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The Last Shall Be First

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Ed says his faith is what drives his success. It's what motivates him to make the world better, every hour of the day -- in his job.

Looking Back to Look Forward: The Promise of 21st Century Education

Marty Keltz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

Today, inspired again by technology and multi-media, education once again has its change makers and innovators. They are calling their ideas "21st Century Learning" which makes me smile right down to the bottom of my construction boots.

What it Takes to 'Train' a Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Effective parenting celebrates who a child is, reinforcing the child's true self -- loving the child for who she or he is, just as she or he is.

State of the Union 2014: Building an Opportunity Nation

Mark Edwards | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

Where we are is a politically divided country. Where we want to be is a land of opportunity. As President Obama said, "opportunity is who we are" as a nation. Let's finally work together and get there.

From Bleak House to Geek House: Will Europe Breed the Best, Next-Generation of Entrepreneurs and Lawyers?

Jonathan Askin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jonathan Askin

What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur or a successful lawyer has changed over the past several decades and will probably change even more rapidly over the next several years.

If Anybody Ever Tells You It's Too Expensive To Solve The World's Problems, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The world's problems are so staggering that they sometimes feel completely unchangeable. Every day seems to leave more suffering, disease and tragedy ...

Privacy and Trust: The Keys to Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

This misinformation does real harm to students, parents and teachers, who stand to benefit most from the effective use of data when it's kept secure and used the right way. But you can't trust what you can't see.

The Education of Marshall Tuck and the Making of a Run for California's Chief Education Office

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Melanie Lundquist

Marshall Tuck was the CEO of one of the largest school turnaround efforts in the nation, a non-profit called the Partnership for LA Schools, serving 15,000 kids across the most impoverished neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

Why the Starving Out of Public Education Threatens Our Economic Future and What We Can Do About It

Marcus Bright | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Marcus Bright

School districts should not have to go to drastic measures just to meet bare minimum needs. The focus should be on closing the achievement gap, graduating college and career-ready students and attacking the nation's dropout epidemic.

What You Need to Know About the Mariposa DR Foundation

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Many assume that young girls are given access to programs for women and the youth. In reality, it is not true.

Gov. Hassan Sees Impact of Student-Centered Learning

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

Recently, New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, visited Pittsfield to experience how student-centered learning is transforming the district's classrooms and leading to students, teachers, and parents who are engaged and excited to learn.

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.

A Few Surprises at the President's Higher Ed Summit

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Dr. Carlos Campo

With a president who is predisposed to making substantive changes to help America improve this crucial sector, future educational summits that demand access, quality and accountability are worth the time and effort.

Friends in Cold Times

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When we are hit with snowstorms or worse, many of us have friends we can turn to, places to stay for a while. So many families don't have this support, these types of friends. They're all in the same boat. Their children are huddled together.

Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on My Mind: Off to the World Economic Forum 2014

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

With the theme "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business," the official program focused on the following: disruptive innovation, inclusive growth, financial crises, government accountability and sustainable paths to development.

I'm An Old-Fashioned Curmudgeon -- In My 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I don't think that just because something is "new" or the "latest and greatest" that it is necessarily better, or that change for change's sake is valuable.

5 Habits of Innovative Educators

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

Habits are unconscious patterns of behavior that are acquired with frequent repetition. This post will look at what habits exist among innovative educators. Whether you are looking to join them, better understand them, or you are one of them, this post is for you.

Why You Should Become A Teacher

Babs Nichols | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Babs Nichols

2014-01-27-Chalkboard_eraser_Waldorf_School_East_Lexington_MA.jpgDespite popular rhetoric, public schools are not "failing." In fact, in most ways they are succeeding. I stay because what I've learned in 29 years is that my job is one of the ones that matters most.

Poverty and the Education Opportunity Gap: Will the SOTU Step Up?

Kevin Welner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Kevin Welner

Education researchers like me have been hoping policymakers will understand that poverty is the biggest impediment to children's academic success. Yet I worry that the President will slip from an accurate diagnosis to unproven and ineffectual treatments.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Didn't Mean to Eavesdrop

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

'Stop Stuffing Your Face and Sit Down!' Compulsive Overeating and ADHD, 6 Tips for Parents

Varda Epstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Varda Epstein

Keep the gates of communication open and enlist your child's help in fighting the temptation to overeat. With a can-do attitude, the two of you can win the battle, every time.

Teachers Evaluate Their Evaluations and Evaluators

Alan Singer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The positions taken by NYSUT represent a major new development in the nationwide battle over Common Core, high-stakes testing, Race to the Top, and newly mandated teacher evaluation systems.

Here Are The Public Schools That Are Teaching Creationism With Taxpayer Money

Slate | Chris Kirk | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Thousands of schools in states across the country take taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science....

Can Shared Histories Bring People Together?

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Murali Balaji

What made Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois great was their belief that shared histories could bring people together. Though most of their aspirations turned out to be idealistic, the Bandung conference in 1955 was one of the tangible outcomes of that belief.