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Kids Suffer Without Neighborhood Playtime

Megan Rosker | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

We seldom drive down a street and see kids riding bikes or playgrounds crowded with children who have walked from home with other neighborhood kids.

What Is It Like to Be a Teenager Today?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By James Wang, Quora user I am 18. Let me tell you what life is like. It's awesome and I love it....

A New Dawn for STEM Education

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Rep. Barbara Lee

The STEM gap is a real and complex issue. We cannot overcome the challenges we face without the collaboration of educators, parents, industry partners and mentors and policymakers with the courage to fight for bold investment in STEM education.

Joy Resmovits

Obama's Barnard Remarks Fall Flat With Some Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's commencement address Monday at Barnard College was filled with moments reminiscent of the 2008 presidential camp...

Too Much Student Debt? Blame Your Parents

Rick Newman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Education is an important asset that's valuable at the right price, but not at any price.

Financial Knowledge Can Be Economic Destiny

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Knowledge is power, and in the case of financial education, knowledge is economic power, perhaps even economic destiny. Individuals, families, employers, communities and schools all have roles to play in ensuring that a secure economic destiny is available to all.

The President and the Privileged

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

Even more tellingly, the people ahead of me in line had worked a graveyard shift in order to pay the $200 it cost them to attend. And they hadn't slept, because they drove up to Seattle from Tacoma right after work to get in line.

Six Pieces Of Wisdom And Advice For College Grads, Inspired By And Borrowed From Norman Lear

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Caty Borum Chattoo

So much of my "wisdom" or, more accurately, just "stuff that I say," comes from the actual wisdom of the great mentor of my life, the incomparable Norman Lear. Graduation season is the perfect time to share Norman's "Norman-isms."

G(irls)20 Summit: Change, One Girl at a Time

Sally Dimachki | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Sally Dimachki

Based on the G20 model, the G(irls)20 Summit brings together 21 girls from all over the world to discuss and come up with solutions for these different existing issues.

How Science Works

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 07.11.2012 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

The reality of how science works is in sharp contrast to the way most Americans seem to see it--perhaps as definitive, time-limited, and based on speculation or assertion.

Teacher Appreciation -- More Than Just a Week?

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Teacher Appreciation Week soon will be over. Will America's teachers continue to be subjected to degradation and prevented from having a meaningful say in their profession? Or will their dedication and desire to help kids be respected?

A YouTube Video Is Worth a Thousand Words -- Student Video Challenge Captures Imagination

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

When asked about what makes schools in our network different from traditional high schools, our common refrain is "don't ask us, ask the students." They are the best spokespeople for why change in education is necessary.

Kickboard For Teachers Encourages Data Collection In the Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee “Be data driven, not data drowning,” is the slogan for Kickboard for Teachers -- an educational software, designed to h...

Raising Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Are You a Natural Leader?

Lisa Arie | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business
Lisa Arie

What stimulates your curiosity? When was the last time you created a place and a space to imagine? If you want a litmus test for how imaginative and innovative you truly are, spend several hours with children and see if you can hold their interest.

Closing the Gap Between College Aspiration and Success

Gaston Caperton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

College is more accessible than many families might think. They often overestimate the cost of college and underestimate the amount of financial aid that they are eligible to receive.

Joy Resmovits

Expert: American Scores 'Unacceptable' On National Science Exams | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

About a third of eighth-graders who took a national science exam in 2011 were proficient, according to results released Thursday, a statistic called "...

The Importance of Literacy: A Q & A With Author Walter Dean Myers

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

I was honored to recently have the chance to chat with Walter Dean Myers about his position as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, his own background, and his dreams for our nation's children.

How to Learn in the 21st Century (Video)

Luis Ubiñas | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Luis Ubiñas

If we want American kids to compete and thrive in today's world, then re-imagining the school day needs to be something we each take up as a cause -- in our own schools, in our own towns, and all across the country.

It's Time for Technology to Disrupt Education

Larry Magid | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Thanks to technology, the world can be our teacher and the Internet our classroom. What should matter is not so much your degree or grade point average but how well equipped you are for the next stage in life.

A Mother's Day Tribute: The Role of Women and Parenting in Girls' Education Around the World

Erin Ganju | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Erin Ganju

Parental involvement plays a paramount role in shaping girls' expectations for themselves and deciding how long they will remain in school.

Mentoring The Tough And Risky: A Small Cadre Of Successful Women Mentor At-Risk Youth

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Paul Wisenthal

Jabious and Anthony Williams enrolled in an entrepreneurship program at their high school, sponsored by NFTE. In class, Patty Alper and Mena Lofland changed their lives and mentored their successes.

School Spells Own Name Wrong For 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, has made an embarrassing correction after nine years: the spelling of its name, NBC Dallas-Fo...

A Week to Celebrate Teachers

James Rosenberg | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
James Rosenberg

If you're like me, there's at least one teacher who believed in you, who inspired you, who opened up a new world of learning and discovery. A teacher you'll never forget. Mine is Mr. Greco.

Stop Whining, Baby: The Golden Age of the Child Is Over

El Guapo | Posted 07.09.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Considering the fact that they are not income earners, El Guapo has always wondered why the little, drooling germ factories were so important.

Thank You, Mr. Seigman

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

As we continue to cut public education in unimaginable ways, please remember the amazing teachers that shaped your lives. Let us help fight to enable teachers to continue to provide the highest possible instruction possible.