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Local Youth Program Honored By Michelle Obama

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco

Oakland's Youth Radio, a youth-driven journalism and media production program, received a special honor on Monday from a seriously special awardee--FL...

With a Pen in My Hand, I Can

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.20.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I've seen what happens when you put a pen in a child's hand. It's like a match to the imagination. The beauty and bravery that come forth in poems is simply breathtaking.

Microsoft Empowers Children Worldwide, Inspires 1 Million Facebook Likes

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

Lifelong learning is the overarching goal of the program. By equipping students to fully participate in the digital economy, Shape the Future will improve their lifetime earning potential, thereby boosting the economic outlook of entire nations.

Afghanistan's Journey to Literacy

Ned Colt | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Ned Colt

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It's particularly true for Afghanistan, where an entire generation has known nothing but conflict.

Learning Under the Gun

Zama Coursen-Neff | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Zama Coursen-Neff

The presence of armed forces at schools and universities can make them legitimate military targets, posing a grave risk to any students and teachers still present.

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

Healthy Digital Diets Make the Grade

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Jim Steyer

We may think of our kids' online, mobile, and technological activities as their "digital lives," but to them, it's just life -- whether it's at home or at school.

The Global Search for Education: What to Do About Cheating?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Here are five misconceptions about cheating -- a serious and widespread problem in education today.

The People's Priorities

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.18.2013 | Education
Randi Weingarten

While critics put teachers unions in their crosshairs, the unions in effect serve as proxies for public education. If critics can discredit teachers and their unions, they can build the case for not improving, funding or valuing our public schools.

Citizen Professionalism: An Interview With Shonda Craft

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
Harry Boyte

In the anniversary year of the Morrill Act which created land grant colleges, signed by President Lincoln 150 years ago, it is worth looking at what this tradition might mean for the 21st century.

If It's Broken, Fix It

Kate Casas | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Kate Casas

We say that we want parents engaged in their child's education, but most states have gone out their way to ensure parents don't really know how well their child's school is doing.

Giving Thanks for the Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"You overcome the challenges, and you learn from the obstacles. You use the experience to help you live a better life. You don't just think how bad your life was because you had to go through things; you say how lucky you are to have so much experience."

What If the 'Problem' Is Us?

Camika Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Students do what adults allow them to do. We set the parameters, which can be both a good thing and bad thing. When we get better, our students get better. My passion is for us to get better and do better.

Time for America to Go to Entrepreneurship School

Brandon Busteed | Posted 01.16.2013 | Small Business
Brandon Busteed

Here's a new, old idea for America: Let's identify, recruit, develop, and make a welcoming home for all the entrepreneurs in the world. We've done it before, and we can do it again. But to do it again, it will require all of us to go back to entrepreneurship school.

Boys Hope Girls Hope Helps Give Children a Better Academic Future

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 01.16.2013 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Boys Hope Girls Hope provides a solution for families that do not have the means to give their child an education or the academic support that they need in order to succeed in an academic environment.

It's Broken (Not Broke); Fix It

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Larry Strauss

The people who run failing schools act as if they have a data problem -- not an education problem -- and it is the data problem they set out to repair. The system has disregarded -- or forgotten -- its purpose.

Joy Resmovits

Obama To Keep Arne Duncan In Cabinet | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.16.2012 | Education

After a week of speculation about the composition of President Barack Obama's second-term cabinet, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan implied in ...

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

Mediocrity versus Mastery: The Case for Game-Based Learning

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

By Poonam Sharma Poonam Sharma is the Cofounder of Mango Learning, Inc. Ask Serena Williams to describe every leap, twist and gesture on the court if...

Fueling Your School Fuels the Economy

Charles Best | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Charles Best

School budgets are tight. Many teachers, without dipping into their own wallet, do not have access to materials that are critical to improving interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.

Teacher Had Students Draw On Faces Of Slower Readers

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Some Declo, Idaho parents are furious over what they call principal-approved teacher bullying. Summer Larsen's students at Declo Elementary School ...

The Surprising Face of a Caregiver

Tory Zellick | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

The prototype of a caregiver is a middle-aged woman tending to her elderly mother. That image leaves a lot of caregivers under-recognized and therefore under-served.

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Civil Rights Groups File Complaint Over New York's High Stakes Tests

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Michelle Chen

The backdrop to the legal controversy is a growing rebellion against high-stakes standardized tests, which some say perpetuate racial and socioeconomic equity in urban schools.

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...