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The Teacher Who Inspired Me: Charlie Kramer

William D. Green | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
William D. Green

Charlie Kramer taught me when I was 19-years-old. His subject was economics -- and that is an incredibly hard subject to teach a 19-year-old. To teach a 59-year-old would still be hard!

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

Opportunity Gap or Knowledge Gap

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

Without information capital, children in poverty can't take their rightful place in the ever-growing knowledge economy. Their hopes and dreams for social mobility are doomed.

What Teachers Told the U.S. Department of Education

Dan Brown | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

Over eighty meetings with teachers and school leaders in a two-week cross-country blitz-- not bad work for a team of twelve Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAFs) working for a year with the U.S. Department of Education.

EDMC Professors and Students Speak: How Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs Ruined For-Profit Education

David Halperin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
David Halperin

For-profit higher education could help our people and our economy -- if the federal financial aid system were structured so that schools earned higher profits by actually helping students, not by ripping them off.

What Is a Parent Supposed to Do?

Crystal Brown | Posted 11.23.2012 | Education
Crystal Brown

What is a parent supposed to do if their child is stuck in a school with an ineffective teacher, ineffective principal, that is under resourced and failing?

K-12 Educators: Get Your Kids Involved in the Presidential Election Through Engage2012.Org

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

If we want to know what voters are really thinking about the issues facing the presidential candidates, ask the kids. They always tell it like it is.

'Is My School Teaching Outdated Lessons?'

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

My family and I recently had a discussion around the practicality of education. Stereotypically, academia is regarded as devoid from reality, with professors dreamily creating scenarios in the "ivory tower."

Creating Global Opportunities -- Rwanda Partnership Trains Women for Hotel Jobs

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Bill Marriott

There's an old adage that says, "If you educate a woman, you educate a generation." That is what Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, founder of the Akilah Institute for Women, is doing in Kigali, Rwanda.

Saving Education--and the Planet

Lisa Bennett | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Lisa Bennett

With mounting pressures on schools today, the suggestion that teachers should also be preparing students to address our growing ecological crises might seem ridiculous at best. But what if doing so could boost student achievement?

Art and Education: An Interview

David Galenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
David Galenson

Earlier this year I was sent an electronic book aimed at teachers, titled The Art of Learning. I enjoyed reading it, and Richard and Christine agreed to do the following interview about it by email.

How Children Succeed: An Interview with Paul Tough

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I wonder if our adult kids' pervasive fear of failure hasn't returned them to their childhood bedrooms, dissatisfied and unemployed. Yes, it's a tough economy out there, but have we made them afraid to take chances, to bypass meaningful engagement and social justice opportunities?

The Many Futures of Occupy

Nicholas Mirzoeff | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Mirzoeff

If, as seems likely, this video moment turns the presidential election from a close-run race to a canter for Obama, Occupy can take a slice of the credit.

Education First

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Ban Ki-moon

Education is not simply a moral imperative; it is the smart choice. Every dollar invested generates $10 to $15 in returns. Yet worldwide, some 61 million children are still not in school.

How Important Is Getting Rid of Tenure to the Improvement of Public K-12 Education?

Quora | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Matt Johnson, Teacher of Physics, Fighter of Fallacies Okay, so here's the key thing for every...

The Irony of Mitt Romney's 47 Percent

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Here's the irony of Mitt Romney's 47 percent: he hails himself as an economic savior because he knows how to create jobs, yet many of the jobs he had a hand in creating through his work at Bain Capital fall right into that 47 percent.

The Myth of the 'College Bubble'

Rob Asghar | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Rob Asghar

Newseek writer Megan McArdle argues that a higher-education bubble is about to burst, just as tech bubbles and housing bubbles burst, and that devastating chaos will result.

What Colleges and Newspapers Have in Common

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.

I Stand Up For Education

Maryjane Abrilla | Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen
Maryjane Abrilla

In the province of the North Cotabato, Philippines where I grew up, there is no transportation, no electricity and it is far away from any school. Life there is not easy.

Everything I Learned in Life I Didn't Learn in College

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Dylan Kendall

Hollywood Arts used arts-based learning to mainstream homeless and foster care youth over the age of 18. Our goal was, among other things, to prepare our students for higher education and we partnered with the local community college to help facilitate this.

The Real Tax Issue: Mitt's vs. Mine

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

What does this say about our country when the extremely wealthy get special treatment? Just as capitalism is part of our democracy, so is fairness.

Can Social Networks Rapidly Expand Knowledge?

Ken Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Ken Goldberg

Can an intangible incentive structure be designed to rapidly mobilize citizens to learn about a pressing issue?

The Importance of Music: So What's in a Career?

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Tony Woodcock

It was always my greatest ambition to become a performer. Someone so technically and musically prepared that they can provide the unforgettable magic that inspires joy and hope. At its best, my violin playing inspired sympathy and the need to improve.

What Happens When You Take City Kids to a Goat Farm?

Cori Howard | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Cori Howard

My kids are 11 and 7 and in their entire lives, they have never seen a cow.

America's Path to Economic Slavery Under the Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.