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"I Want to Follow Your Footsteps," -- Schools and Social Capital

Andrew Frishman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Andrew Frishman

I open my mailbox and find an envelope addressed to my wife, handwritten in an almost illegible scrawl: Dear Dr. Leigh Needleman, I am very intere...

Mom, I Hate My Teacher

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Your child will have many different teachers in his/her life. Some will be nicer than others, and he/she will click with some and not click with some.

Study Debunks Classic Argument About Low-Wage Workers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Turns out that more education does not necessarily mean more pay. Low-wage workers are a lot more educated than they were nearly 50 years ago, but ...

What Youth Want -- Experiential Learning, Social Learning

Janet Longmore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Janet Longmore

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer.

Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content? Not yet, according to the people who should know best: their parents.

Letter Grades for Students Get an 'F'

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine the following exercise: You enter with your spouse, partner or good friend. The purpose is to deepen and improve your relationship through honest communication -- a mutual assessment for growth.

What a Girl Wants

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

It dawned on me that I have led a life of privilege. This is not because my parents brought me up in a life of luxury -- in fact, a significant part of my life was that of severe economic, social and emotional hardships -- but because, growing up, I never once believed that I was of a different gender than the 600-plus million males in India.

10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs From an Expert Looking for a Global Impact, Sylvester Chisom

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

All entrepreneurs must overcome fear to start their endeavors. Sylvester Chisom overcame this fear early on, when he founded his first business at age 17. Now, 11 years later, he is committed to helping other young entrepreneurs take the leap.

Beyond Our Broken Dreams

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Robert Koehler

Something beyond the insane dance of crime and punishment is happening, at least this year, this moment, in Chicago's high schools. Young people are getting a chance to excel and become themselves, as more and more schools find and embrace common sense, also known as restorative justice.

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

Student Graduation in Latin America: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

What is clear is that improving graduation rates, and thus improving the school-to-work transition, continues to be one of the most difficult challenges faced by Latin American education systems.

It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world's richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) is poor, and every tenth child (7.1 million) is extremely poor. Children are the poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Every fourth infant, toddler and preschool child (5 million) is poor; 1 in 8 is extremely poor. A majority of our one- and two-year-olds are already children of color. In five years children of color who are disproportionately poor, nearly 1 in 3, will be a majority of all children in America and of our future workforce, military and consumers. But millions of them are unready for school, poorly educated and unprepared to face the future.

Holding Arne Duncan to a Higher Standard

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

Pearson, the testing company that has gotten rich by making American students fill in little bubbles all day long, is advising the White House on how to whip us all into college-ready shape.

A Chip Off the Old Block? Block Play May Help Children's Spatial and Mathematical Thinking

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

We love technology. If it talks to us, requires a charge and responds to a touch, we gotta have it. But is the same true for our kids? Although they l...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Hearts, Wallets, and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Everyone knows that effective education is one of the best means of preventing all sorts of social ills. Yet when educational effectiveness reduces co...

Zero Tolerance Is Mean and Stupid

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

We live in a society that seems to thrive on violence and punishment instead of creativity and compassion.

When Will We Ever Learn: Dissecting the Common Core State Standards With Dr. Louisa Moats

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Dr. Louisa Moats, the nationally-renowned teacher, psychologist, researcher and author, was one of the contributing writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS initiative is an attempt to deal with inconsistent academic expectations.

Gender Differences in Coding Courses? Looking at the Numbers

Darrell Silver | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Darrell Silver

Our study of women learning to code at Thinkful concludes there's simply no difference in the performance of men versus women among adult learners. We do, however, find enormous differences in the ratio of women versus men who enroll in coding classes.

President Obama, Here Are Five Ways to Help 6 Million Young People

Mark Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

We have to get this generation back on track.

Hold That Tiger

Betty Goldstein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Betty Goldstein

The alarming rate of dementia and suicides among NFL players hasn't stopped parents from sending off their 7-year-old boys to football camps so that they may someday get into the leagues. When it comes to football, common sense does not apply.

High School Is the Next Frontier for Entrepreneurship!

Kevin Gadd | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Kevin Gadd

So, when should we start grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs? The migration of entrepreneurship into the college curriculum is well underway. But why stop at the college level? Can we start younger? Should we?

8 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Autism Service Provider

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Sara Gershfeld

These are just a few suggestions about what information parents should gather to evaluate their providers before making a decision. If possible, be sure to visit and evaluate several places before you make a final decision on which provider will work with your child.

To Achieve Good Health We Need Good Education

Sarah Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Sarah Brown

Basic education and learning is too often neglected when dividing up aid and young boys and girls are held back for years - if not a lifetime - by the absence of good schooling mindful of the life skills and employment skills that will serve them well.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Ache for My Daughter

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...