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Education Is a 'Both-And' Issue

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Recent reports suggest that the "both-and" approach of community schools - effective teachers, more opportunity and support -- is a great strategy for helping kids succeed.

Getting More From Every Day: Reigniting Your Creative Fire

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Our creativity as humans is inspiring. When we creatively solve problems or express ourselves in creative ways we spark new life, and ignite ideas in others as well.

Online Learning: The Ruin Of Education

Alexander Spring | Posted 05.22.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

Online education is growing at an exponential rate. If this continues, not only will our children not be as intelligent, they will not have learned appropriate social skills. Students at a young age need living, breathing teachers.

Meet California's First Latino Poet Laureate

Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

This week, California native and renowned Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed to the post of California Poet Laureate by Governor Jerry Bro...

WATCH: School Superintendent Accused Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Khristopher Brooks | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

A group of public school employees in Washington state are outraged by the racially insensitive remarks they said their superintendent has made in the...

Earth Day 2012 Finds Kids Ready to Do Their Part, Says Author Seymour Simon

Larry Bock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Larry Bock

Our planet Earth is so big and the subject so vast, that you might think that kids are overwhelmed . You might be surprised at what they really do say.

6 Smart Mama Tips To Save More Than Your Sanity

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

From cradle to college we've shopped the world, made the meals, balanced the books, mastered the technology, and charted the courses to give you the goods on finding what your kids need without losing your shirt... or your sanity.

Are Virtual Schools a Sham?

Anne L. Bryant | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education
Anne L. Bryant

We are hearing a lot about online learning and virtual schools, a field that is growing fast -- perhaps too fast. As educators we must be vigilant to distinguish between promising practices and flat-out corruption and greed.

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

Developing Innovative Financial Leaders Through Action Learning

John Minahan | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
John Minahan

As educators, we hope what we teach is helpful, but we recognize that much of the wisdom of practicing professionals is acquired "in the field."

In the Battle for Our Future, It's Time for Education Bonds

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Why not give everybody a chance to contribute through Education Bonds? The money raised through these bonds could finance a large-scale, transformative effort to cure the public education system.

The New Quarter-Life Crisis

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Marian Salzman

With an economic ecosystem as off-kilter as this one, it's just as important to enter college with a game plan as it is to graduate with one. No pressure or anything, but your future hangs on it.

Time to Boost Teacher Morale

Teach Plus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

There has never been a time when we've needed more innovative ways to give our strongest teachers new reasons to keep working with students.

Titanic A Magnet Topic For Students, Tricky For Educators

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten. He has scrupulously researched the ship, built a model o...

Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

Is the Church Saving Souls and Losing Students?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Churches and other communities of faith in cities where the dropout rates are fifty percent or higher must recognize that students in our congregations are not exempt from this crisis.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tennessee Passes Anti-Evolution Law | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

2012-03-21-Screenshot20120321at2.33.10PM.jpgMonday evening, a new bill was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories. What does this mean for the students?

Trayvon Martin and the Implications for Teacher Perceptions of Students

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Jose Vilson

What gets lost in this conversation is that somewhere along the line, our society still has people who teach our children that our racial differences imply inferiority or, worse, dehumanization.

Fashion With a Conscience

Phil Shepherd | Posted 05.21.2012 | Style
Phil Shepherd

Shelton Green, risking everything for his unwavering dream, has created a line of fashion that both looks great and is conscious of the people who have created it.

Joy Resmovits

Why Is Miss Grundy So Sad? It's Complicated. | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

For the last four years, Beth Sanders has taught ninth and 11th-grade social studies at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Ala., a school where many s...

Government Cuts Equal Higher Tuition

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

For this generation, student loan debt dwarfs any other debt. The national average student loan debt is above $25,000 -- 47 percent higher than a decade ago -- with many students at elite institutions graduating with debt in six figures.

WATCH: Jerry Brown Disses Cal State Presidents

Posted 03.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown insulted university presidents Tuesday by implying that just about anyone could do their job. The snub was a reflection of Brown's st...

Fixing American Education Chertok Interview Series: Part 1 -- What's Right With Public Education?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Mark Goulston, M.D.

With computers, the walls of the school and the limits they imposed, no longer existed. Computers are used to find information, track student progress, reinforce the work covered in class, diagnosis weakness in a students' understanding and prescribe an instructional remedy.

Educating Our Way Out of the Economic Crisis

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

The state of our economy -- with high unemployment, a looming fiscal crisis, a growing skills gap, and sticky ladder of social mobility -- rightfully preoccupies our national dialogue. One solution is clear -- we need to educate our way out of the economic crisis.

Unschooling Shouldn't Be Child-Centered

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Advocates of unschooling and critics alike seem to understand the practice as a radically "child-centered" form of education. However, this distorts the vision of unschooling's intellectual father.