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Reflections of a CCP Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

So far, Temple has been great. It is challenging at times, but I wouldn't change it. CCP prepared me to know what to expect of college-level work and how to best tackle it.

Bullying Starts at Home

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Often, our public discourse regarding the need to end bullying centers around the assumption that children are only bullied at school. That assumption couldn't be further from the truth.

Hispanics, Broadband and the Digital Textbook Revolution

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

Digitally literate Hispanic college graduates are key to meeting our future workforce needs. To get there, digital technology must also be integrated into the education mainstream. We now have a five-year goal that may help make this happen.

Charles Koch + Roger Ailes = Ohio University?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Might this act of selling out have something to do with the fact that the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation serves as an underwriter of the George Washington Forum, which is the OU group hosting the speech?

Autism and My Grandson's First Swim

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Don McNay

My grandson and I recently went to a baseball game. He is learning about the sport his grandfather loves. While we were there, he completely reprogrammed my cell phone. He fixed a problem in thirty seconds that Apple's tech people couldn't fix in three hours.

Schools and Communities: Stronger Together

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

It's time to stop ignoring poverty and the realities that disadvantaged students face. We must instead address the factors that can and do impede student achievement and well-being.

STEM Education = Scientific Success

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

Yesterday I watched as the world's top young high school scientists, researchers and innovators took home more than $3 million in awards. Each of these competing students are a force for profound good.

Undocumented Law Student May Be Able To Practice

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Sergio Garcia graduated from California State University in Chico and works as paralegal. He passed the California State Bar exam in July 2009. A...

Teen Candidate Faces Mom's Opposition

Ridgewood Patch | James Kleimann | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

But a week later his mother Jeanne said the teen should focus on schoolwork when he begins his freshman year as a nursing student at Caldwell College....

It's Time to Succeed

Chris Gabrieli | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education
Chris Gabrieli

Here's a very simple, common sense idea -- if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.

Warren Buffett and the Future of Journalism

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Berkshire Hathaway offer to buy the Media General newspaper chain should offer the industry a shot of long-term optimism. Buffett expects a profitable future for newspapers during the next couple of decades.

Bottom Line? Cory Booker Has Got It!

Erin Schrode | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Erin Schrode

The power of Cory Booker entered my life and quickly spread to family, friends, classmates, teachers, you name it. Everyone seemed to have the same response upon discovering this new breed of political force... this guy is the real deal.

The Trouble With Differentiating Differentiation

Dan Ross | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

Why are America's high school student so dramatically and devastatingly unprepared to succeed at the highest levels of scholastic achievement? The answer is simple: differentiation.

How to End the Education Crisis: 10 Classes Every Business School Should Be Teaching

Gene Marks | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

If our students emerged from their universities better prepared for life in the business world, there would be more opportunities awaiting them. So to that end, here are just a few courses I believe every fine business school should offer.

The Anti-Bullying Movement: What's Next

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Rep. Mike Honda

The American Dream is first ignited in the classroom, and bullying is a clear and present danger to our nation's safety, spirit and competitiveness. Each educator and campus leader has a key role to play in the national mission to create a safe environment for each child.

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

What About Including Women in Africa's Transformation?

Kristine Pearson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Kristine Pearson

South Africa's minister of finance delivered heartfelt remarks, reminding us that there are a billion lives that need to benefit from Africa's transformation. Little did I realize how swiftly and significantly Minister Gordhan's words would touch me.

Why are Education Apps Built by the Lowest Builder?

Joseph Hill | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Joseph Hill

My belief is that the main reason that apps are made badly is that the developers are putting their hopes and dreams into the hands of the lowest bidder.

Kid Whisperers

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Sam Chaltain

Buck reminds us that when learning is understood as the effort to empathize with another, it transforms both teacher and student.

State of Florida Prefers to Ignore Reality Behind Poor FCAT Scores

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Steven Kurlander

De-emphasizing failing by fixing scores and allowing functionally illiterate children to advance to the next grade is not the answer to starting to get kids to know how to read, write, and add.

Students Suspended For Senior Post-It Prank, Classmates Hold Sit-In

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

A senior prank has led six Cascade High School students in Clayton, Ind., to be suspended, caused one custodian to be fired, and sparked outrage among...

Education Department issues guidelines for restraining, isolating disruptive students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to simmering concerns over reported abuses, the U.S. Department of Education issued multiple guidelines Tuesd...

Slow and Steady Will Not Win the Race

Linda Rosen | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Linda Rosen

We should not deny the progress we've made thus far. But business leaders learned long ago that slow and steady will not win the race.

Cell Phones, Teenagers and Anxious Attachment

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We are raising a cohort of teens whose cell phones have replaced their favorite blankets or stuffed animals.

A Pot Luck Meal Of Ideas

John Merrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Remember pot-luck suppers, when everyone brought a dish or two? What follows is the the equivalent -- although substituting ideas for food. Because t...