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For-Profit College Lures 14-Year-Old, Dumps Him, Sticks Him With the Bill

David Halperin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
David Halperin

But the more citizens become aware of bad practices in this industry, and the more they make clear that they are tired of members of Congress defending these bad actors, the more likely it is that the corruption will end.

Report: Postsecondary Education Key To Job Growth

Virginia Business | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

Much of the South is trapped in a low-wage/low-skill economic cycle, according to a Georgetown University study. Virginia, however, is one of the few ...

Junking "Junk Science"

Caryl Rivers | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Caryl Rivers

We have to dump dangerous "junk science" pushed by powerful advocates who argue that due to vast differences between boys and girls, single-sex classrooms are needed to improve children's academic achievement. It's not true.

Culturally Relevant Education Will Enable A Brighter Future For Hispanics

Glenn Llopis | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

At a time when U.S. Latinos are looking to advance personally and professionally in ways that come most naturally to them - universities and corporations must take measures to be more culturally sensitive if they want to leverage how Latinos think, act and innovate.

U.S Far From Head Of The Class In Crucial Area

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Wednesday's "Fact of the Day" demonstrates how the U.S. is still struggling to make the grade when it comes to getting a return on investment in educa...

From Unemployable To Corporate Professional Isn't A Cinderella Story: It's An Everyday Occurrence

Eric Patton | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Eric Patton

Ten years ago, Hector Avellaneda felt lost and feared what was to become of him. He figured he had two options: "You can become a thug or a soldier." Then, something happened that not only changed Hector's life; it changed the path of his whole family.

Colleges as Good Neighbors: Why Towns Matter

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The best strategic thinkers in higher education recognize that perception matters. They shape and control perception in part by ensuring that an institution's strategic plan articulates why towns matter.

How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Sexuality is a big deal. But when talking about gay, straight, or anything else, the principles of how we want to teach our kids to live are the same as any other discussion about growing up right: Practice kindness and love and treat others as you'd like to be treated. Plain and simple.

An Interview With Gerald Chertavian, Founder of Year Up

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo In case you missed it, ...

Start Early: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Elementary School

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.

Innovative Thinking in Design Education

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Soren Petersen

What skills are needed for graduating industrial designers and how will these skills change by the year 2020? What innovative thinking will set the next generation of design experts apart from simple sketch monkeys?

Public Education: A More Holistic Approach

Dan Cardinali | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

With 22 % of the nation's children now living in poverty and a persistently high unemployment rate, public education must reframe how it educates students to realize its purpose.

Arrested Development: Despite His Tough Talk, Maricopa County's Sheriff Is Just a Below Average Joe

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Christina Pesoli

There is one glaring difference between Joe Arpaio and other descendants of immigrants: His complete lack of humanity.

School Starts (Over)

Glen Lineberry | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

One cool thing about teaching is that you get to start fresh every year, either with new students or with students who have matured a bit over the summer, and might have forgotten your screw-ups and grumpy days from last spring.

Joy Resmovits

Where Do The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers Go? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and resea...

Harkin, Colleagues Say For-Profit Colleges Squander Billions and Destroy Dreams

David Halperin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
David Halperin

At a Capitol Hill press conference today, Senator Tom Harkin released a blockbuster four-volume report based on his two-year investigation of the for-profit college industry.

No Surprise That Colorado Shooter Was Intelligent, Academic

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The story of the midnight shooting spree in a movie theater in Colorado that left 24 people dead has everyone talking about safety and...

Should Educational Institutions Screen for Mental Illness?

Allison Singh | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
Allison Singh

If my college could coordinate getting every freshman into the pool during orientation week, and then enrolling all of the flunkies into a swim class first semester, they can find a way to identify students suffering from mental illness.

Take It To The Bank: Helping Young Aspiring Citizens Will Boost Our Economy

Ali Noorani | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

We've seen enough barriers from Congress. The administration's temporary action should inspire a bipartisan effort to create a permanent immigration process that adheres to our values of equality and hard work. Our economy deserves nothing less.

Biden: Romney Doesn't Think Education 'Is Worth The Investment'

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

DETROIT -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech Sunday to the nation's second largest teachers unions, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Ro...

Sen. Harkin's Report: For-Profit Colleges Leave Students With Debt but No Degree

David Halperin | Posted 09.28.2012 | Education
David Halperin

Investors are realizing that the reckless joy ride may be over soon. Most importantly, students are getting the message that they need to look elsewhere for educational opportunities.

The Best Educated States

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of 25-to 34-year-olds who have college degrees around the nation has gradually increased from 200...

"Why Open Education Matters?" Check Out the Video Winners

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 07.28.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Open Education just got a big boost with the announcement of the winners of the "Why Open Education Matters?" competition the week of July 18. Here are three amazing videos to tell you why it matters.

Critical Investment Advice From Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to America's national military and economic security and democracy comes from no enemy without, but from our failure to invest in and prepare all of our children for the future right now.

Is College Worth It?

Robert Hoggard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Robert Hoggard

College may seem unrealistic to some because they cannot afford it; however, college is worth placing yourself in debt because of the success one can find after college.