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Research Shows That Happier Children Earn Higher Wages Later in Life

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

As a society, we should try to maximize the happiness of children, purely for ethical and altruistic reasons and not because it makes them better earners.

Here's The Drill: Inside A School Lockdown

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.27.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Twenty-one first graders pile into a bathroom during a lockdown drill. By: Robyn Gee As recently as a year ag...

My Hope for 2030: The New Normal

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Malala is an icon for the struggle which seems so foreign to girls like me, comfortable in our "normal" while girls our age must fight and sacrifice and face seemingly insurmountable odds to change theirs.

How to Overcome the Odds

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Christian Bible says in John 8:32 "the truth will set you free," and an Omaha area 20-something woman is living by her faith.

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

Bridging the East-West Divide: My Experience at NYU Abu Dhabi

James Zogby | Posted 03.28.2013 | World
James Zogby

I would marvel at the students' optimism, their vision, and their instinctive sense of collaboration. And I would feel confident that they might very well be the generation to heal the divides that they inherited from the generations that had preceded them.

Entrepreneurs, Born or Made?

YouthBiz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI've been doing this work for a decent amount of time -- long enough to see my youngest participants graduate from college -- and throughout the years I am often asked the same question. Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Where the Streets Have No Name

Maura Kelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Maura Kelly

It was just after midnight on Thanksgiving morning when we arrived at Pronoei Santa Clara de Asís in Huaycan, Lima. My husband, Michael Pryce, and I wanted to meet and understand the needs of the migrant people living in Huaycan, a shantytown on the edge of Lima.

Ed Tonight: Detroit School Closures, Kristof On Pre-K

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Today In School Closures... Detroit is slated to close even more schools, reports CBS. Enrollment in the Motor City has dwindled from 150,000 to a projected 40,000. "A deficit elimination plan obtained by The Detroit News says the district will close 28 schools [by 2016]," CBS reports. "The closures are expected to save DPS about $13.4 million in operating expenses, but hundreds of district employees will be out of a job." The Free Press has a letter from emergency manager Roy Roberts to the district's employees: DPS has "accelerated the time line for its return to complete fiscal stability," he wrote. But Roberts hasn't said which schools will be shuttered.

Joy Resmovits

Students With Disabilities Have School Sports Rights, Obama Administration Declares | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

When Kareem Dale, now a special advisor to President Barack Obama, was in high school, all he wanted to do was wrestle. But as a student who was parti...

Poll Finds Strong Opposition To Cuts To Key Programs

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

* Most Americans want deficit reduction in near term * Opposition to cuts in education, Social Security, Medicare * Publ...

Growing Flowers From Concrete: Foster Care to Career

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBecause of my background, I had always thought of myself as inferior to others. The idea that I was lesser than other people has always plagued me and limited what I believed I could accomplish.

From Foster Care to Yale: Why Doctor King Mattered to Me

Rodney Walker | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Walker

Dr. King's emphasis on self-reliance and empowerment for low-income people made it possible for someone like me to start a small business. My new dream is to build a business that will solve a problem in my community while creating jobs for people.

Opposition Grows to School Deform

Alan Singer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Alan Singer

Despite promises, a growing number of parents and teachers are unhappy with Obama's showcase program, Race to the Top. They argue it is the antithesis of the education, justice, and equality he claims is central to his ideas and American values.

What Is Literacy? The First Three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature Answer

Katie Davis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books
Katie Davis

I'm thrilled to share this special event with you in which Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, Walter Dean Myers and I talk about literacy, reading for kids, slime, and ... Snooki (and, funnily enough, that was not a dig at Snooki. Or slime).

Ed Today: Marco Rubio Wants Education Reform, Rick Scott Proposes Teacher Raise

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between ...

Joy Resmovits

Financial Aid Fix May Reverse College Dropout Crisis | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | College

An influential group of college presidents, civil rights leaders and advocates sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highlighting what i...

Parents: Use the Lance Armstrong Disgrace As a Teaching Moment

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

It may sound like strong-arming to prevent your child from Armstrong-ing, but what you are doing is teaching your child real-life skills.

More Than Money: Education Must Be a Priority

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Policy makers have yet to offer schools concrete solutions of how to run more efficiently on lower funds. Without new solutions, the budget cuts have debilitated our schools and left them unprepared for an influx of new students.

You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM

Angela Maiers | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

When we tell a young woman that she matters, we are inviting her into a life of service and action. Leadership is hard work and it comes with real responsibility. We help young leaders grow when we give them both, by telling them that they matter, and are accountable for it.

Turning Promising Signals Into Better Policies in Obama's Second Term

Elaine Weiss | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The weeks leading up to President Obama's second inauguration brought some good, if tentative, news on the education policy front. Early childhood education has received serious attention and pledges of substantial new investment.

Pulling Together to Prevent Violence From Tearing Us Apart

Rae Ann Knopf | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Rae Ann Knopf

As people connect with one another after Newtown, communicate concerns and develop solutions in ways that balance prevention and response, we are strengthening the bond that will help us keep our children safe.

Pilot Episode of New #AskArne Video Series: Sec. Duncan Talks Gun Violence With a Teacher (Me)

Dan Brown | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Dan Brown

As a teacher and a parent, what our nation's education leaders think really matters to me. And with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about to begin a second term, it matters even more.

Beyond 'Grit:' Where the Character Conversation Is Going Wrong

Stephen Chiger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Stephen Chiger

For kids, the secret to success is... experiencing success. If we try to tease out character education (or school safety) as being unconnected to a rigorous academic environment, we'll never be able to craft solutions that best serve our kids.

You and I Have the Power to Set This Country's Course: Setting the Tone for Obama's Second Term

Cheryl Contee | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Cheryl Contee

I have to admit I felt more emotion than I expected during President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration. The congruence of so much history moved me.