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A Teacher's Reach: A Vietnamese-American Writer Remembers His First Teacher

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

The man who stood at the entrance to my New World was my first English teacher, Ernie Kaeselau. He passed away recently, and though I hadn't seen him in decades, the news of his demise left me unexpectedly bereft.

Nebraska To Require Public Schools To Allocate Time For Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

The Nebraska Board of Education on Friday unanimously voted to approve a rule change that will make it mandatory for the state’s public schools to s...

Leave No Teacher Behind

Freddie Gershon | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Freddie Gershon

Before the children can give us a new future/a new America in a contemporary globally competitive world, we have to have quality teachers.

Dear Mr. Romney: Say It Ain't So

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.13.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

The country I grew up in made it possible for a kid who had no chance in life to climb up and help himself. I'm a product of 40 foster homes, three group homes and finally adopted parents who passed away -- I know the importance and need for social programs.

How To Make the African American Education Initiative Work

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

We are all delusional if we believe we can change the educational outcomes for African Americans, or any other race for that matter, without high quality teachers in every classroom. For that to occur, we need to change many well- established rules.

Cara Santa Maria

'I'm Proud That I'm A Nerd' | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

This summer, two high school students boldly represented the U.S. in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad, and one of them even took home the go...

Missouri Madness and the Crazy Masters

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

Is it not madness to do everything in your power to undermine the education of our future generations?

Mitt Romney's Desperate VP Choice

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney's desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Be Careful What You Cut

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, they voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest Americans millionaires and billionaires.

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

WATCH: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Rosie Perez Won't Back Down, Will You?

Denise Albert | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Denise Albert

Have you ever stood up for your kids in a way you never could have imagined? Was there a time when you refused to back down?

In Defense of Algebra

Nicholas Warner | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Nicholas Warner

In algebra we learn to handle abstractions that are not part of visceral human experience. We learn not only to be comfortable with such external unknowns but how to master them.

Uphill Both Ways: Transportation for Special Education Students in DC

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

No D.C. student commutes to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways -- but we've seen many children whose trip may be the real-life local counterpart to that worn joke, only much less comic.

Teachers Can't Go It Alone

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When we blame teachers, we fail to address the roles played by budget cuts and by family and child poverty, and we fail to recognize those who are dedicated to student success in the face of great challenges.

How To Fix Our 'Mediocre To Awful' Science Standards

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

Americans have grown accustomed to bad news about student performance in math and science. On a 2009 study administered by the Organization for Econo...

Joy Resmovits

Can Bad Teachers Get Better? Study Says Yes, In Math | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

The question of what to do with bad teachers has stymied America's education system of late, sparking chaotic protests in state capitals and vitriolic...

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part IV

Tom Segal | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

While sources of learning are diversifying at rates that evoke an Amazonian rainforest, the goal of this education remains the same as it always has: preparing the next generation of the workforce to survive, and perhaps thrive, in the real world.

Have You Heard? Big Changes for Special Education in NYC

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

How can a teacher with little to no special education background be the ideal instructor for children with special needs?

Solutions Are Obvious for a National Emergency

Dorothy Stoneman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Dorothy Stoneman

Education is the top priority of our nation if we are to thrive in the 21st century. We need to invest in the education, well-being, inspiration, and character development of every young person born.

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

Minds and Gardens

Joan Hinde Stewart | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Joan Hinde Stewart

Like any garden, the mind needs to be fertilized, watered and weeded. That is the point -- and the great virtue -- of education.

Happy People Succeed

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It is possible that the benefits of being happy persist over the long term and happy people are the ones who make the most of their lives. It is also possible that there are benefits to being happy in the short term, but not in the long term.

The Greatness of a Generation Hangs in the Balance

Saul Garlick | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Gaining the skills that make one competitive in the global economy is in higher demand each day, and the way we deliver those skills is failing to keep up.

Hey Tom -- Competing With China Is Not the Point

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Tom Friedman has a new column about education in which he almost makes an important point about the state of K-12 schooling in America, and what we can do to improve it.

Obama's Executive Order Puts Blacks In the Corner At the U.S. Department of Education

Michael Meyers | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

We need President Barack Hussein Obama's leadership in streamlining government and in reorganizing society on a nonracial basis instead of doing the same thing that his predecessors have done