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The Value of Standardized Testing

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Dr. Gail Gross

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater, but rather use the test format as a catalyst to both examine teaching pedagogy and evaluate student performance.

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

WATCH: Education Expert On Teachers' Constantly Evolving Roles

Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact

Kathy Payne says a commitment to improving education means acknowledging that teachers no longer hold the key to all the answers. The former specia...

How Newark Schools Are Earning Points For Its Constituents--Students, Families and Faculty

Cami Anderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Cami Anderson

America will not be great until every child has access to an excellent school that delivers on their inherent potential. And I believe that Newark can be the city that paves the way to show it can be done for New Jersey and for this country. I believe that we have the moral obligation to do it.

The School Bell Is About to Ring for Education Advocates

Sue Hildick | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Sue Hildick

Students aren't the only ones sharpening their pencils as a new school year is about to start. Those of us who advocate for policies and programs to strengthen K-12 education, are ready to do the tough work that is needed to improve our schools.

The Faces of Afghanistan's Future

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Emily O'Dell

When I read about bomb blasts and drone strikes in Afghanistan, I can't get these faces out of my mind. So let me introduce you to some of my small friends, whose entire lives have been marked by America's longest and least talked about war.

What's Missing From Common Core Is Education for Democracy

Alan Singer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Democracy requires that Americans see themselves as citizens, not just consumers or employees. Common Core, by ignoring the fundamental values that make democracy possible, does education and the United States a tremendous disservice.

Children and Their Learning and Behavioral Needs: Not a Luxury, a Necessity

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

People who are poor and have children are not able to advocate for them, so they are not able to perform optimally in school. Someone might smile broadly with pride, with statistics on how many poor children are attending classes. They would be fooling themselves.

Solving the Student Loan Crisis Is Only the First Step

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Congress will likely hammer out some sort of deal on student loans, which Republicans will love and Democrats will be forced to swallow, but it's worth considering whether we view education in entirely the wrong way here in America.

Transitioning in the House Across the Street From a School

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Would some teacher or parent notice and realize that there was a transgender person living so close to where their children played on the playground? Being transgender does not increase the likelihood that a person will be or do anything inappropriate, but many people believe that it does.

WATCH: This Whopping Bill Is For A Public School Education

Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents

Most people assume that children who attend public school in America do so on the government's dime. But that's not necessarily the case, as one paren...

WATCH: 'Teachers Are Giving What They Can'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In many areas, budget cuts have limited public school funding and parents are increasingly unable to provide necessary supplies for students. HuffPost...

6 Lessons Disney Could Learn From Pakistan's Newest Superhero

The Huffington Post | LindseyDavis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Part karate kid and part superhero, Pakistan's first animated television series is a better role model for girls than any princess Disney's ever drawn...

Who, What, Where, Why and How

Lisa Longo | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

We hear so much about the Founding Fathers and how we should adhere to their "vision" of America. I decided it was time to find out a few facts about what these Founding Fathers actually thought.

NYC Mayoral Candidates Look To... Cincinnati?

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
P.G. Sittenfeld

Christine Quinn has made the trip. As has Bill Thompson. Bill de Blasio's been here. John Liu, too What's happening here? A model of educational innovation yielding big results, and catching the country's attention.

School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

All children, no matter who they are or where they live, deserve an equal chance to develop their skills and intellect. But today in America, too many kids don't get that chance.

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.

Nepal: Pen and Poltergeist

World Pulse | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

It is necessary to feel this intensity of gratitude for writing -- especially in a war-trodden and poverty-ridden country like Nepal. A pang of strange guilt and remorse grips my heart as I think of those thousands of innocent girls who are denied basic human rights.

To Improve Teaching, Get Serious About Training

Stephen Chiger | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Stephen Chiger

It's time to change the way professional developers do business, because we're increasingly finding ourselves in the same marketplace. Before any revolutions occur, however, we have to get serious about managing the quality of our trainings.

We Know Geography Matters Too Much: It's Time to Change That

Mark Edwards | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Mark Edwards

All too often your zip code determines your economic destiny. This harsh reality contradicts our cherished belief in the American Dream -- that we are a country that rewards hard work with a better life for each successive generation.

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

Talent, Discovered: Tapping the Potential of Black Girls Code

Sejal Hathi | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Sejal Hathi

Kimberly Bryant, bioengineer-cum-tech-evangelist, is the founder of Black Girls Code, a blossoming movement to empower young women -- specifically, young women of color -- to embrace careers across the digital divide.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Student Loan Profit Guaranteed As Senate Approves Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government is forecast to generate $185 billion in profit over the next decade from students and their families under an overhaul of the fede...

Its Not Grammar... It's Grammar

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Tarun Sakhrani

How often does your phone automatically correct your words? How often has a coherent sentence become one of absolute gibberish or at least one that ...

Shining a Light on Education's Invisible Lever: Talented Leaders and Managers

Scott Morgan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Scott Morgan

Now, a decade into our work, Education Pioneers has amassed a significant amount of data on our more than 1,600 alumni.