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Who Will Educate Our State?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

If Californians were better informed about Propositions 30 and 38, we would know that you can (and should) in fact vote yes on both. I asked Crystal Brown, the founder of Educate Our State to boil the propositions down for me.

Education Can Learn From Games

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

What can we learn from games to improve our classrooms? Games are carefully and intentionally designed environments that create flow: the balance between challenge and progress. Great games are challenging, but not too difficult, and thus not boring.

Why Elect Students to the Board of Education

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. Faheem Younus

There are many similarities between the candidates vying for the District 5 seat on the Prince George's County (Maryland) Board of Education: they are both women, both long-term residents of the county and both highly qualified. Yet there is a key difference: Age.

Sexy Underpants, Chicken Pot Pie and Unfriending Romney Supporters

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Like many Facebook members, I have quite a few friends that I either don't know at all or have some vague, long-forgotten connection to.

Oklahoma Would Suffer Under Ban of Programs That Expand Opportunity

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Equal opportunity is not a zero-sum game. Policies and programs that expand opportunity help create shared prosperity, where everyone has a chance to succeed in education, work, and business. And when that happens, everyone wins.

Good Criticism: The Act of Giving a Guided Tour of the Artistic House

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

I'm not sure why I love reviews so much and find the reading of criticism so difficult. Maybe it's because reviews are more fun. But it's been helpful to think of criticism not as the enemy of creativity, but as its complement.

Getting Schooled Abroad

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

While my dorm neighbors were huddled around the TV for movie night, I was in the downstairs lounge cozied up to my textbook. But a semester later, all that changed. I had the opportunity to go abroad. I took it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Last-Minute Education Pitch | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of th...

CTU Protesters Opposed To Emanuel School Closings Arrested At City Hall

Posted 11.03.2012 | Chicago

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union made good on their plans to protest Rahm Emanuel's office over proposed Chicago Pubic School closings Friday eve...

Presidential Approaches to Expanded Learning

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

From the Oval Office to the principal's office, leaders have worked for years to develop these partnerships in a concerted effort to close the achievement gap. Our recent experience suggests that some approaches are more effective than others.

A Home Schooling Curriculum for the End of the World (With Reading List)

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

This step-by-step manual contains pre-, during and post-apocalyptic teaching guides intended to home school your child in the dark of your very own, semi-submerged house, using your state's learning standards. It is applicable for grades K-12.

WATCH: Father Of Autistic Boy's Shocking School Revelation

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.02.2012 | Health and Fitness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 88 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. An...

Job Creators Don't Matter Without Job Doers and Student Loan Debt = Less Entrepreneurs

David Litwak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Litwak

Romney's continued lead on the subject of the economy even as he spouts nonsensical, nonspecific tax plans, says to me what they are doing isn't working.

Education Is Hope

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II | Posted 01.02.2013 | Education
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

We have a national crisis in education. Things must change and change quickly. I join Senator Harkin and my colleagues in the House in demanding better performance from the for-profit college industry that serves millions of students across this nation.

Hispanic Achievement: Not Only a Matter of Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Evidence shows that minorities in general, and Hispanics in particular, have not benefitted from education reforms as intended. Beyond a gap in standardized testing, Hispanics continue to struggle in a number of important areas.

Every Child Deserves a Trophy... Really?

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kelly Trotter King

When did lying to a child in order to foster confidence become more important than teaching him coping skills and how to accept weakness or manage failure? When did babying a child become more imperative than teaching her the lesson that not all kids are winners all the time and in every arena?

In Bangkok, Learning To Be 'An Idiot Abroad'

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 01.01.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

Since I have moved to Asia, I have had the opportunity and been lucky enough to carry on a trend of expanding my horizons and broadening my mindset, visiting different parts of the world. Since I moved to Singapore three months ago, my travels have taken me to Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Not only have these travels given me an education, but they've also made me realize that Karl Pilkington wasn't the only Idiot Abroad.

The New Ninth Ward

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.31.2012 | TV
Sam Chaltain

We have met the enemy, and it is us. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we may actually figure out a way to be free. Until that happens, get ready -- a new Ninth Ward is coming your way soon.

A Shining Light for America's Returning Veterans: "Get Skills to Work"

Martin Scaglione | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Martin Scaglione

The Get Skills to Work coalition is an ideal adaptation of Right Skills Now geared for veterans -- a segment of our workforce we absolutely must support.

An Endorsement With an Asterisk

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Ami Fields-Meyer

Under the belief that Obama should have treaded further on the issues he has undertaken -- that he hasn't done "enough" -- it would be counterintuitive for us to veer sharply toward a radical alternative.

An Illusion of Choice: Romney or Obama, Does It Matter?

John F. Kimberling | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
John F. Kimberling

There is no realistic expectation that either the Republican or Democratic Party can provide honesty and imagination. What we need is a third party -- a new political party that is pragmatic, not ideological.

The Day of the Dead: Celebrating Life While Honoring Those Who Have Passed

Jacob Devaney | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Death can be very hard to cope with, and teaching children about death can be especially tough when we are unsettled about the topic ourselves.

Political 'Malpractice' If Democrats Are Silent on Sandy and FEMA, Inc.

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, if Romney's statements, Ryan's budget, and the budget actually passed by the House Tea Party are not exposed and commented upon, the silent treatment will work. How many times, and for how long, can a news broadcast or newspaper say that Romney "ain't sayin'"?

The Future of Online vs. Residential Education

XPRIZE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education

By Ray Kurzweil In this correspondence (posted with permission), Ray Kurzweil and MIT president L. Rafael Reif discuss the future of online education ...

Help Women Learn to Read: Vote for Cell Ed

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Our failure as global citizens to assure every member has access to education and a human right to learn is something I think can be corrected.