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Mitt Romney's Desperate VP Choice

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney's desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Be Careful What You Cut

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, they voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest Americans millionaires and billionaires.

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

WATCH: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Rosie Perez Won't Back Down, Will You?

Denise Albert | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Denise Albert

Have you ever stood up for your kids in a way you never could have imagined? Was there a time when you refused to back down?

In Defense of Algebra

Nicholas Warner | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Nicholas Warner

In algebra we learn to handle abstractions that are not part of visceral human experience. We learn not only to be comfortable with such external unknowns but how to master them.

Uphill Both Ways: Transportation for Special Education Students in DC

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

No D.C. student commutes to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways -- but we've seen many children whose trip may be the real-life local counterpart to that worn joke, only much less comic.

Teachers Can't Go It Alone

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When we blame teachers, we fail to address the roles played by budget cuts and by family and child poverty, and we fail to recognize those who are dedicated to student success in the face of great challenges.

How To Fix Our 'Mediocre To Awful' Science Standards

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

Americans have grown accustomed to bad news about student performance in math and science. On a 2009 study administered by the Organization for Econo...

Joy Resmovits

Can Bad Teachers Get Better? Study Says Yes, In Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

The question of what to do with bad teachers has stymied America's education system of late, sparking chaotic protests in state capitals and vitriolic...

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part IV

Tom Segal | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

While sources of learning are diversifying at rates that evoke an Amazonian rainforest, the goal of this education remains the same as it always has: preparing the next generation of the workforce to survive, and perhaps thrive, in the real world.

Have You Heard? Big Changes for Special Education in NYC

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

How can a teacher with little to no special education background be the ideal instructor for children with special needs?

Solutions Are Obvious for a National Emergency

Dorothy Stoneman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Dorothy Stoneman

Education is the top priority of our nation if we are to thrive in the 21st century. We need to invest in the education, well-being, inspiration, and character development of every young person born.

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

Minds and Gardens

Joan Hinde Stewart | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Joan Hinde Stewart

Like any garden, the mind needs to be fertilized, watered and weeded. That is the point -- and the great virtue -- of education.

Happy People Succeed

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It is possible that the benefits of being happy persist over the long term and happy people are the ones who make the most of their lives. It is also possible that there are benefits to being happy in the short term, but not in the long term.

The Greatness of a Generation Hangs in the Balance

Saul Garlick | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Gaining the skills that make one competitive in the global economy is in higher demand each day, and the way we deliver those skills is failing to keep up.

Hey Tom -- Competing With China Is Not the Point

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Tom Friedman has a new column about education in which he almost makes an important point about the state of K-12 schooling in America, and what we can do to improve it.

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...