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Changing the World One Mind, One Song at a Time

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Grammy-nominated indie-jazz singer Carolyn Malachi teams up with The School Fund to keep students in school with the power of music. "Wherever ...

Confidence In U.S. Public Schools Hits New Low

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Confidence in America’s public schools has hit a record low, with only 29 percent of respondents expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” ...

Boosting the U.S. High School Completion Rate Requires Early Investment

Brian Gallagher | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Having fewer high school graduates translates into a smaller number of college graduates and a less competitive American workforce in the overall global economy.

Don't Forget Ed!

Gaston Caperton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Experts and journalists repeatedly tell us that the coming election will be determined by economic issues. As true as that might be, our economy simply will not grow if we don't educate our kids.

Time Travel: Richmond Little Red School

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Fern Siegel

For children born in the iPhone age, a one-room school is inconceivable. For those who attended the Richmond Little Red School, it was a way of life i...

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Discourage Students With Disabilities, U.S. Study Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education

Advocates, lobbyists and celebrities including Bill Cosby are rubbing shoulders in Minneapolis this week to celebrate 20 years of the charter school m...

Education Reform and the Paralysis of Analysis

Joi Ruth Orr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Joi Ruth Orr

We most unfortunately live in a nation full of potential advocates and influencers who suffer from a "paralysis of analysis".

Ryan Grim

Michelle Rhee Dealt Stinging Blow | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a surprising reversal,, the progressive online powerhouse that channels grassroots energy into petition-based activism, ha...

Effective Consulting: What Teachers Have Taught Me

Jessica Minahan | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

I've found the more closely I work with teachers, the better equipped I am to help them handle the classroom. I translate the lessons I learn from one teacher into new ways to help another who's handling a similar situation.

Your Teens are Sexting: What You Need to Know

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sending photos may seem like fun in the moment, but the consequences could be ghastly.

Stock in Summer

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

We lose 20% of our public investment in education, every year, when we fail to take stock in summer and give kids opportunities to keep learning from one grade to the next.

Your Genius Zone Is Nearby

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The "genius zone" is always nearby, partly because it is inside each person. The trouble is that the doorway to it is a moving target. When the door does open, it is often because the heart and mind have become connected

Why Young People Are Becoming Secular

Rui Dai | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Rui Dai

I go to church whenever I can. I believe that Christian institutions have the ability to do great good in the world. However, it's becoming harder and harder to watch the news and stand behind what I believe in at the same time.

Homeless Man Files $100 Million Lawsuit For Free Education

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

A homeless man is suing two Florida universities for not honoring a state statute that he believes entitles him to a free post-secondary education, re...

College Board Sets Up 857 Desks On National Mall To Get Politicians Talking About Education

AP | SARAH PARNASS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Boa...

Forgetting Freud: Today's Psychology is Mind Over (Subject) Matter

Charles Tiffin, PhD | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Charles Tiffin, PhD

If you're curious about human behavior and you have a passion to help people thrive, these are exciting times. The field of psychology is expanding -- often into unexpected areas -- and opportunities for psychologists are growing.

Reconsidering Homework

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Homework -- how much, for whom, and to what end -- has long been a focus of discussion and concern among parents, teachers and PTA associations across the country.

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part II

Tom Segal | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

The enthusiasm with which states and districts have taken to the Common Core is certainly heartening, but it still remains to be seen what implementation of the standards will look like within the classroom.

UVA Board Blunder: What Would Jefferson Do?

Sean Donahue | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Sean Donahue

The decision to force University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan's resignation has rightfully been met with anger and dismay, especially coming from a university that prides itself on trust and honor.

Parents Worry That Too Much Structure During Summer Break Will Drain Students

Posted 06.18.2012 | Education

Experts say teens are at risk of forgetting months of instruction -- particularly in math and science -- over the summer break, but some parents are w...

My Most Important Job

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

A few days ago, I went to my 10-year-old daughter's band concert. It was a great evening, and after the show a few parents told me they were surprised I'd made it, considering my schedule -- which got me thinking.

How to Combat Summer Learning Loss (Hint: It's Not Math Camp)

Darell Hammond | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

This summer, we need to let our kids go play and we need to stop worrying about whether or not it's going to ruin their chances of getting into college. (It won't.)

Why a Smaller Private University Might Be Right for You (and a Few Reasons Why It Might Not)

Keith Wade | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Keith Wade

You've looked around; you've talked to faculty; you've met with staff; the coach has shown you the locker room and the resident assistant has shown you the room. You love it here or you hate it here, and that's going to be the most important factor.

Finding Value in the Business of Schools

Paula White | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
Paula White

The idea of education as a business tends to conjure up images of schools where there is little regard for workplace quality or for joyous endeavors. But the fact is, successful schools, like many successful businesses, can be client-driven, adhering to the adage that the customer comes first.

Deporting Students: Who Are We Helping?

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

This decision comes during election time and is three years too late, but it also comes at a time where it is evident Congress is unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform.