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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 ...

Lent: A Reflection On The Sin of Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentencing

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When a life sentence stands between a child and redemption, it's a cross of sorrow we all bear. When we adults allow the penalty to get the best of an imprisoned child, we all lose.

The Magic Of Jewish Summer Camp

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

No matter what the activity, the social aspects of Jewish camp all play out in a constant Jewish milieu. The benefits of those summer experiences are reaped over the course of a lifetime for the Jewish individual, and in turn for the Jewish community as well.

Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

In school reform, we dramatically overvalue the importance of academic learning, and assume that merely focusing on better curricula and clearer standards will carry the day. Yet the research suggests otherwise.

Jesuit Refugee Service Supports New Pre-School in Haiti (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs


WHAT YOU CAN DO: Spring Doesn't Mean Baseball Games And Vacations For All Kids

Randy Jackson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Randy Jackson

It is up to each of us to raise awareness of the fact that almost 25 percent of our children live in poverty and each of us must hold our leaders accountable to ensuring a fair start for every kid in America.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

The Golden Age of the Polymath

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Humanities cuts announced by the government. Are we surprised? A reinforcement of a government committed to robbing us of our intellect. The authorit...

You Told Us: Should The Word 'Divorce' Be Banned From Standardized Tests?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Divorce

Should the word "divorce" be banned from standardized tests? The "D" word is part of a recently released list of more than 50 words and references ...

Win the Opportunity to Walk With Moon Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in This Year's Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Larry Bock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Larry Bock

A visit to Washington, DC in the spring is always exciting, but this season the 'wow" factor in the nation's capital goes up a notch with the 100th Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14.

Joy Resmovits

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a ...

Gambling on National Security

John H. Jackson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
John H. Jackson

In confronting any other national security threat, the U.S. wouldn't trust unreliable and unproven solutions. Why, then, do some in the education sector insist we gamble on the privatization of our public schools?