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State Legislator Wants Mexican-American Studies Books Out Of Public Schools | Roque Planas | Posted 03.13.2013 | Latino Voices

A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservati...

Legal Education Crisis: Schools Need to Cut the Fluff

Mark Nuckols | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Mark Nuckols

Potential students are balking at paying 150 to 200 thousand dollars for a law degree. A closer look at the law school curriculum explains where many of the bloated and entirely avoidable expenses originate.

The Continuing Battle for Girls Education

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

Women and girls around the world need and deserve a just education which will nurture their ambitions. Unfortunately, the disparity in education between girls and boys continues to grow in the third world.

Teen Narrowly Escapes Kidnapping From School Hallway

Posted 03.15.2013 | San Francisco

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a teenage girl at a Fair Oaks school. Police say the al...

Major Leaders and Students to Converge at FIU for Education for a Better America Initiative

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

EBA and NAN have partnered with Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to host a Higher Education Awareness, Dropout Prevention, and Health Initiative aimed at addressing these needs in South Florida on May 10, 2013 from 7:30am to 1:30pm.

Whose Responsibility Is Girls' Education?

John J. Wood | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
John J. Wood

Just as we follow these stories or a presidential race, we should be consistently informed of the need for girls' education around the world.

A Good Guidance Counselor Makes All the Difference

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Kevin P. Chavous

High school students look to guidance counselors for help in making smart choices, and counselors can assist them in finding the right fit where they will best achieve success.

What Makes a Great Teacher - and Who Gets to Decide?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Most of us have been lucky enough to have had at least one great teacher in our lifetime. But what makes a teacher great? And who gets to decide? Students? Parents? Fellow teachers? Principals?

Thrive Right Now

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

We put a colossal amount of energy into shepherding students through systems that don't quite fit for many individuals. For some, doesn't quite fit is an understatement. For some, real suffering and damage is taking place as they try to fit but don't.

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

More and More Married Palestinians Women Enrolling in Universities

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Hani Almadhoun

Gradually, women in Palestine are finding their own path to freedom and prosperity. However, there is still a lot of work to be done, especially in the fields of violence against women and job creation programs that advise and assist women in achieving career success.

Ed Today: Department Of Defense Schools Await Furlough News; More Early Education Details From Obama Administration

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Sequestration Nation? Department of Defense schools stillhaven't learned the extend of the effects of sequestration cuts, a fact that has rankled DoD teachers and families across the globe, we report. DoD schools across the globe could face up to 22 days of furloughs, but the body that governs these schools is still figuring it out. Some teachers want to find other cuts. "It seems odd that we're told we're mission-essential, but now, we can suddenly be furloughed," one teacher in the UK told me.

Joy Resmovits

Military Teachers Feel 'Let Down' By Congress | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

When BettyLou Cummins became a teacher in Defense Department schools 34 years ago, she knew that her livelihood would depend on the federal government...

Report: Billions Needed To Fix America's Crumbling Schools

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their origina...

Flat Bellies, Big Voices: How Crowdfunding is Changing Lives

Impatient Optimists | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Impatient Optimists

Photo courtesy of Girl Effect This post was originally published on January 3rd, 2013 at "In our community, you couldn't find a fla...

Education for the 21st Century -- A Universal Plan

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

A Universal Preschool Plan needs to include a universal education. It needs to include all of us adults, with special attention and care for those that may not have kept up with technology, imagination and wonder.

Host a Science Festival, and Take Science Discovery to the Streets of America

Larry Bock | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

Today more than ever, if we are to inspire the next generation of innovators and better inform the public about science, we need to rethink science outreach, especially how it can be extended beyond its traditional confines of the classroom and laboratory.

Move Over, Traffic Court, It's Time for a New Money-Making Scheme: School Truancy Laws That Jail Parents and Levy Excessive Fines

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Under this increasingly popular system of truancy enforcement, instead of giving students detention or some other in-school punishment for "unauthorized" absences, schools are now opting to fine parents and force them, or their kids, to serve jail time.

Broadway in El Barrio (and The Bronx): For a New Generation of Actors and Audience Members, In The Heights Hits Home

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

For a decade, the kids in our program have been stretching far outside their cultural comfort zones to put on musicals that have little do to with their own life experiences.

Unplugging Education

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

I am arguing that the forefront of education, research and its nexus should hail on the clouds of the physical institution, and that online education and tools should act as supplements or extenders of knowledge to those with little access.

America's Racial Wealth Gap Is Fixable

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

America's yawning racial wealth gap gets mentioned only rarely in political and policy discussions -- perhaps the only thing rarer is for a political leader to suggest that this problem can actually be fixed.

The Systemic Crushing of Young Nonconformists and Anti-Authoritarians

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Bruce E. Levine

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI believe that our young anti-authoritarians -- our potential heroes -- have far less of a need for hero courses in their schools than a need for help in battling against the systemic, authoritarian aspects of their schools.

Your Education Stories (for a Price)

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Sam Chaltain

It's suddenly in vogue to gather and tell stories as part of an organization's larger strategy to build an audience and effect change. On one level, I...

Why Education Must Come First: Global Education and Skills Forum

Vikas Pota | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

The overwhelming evidence points to the inability or motivation of governments to challenge the status quo. Are NGO's able to leverage their expertise? And is there a role for the private sector?

Top 10 Ways [Funny] Parents Cope With Waiting for School Assignments

Nato Green | Posted 05.11.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

If you don't know, the pending letters are not the end of the journey. They're only round one assignments.They're allegedly based on the preferences expressed by the parents, but legend holds that schools are assigned by magic 8-ball.