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A Game-changing Fun Run for Schools

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Eleven years ago, a young college baseball player changed the game. Not the great American pastime, but the way adults can positively impact and influence young students in and outside the classroom.

New Jersey is Taking Over Camden Schools -- A Case for Optimism

Eric Lerum | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Eric Lerum

We've seen this before; three other districts in New Jersey -- Paterson, Newark, and Jersey City -- are already under state control, and have few positive results to show for it.

An ARPA for Education?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

The idea is based on DARPA, which has for many years supported innovation and experimentation in defense.

With Little Resources for Arts in Schools, Theatres Bring Performances to the Classroom

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Right now, a specially-commissioned play is touring schools in 12 Ohio counties, bringing theatre to kids so that they don't have to leave school, ride a bus and miss out on mandated teaching programs.

How Can Low-Income Students Succeed?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Poverty is complex, but one tool that is known to crack the poverty cycle is an education. Although many low-income parents may want their child to go to college, they may not know how to get them there.

The Youth Build Movement - Service as Public Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Harry Boyte

YouthBuild USA contrasts starkly with sentimental or cynical invocations of service. It uses unabashedly affective terms like "love" to describe its highly effective philosophy of working with low-income and minority young people for their educational and civic growth and development.

The President's Preschool Proposal: What It Is and What It Isn't

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Putting a bunch more kids in Head Start is not what's being proposed here. The main proposal is a partnership with states to ensure that all four-year-old kids from moderate and low-income families have access to quality preschool.

Facing The Gap In The Financial Award

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 05.26.2013 | College
W. Kent Barnds

The coming weeks will bring gasps from students and families involved in the final phase of choosing a college -- usually when they open the financial aid award letter from a college and see their expected out-of-pocket cost.

Do We Hate Our Children?

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.26.2013 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

In America, we talk a good game about loving our children, but do we walk the walk? A harsh look at our practices and an honest assessment of our outcomes suggest, sadly, that we do not.

Evaluating Teachers: Transforming a Game Into a Game-changer

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Everyone knows there is plenty of excellent teaching, but few can describe how exactly that looks like and, surely, those who cannot define good teaching are unlikely to develop good teachers.

Discriminatory discipline: Feds and Mississippi school district reach agreement on changes

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityA Mississippi school district under scrutiny for excessive punishment of black students has reached a...

VOTE: Why Science And Technology Is Cool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles and Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

A New Education Story

Vicki Abeles | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Vicki Abeles

We live in a one-size-fits-all educational culture that evaluates the worth of students through their test scores, GPAs, and college acceptance letters. It is this dominant narrative, and the system it supports, that needs to change.

Sequestered to Death

Monique Ruffin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

With disabilities education slated to endure $591 million in cuts under the terms of the sequester, I'm just hoping families like mine will make their voices heard.

Education Under Arrest: Taking America Out of Its Comfort Zone

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Tavis Smiley

Schools have literally become gateways to prison, instead of gateways to learning. When we wrapped filming, I kept thinking to myself, "There has to be a better way." Thankfully, there is.

Let's Re-Learn How to Read for the Common Core

Stephen Chiger | Posted 05.23.2013 | College
Stephen Chiger

The Common Core is a reminder of the credo literature professors live by. Language is the building block of great sentences, great paragraphs, great chapters, and great books. We cannot take it for granted.

Honor Women's History by Investing in Girls' Futures

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

Women as a whole have made great strides towards equality, but the fact remains that too many girls in the developing world live in circumstances that are unfair at best, and dangerous at worst.

New Haggadah Options In Time For Passover

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The 21st century has seen a seismic shift from the rather bland (and free) Maxwell House Haggadah to more creative versions. And that transition has afforded many Jewish families some poetic liberties with the seder script.

Low-Income and Minority Students Needed in STEM Pipeline

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Marcus Bright

The United States does not currently produce enough qualified workers to meet the demand for STEM employees. The current STEM pipeline is woefully insufficient.

Purdue University to slash government lobbying

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave LevinthalThe Center for Public IntegrityPurdue University -- among the strongest lobbying forces in higher education -- will soon slash its ...

How to Use Facebook to Get a Leg Up in College Admissions

Scott Weingold | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

You might not be surprised to learn that almost a full 25 percent of today's college admissions officers use Facebook when judging applicants.

Sex-Ed Needs K-12 Foundation Like Math, According To New Standards

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.21.2013 | Health News
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The Chicago Board of Education recently approved a new sexual health education policy, based on the National Sexuality Education Standards&n...

How MOOCs Can Bridge the STEM Gap

Wendy Drexler | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Wendy Drexler

Through MOOCs, colleges and universities can expose young students to a wide range of curriculum and topics that aren't readily available at most secondary schools.

Legislating From a Gravity Well

James Golsan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
James Golsan

The wonderful thing about working in education policy is that ultimately, everyone has the same goal: doing what's best for Texas students.

Hiring Good Teachers

David Allyn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
David Allyn

That company wasn't messing around. They wanted good teachers, and they weren't willing to settle. That's a lesson for all of us in education.