iOS app Android app

Education

Education Can Be Fatal

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Education is not a game. It should be a rich, cooperative, loving process. Holleran and Worrell-Breeden are just two vivid, painful examples of the consequences of seeing education as a data-driven, competitive enterprise.

Stimulating the EU Job Market With Greater Third Party Involvement in Vocational Education

Nick Fouche | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Nick Fouche

Successive advances in information technology within many industries have clearly meant that corresponding business sectors have less recourse these days to that cognitive contribution from 'individual originality' with which only a university preparation was once assumed to equip graduates.

The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

A study released last month by the American Educational Research Association found that minority students are underrepresented in ...

Transforming Education in Haiti Takes Collaboration

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Jean-Claude Brizard

In Haiti, only 30 percent of children from low-income households will successfully complete primary school. Ten percent will complete high school and 1 percent will reach university.

On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Christine Stoddard

I could hear them marching up the stairs and down the hallway like a pack of amateur pageant queens, performing for each other. There were only titters or guffaws, no moderate laughs. Everything was "very" or "totally" or "literally," not simply as it was.

Why Don't Students Demand More Career Information From Colleges?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

In almost every modern industry, technology is changing the way that users access information. GPS-based applications like Waze provide commuters with real time, crowd-sourced traffic updates, while websites like E-Trade and Yelp give consumers unprecedented transparency into the financial and restaurant worlds, respectively.

Sabrina "Bri" Moore: A Teacher Like You

A Teacher Like You | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Teaching is not always academics. With the kids we serve and the community we work in, it's life. It's the choices that we make as teachers that affect every single part of how these young people develop and who they become.

Gaming, Ethics, and the Role of Teachers

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

As the coach of one of the country's largest middle school speech and debate teams, I come across various moments that one should define as "unethical," but that somehow continue to occur in many competitive events.

Real Estate #1 Choice for Investment

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

According to a survey from bankrate.com, Americans' number one choice for investing is real estate. Though they're overall still concerned about jobs and the economy, the survey respondents mostly feel good about their personal finances.

5 Ways Creativity Positively Affects Your Life

Katherine Parrott | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Katherine Parrott

Whether you're a creative soul or think you haven't got a single creative bone in your body: creativity has something for you. In today's marketplace, creativity is linked to innovation: a valuable and sought-after skill.

Ease the Anxiety of Back to School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Discuss what to expect. Allow your child to express what they're afraid of, and make sure to follow-up with validating statements such as, "I know that must feel so scary. When I was a kid, I felt that way, too." If they don't open up, try asking, "How are you feeling about going to school?"

The Homeschooling Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Quinn Cummings | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Four years ago, my daughter Alice was coasting through school on the parts she did like (words) and charming her way out of the bits she hated (number...

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.

Are Trends Saying "Invest Walkable?"

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices and the health of a very important component of our economy.

The HUD-1 Just Keeps on Growing

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

The government had already decided to simplify the HUD-1 by doubling the number of pages to four. That's not necessarily a problem, but many real estate and mortgage professionals actually found that their borrowers were more confused by the new four page form than before.

The Pope and Civic Studies

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

Civic studies is a movement to challenge detachment. We seek to reintegrate what the modern world and theories of knowledge based on the stance of being "outside the world" have split apart. Laudato Si' and the civic studies movement both seek a reintegration of body and mind.

HuffPost Honor Roll: Barbershop Outreach Gets Black Boys Reading

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Poverty Affects Education--And Our Systems Perpetuate It

Sean Slade | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Sean Slade

Poverty affects our education, our economy, and our future. It is becoming the norm, and we appear reluctant to address it. We have the steps in place to change it--and we've had these steps for over half a century. What has been waning is our will to act and our determination to succeed.

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

Money That Could Be Going to Social Services and Schools Is Instead Going to Illinois' Pension Debt

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois state elected officials are working on creating a budget for the new fiscal year. But even once that budget is agreed upon, there won't be ne...

Finding More Than Yourself in College

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 07.24.2015 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Young people need extracurricular activities to help them develop into well-rounded adults. However, if students want to get the most out of college, they need to engage in these activities but not allow them to become a distraction from their academic endeavors.

An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.

Women in STEAM-Related Fields

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is of great importance that I'll be able to share with other participants some aspects of our distinct cultures, hence improving our understandings of different cultures and giving us an unbiased view towards certain aspects.

I Can Do It!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.

Making Connections With WiSci Sisters Around the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...