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Newspaper 'Fire Sales' and the Future of Media Education

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Thought leaders have a huge challenge, as media and media educators hustle to keep pace with the shifts and retain long-term value. As the film industry has shown it is not easy, but hard work makes it possible to survive and prosper.

The Top 100 Best And Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

A recent Harvard Business Review post suggested that higher education is being disrupted by 'digital natives', including K-12 institutions that ar...

Robin Hood Laptop Project Turns Poverty Into Possibility for Sri Lankan Tea Plantation Girls

Zoe Helene | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Durga, the daughter of a tea worker and "plucker," lives in the Idulgashinna Tea Estate community on the island of Sri Lanka. Like most teenagers, Durga has dreams. She wants to be a software engineer, and she has the talent, drive and discipline to excel in her chosen career.

Beyond Plugging the Dam: Building a Sustainable Solution to Health in Resource Limited Settings

Vanessa Kerry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Vanessa Kerry

Two weeks ago I stood in the Indian Treaty room of the Old Executive Office Building of the White House. In front of me stood 30 doctors and nurses reciting their oaths to become Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers and embarking on a life-changing experience in Africa.

Redshirting in the Age of Academic Kindergarten: Should You Hold Your Child Back?

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

We now have a kindergarten arms race where school and state obsession with test scores, parental competition and anxiety and teacher preferences for older students have changed the very nature of a child's first year of elementary school.

We Are Not All Trayvon Martin

Susan Henking | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Susan Henking

I am gratified that this is a time in this country when a young white woman can express public outrage at the killing of a young black man. And yet, we are most definitely not all Trayvon Martin.

Testing for What?

Eric Sheninger | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Eric Sheninger

Students will never come to school excited to take one of these tests. They yearn for true authentic, relevant, meaningful learning experiences that inspire inquiry and the desire to learn more. This is the key to college and career readiness in my mind.

Sudan: "Agri Yumma, Agri!"

World Pulse | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

The strength of Anab Mohamed's forward thinking female relatives inspired her to make the most of her education. Now she carries that legacy forward t...

Being Pregnant With a Fetus Named "Thesis"

Jane Seo | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Jane Seo

Sure, I will probably regret the decision when the Starbucks barista knows me by name, but I know the reward at the end -- clicking that "print" button and watching the printer spits out pages after pages of my written work -- will more than make up for the dark circles under the eyes.

Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

I arrive at work early each day. I am accessible to my families day or night, and often get phone calls from parents and students in need of guidance. I am not saying this to complain. I have taught children for almost 10 years at de Burgos because I want to be there.

The Millennials Being Left Behind [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mehroz Baig | Posted 10.02.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Individuals from the millennial generation will take over as policymakers, as heads of our institutions, as elected officials and as representatives of the private sector. And with power comes the responsibility of addressing the discrepancies we see in our systems today.

My American Beginning: Learning a New Language, Seeing A Future

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Andrew Lam

Back then I thought English was a rather terse and ugly-sounding language -- you don't have to say much to get your points across, but speak it too long you risk hurting your throat. In America that fear became true.

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dr. Karin Luise

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."

Teen Girls Prove Their Power in the Middle

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The last "class" brought tears to our eyes and saying goodbye after just two weeks was difficult, actually downright depressing. We will miss them and the life they brought to our Reading Center every day.

Harvard's 'Boot Camp' for New College Presidents

Matt Weber | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Matt Weber

What should a president do to become an effective fundraiser? How does one live in the spotlight of the presidency?

Income Immobility -- Educational Implications? Part 1

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

Most importantly for those interested in the role education plays in our society, and the progress of society itself, one must ask the extent to which current school reform efforts can make a difference given this study's findings.

The Value of the Liberal Arts

Jessica Mardo | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Jessica Mardo

My liberal arts education has given me not just the confidence that I have skills applicable to a wide variety of professional disciplines, but also an understanding that the world is bigger than just me and my paycheck and that perhaps, just perhaps, a career well spent is one giving back.

Now Is the Time for Digital Tech to Transform K-12 Learning

Peggy Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

Access to the Internet is an essential tool for equipping students with 21st century skills. And as the debate over the future of education heats up, traditional learning methods are being called into question.

The Global Search for Education: Canada - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most researchers and Lyme experts agree that the number of people infected in the U.S. today is five to ten times higher than the CDC figures. Today, in the fifth article of my global series, "Ticks," I look at the situation in Canada.

The Future of Middle School Students and The Golden State

Quentin Wilson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Both early childhood investments and programs for students preparing to graduate from high school may be useful, but evidence appears to call for a disproportionate investment in the outcomes of middle school students.

'Agency' -- A Noun That Translates Into Success

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

When we think of the skills students need to be successful in school and in life, the word "agency" doesn't usually pop into mind. But maybe it's time...

Show Me the Evidence

Alex Palombo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

If those in power were able to think a little more scientifically, to set aside their ideologies and see the evidence before them, I think we would be a lot closer to solving many of this country's problems, like gun violence and climate change.

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...