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Nearly 16 Percent Of Post 50s Are Carrying Student Loan Debt

The Huffington Post | Kristen Stenerson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty

Student loan debt is a growing problem in the U.S., and not just for recent college graduates. Roughly one in six people over age 50 are carrying stud...

Where Is the Media?

Carolyn Foote | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Carolyn Foote

As educators we aren't so great at telling our own stories. We need to learn to take responsibility for highlighting our profession more so that the stories that our schools abound with get told well.

Should States Be Sued for Providing Low-Quality Schools?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.

Learning Doesn't Take a Summer Break

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Summer vacation arrives each year and with it comes debate over how much impact three months without school has upon a child's education and learning.

Joy Resmovits

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Public Education Is for the Common Good

Asher Huey | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Asher Huey

When astroturf groups undermine schools and workers, they are not acting in the best interests of children, parents, teachers or the community.

Education Is Undergoing a Startling Revolution -- Let's support it!

XPRIZE | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

If we want to hasten the transformation of education, we should not only acknowledge that we are in the awkward early-growth stage, but fully embrace it. We should be trying out every new concept and technology and helping the education innovators evolve.

Calling NY STEM Teachers!

Gaston Caperton | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

In New York, only 37 percent of 2010 high school graduates earned scores on their Regents exams indicating that they were ready to take on the rigors of a STEM degree or career.

Amazing Women Helping One Dad Help His Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

As I attended the Transgender Health Conferencein April, it became apparent that "Transyouth parents" are asking for help. As numerous dads struggle with how to communicate and be part of the team, women have often carried the load alone.

Rethinking the Learning Experience Part III

Tom Segal | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

How can we continue to justify the costs of textbooks in an era when "free" is the name of the game, when a simple Google search yields a gaggle of information previously reserved for an elite, doctoral few?

Why Hispanics Don't Like Catholic Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

It looks like a more systematic outreach from the Catholic Church, a general awareness that public schools are not proving the best quality of education and the voucher programs are changing this decreasing dynamic.

Nikki Haley's Short-Sighted Gutting of the Arts

Robin Bronk | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Economic development. Improving education. Community revitalization. Aren't those core functions of government? It's not about "loving the arts." It's about recognizing that the arts are fundamental to our society and require at least some basic level of support.

Joy Resmovits

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...

Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

What Makes a Great Teacher?

David Allyn | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
David Allyn

Boredom is the enemy of education. Students who are bored in class learn only one thing: that they are at the mercy of their instructor.

The Five Worst Reasons to Go to Grad School

Liz Ryan | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Liz Ryan

The person who gets an advanced degree to impress other people is always the least impressive person at any gathering -- and why would that surprise us?

The Catastrophe The Nonprofit World May Face On Top Of A Crisis

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

No matter where you look, social services are being cut at the very moment they are needed the most. These cuts are aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. But now, if what Roubini predicts comes to pass, the nonprofit world will have a catastrophe on top of a crisis.

The Bully in Us

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The unfortunate truth is that bullying is a cornerstone of human nature. Whether it's a product of evolution, genetics or society is beyond me to say, but its prevalence suggests that there is a bully in all of us.

Budgets and Children: A Total Disconnect

Elaine Weiss | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Two recent reports highlight the disturbing chasm between the irrefutable evidence of the need for more investment in children -- particularly low-income and minority children and young children -- and Congress' insistence on ignoring it.

Rick Perry Spends Millions To Fix Mansion As State Cuts Billions Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Texas Governor Rick Perry is moving back into the Governor's Mansion. For the $25 million it cost the state to renovate it, he better enjoy it. Th...

Can Schools Spur Social Mobility?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

One big idea animates virtually all of today's earnest education reformers is the conviction that great schools can spur social mobility. And then Charles Murray comes along and throws cold water all over the idea.

Where are the Next Generation of Hispanic Leaders?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider "the most important Latino leader in the country today," nearly two-thirds (64%) of Hispanic respondents said they did not know.

Ensuring that Investments Add Up to Big Improvements in STEM Learning

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Linda Rosen

For too long, big investments have not added up to big improvements in STEM learning. We hope the STEMworks Database can help change that equation.

The Role of Instant Feedback in Education

Robert Sun | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Robert Sun

Why is it so hard to create an environment where math becomes a pursuit to be enjoyed, rather than a nightmare to be avoided?

New Orleans Teachers Get Justice, but Schools in Jeopardy

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
Michelle Chen

In moving toward privatization and free-market ideology, the New Orleans school system has become in many ways much less accountable and less democratic.