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Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey]

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Given the rise of tuitions, can technology like massively open online courses (MOOCs) reduce tuition costs and make education more affordable? Many argue the answer is yes.

Looking Inward, Living Outward

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Whether you're on a clearly paved road to your dream job or you're taking the scenic route, my advice for you is the same. Know yourself. Stretch into the unknown. And when you're on the precipice of change, jump! Jump willingly and jump far.

3 Myths About Changing the World

Wendy Kopp | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Wendy Kopp

When I started Teach For America, I wasn't trying to come up with an idea that would change the world. I was trying to solve a problem much closer to home: I was a senior in college and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life! I'm sure that doesn't sound at all familiar.

Social Media Safety and Awareness Month

Lee Kolbert | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media
Lee Kolbert

It's National Social Media Safety and Awareness Month. Actually, there is no such thing; yet with so many awareness campaigns for other very important issues, I think it's about time we include important emerging trends that can be both good and evil at the same time.

Common Core: Do What It Takes Before High Stakes

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's public education system could be on the brink of a once-in-a-generation revolution. If implemented properly, we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today's changing world. But that's a big "if."

Technology in Tennessee: Why State Schools Must Catch Up With the Digital Age

Liz Riggs | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Liz Riggs

It's easy to argue that the best teacher could teach with nothing but a chalkboard and a piece of chalk, but we're not all Michelle Pfeiffer. And, considering our country revolves around computers, it's nearly impossible to prepare teachers and students for the future without access to technology.

On Education: The Status Quo Is Not an Option

Asa Craig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Asa Craig

How do we expect our communities and economies to thrive when our young boys and girls are not receiving the education and training that is needed to enter the workforce?

How High Schools Win the Gold Medal in Academic Performance

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Good News
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

By Tim Hodges and Shane J. Lopez U.S. News & World Report recently teamed up with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) -- a behavioral and soc...

A Video Camera in Every Classroom

Sarah Brown Wessling | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
Sarah Brown Wessling

It's just the kind of thinking, where video is about surveillance, that we get confused notions of why having classroom cameras can make a difference for teachers. First, let's get clear on why these aren't "surveillance" cameras in either the literal or figurative sense.

Magpies and Wild Things

Tom Healy | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Tom Healy

According to an old superstition, it matters how many magpies you see. Because they eat and chatter together and because they are monogamous and have one mate for life, it's bad luck to see just one.

What Does Head Girl Mean?

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Helen I. Hwang

How did my 8-year-old daughter start thinking along gender lines? By girl and boy categories? That there's worth in being the best girl, even if you're not better than two boys?

Social Class and the College Choices of High School Valedictorians

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.

The Hope Factor

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We know children are influenced by everything from family income and dynamics to what happens in the classroom. Helping students uncover their strengths, rather than their weaknesses, and develop their potential should be the paramount focus for education.

At Universities, Too, the Rich Grow Richer

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Although many Americans believe their universities are places where administrators and faculty members coexist on a fairly equal basis, the reality is that this is far from the case.

Georgia and Its Wine

Shirley Wade McLoughlin | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Shirley Wade McLoughlin

In the United States, I enjoyed a nice bottle of chardonnay, but never have I experienced the variety of wines, the passion of the winegrowers, the dominance of the grape in a culture, and the inclusion of this important commodity into so many components of the Georgian way of life.

To the Class of 2013

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I was terrified when I drove up to Massachusetts by myself in a 1996 Honda Accord. I was terrified when I graduated. And I was terrified when I moved in with my partner. But that terror will pass and fade into something more stable, more secure, and more exciting.

The Academic Journey: Beyond MOOCS

Jon Kolko | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Jon Kolko

Yet what is lost in the ideological debate of MOOCs and online learning is an understanding of the actual students that are taking so long to graduate, wasting so much of their own and taxpayer's money, and graduating without employable skills.

Why Today's High Schools Could Use Perry Como's Brother

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

When I went to Great Valley High, the world was not perfect but at least teachers and school administrators, and even most parents, had a shred of common sense.

How Can We Connect Youth With Today's Most Successful Innovators?

Angela Maiers | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

The Missing Piece -- How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools

John Bridgeland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Arithmetic and higher math skills are embedded in school goals, but not necessarily persistence and grit. As a result, an "either/or" dynamic has been established that prioritizes academic skills, at the expense of "social and emotional" learning.

GIRL RISING: The Missing Part of the Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Ruksana lives on the streets of Kolkata, India. Despite this, she excels in school, particularly in mathematics and geography. Photo provided by 10x1...

How Jerry Brown's California Budget Revision Is Playing

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Championing what he calls "prudence, not exuberance," Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday rolled out the annual "May Revise" of his proposed California state budget. How's it playing? Oh, and what's the play?

Reluctantly LinkedIn

Ming Chen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Ming Chen

It was unavoidable. It was like I didn't exist. There are nearly 2,000 Ming Chens on LinkedIn. How did that happen?

Spreading Hope for a Better Future Through Education

Maeve Dunne | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Maeve Dunne

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn India, education is not a civil right but rather a privilege that young children dream and wish to be a part of.

I Only Have One Thing to Say to Jeff Bliss

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Ferroni

As a teacher who is an innovative and outspoken advocate for education and educators, and who takes his profession very seriously, I have only one thing to say to Jeff Bliss and his now historic rant: Bravo, Jeff.