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5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

Deborah Chang | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Deborah Chang

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changed the way I view education.

Minds Matter San Francisco Students Don't Know How Impressive They Are

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Christine Deakers

Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.

My Coming Out Story

Cristina Lara | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristina Lara

Where were Latinos during the Great Depression? What were Latinos doing when Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were giving speeches on racial equality? Why weren't we in history textbooks?

Here's What Is Wrong With the Common Core

Larry Strauss | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Larry Strauss

How do we teach creativity, innovation, collaboration, and intellectual empowerment to our students in a system that is oppressive, repressive, based on mistrust and fear?

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive funct...

The 'Why College?' Question

Gloria Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Gloria Yu

Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.

Why Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving

Zubin Sharma | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Zubin Sharma

While establishing a gratitude practice requires intention and persistence, it is relatively easy to do. If you have a journal, you can start writing down three good things that happened every day and what made them special.

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

"Made In La" NFTE-Inspired Event Pays Tribute To Global Entrepreneurship Week

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

But by the 21st century, NFTE cracked entrepreneurship wide open in Los Angeles. And since launching in 2007, NFTE Greater Los Angeles has reached over 7,800 students from low-income communities with entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world.

Why Video Is the Future of College Admissions

James Werner | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
James Werner

In an effort to recapture a personalized and humanistic process, schools like Tufts and George Mason University are increasingly accepting video essays and statements in lieu of in-person interviews.

Higher Education: On a Crash Course for Reinvention

Bob Kerrey | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Bob Kerrey

Well-intended efforts to change the general education curriculum have foundered on the shoals of academic politics. As a consequence, students are leaving college insufficiently prepared to be the kinds of leaders our world desperately needs.

The Rich And Educated Believe Wealth Correlates With Virtue, Says Study

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

A study of social class -- defined by annual income and by education-level -- finds that "Social class rank was positively associated with essentialis...

What You Should Know About Some of the Most Vulnerable Children in America

Robert Piper | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Robert Piper

America is a country home to some of the most successful people in the world. This is a country that put a man on the moon... why can't we solve the hunger epidemic in America? America has the resources to solve this problem.

Lessons from Innovators: STEM Learning Opportunities Providing Equity (SLOPE)

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

The process of moving an educational innovation from a good idea to widespread effective implementation is far from straightforward, and no one has a ...

PR Twitter Classroom, Social Media and Academic Freedom

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

When faculty go online and communicate with students -- their students and those from other campuses -- broadening social networks constitute professional communities.

Connecting Students to the Workforce in Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Part of the problem in D.C., and nationwide, is the stigma that comes from not pursuing a traditional, college-oriented high school diploma. Our obsession with four-year colleges is certainly one of the reasons why disconnected youth see dropping out as their only other option.

Another Surprising School

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

After visiting dozens of high-performing schools that serve significant populations of students living in poverty and students of color (I call them "It's Being Done schools") I have come to expect certain things.

The Big Lie About Student Achievement

Monica Bauer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Monica Bauer

The Big Lie has made the vast majority of our college students feel like failures, and may be keeping them from actually getting a real education.

Closing the Global STEM Gap

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.

You Cannot Teach the Holocaust to Palestinians!

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Stephen D. Smith

Mohammed Dajani teaches about the Holocaust to Palestinians although he insists it is impossible to do so.

WATCH: Awesome Teacher Has Amazing Way Of Explaining Gravity

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

General relativity, the geometric theory of gravity developed by Albert Einstein in the early 1900's, is today considered one of the twin pillars of m...

Master the Art of SODOTO: See One, Do One, Teach One

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Just as the guru tutors the novitiate so does the goldsmith his apprentice. The same is true for officers and engineers and in all fields where the mastery of craft is a matter of certification.

What's Education for, Anyway?

William E. White | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
William E. White

The hyperfocus on workplace development is keeping us from accomplishing the core civic education mission of our schools. Strong, engaged citizens make an excellent and reliable workforce.

We Must Fight Poverty As We Fix Our Schools

Dan Montgomery | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Dan Montgomery

Today's headlines shouldn't focus just on test scores; they should tell the whole story. Our children are worth real solutions, not fly-by-night "reform" schemes.