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This Educator Still Firmly Believes in Teach For America

Dallas Rico | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Dallas Rico

Last weekend in D.C, 15,000 alums, including myself, celebrated Teach For America's 25th anniversary. A quarter-century's a long time for any organiz...

Dyslexia & Working Memory

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

Case Study: My son David is 10 and he is very bright but his main problem is his difficulty in writing things down. He says the problem is finding the...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents ...

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Obama Wants To Get Rich And Poor Kids In The Same Classroom

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

After years of inaction on the issue, the Obama administration is taking new steps to help schools achieve socioeconomic diversity.  Included in...

Getting Married Is Not An Accomplishment

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.12.2016 | Weddings
Natalie Brooke

Three months ago, my then-boyfriend, Craig, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I cried with excitement. After all, it was a huge moment in my life that was exceptionally exciting, special and celebration-worthy. But is it an accomplishment? No.

Hire a Traveler

Erin McElroy | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Erin McElroy

Hire a Traveler. Ok, I am biased, my passion for travel only grows more and more as I pursue it, but I'm here to tell you why.

Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continu...

Young Entrepreneurs - Coolest Youth Startups in the United States

Craig Zamary | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

Youth entrepreneurship is growing rapidly in the United States and internationally. The lessons kids learn by taking an idea and going out and executi...

Nurturing The Young Social Justice Writer

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

While the other girls wrote about princesses and high school Queen Bees, Emily* wrote about Harriet Tubman. Her first piece in the week-long creative writing workshop began as an academic essay, but ended up being creative non-fiction.

Swearing an Oath -- Part 2: The Kristallnacht of American Public Education

Frank Breslin | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Given this unambiguous show of support for charters, how could our governors have the chutzpah to swear an oath to protect public schools, as this would pose a crisis of conscience, not to speak of a conflict of interest akin to setting a fox to guarding a hen house?

Military Helped Attorney Realize College Was For Him After All

Cheryl Scott | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Cheryl Scott

When James Brannen was a 17-year-old junior at Foothill High School in Bakersfield, CA, no one really expected him to attend college. That, however,...

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

Peace is not about a Nobel Peace Prize.

Shahar Azani | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

In June 2014, three Israeli teenagers were abducted by Palestinian terrorists, who picked them up at a bus-stop and shot them dead almost instantly. A...

In Education "Reform" Nothing Means What You Think It Does

Abby Norman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Abby Norman

In the world of Education reform, nothing means what you think it will. We learned that the hard way with No Child Left Behind. I mean, of course we d...

Changing the Lessons

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Thomasina Guidry

If you haven't talked to your child's teacher about what their lesson plans are for Black History Month (or for any subject), I encourage you to do so.The burden of education isn't solely on the teachers. It's my responsibility, as well. There are many opportunities available for what your children learn. You just have to ask.

10 Reasons I Homeschool My Children

Lisa Burns | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Lisa Burns

I am an accidental homeschooler. I didn't plan on educating my children at home. I didn't plan on joining the ranks of parents who are sometimes viewed as insular and anti-social. Like many others, I thought that all homeschoolers purposely sheltered their kids from the real world. Seven years after my kids have dragged me into this lifestyle, I can wholeheartedly declare that I am more connected to the world than ever before.

The Long Game

Wendy Kopp | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

On Saturday, February 6, Teach For America founder and current CEO of Teach For All, Wendy Kopp, spoke to more than 15,000 Teach For America alumni, corps members, staff, and supporters at TFA's 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington, DC.

Do Not Target Our Children, Do Not Make Our Teachers Government Puppets

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

In a request to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Representative Bennie Thompson called on a complete review and privacy assessment of the FBI's "Don't Be a Puppet" web-based program, including its use of the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA).

Youth: Essential Partners in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth and Employment

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I recently read an article titled What Keeps Young People Up At Night by Stephanie Thomson of the World Economic Forum. In the article, Thomson stated...

Lifting the Burdens From Struggling Families

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

When families confronting a host of challenges such as mental illness, severe medical conditions or substance use find themselves without a decent home, child welfare agencies often feel they have no choice but to place the children in foster care.

Nigeria Contained Ebola; Can We Contain Lassa Fever and Zika Virus?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In light of the prodigious threat posed by Lassa fever to an already fragile public healthcare system, WBFA and I will also facilitate capacity building for healthcare workers, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), in order to minimize morbidities and mortalities resulting from the disease.

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.08.2016 | 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.