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When Women Vote, Changes Are Made

K. Sujata | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.

Education and Economic Crisis: The Quest for Human Empowerment

Carlos Alberto Torres | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education
Carlos Alberto Torres

Education has been overlooked as a tool for transformation of economic inequities for far too long. I wonder if I will see in my own lifetime a revolutionary movement of education as the practice of freedom in this country and elsewhere.

The Importance of #IamMalala on November 10th

Adam Braun | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Adam Braun

The voices of the people are what has always forced leaders to change course. This will be demonstrated when we call upon the president of Pakistan to create a cohesive plan to bring millions into school. The journey does not end there, but it is a meaningful step towards progress.

California Dreaming

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

The citizens of our largest state spoke clearly on what is a defining issue of our day: the role of public education in the remaking of the American promise.

The Next Four Years: Higher Growth

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The true issue Obama is facing is the same one he faced four years ago: How to make the economy grow at a higher rate and reduce unemployment.

Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In a day when activities and education methods get replaced year after year with the "next big thing," music will remain a constant to which every student (year after year) will form a connection.

Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

Cristina Lara | Posted 01.07.2013 | College
Cristina Lara

If our congressmen and congresswomen can subject themselves to performance-based pay, then I believe we can have a more meaningful dialogue about teacher performance pay.

National Family Literacy Month: Time to Bring Back Reading as a Family

Elianne Ramos | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

Just as reading books as a family can help develop a child's imaginative faculties and increase their knowledge of the world in general, having a strong force of committed educators can add a powerful interdisciplinary component to a child's education.

Joy Resmovits

Glenda Ritz Defeats Republican Schools Chief In Indiana Upset | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When Indiana won the "Education Reform Idol" competition organized by the right-wing think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, it was policy...

Affirmative Action for School Discipline?

Michaela Pommells | Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices
Michaela Pommells

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election will determine the federal education mandate but the true measure will be whether America can successfully close the racial disparities facing U.S. schools.

Joy Resmovits

Education Ballot Initiatives Sponsored By Bloomberg Super PAC Fail | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

While national attention remained fixed on President Barack Obama's election victory Wednesday morning, education ballot initiatives yielded different...

Crowdfunding Science That's Near and Dear to My Heart

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.07.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

If executed correctly, these crowdfunding campaigns were often met with successful outcomes, and usually because they provided a context that was in some way familiar to their funders, including me.

How President Obama Can Now Govern

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's reelection has effectively shaken the ghost away of having to look over his shoulder at every turn to appease and conciliate the avowed enemies of social and political progress and reform. His reelection won't make them totally go away.

Ok, Obama Won -- Now What?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What would a healthy tension between vision and mission look like in an ideal second term when it comes to public education? I'd suggest three things.

The Malalas of the World Need Us to Step Up

John J. Wood | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
John J. Wood

It all comes down to a simple question: Who is going to win? The forces of darkness who deny education to girls? Or those of us who believe in the power of education, and believe in it deeply enough to fight for it every day?

Newcomer Takes North Dakota's Top Education Post

Grand Forks Herald | Pamela Knudson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

In the race to win North Dakota's top education post, Kirsten Baesler was poised to defeat Tracy Potter, with 91 percent of precincts reporting at pre...

Education In The Election: Key State Measures Up For Vote (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

As voters cast their ballots today, those with an eye on education are keeping tabs on where states are leaning on the numerous education measures app...

Continuing Education: A Foray Into Language Exchange

Shara Azad | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Shara Azad

I am taking Spanish lessons over the Internet. And as much as I'd like to pretend that my life is a Nora Ephron film, this has turned out to be no You've Got Mail-esque scenario.

Investing in Russia, Issues with Education

Elena Ulansky | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Elena Ulansky

Any action plan for reforming Russia should include a full blown educational reform that would reshape the priorities of the teachers, and hence improve the outcome on the student side.

Education: The Business of our Future

Angela Woods | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Angela Woods

College today is not just a pathway to success; it's a pre-requisite to success.

I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

So What's Wrong With The States?

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Martin Varsavsky

Most of my friends in the USA agree on what is great about this nation. But when I speak to some American friends they seem to be unaware of the shortcomings of the USA compared to others, and this is what I would like to focus on. Here are some quick examples.

Voting: More Important Than School

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

I loved the way their little faces beamed as they received their "I Voted" sticker, each of them so proud of being a part of something so much bigger than themselves and our quiet community

Why I Voted for My Kids Instead of Mitt Romney

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

Voting for someone my daughter's friends and teachers said to avoid was the best way I felt I could help her understand that just because her peers say something does not mean they are right.

The True Value of Technology

Eric Sheninger | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Technology is not just a shiny tool that can increase engagement, but a conduit to endless possibilities that can enhance every facet of what we do in education. It is not a frivolous expense that is not worth the investment that many make it out to be.