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I Only Have One Thing to Say to Jeff Bliss

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Ferroni

As a teacher who is an innovative and outspoken advocate for education and educators, and who takes his profession very seriously, I have only one thing to say to Jeff Bliss and his now historic rant: Bravo, Jeff.

'Til Death Do Us Part

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.

Commencement 2.0

Bruce Judson | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

There are specific stages associated with mobile and digital disruption, and higher education is following this surprisingly consistent pattern. Indeed, we now see the new benefits arising for the consumer of education.

Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times

Whitney Burke | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Whitney Burke

What does connected learning look like in action? It looks like Charles Raben, a 14-year-old aspiring photographer from a public school in New York City.

In Remote Alaska, Kids Sell Cookies to Keep School Doors Open

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A student shortage has this year led to the closure of four schools in remote villages of Alaska -- the most in a decade -- but a handful of gutsy kid...

Two Languages for Every Child

Andrew Cotto | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

America, as a country, would be wise to implement languages in the curriculum as early as Pre-K in public schools.

How to Prep for the ACT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

Believed to be more closely aligned to traditional high school curricula and with a markedly lower emphasis on the high-level vocabulary the SAT is renowned for, the ACT is now accepted by all universities and preferred by many students.

School Reform or Tuition Vouchers?

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

Seventeen states offer vouchers to pay the tuition for students to attend elementary, middle and high schools that are NOT their normal local public schools. This accelerating trend has paralleled recent years' declining public opinion regarding the quality of public schools.

Uniting Across the Generations to Assure a Strong Start for Children

Dr. Joan Lombardi | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Joan Lombardi

In his fiscal year 2014 budget request, President Obama included proposals for funding a number of grant programs supporting high-quality early learning. We need older Americans to voice their support for these important requests. Here's why.

Lessons from Innovators: eMINTS

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
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 ...

Home Sweet Eco-Home: Youth Leaders Collaborate on Sustainable Urbanization for the Future

EF Education First | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By JP Riedel, Student at Dover-Sherborn High School in Massachusetts For thousands of years humans have been masters of their surroundings, creating ...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Shut Down A Month Early | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2013 | Detroit

It's official. For the 400 or so students in Buena Vista, Mich., school is over, even though the academic year isn't supposed to end until the mid...

Are Our Children Victims of Technology?

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

The act of socializing appears to have slowly diminished mostly due to social media outlets in the last five years. Compared to the '50s, when teens m...

Fool's Gold

Charles Mojkowski | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Charles Mojkowski

A lot of what passes for high quality research and evaluation is found upon closer inspection to be much closer to tungsten than gold. Education, although a most flagrant violator, is not the only one.

What If Ideas Weren't a 'Dime a Dozen'?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we stopped believing it's only those who work the hardest who bring their ideas to life -- and start admitting it's typically those with the fewest barriers to cross who end up executing the most?

WATCH: Does Being Gay Make You An Overachiever?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

John Pachankis, a Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University, was recently interviewed in a segment on HuffPost Live about his study that found gay...

A Positive Take on the Web-Enabled, Sustainability Generation

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The world's cities are working to increase energy efficiency and parkland while reducing greenhouse gasses. They are also busy implementing pollution controls, green building codes and innovative methods of recycling and managing waste

Teacher and Principal Pressured to Resign Over Students' Presentation About Fracking

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.13.2013 | Denver
Jacob Devaney

Some are calling it "liberal indoctrinationm" others calling it "censorship," a teacher has resigned, and what started out as a simple presentation by 13-year-old Xiuhtezcatl and his 9-year-old brother Itzcuauhtl has turned into a national story.

Survey Says: Education Is Key to Strong Communities

Kate Markin Coleman | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC
Kate Markin Coleman

Americans handed their communities a grade earlier this year and the results were mixed. Most communities are earning a passing grade, but no one will be putting their report cards on the fridge.

What We Can Teach to (and Learn From) Kids and Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Cesar Millan

Here's my question to you: Why do you think that most kids and dogs get along so well? The reason is simple: Young children, like dogs, tend to be instinctual.

Your Mobile Device: Accomplice, Not Antagonist

Peggy Johnson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

Context awareness adapts to the user's interests and preferences so only the most important data will flash across the screen. The technology makes the phone smarter about you and becomes an ally which is ever more important in our technology-overloaded lives.

Can President Obama's Visit to New Tech School Pave the Way for Education Innovation?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Lydia Dobyns

Before the president spent 45 minutes with students showing off Project Based Learning, I got to engage in a conversation with him about the kind of innovation taking place in 100+ public school districts across New Tech Network.

When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use Algebra II? Sooner Than You Think

Linda Rosen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Linda Rosen

Is Algebra II irrelevant for most students? The answer is yes, if we are to believe a new report from the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE), which finds that few community college courses require much more than a solid grounding in middle school math.

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

The problem at meetings such as Reclaiming the Conversation on Education conference is that they tend to be "anti" meetings that do not present a clear alternative agenda defining what participants believe is the role public education should play in a democratic society.

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'