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Nate C. Hindman

E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Kane Sarhan first realized there was a gap between college and the real world as an undergraduate working part-time for the owner of a large bar and r...

Loving Relationships and Education Reform

Dan Cardinali | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

Current education policy can easily miss the point that caring adults, highly skilled at building authentic relationships with students, very well may be the sine qua non of successful education.

National Education Day And The Education I Never Had

Chaim Levin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

Yesterday was proclaimed National Education and Sharing Day in tribute to the late Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Schneerson's birthday. It baffles me that the Chabad movement has inspired such an observance.

Help Alaska Native Kids Save Their School

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

A batch of soft-spoken kids from a remote Alaska village are in a race to raise money in hopes of visiting the U.S. Capitol, where they can bring attention to the plight of their school, which might soon close.

Joy Resmovits

Will Education Be A Decisive Election Issue In 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new surv...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: 'The Young Turks' Turns Heat Up On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

As the science correspondent for The Huffington Post, I am often afforded the opportunity to discuss science topics on television and radio. This week...

For Teachers, More Time for Teamwork

Teach Plus | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

As CPS prepares to extend both the school day and school year, I question the potential impact on professional learning and sharing. Will the full day schedule be flexible enough to allow for collaboration?

Fostering Talent: From Life-Long to Life-Wide Learning

Katherine von Jan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Lots of cities spend millions wooing companies with tax breaks, and funding sports leagues with new constructions. CEOs for Cities, a network of mayors and city stakeholders, thinks cities ought to invest in people.

Paul Ryan's Outrageous -- and Hypocritical -- Insults of the American People

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Accompanying the release of his budget, Paul Ryan insulted the American people, referring to us as a nation based on "dependency," and that he and his Republican colleagues, are here to save the soul of the nation.

U.S. Cuts Off Support to UNESCO, the UN's Education Agency

Christine Horansky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Christine Horansky

A series of unfortunate events has led to a decision by the U.S. government to cut off funding to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO has been a driving force behind global efforts that have put millions more children into school during the last two decades.

New York City Schools Revokes Testing Word Ban

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — New York City's Department of Education has decided to drop its list of words to avoid on school assessment tests. Companies that wa...

Public Colleges Outsourcing Some Services As States Slash Budgets

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Public colleges can't do it all, at least not when the economy is weak. More public colleges are farming out the non-educational aspects of their c...

Fixing American Education Chertok Interview Series, Part 3: How Do We Get Public Education From Here to Where It Needs to Be?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Mark Goulston, M.D.

We are no longer an agrarian society, therefore, the school day and school year must be longer. The responsibility for public education which was ceded to the states must be centralized with regard to uniformity of curriculum. In the future, we need a national core curriculum.

How She Does It: A Day in the Life of a College Writing Professor

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Stephanie Vanderslice

Your house is pretty messy, though it would pass a health department inspection with no problem, which has become your standard. Colleagues regularly comment on the jumble that is your office.

Teach Your Children Well For A Better Life

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Four times Moses speaks about the duty of parents to educate their children, handing on to them their people's story until it becomes their own. And that's what we do each year on Passover.

Publishing Teacher Effectiveness Rankings Draws More Criticism

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The release last month of "value-added" rankings of New York City teachers based on...

Ads Continue To Creep Into Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

The line between the public and private sectors just keeps getting fuzzier. As a way to bring in some much-needed cash, a growing number of public ...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

Michael Solis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.

Our Very Own Hunger Games: How to Fix Standardized Assessments

Dan Ross | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

However, now that March has come and gone, I recognize another link between The Hunger Games and those 31 violent days: March is the month during which most states put their students to the slaughter, more commonly known as standardized testing.

How to Build a Science Superpower

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 06.01.2012 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

The era of America's unchallenged world dominance as a scientific superpower is coming to an end. In an era of ever-increasing globalization, what it takes to become and remain a science superpower has fundamentally changed.

Wanted: Stronger Relationships Between Black Churches and Black Colleges

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Black colleges need Black churches. Through support of Black colleges, Black churches can make change at a much larger level. They can assist with the education of African Americans committed to social justice and positive change throughout the world.

Homework Study Reveals Surprising Conclusion About Test Scores

Posted 03.31.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 03/30/2012 09:42 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Piling on the homework doesn't help kids do better in school. ...

From Seattle to Singapore: How Microsoft Is Taking Lessons From Young People

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

As part of the events we're launching the Innovate4Good @Microsoft community, a place where young people around the world can come together, collaborate, inspire and support each other.

Imagining the Ideal School

Evan Bailyn | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Evan Bailyn

By treating students as respected individuals rather than products in an assembly line, we could allow them to believe in themselves and value their education.

Reading Turnaround Program Draws Assistance From Ivy Leaguers

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. As it tries to concoct a recipe for turning around a low-performing school, Wexler/Grant ...