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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...

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.

Dream Bigger

Jennifer S. Korn | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Jennifer S. Korn

There is a bill called the "Dream Act." Unfortunately, it is cobbled together, fraught with loopholes and has never garnered enough support on either side to pass for over 12 years

Activists Targeting U.S. Schools, Backed By Big Bucks

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon May 15 (Reuters) - During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rh...

Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology

Eric Sheninger | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Even as we are seeing more schools and educators transform the way they teach and learn with technology, many more are not. Some of the reasons for not embracing technology have to do with several misconceptions.

A Personal Commitment to Educate All Kids

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

We can't wait for schools to get better while we continue to lose kids. We must act now by immediately implementing education reforms for kids in low-performing schools.

ADHD Goes to School

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

If every child with asthma had a 66% chance of having kidney disease, we'd likely screen them for kidney disease. Yet, once ADHD is identified, further educational testing is often put to the side.

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania. To put this number in context, that is more than the entire University of Pittsburgh student body.

(Graduation) Hats Off to Mothers

Anne Mosle | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Anne Mosle

With Mother's Day flowers still fresh and commencements kicking off this week, let's turn our energy toward saluting the achievements of resilient student mothers.

Kids Suffer Without Neighborhood Playtime

Megan Rosker | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

We seldom drive down a street and see kids riding bikes or playgrounds crowded with children who have walked from home with other neighborhood kids.

What Is It Like to Be a Teenager Today?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By James Wang, Quora user I am 18. Let me tell you what life is like. It's awesome and I love it....

A New Dawn for STEM Education

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Rep. Barbara Lee

The STEM gap is a real and complex issue. We cannot overcome the challenges we face without the collaboration of educators, parents, industry partners and mentors and policymakers with the courage to fight for bold investment in STEM education.

Joy Resmovits

Obama's Barnard Remarks Fall Flat With Some Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's commencement address Monday at Barnard College was filled with moments reminiscent of the 2008 presidential camp...

Too Much Student Debt? Blame Your Parents

Rick Newman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Education is an important asset that's valuable at the right price, but not at any price.

Financial Knowledge Can Be Economic Destiny

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Knowledge is power, and in the case of financial education, knowledge is economic power, perhaps even economic destiny. Individuals, families, employers, communities and schools all have roles to play in ensuring that a secure economic destiny is available to all.

The President and the Privileged

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

Even more tellingly, the people ahead of me in line had worked a graveyard shift in order to pay the $200 it cost them to attend. And they hadn't slept, because they drove up to Seattle from Tacoma right after work to get in line.

Six Pieces Of Wisdom And Advice For College Grads, Inspired By And Borrowed From Norman Lear

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Caty Borum Chattoo

So much of my "wisdom" or, more accurately, just "stuff that I say," comes from the actual wisdom of the great mentor of my life, the incomparable Norman Lear. Graduation season is the perfect time to share Norman's "Norman-isms."