new, the start a school year. There will be all kinds of new events, orientations held, surveys administered. In the midst of all that, just remember, sometimes the questions you ask are more powerful than the answers you give.

5 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With Tryouts

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since many of your kids are in the thick of this, we need to have a good conversation about it sooner rather than later. I'm talking about one of the most stressful aspects of going back to or starting high school. So let's all say it out loud once and for all -- #TRYOUTS.

Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori!

Bobby George | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Bobby George

As we looked at the calendar, and started to plan the week, we wanted to make a special note of Maria Montessori's birthday. We found ourselves wanting to celebrate, to wish her good tidings and spread her joy of learning through a birthday card.

How Starbucks' 100k Opportunities Launch Demonstrated a Belief That Young People in Chicago Matter

Paul Kendrick | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

A woman who has worked with young people in Chicago her whole career walked into the convention center room at McCormack Place on August 12 and started to cry. Looking around, she couldn't believe something that looked like this was being done for the kids she loves.

Why School Superintendents Should Act More Like CEOs

Joel Gagne | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Joel Gagne

One of the main critiques of schools that I hear is that they need to be "more like the private sector" when they are running their school districts. This is true in one regard. Superintendents need to start acting like the CEOs they are instead of the educator that many were trained to be.

A Thank You to Urban Prep Charter Academy's Fired Teachers

David S. Woo | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
David S. Woo

Many of the educators who were let go were critical to my development as a teacher, and many of them were actively involved in the unionization efforts at Urban Prep. The vast majority of these teachers were black educators that were highly invested in Urban Prep.

Of Stones & Schools

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Cameron Conaway

In other countries an education may mean the difference between an undesirable job and something better; in Ethiopia it could mean the difference between life and death.

Foreclosures Down - Investor Challenges

Ryan Poelman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

The government has acknowledged that investors have been a positive force over the past few years in absorbing foreclosure homes and recycling them. We're still out here working to continue putting owners and renters back into these homes.

Real Estate Investment Marketing 3.0

Scott Yancey | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

The Internet has changed so much in the business world. Just ask some travel agents, if you can find one. Whether you think the Web has helped or hurt your business or the company you work for, it definitely is doing something.

Stanley Fish on One End of a Log and Carly Fiorina on the Other: Can Schooling Get Any Better Than That?

Larry Paros | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Larry Paros

Stanley Fish recently made a tongue-in-cheek endorsement of Carly Fiorina for Secretary of Education. OMG! Strange bedfellows indeed -- a philosopher, detached from the real world and an entrepreneurial opportunist thoroughly immersed in it.

#AkoSiDaniel Campaign Aims to Empower Children in the Philippines Through Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

As another academic year gets into full swing in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere and some parts of the Southern Hemisphere, so too does an education campaign called #AkoSiDaniel in the Philippines.

Textbooks Cost a Lot. Here's Why.

Ethan Senack | Posted 08.31.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

It's a pretty common thread that textbook prices are too high. At a time when student debt is higher than ever, it's crazy that we're charging students so much for textbooks.

What Trump Gets Wrong About America's "Silent Majority"

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 08.31.2015 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

You know when Trump talks about not having time for being PC and for wanting to "make America great again"? He means for white America. And the silent majority he refers to? And people being "afraid" to say things? White people. Afraid to say racist things out loud.

Back to School and Back on the Lookout for Children in Distress

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited about sch...

The Transformative Potential of Sustainability Education

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Engagement in a child's education experience makes sense because in the brain-based economy, education is even more central than ever to a child's long-term success and well-being. Last week I started to think about how important that learning process will be to achieving the transition to a sustainable and renewable global economy.

Words of Wisdom for the Introverts in the Classroom

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Introverts might not love to stand in front of the class and recite poetry, but that doesn't mean that they don't have a lot to say. In fact, the opposite is often true.

Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.

7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.29.2015 | Black Voices

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Leadership for Social Justice Project in Tanzania: Making a Difference in the World

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a global community that promotes love, justice, equity, and compassion.