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How The Drought Raises Risks For Sexual Abuse, Child Labor

Sanj Srikanthan | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Sanj Srikanthan

Issues like child labor, low school attendance, and sexual abuse -- all of which existed before the drought -- have been exacerbated by the current crisis.

Step Up to Our Teachable Moments

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Every teacher I know is hard working and passionate about their job. They seem to have a higher calling than the average American.

Joy Resmovits

More Than Half Of U.S. States Wiggle Out Of Bush Education Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

The states of Washington and Wisconsin will be allowed to wiggle out of No Child Left Behind's rigorous test requirements, joining two dozen other U.S...

Success in Parenting -- Avoiding the Happiness and Self-Esteem Traps

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.

The Case for Design Thinking in Education

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The problem seems evident in the language. We 'adopt' programs. We 'purchase' materials. We 'integrate' technology. We even 'train' teachers. For all of the changing programs referenced, how many teachers actually changed their practice?

Orioles Hall Of Famer Auctions Trophies For Autism Charity

AP | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

BALTIMORE -- Jim Palmer said he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three...

Taunting the School Bus Monitor: Do the Consequences Fit the Crime?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Although Karen Klein agrees with the punishment doled out to the boys who bullied her, as a psychologist, I have some very different thoughts about the consequences.

The Department of Reinvention: Communication, Compassion and Future Visions

Russell C. Smith | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

It's time to stop pretending the same dead-end solutions will solve problems in the digital age.

Genes May Play Role In Educational Achievement, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

Whether a student graduates high school or achieves a college degree could depend partly on genetic factors beyond their control, according to a natio...

In Our Toxic Prison System, Is There Room for Hope?

David Chura | Posted 09.04.2012 | Crime
David Chura

I didn't expect my talk to a class of criminal justice majors at a local community college to be any different from the other workshops, presentations and classes I'd done.

Five Ways To Get Your Kid On The 'Right' Educational And Career Track

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Because of budget cuts, high schools now rarely provide career counseling for students. Obviously, it is up to parents to provide children with whatever they need to find the "best" colleges and careers.

With 319 Students Shot, Historic Partnership Offers Hope

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago
Earl Martin Phalen

The city of Chicago is facing an alarming rate of violence. 319 children within Chicago Public Schools were shot during the past year. In the midst of the crisis, Summer Advantage USA is impacting thousands of children.

In Support of the Whole Child

Sean Slade | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.

5 Ways to Manage Your Teens' Social Media Lives

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you want to guess what your teen is doing at any given moment, you have a very high probability of guessing correctly if you suspect that they are on some form of social media.

America's Real Birthday: A New Convention for Constitution Day

Dan Ross | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

For over two centuries America has been lying about her age to make herself older than she really is. If she were honest, she would have to admit that her actual birthday fell on September 17, 1787.

Joy Resmovits

Biden To Teachers: Romney Thinks You're Selfish | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Vice President Joe Biden thinks that teachers face a "fullblown assault" thanks to people like Mitt Romney. "I can't think of a candidate for presi...

America's Short School Year Correlated With Weak Academic Performance

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

Forgetting curves demonstrate that memory retention declines exponentially over time, so the long American summer vacation takes a major toll on a student's ability to progress.

Teacher Bashing

William E. White | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
William E. White

I am fed up with teacher-bashing. It seems everyone is willing to belittle teachers. But these same critics are not willing to step forward and do the job themselves.

Lawsuit: Boy Bullied And Sexually Assaulted Pushed To Suicide

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.03.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Administrators at a charter school repeatedly failed to take action after a 7-year-old student was bullied and sexually assaulted by an older...

High School Puts Itself Up For Sale On eBay

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

LANGHORNE, Pa. -- Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on e...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... Do We Still Believe?

Jaime Hanks | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Jaime Hanks

Life throws us all lemons, but if you don't have the tools or resources available -- like sugar and water or education and basic needs met -- you can't turn them in to lemonade, no matter how hard you try.

Purpose: What's Missing in Education

Ise Lyfe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Ise Lyfe

It's imperative that every inch of a person's education is connected back to them as an individual. That we see ourselves in the information we are learning.

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

What Could a Former Prostitute Teach You About Relationships?

Bethany St. James | Posted 09.01.2012 | Style
Bethany St. James

The lessons I learned regarding interpersonal relationships during my lifelong tenure in the adult entertainment industry have proven to help many suffering with miscommunication, misunderstandings or even infidelity within their relationships.

New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools.