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You and I Have the Power to Set This Country's Course: Setting the Tone for Obama's Second Term

Cheryl Contee | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Cheryl Contee

I have to admit I felt more emotion than I expected during President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration. The congruence of so much history moved me.

Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Ben Goldhirsh

Business leaders should consider how making an investment in curriculum and teaching resources may better suit their hiring needs than conventional recruiting methods -- especially as the nature of the 21st century workforce continues to evolve.

It Starts With Justice

Paul Ruth | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

The attitude that one neighborhood is safer than the other and that it is each community's own crime issue to be dealt within isolation. It is the muggers and thugs being told to hit the 8 mile.

Ed Today: Teacher Overproduction, D.C. Mulling New Truancy Punishments

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Teacher Pipeline Problem? Stephen Sawchuk looks at the data so you don't have to, and finds that many states are producing more elementary school teachers than they'll need in the future. It's a supply and demand problem. "There is not a tight link the way there is in other countries, where there is a management of access to particular majors in higher education, tied to perceived needs of teachers, and also a national system for getting teachers who have graduated to the hard-to-staff places," one economist told him.

A Leader in Cooperative Education: Profile of Lois Olson

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Harry Boyte

Cooperative education is a method of combining academic study and classroom learning with practical work experience, for which students often receive academic credit. Lois Olson was hired in 1985 to help implement a Cooperative Education grant from the Department of Education.

Lance Armstrong, MLK, America and the Rules of the Game

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.

In Restarting House Education Committee, Kline Seeks To Get More Done On NCLB, School Safety

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

It's back to school for Congress. Today, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, held his first organizational meeting with the 113th Congress's iteration of his committee. In his opening remarks, Kline said reauthorizing No Child Left Behind will remain a "top priority." NCLB, the sweeping law that governs public K-12 education, expired in 2007.

Teaching Technology: 10 Lessons Every School Should Share

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Scott Steinberg

Aside from simply having the right equipment and instructing children in basic technology usage, what else should educational institutions be teaching kids about technology, starting as early as kindergarten?

Educators, Please Stop Confusing Media Literacy with Ed Tech

Caitlin Barry | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
Caitlin Barry

In many cases, misusing educational terms is inconsequential. For example, if a teacher does a good job of teaching to different learning styles, it doesn't matter if she calls the practice "differentiation." However, to conflate media literacy with technology use in schools strikes me as a dangerous misunderstanding.

Training and Employing Youth, Looking to the Future

Sebastien Marot | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

I'm heading off to the World Economic Forum in Davos to talk about training of young people, to me a major challenge that will have profound impacts upon the world we live in if we do not address it properly. This places it at the heart of our work at Friends-International.

Ed Today: Obama's Inaugural Education Mentions, Test Prep Bankruptcy

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

So There Was An Inauguration... As you might have heard, this weekend, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term. And at the inauguration, he gave a speech. The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss teased out O's references to education. (Hint: There weren't many. For the most part, Obama lumped in education with other domestic policy issues in need of reform). More here from Politics K-12.

Joy Resmovits

High School Grad Rate Hits Record High

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Depar...

What Would MLK Say About the Fight Against High-Stakes Testing?

Lisa Guisbond | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
Lisa Guisbond

It's tempting to wonder what Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would say about the growing national movement against high-stakes testing, as we celebrate his lifelong work for equality. What would he think about testing as the key to educational equity?

Shabbat Supper with Dr. King

Lynn Schusterman | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Lynn Schusterman

This weekend, in honor of the more than 1,200 people from New York to Knoxville to San Francisco symbolically invited Dr. King to Shabbat dinner.

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Pause to Recognize Global Progress

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.22.2013 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

There are most certainly major issues in the world and we need to remain constantly vigilant. At the same time, there is a lack of recognition that humanity has made great strides forward in the past few decades.

The Enduring Ideals of Dr. King

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

As an educator, I share Dr. King's belief that providing all with equal access to an empowering education is the essential investment a democracy makes in its people and its future. "Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education," wrote Dr. King.

How Marriage Could Be Holding You Back At Work

Posted 01.18.2013 | Weddings

We've seen how marriage can help women live longer and stay healthier, but there may be one area where being married doesn't help -- getting ahead at ...

FibbStrong: What to Teach Kids About Lying

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 03.20.2013 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Parents have an opportunity to use the Lance Armstrong story to teach their children their values about telling the truth. It begins with knowing what the truth is.

Union-busting, Bloomberg-Style

Alan Singer | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

The dispute between New York City and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 is the result of a decision by the Bloomberg administration to allow competitive bidding for school bus contracts. But lower bids would mean no job security for current school bus drivers.

A Lesson in Kindness

Eliza Byard | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

When addressing school climate issues in education reform, it is far too easy to focus exclusively on the negative, the bias, the bullying, the violence we all agree must end.

Creativity, Education and the Gift of 'Stress'

Michael Jinkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Michael Jinkins

Most of us need the variety of inputs life brings, including experiences of dissonance and difficulty and tension, in order to achieve some level of creative output.

Hands for Haiti: Education Shines Light on Haiti's Future

Brett Hahn | Posted 03.20.2013 | Teen
Brett Hahn

Education, one of the most powerful and effective means of eradicating poverty around the world, has brought new prospects to a broken Haiti.

NYC Teacher Evaluation Stalemate, White House Assessing Big Push On Early Education: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Obama 2.0? As part of the Huffington Post's series on Obama's second term ("The Road Forward,") we reported out this story on his plans. The White House and Education Department have so far been pretty tight-lipped about their plans, but a few little birdies told us that they're cooking something up on the early education front. See here for more.

Joy Resmovits

The Road Forward: White House Assessing Major Preschool Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama's education secretary, has a slogan that summarizes his tenure and the view of his mission that he shares with his...