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Innovating for Equity

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Social Entrepreneurs get their start by pitching new solutions to people who can help them turn their ideas into action. Alejandro Gac-Artigas '09 is ...

It Depends. It Always Depends.

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Walkthroughs, which have become very popular, are quick dips into classrooms to observe and assess instruction; many principals are actually required to do them. The question is, are they helpful? This new study says (drumroll, please) that depends.

Teaching Ethics in a Changing India

Kanan Dhru | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Kanan Dhru

Their notions about how the practices of the world and personal values interplayed fascinated me, at times frustrated me and almost always threw me into deep questions about how our society was shaping up.

Why You Shouldn't Applaud the New NYC Social Media Guidelines

Rebecca Levey | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Levey

At first glance it sounds great that an administration is stepping in to help kids navigate social media, provide tips and guidance and empower kids to make smarter choices online -- or so you'd think.

Why Are Parents Revolting Against the Common Core? Start With the English Curriculum

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

The Common Core ELA curriculum does not treat teachers or students with dignity. Lest you think that teachers can afford to ignore the modules, consider this fact. The Race to the Top program requires states to use value added modeling in teacher evaluations.

Lessons From Innovators: Calibrating Expectations for i3 Evaluation Results

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The process of moving an educational innovation from a good idea to widespread effective implementation is far from straightforward, and no one has a ...

In Education, As in Our Nation, We Rise and Fall Together

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

School is the great equalizer, a place where those willing to work with concerted effort can realize hopes and dreams. Yet because of residential segregation and income inequality, school as "place" is at times a proxy for racism and classism.

8 Unique Reasons You'll Be Happy You Had Children

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Sometimes I think my experience is unique and other times I realize it's not. There are many moments that make you scratch your head, like when interesting artifacts show up on your mantel, unexplained pictures show up on your camera, or a homemade pie shows up when you haven't even made it to the kitchen yet.

The War on Poverty 50 Years Later -- Time to Focus On Youth

Mark Edwards | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Mark Edwards

Nearly 6 million young people in the United States are floundering, unable to secure a meaningful foothold in either school or work. 20 percent of them live in poverty, numbers that soared since the Great Recession and have remained stagnant.

The Last 'Lion'

Kati Haycock | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Kati Haycock

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. -- as much the "lion" of the House on education matters that Ted Kennedy was in the Senate, and, like Kennedy, a man with an enormous body of bipartisan work -- announced his planned retirement after 40 years in the House.

A Library For All -- Part Two

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.

Tackling Child Poverty: Having That Vision Thing

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Nobody -- no matter their political ideology -- should find it acceptable that 22 percent of our nation's children live in poverty

What's a GPA? When College Campus Is a Strange Land

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

How can schools instill in disadvantaged men and women the belief that they deserve to be college students -- that people "like them" can not only manage but thrive in the middle-class culture of higher education?

An Open Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Alisha L. Gordon

Since 2003, the state of Georgia has underfunded education every year by 1 billion dollars. Yes, for over the last decade or so, school districts have received less money to educate students while the number of children who are entering the school systems have increased.

Beyond the Test Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Kyle Cooper, Jewls Lagmna, Kristel Estoque and Faviolanny Rath are typical students at Long Beach City College (LBCC). They did pretty well in high sc...

#Hackademics: How Hacker Culture Is Changing Recruitment

Siya Raj Purohit | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Siya Raj Purohit

Hacking culture has ushered in an era of creators, who prove their ability through what they build and know, not through their alma mater. These young creators are now entering the job market and changing the recruitment industry.

Fun With Genetic Engineering: Why Letting Students Tinker With Microorganisms Is Good For Education And Society

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Charles Gersbach, Assistant Professor, and Tom Katsouleas, Dean, Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering Elaborate competitions to build the...

Joy Resmovits

After Months Of Lobbying, Some Hope Emerges For Massive Preschool Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

After months of campaigning nationwide, the Obama administration seems poised to secure funding for some pieces of its expensive preschool push, in th...

Are Punishments and Consequences Different?

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

When children aren't allowed to learn from the natural consequences of their behavior, they don't develop the ability to direct their lives from their own center of gravity.

The Gap in the Classroom

Charlotte Platt | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Charlotte Platt

The gap year comes with all of its own connotations and expectations of how it should be spent, and more often than not their proponents tend to value one experience above all others: travel. But why travel? Why at this age and stage in life?

In Search of Science Role Models

Melanie Fine | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Melanie Fine

Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

Promise Zones, Economic Freedom Zones and a Kid from Harlem

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Dorian de Wind

There was a period of time in my life where I was goofing off. I was raised by a single mom. I didn't know my dad. The only difference between me and ...

The Patriotic American

Courtney McKinney | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

If you want to be a patriotic American, look at America as it is. Acknowledge the human potential in this country as it exists rather than how you wish it to be. Listen to the observations of the young with curiosity rather than contempt.

More than Black and White in NYC

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Howard Steven Friedman

Inequality is a critical issue globally, nationally and locally. It was the single defining issue of candidate de Blasio, although more than one observer noted that his campaign was strong on rhetoric and short on plans.