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Just Tell Me What to Write About

Dan Butin | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Dan Butin

You cannot be a teacher, I say to my students, if you cannot find your passion. You cannot teach others if you do not have the motivation to teach yourself. If your education is just jumping through hoops, then your own teaching will perpetuate the same.

Rethinking How We Talk About the Bully: Defusing the Arch-Enemy of the Interconnected 21st Century

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.

Homeschooling and Working: Could it Work for You?

Women & Co | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

Think of homeschooling families, and you probably envision more traditional households where one parent (often Mom) stays home in order to do teaching duties. But, while many homeschooling families fit this image, not all do.

The NCLB Reauthorization We Should Be Doing Now

Alexander Russo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
Alexander Russo

As the lame duck Congress wraps up and energy builds towards a new Congress and a second Obama term in office, I can't help but wishing that reauthorizing No Child Left Behind was something that was on everyone's first order of business for January and February.

Top Ed-Tech Companies Gather at the 2012 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

Tanyella Evans | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Tanyella Evans

The software captured the rhythm and cadence of the sentences it read, and sounded scarily similar to my fourth-grade teacher (which I guess is modern progress).

The Delhi 14

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Just 72 hours ago in the Indian capital of Delhi 14 children were freed from slave labour. They were being held in dark, insanitary conditions and forced to work for up to 15 hours a day making Christmas decorations.

Punishable by Death: The Quest for Literacy

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Access to education and literacy rights continue to be a matter of concern across the globe as non-compliant countries continue to use non-education as a tool to subjugate large percentages of the population.

GOP Lawmaker Renews Creationism Push

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

An Indiana state senator is renewing his push to teach creationism in schools with new legislation that opens the door to discussing the theory. S...

Joy Resmovits

Too Cool For School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Shawn Brody is a high school dropout -- he just didn't see the point in all that school. Now 24, Brody crashes with his dad in Brooklyn...

Dave Jamieson

Dem Stands By Threat To Go 'Over' Fiscal Cliff | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With legislators focused on looming cuts to defense spending and entitlement programs, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told a gathering of p...

Housing Choice Vouchers Don't Lead to Better Education

Philip Tegeler | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Philip Tegeler

America needs more programs that improve educational opportunities for low-income families, not ones that build more hurdles for their children to have successful life outcomes.

Grim Findings On Youth Unemployment, Education

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The re...

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.

Discovery Learning Is the New Higher Learning

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Don Tapscott

The university is in danger of losing its monopoly, and for good reason. There is a rapidly widening gap between the model offered by big universities and the natural way that young people who have grown up immersed in digital technologies best learn.

Seeing Students Transform: One Afternoon at a Time

Seneca Jamison | Posted 02.02.2013 | Chicago
Seneca Jamison

I love to serve and work with students as a teaching fellow and mentor. I have seen some of the quietest students come out of their shells and present their brands in front of their peers.

5 States To Increase Class Time By 300 Hours

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.01.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. F...

Schools Matter

John Merrow | Posted 02.01.2013 | Education
John Merrow

Some teachers can't cut it and don't belong in classrooms, but the vast majority of them I have observed in 38 years as a reporter are hardworking and dedicated. They want to succeed.

New Study Uncovers 23 Million Powerful American Women -- and They're Not Moms

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The moment I became an aunt for the first time was the most meaningful and fulfilling time of my life. But as much as I felt this milestone had changed everything for me, no one else beyond my closest friends and family seemed to notice. No one spoke to me as an aunt.

Speaking Up for and Demanding Full-Day Kindergarten

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Public education in America is built on the foundation of equal opportunity for all children. But while most Americans think of all children as having access to a robust K-12 education system, in many places full-day kindergarten is a huge missing half step in the early learning continuum.

Are Poor Kids in Philadelphia Doomed to Fail?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Today, the poor kids in Philadelphia -- and in many other American cities -- are doomed to fail. This is shameful, because we know what to do.

Best Questions

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Just because. Ask them, answer them, share them. If you have a favorite, tweet it along with the hashtag #bestquestions.

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...

Obama's Education Agenda for His Second Term

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Having been reelected for a second term, President Obama has been vocal about focusing more on the area of education. Being the foundation of a prosperous economy and a bright future, the president believes that the education sector deserves the utmost attention.

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

XPRIZE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...

Environmental Education Initiative in California and Beyond

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Jacob Devaney

If we are lucky enough to see this emerge as a cultural revolution that honors nature, raises eco-literate children, and embraces the whole human community as one global family, then we can enjoy the comforts of our cozy modern life without the threats associated with a warming planet.