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The Republican Path to National Failure

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From immigration to health care and education reform, the Republicans are arguing for restricting access not only to the poor, but chiefly to the middle class. At the same time, they are arguing for a greater concentration of wealth among the elites.

New 'Monkey Law' Imperils Science In Tennessee

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science
Cara Santa Maria

We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?

Less Lip, More Action: Time to Connect Kids With Nature

Susan Smartt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Susan Smartt

The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.

The Pillaging and Plundering of Public Education in America

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 05.08.2014 | Education
Yousef Abukhdair

I urge you to invoke the words Mr. Reagan used to describe the defense budget, as education is best defense in securing the American dream, "defense is not a budget issue. You spend what you need."

New Learning Ratings From Common Sense Media

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Daniel Donahoo

The rise of game-based learning has come a long way from the 1985 version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Today, in the world of education and learning, computer gaming is all the rage.

Student CEOs: Tech Start-ups on the University of Michigan Campus

Samantha Tritsch | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Samantha Tritsch

In turn, why wait to graduate to find a job when you could potentially start your own billion-dollar company right where you are? (Yes, Mr. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, I said billion).

But, Who Will Design the Robots?

John Merrow | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Stressing the basics is no way to make sure that we will produce people to create the future. We need schools that encourage the imagination, that allow and support deep learning, and that fan the sparks of creativity -- not stomp out the fires.

Back to the Basics, Indeed: A Brief Overview of Education Research

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.10.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

There is more than enough heated rhetoric about "evidence-based" initiatives in education. Turn down the burners, however, and the research appears quite a bit clearer.

We Don't Judge Teachers by Numbers Alone -- The Same Should Go for Schools

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 06.10.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

The correct response to the unintended consequences of accountability isn't to end accountability, but to make it work better. That could have positive consequences for many years to come.

The Education I Never Had, And Why No One Is Doing A Thing About It

Chaim Levin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

At the age of 17, I had a formal education more comparable to a third grader. I lacked the opportunity to function as an informed, educated young adult.

Mission Accomplished!

Gary Stager | Posted 06.10.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

While Accelerated Reader suggests that it inspires literacy habits, its primary customer is the bureaucrat impressed by the marketing slogan, "Advanced Technology for Data-Driven Schools."

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future.

Joy Resmovits

'Crisis' In U.S. Preschools As Spending Drops, Enrollment Climbs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Before Diamande Montague started preschool, she was the kind of kid who clung to her mother's skirt. When she and her mom went outside and other kids ...

What I Want to Tell Jordan Powers

Daleen Berry | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Daleen Berry

It's been exactly 39 days since the James Hooker story broke. Last week we learned the former Modesto, Calif., schoolteacher had an earlier relationship with yet another teenager. Hooker's now in jail, and his former student and live-in lover, Jordan Powers, is headed for the hills.

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

School Districts Sound Sour Note to Cut Costs

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

A report this week by the U.S. Department of Education paints a dreary picture of arts education in the nation.

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Inner-City Schools

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Professor Weigelt of Wharton Business School speaks of the moral obligation elite universities have in helping provide opportunities, role models and improving education in inner-city communities.

A Trifecta Of Sins

John Merrow | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education
John Merrow

In the face of this disheartening news, one has to ask, "who benefits?" I'm stumped. Certainly not children, parents and teachers.

Why There May Be A Lack Of Minorities In Top-Level Economic Jobs

Posted 04.04.2012 | Latino Voices

According to a report released last week by the Federal Reserve’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the central bank is having a hard time making t...

Startup Minerva Project Seeks To Rival Ivy League

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education. The 36-year-old executive, who has ru...

Because Of People Who Cared

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Why are we doing this? Because I know what it's like to be a child feeling alone in the world wondering if anyone cares enough to help.

Continuing the Fight for Charter Schools in Mississippi

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Mississippi's educational system has reached a turning point, a time when things seem at their most dire, and yet many appear to simply sit idly by and do nothing.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Moving From Pilots to Policy

Richard Buery | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Richard Buery

On the evening of March 27, one of our community schools located in Washington Heights, a heavily Dominican neighborhood, hosted an event with potential implications for education policy in New York City and across the country.

The Best Ideas for Our Schools

Eric Sheninger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Now is the time for all of us to critically analyze our respective schools and take a stand against the status quo in order to do what is best for our students.

Nate C. Hindman

E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Kane Sarhan first realized there was a gap between college and the real world as an undergraduate working part-time for the owner of a large bar and r...