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Provide Pre-K to 4 Year-Olds and Toddlers Too

John C. Fager | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
John C. Fager

This daunting challenge, that even some advocates of Pre-K education question whether a quality program can be assembled in such a short period of time, threatens de Blasio's progressive reputation and his ability to make government effective.

On Your Mark, Get Set... Wait!

Thomas Rheingans | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Rheingans

Take any mundane activity you normally do without much thought, such as putting away the dishes, grocery shopping or walking around the block. When you do these activities, really soften your mind during the process and just "observe" the experience from a new, slower perspective.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Sally Swanson

Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.

Diplomas and So Much More

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

These young men comprise Michelle Miranda's Youth Policy Council at R.U.T.H. YouthBuild. Their courage and determination inspire us.

What You Need to Know About Your Baby's Fine Motor Development

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Once young babies discover their fingers, parents are often thrilled to see their children learn to control those little fingers to grasp, pinch or fist. Child development experts call this process of learning to use the small muscles of the hands and fingers fine motor development.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

Should Graduation Speakers Talk About Improving the World?

Joseph Kahne | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Joseph Kahne

As an educator who focuses on ways to support youth civic engagement, I love those speeches. But, they do leave me wondering, if this is a goal we laud on graduation day, why aren't students asked to focus on this more during high school?

Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

Delicia Sepulveda | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Delicia Sepulveda

I wasn't really into video games as a child, but after observing students playing games in school labs, I began to understand what makes them compelling for kids.

Swarthmore College, What Are You Values?

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

Swarthmore has an endowment of $1.635 billion, some of which is invested in support of the fossil fuel industry, and yet historically the college has been a strong supporter of social justice. The climate change -- fossil fuel connection does not appear to be on its radar screen.

For the Love of Bach ... Play On!

Mariam Nazarian | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Mariam Nazarian

(c) David Newton-Dunn (2014) This Father's Day, June 15th, at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University's campus, two giants of J.S. Bach scholar...

Education & Films: An Inspiration from Satyajit Ray

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It is said that a mark of a great film is that you find something new everytime you watch it. One such Bengali film is Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.

5 Reasons Common Core Isn't Working

Alyssa Lyons | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Alyssa Lyons

Standards are great. We need to have benchmarks for students to promote educational success. But standards work even better when educators are able to gauge the needs of students and determine the best measures to assess their performance.

Curbing America's Homework Habit, California Parents Press School to Stop the Homework Madness

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Nationwide, adolescents and teens are routinely grinding through 10- or 12-hour days. They're sacrificing a decent night's sleep, exercise, family time, a social life, and spare moments to simply read, invent, dream, or explore--everything that's essential to a growing mind

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go To College and 4 Things To Do Instead

Michael Price | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Price

The world we now live in today can be summed up in one word: Value. This is a tremendous divergence from the world of yesterday, because the world today requires value. It has no patience for people who are all-show and no-go.

Enlightened Knowledge and 10 Ways to Attain It

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

In today's world driven by data, studies, analysis, reports now accessible to all through new technologies, it seems that pretty much anyone could bec...

Examining Teacher Preparation...A View from the Classroom

Teach Plus | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Erin Lane The word preparation implies something finite - I have prepared this meal, now eat it. In preparing children for life, I'm less of a 'p...

Make Personalized Learning a Reality Says Ed Tech Task Force

Stephen Balkam | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Balkam

Do we really need another Blue Ribbon committee to tell us our school system is broken and we, in the U.S., are hopelessly falling behind the rest of the world?

In Defense of Teaching Poetry

Stephen Chiger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Chiger

If children tell you that they do not like poetry, the first question you should ask is whether they have ever been taught how to read it.

These Photos Reveal The Frustrating Reality Of Education In Liberia

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

What Are We Doing in Education?

Robert Kravitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Robert Kravitz

What are all the people in education doing? Why are children failing? People have so many ideas, but I have heard very few identify the real problem. I spent many years in business before I came to education, and I have witnessed many misguided theories.

Messing with Success

Elissa Stein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

For many within the system, as well as to those looking in from the outside, New York City's specialized high schools represent the very best of what the city has to offer students and families.

The Power of a Piece of Paper

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Karen Ann Kennedy

Finding a job is sometimes a struggle. Even though I know my experience is invaluable in being able to perform a job successfully, prospective employers always get hung up on that "little piece of paper" that I don't have.

Moving from 'Test and Punish' to 'Support and Improve'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu ruled in Vergara v. California that the solution to the long-standing, complex challenge of ensuring all children, particularly underserved children, have access to high-quality public education is to strip teachers of their rights. Period. End of story.

How Boko Haram Loses

Chernor Bah | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Young people around the world are responding in a defiant manner: mobilizing for education in a way that has never before been seen and calling for world leaders to respond urgently to the global education crisis.

Tenure: Education's Friend or Foe?

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

A common public misperception is that tenure perpetuates mediocrity by permitting lifetime appointments for lackluster professors. In practice, the reverse is true: Tenure contributes to hiring the best and brightest.