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Re-thinking the "Business" of Government

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

As with the private sector, all public agencies are functioning within a global marketplace -- the key difference lies in the constituencies it serves.

$46,432 vs. $372 -- Community Colleges and Philanthropic Support

Félix Matos Rodríguez | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Félix Matos Rodríguez

Among many significant findings presented in a recent report from The Century Foundation Task Force on Community Colleges, there was one that truly su...

More Than Just an Autograph

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lawrence D. Elliott

Recently, I attended my first sales seminar in Germany. I went with Conny and two other friends, who had invited us. And, of course, it was conducted in the German language.

Everyone Passes Teacher Certification Exams

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

The federal government now requires states to formally test their teacher candidates before certification is granted to assure parents that their kids' teachers are "highly qualified" to teach. Makes sense... except almost every test-taker passes every state's teacher test.

Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Harriet Sanford

Good teachers have long known the importance of knowing their students, both as learners and as individuals. But building and strengthening the relationship between teachers and students has become central to efforts to improve teaching.

What If We Embraced Edupreneurship as a Transformative Force?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Usually when I speak or write about edupreneurship to others, I'm immediately corrected: you mean entrepreneurship. Then begins the long explanation of what I mean by edupreneurship.

Why The National STEM Education Fund Is So Important

Maria Cardona | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Maria Cardona

There's no doubt we have the students capable of achieving the heights of Spelman's students. Our challenge is increasing opportunities for more students, especially women and minorities, to study STEM fields. A national STEM fund would be a sound foundation for every state.

House of Cards and the African Union

Juliet Asante | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Juliet Asante

I have never really paid any attention to the African Union (AU) meetings. I have always thought of a group of African leaders meeting to make each ot...

The Role Of Apprenticeship Programs In The MENA Region

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

The past 10 years in Jordan thousands of disadvantaged youth have been assisted to obtain basic education credentials to access accredited vocational training and improved employment opportunities.

A Dimming Light For Middle Eastern Youth

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

How will young people find their way back to pools of light that beckon them towards a future?

Pearson: Always Earning with Unbelievable Chutzpah

Alan Singer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Pearson's corporate slogan is "always learning," but banners at the rally claimed it should be "always earning." The protester had a giant mock-check made out to Pearson from New Jersey taxpayers and took it on the ferry across the Hudson River to New York.

The Piece Movement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

As we race to the top in education let the race include all of our pieces, in connection and partnership.

Getting Our Youth Back to Work: Policy Lessons From Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Without the right skills, people will languish on the margins of society, technological progress will not translate into economic growth, and countries can't compete in the global economy.

Texas Lawmakers Restore Funding For Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a two-year budget that restores...

Spotlight on Hidden Immigrant Struggles

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Originally published by The Progressive. Last Monday evening, in a small dark theater space on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a group of young peopl...

Our Black Boys...

Charles Cole III | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

Our black males in high school are lacking proper support from parents, school, their communities and within. I've been working on those solutions. Dedicated my life to it.

Don't Buy the Numbers

Ron Berler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

How do you define a failing school? Brookside Elementary is located in a pleasant, middle-class neighborhood of split levels and tidy ranch homes, in Norwalk, Conn., a 50-minute train commute from New York.

City Parent

Sally Lee | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Sally Lee

As a Native New Yorker, black daughter of an interracial marriage, and a... uh ...member(?) of an interracial marriage, I like to think I will raise my sons to feel as comfortable with diversity as my husband and I do.

School Doesn't Have to Be in Session to Learn From These Educational Apps

Brad Spirrison | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

There is no reason your kids' brains should go unused this summer just because school is not in session. When they are not outside enjoying a trip to the water park or backyard barbecue, they can tap into educational opportunities on their iPads and touchscreen devices.

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

Kim Garst | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Kim Garst

I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.

Answer to a Tough Question

Jon Whitmore | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

For as long as there have been schools, each fall teachers have probably looked at the uneven readiness of their new students, shaken their heads, and quietly wondered to themselves, "What were those other teachers thinking?"

Ginger Software Maps One Trillion English Sentences Online To Personalize Language Learning

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

The natural language software analyzes a user's mistakes in context, identifies them and presents the learner with short lessons to help them fix their recurring mistakes.

Putting the 'Fair' Back Into Play

Irina Bokova | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports
Irina Bokova

UNESCO offers a platform for collaboration and the sharing of good practices, to highlight the stakes involved and turn words into action.

It's Your Digital Footprint: Use It!

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In my blog, "Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?", I encouraged CIOs to enable online social networking in schools as a way to...

A Case for Cultural Change

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Without a willingness to face uncertainty, it is difficult to create well-capitalized companies. This apparently contradicts the view that we are a country of entrepreneurs. We are a creative people, but we are not willing to risk what we have in order to achieve goals.