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Obama's Executive Order Puts Blacks In the Corner At the U.S. Department of Education

Michael Meyers | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

We need President Barack Hussein Obama's leadership in streamlining government and in reorganizing society on a nonracial basis instead of doing the same thing that his predecessors have done

Speaking Up for Children

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

I may be 94 years old, but I'm not done. We health care professionals have a duty to advocate for what we now know children need, and to empower their families and federal legislators to do the same.

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

To Sir With Love, and With Respect

Glen Lineberry | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

I'm showing my juniors in American History To Sir With Love, the great 1967 movie written and directed by James Clavell, and starring Sidney Poitier.

Schapira Emerges as Democratic Standard-Bearer in Pivotal Arizona Congressional Race

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In a growing wave of support, as Arizona edges toward a possible Blue upset in the fall, local Democrats have mobilized to bring one of their own rising stars to the forefront of a race with national implications.

In Defense of Algebra and Other Difficult Subjects

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Isn't the point of being a student to challenge oneself?

In Defense of Teach for America

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Not every single TFA teacher will forge a career in education; some may only be slightly better than the teacher in the classroom next to them. But TFA has begun to raise awareness about educational inequality and social injustice.

Joy Resmovits

Nobody Asked If U.S. Special Ed Transition Programs Work, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Thirty-six hours after Marlyn Wells gave birth to Anna, she learned her daughter had Down syndrome. Just a few years later, the family started talking...

Do You Think Girls Hate Math? Think Again!

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Eva Glettner

Science continues to be marketed to young girls in all the wrong ways.

Why Every Student Needs a Playground to Succeed

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Darell Hammond

An elementary school without a playground? It seems unfathomable, but it is the sad reality for a surprising number of schools today.

5 Easy Tips to Connect with Nature and the World During the 2012 Olympics -- and Beyond

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Imagine if the children of leaders from Iran, North Korea, the United States and Cuba could meet in a park far away from political posturing and just play outside.

Where's the Answer Bubble for 'It Depends'?

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

In every discipline, the most powerful learning comes when students are invited to inhabit someone else's perspective as a means to deeper understanding.

Where Are the Role Models?

Terry Newell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Terry Newell

Young people learn not just from their textbooks but from the way adults treat them. They learn not only from flowery words but from factual deeds.

Forget Digital Natives, Think Mobile Natives

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

It is no longer a question of whether or not students are digital natives. I agree with those calling our students "mobile natives" -- they expect instant access from anywhere to current information and entertainment.

Education and 'The Public Promotion of Moral Genius': An Interview with Peter Hershock

Matt Bieber | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Matt Bieber

Peter Hershock is the author of Buddhism in the Public Sphere, which presents a set of Buddhist perspectives on a series of political and policy challenges.

The Study of 'Meaning' in Contemporary Academia

Mark Schulman | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Mark Schulman

"Meaning" had been expunged from mainstream scholarship for some time. Those attempts -- to take it out of research -- have been, in fact, counter-productive: meaning is very much at the center of the human experience.

Arne Duncan: Parents Are Children's Most Important Teachers

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts ...

Why Do We Educate Kids?

Glen Lineberry | Posted 10.05.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

Sure, we want them to have jobs, and the sooner they're trained for them, the better. But we also need an educated citizenry -- to create the new jobs, raise the next generation, and protect the Republic -- and that's why we have public education.

Peace, Love and Education!

Turk Pipkin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Turk Pipkin

I've just returned from a 7,000 kilometer drive-and-work tour of East Africa and was inspired by the progress at all 15 of our Kenya School Fund projects. In the arid lands of Samburu, Daaba Primary is a dream come true.

Is Education a Silver Bullet for Fixing the Economy?

Richard Kirsch | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Richard Kirsch

Is the president's assertion that the path to the American Dream in the new global economy depends on providing every child with a good education true?

Thinking About Education With Washington and Du Bois

Michael Roth | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Sure, we have to pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.

You Never Know Where A Job Will Take You

Michael Haberman | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Michael Haberman

Summer jobs correlate with increased income and better job security later in life -- by hiring teens, businesses invest in the future.

DoGooder Spotlight: Restoring Education and the New York Harbor Simultaneously

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.

No School Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Obviously our public education system is so much better than it was 100 years ago. But are our schools any better than they were last year or 5 years ago or even 10 years ago?

Bumps in the Road? Or Signs of Derailment?

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Recent news out of Tennessee about "bumps" in the teacher evaluation component of its Race to the Top education reform efforts are emblematic of larger, systemic concerns about RttT generally.