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Our Core American Values

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Let's be clear. No American citizen should be denied housing, the ability to attend school, to apply for a mortgage, or to serve on a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Unnecessarily Difficult to Give-Back and Provide Low Cost Educational Options

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

A little less than 1 in 5.3 (19%) students nationally don't graduate high school, per the U.S. Department of Education's most recent data (2012). This number represents approximately 1 in 6.7 (15%) Whites; 1 in 4.2 (24%) Hispanics; 1 in 3.1 (32%) Blacks; 1 in 14.3 (7%) Asian/Pacific Islanders; 1 in 3.1 (32%) American Indian/Alaska Natives.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

"I think we're not in Kansas..." leaps to mind during the descent into Adelaide, South Australia -- having left San Francisco more than 22 hours ago...

Accountability for Whom?

Pedro Noguera | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Pedro Noguera

It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

On the one hundredth day of school, my son's teacher morphed each first grade child's photograph into an elderly individual with the facial lines of life experience and asked, "What do you want to be like when you are 100?" My son wrote in response, "I want to be kind to kids."

Gaming, Entrepreneurship and Pioneering: A Young Woman's Nontraditional Path From Gamer to Game Designer

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.16.2015 | Technology
Carol J. Carter

Paulina is an inspiration for students, regardless of gender, who aren't afraid to follow their passion early. While many education initiatives in the U.S. call for more college graduates, there are non-traditional career pathways and opportunities for young talent.

Opportunity Inequality: The Plight of America's Poor Kids

Frank Islam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

We are at a critical pivot point in terms of the futures of poor kids in America. What happens over the next decade will determine many of their fates and to a certain extent that of the American dream.

A 100-Year-Old Novel Inspires an Educational Movement to Improve the Lives of Children Who Have Lost Parents

Yoshiomi Tamai | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Yoshiomi Tamai

Growing up in Nansana, Uganda, Ritah Nabukenya was sometimes unable to study at night because she could not afford to buy a candle. She was only 7 years old when she lost her father to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that was devastating an entire generation in her country.

Programming for Kids: Way More Fun Than It Sounds

XPRIZE | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education

These types of games and activities appear to be the future of teaching computer science. Exposing kids to them at an early age, and in an imaginative way, can only help inspire them to learn more about programming and engineering.

I Was a High School Dropout (It's Not What You Think)

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

When I weighed what I might learn during the upcoming two years of high school against the possibilities offered by college, I decided to go.

Pledge of Allegiance Incident Proves We Need More Critical Thinking

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's time to take control of our own lives and start thinking for ourselves. Shouldn't American citizens have the freedom to live their lives without limits as long as they're not hurting anyone else of infringing on others' rights?

In Iowa, Clinton Stresses Harms to Students From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

Hillary Clinton's position stands in stark contrast to that of GOP heavyweight Jeb Bush, who last year appeared before the for-profit college trade group APSCU to embrace the industry and denounce efforts to hold predatory schools accountable for waste, fraud, and abuse with taxpayer dollars.

One Picture Is Worth Far More Than 1000 Words

Nathaniel Mueller | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Nathaniel Mueller

Every time I travel I am reminded of a sentence I wrote in my journal the first time I went to Africa. "Never underestimate the power of people who have nothing to teach you all you need to know about everything that matters." This empty classroom, full of lessons and hope powerfully whispered the same.

What Are the Democrats Doing?

Gerry Myers | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.

Why Tech Companies and Community Colleges Should Form Deeper Partnerships

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

The time is ripe for community colleges to start partnering up with young tech companies. I'm proud that our company is leading the industry in forging a new kind of relationship.

#Bring Back Our Girls -- A Year Later

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

April 15th marks one year ago that Boko Haram brutally abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, as they studied for their spring exams. Our girls who have not been brought back, who are now simply disappeared, cannot be lost to us.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

Beyond Academics: Leadership Link Between Classroom and Careers

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

As we grow older, a gradual transition happens without us realizing it. The soaked sponge builds memories, waddles through new puddles of water, with very little absorption, focused on the destination rather than the here and now. How self-aware are we as humans on this natural progression?

'Only Connect': The Answer to Digital Learning Is in the Clouds, Not in the Hardware

Jimmy Leach | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Jimmy Leach

Anyone who has ever pottered around a typical school will have seen them, gathering dust.

The Top 2 Myths About Using Apps in Education

Rob Furman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

The app invasion sweeping education is real and the benefits for student learning are staggering. However, there are several myths that need to be dispelled about apps in education.

The Shocking Truth About Essay Writing Services

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Nancy Laws

Writing is a vital skill that is applied in many areas of life, especially for those who are entering the workforce, whether they are doing so as an employee or a business owner.

Fix & Flip for the Retail Buyer

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If your market is beginning to see more retail buying activity, and if prices are rising, it could be time to move away from the wholesale mentality toward the consumer buyer.

Opposing Forces Make a Housing Recovery a Tossup

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

It's great news ... no, wait, there's a problem. But, home prices are rising, isn't that great news? It is for homeowners who have been underwater or wanting to sell but couldn't get the price they need to get out from under.

Real Estate Investors Using More Online Financing

Ryan Poelman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Online loans aren't new to most people. We go online all the time and apply for credit cards or fill out loan applications to credit unions, banks, department stores and more.

Jaweed Kaleem

How Two Young Social Entrepreneurs Are Trying To Close The Inspiration Gap In American Schools | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

The Future Project's co-founders, CEO Andrew Mangino and President Kanya Balakrishna, in their offices in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. When A...