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The Good News About Teacher Layoffs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

Scars From the Tornado: One Year at Joplin East Middle School

Randy Turner | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
Randy Turner

One of the things I never really said out loud until recently was how reluctant I was to return to teaching at Joplin East Middle School after the May 22, 2011, tornado.

Fish Fries: A Wake-up Reminder

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
William B. Bradshaw

This being the Lenten season, many Roman Catholic parishes have Friday evening fish fries. They are social events open to the public. For years, memb...

What Schools Can Learn From McDonald's and Starbucks

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

One objection to the entire idea of scaling up proven programs is that 'a school is a lot more complex than a Starbucks.' Yes it is. But that very complexity should make schools more, not less, likely to seek reliable, replicable solutions to the parts of their complex task that can be solved.

Academia 3.0: The Convergence of Mobile and Video Technology

Shay David | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Shay David

Just like blogging disrupted journalism, tweeting disrupted news reporting, and music videos killed radio stars, in the field of education a new era of mobile video technology is disrupting centuries-old methods for teaching and learning.

Observing New York Startups: Job Growth & the Innovation Economy Skills Gap

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's We Are Made In NY program represents both a civic movement and an effort in entrepreneurialism. In observing the mix of effort and impact, what knowledge can be applied nationwide about job creation in the fastest growing sector of our American economy?

The Case for Economic Education

Jack Noland | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen
Jack Noland

The best way to fight is through knowledge, and the simplest place to cultivate that understanding is in schools. Money is simply too important to be passed over by education.

A Shortage of Mercy

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

As the economy twists downward for most of us -- as the politics of money tightens like a noose around everything we love -- I think about the disintegration of human values, which insane logic and the Republicans tells us we can no longer afford.

The Changing Face of Developmental Education: So Goes Colorado, So Goes the Nation

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Are we overemphasizing analytical and academic skills at the expense of the "soft" skills and experiences that students actually need to get to know themselves, understand what they are good at, be able to overcome challenges, think critically and creatively, and determine what makes them unique in the world?

Popularity, Heterosexism and Girls' School Success

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?

The Last Shot

Carissa Henry | Posted 05.13.2013 | Sports
Carissa Henry

I was standing alone at the top of the bleachers. The moment was over in the blink of an eye and at the sound of a buzzer, but it left an imprint on my soul and reminded me that life's lessons often come to fruition when we least expect it.

A Fulbright Scholar's Morning in the Republic of Georgia

Shirley Wade McLoughlin | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Shirley Wade McLoughlin

The chimes from my alarm clock awaken me at 8 o'clock. Hopping out of bed, I run to the bathroom and turn on the bathtub faucet. No water comes out.

Educating South Sudanese Students with MP3s

Kristine Pearson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kristine Pearson

Countries like South Sudan struggling to deliver quality education are exactly why we created the solar-powered Lifeplayer MP3 in the first place. Our Lifeplayers have arrived in the country and so have I, to train in their use and care.

37 Percent of People Completely Lost

Mark Morford | Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy
Mark Morford

It is not enough to say people believe what they want to believe. They will also believe it in the face of irrefutable counter-evidence and millennia of fundamental proof.

Roque Planas

State Legislator Wants Mexican-American Studies Books Out Of Public Schools | Roque Planas | Posted 03.13.2013 | Latino Voices

A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservati...

Legal Education Crisis: Schools Need to Cut the Fluff

Mark Nuckols | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Mark Nuckols

Potential students are balking at paying 150 to 200 thousand dollars for a law degree. A closer look at the law school curriculum explains where many of the bloated and entirely avoidable expenses originate.

The Continuing Battle for Girls Education

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

Women and girls around the world need and deserve a just education which will nurture their ambitions. Unfortunately, the disparity in education between girls and boys continues to grow in the third world.

Teen Narrowly Escapes Kidnapping From School Hallway

Posted 03.15.2013 | San Francisco

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a teenage girl at a Fair Oaks school. Police say the al...

Major Leaders and Students to Converge at FIU for Education for a Better America Initiative

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

EBA and NAN have partnered with Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to host a Higher Education Awareness, Dropout Prevention, and Health Initiative aimed at addressing these needs in South Florida on May 10, 2013 from 7:30am to 1:30pm.

Whose Responsibility Is Girls' Education?

John J. Wood | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
John J. Wood

Just as we follow these stories or a presidential race, we should be consistently informed of the need for girls' education around the world.

A Good Guidance Counselor Makes All the Difference

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Kevin P. Chavous

High school students look to guidance counselors for help in making smart choices, and counselors can assist them in finding the right fit where they will best achieve success.

What Makes a Great Teacher - and Who Gets to Decide?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Most of us have been lucky enough to have had at least one great teacher in our lifetime. But what makes a teacher great? And who gets to decide? Students? Parents? Fellow teachers? Principals?

Thrive Right Now

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

We put a colossal amount of energy into shepherding students through systems that don't quite fit for many individuals. For some, doesn't quite fit is an understatement. For some, real suffering and damage is taking place as they try to fit but don't.

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

More and More Married Palestinians Women Enrolling in Universities

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Hani Almadhoun

Gradually, women in Palestine are finding their own path to freedom and prosperity. However, there is still a lot of work to be done, especially in the fields of violence against women and job creation programs that advise and assist women in achieving career success.