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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.

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Detroit Schools Administration: 'They Should Be Embarrassed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A few years ago, when Randi Weingarten and her colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers chose to set their 2012 convention in Detroit, the le...

Education Olympics: How Does America Rank Compared To Other Countries? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

A report out last week by Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance found that U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to t...

Parents Considering Moving Out Of Worst State In Country For Education

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Jen Morris really values education. So much so that she's thinking about moving her family out of the state they've lived in for decades. The "Kids...

At Google's Science Contest, Another Faire for Makers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Malachi Segers and Maya Godfrey Photo Credit: Youth Radio Yassine Bouanane has been a coding whiz since before he was a teenager -- at 12, he ...

Educational Colonialism

Chris Lehmann | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
Chris Lehmann

There are a lot of powerful folks right now who are advocating for a pedagogy that they do not want for their own children.

Dave Jamieson

Minding The Gap: Getting The Right Workers Into The Right Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

America remains in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Despite private-sector job gains in recent months, nearly 13 million people are still looking ...

What It Really Means to Be an Entrepreneur

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

Many people like to romanticize entrepreneurship, but the day-to-day reality of running any enterprise is hardly the stuff of which reality TV is made.

Below the Waterline: A Deep Dive to Rethink Engineering Education

David Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
David Goldberg

If the goal is to educate people for a full life, then we need to broaden our focus and educate in the areas that don't involve known facts. In other words, we need to look below the waterline.

Social Innovation 2.0: Getting from 'If' to 'How'

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Shannon Schuyler

What is the future of innovation? How can we successfully integrate and justify investments in sustainability and social change?

Good Schools for the World's Poor

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Vander Ark

Opening in Kenya in 2009 with a vision to revolutionize accessibility to primary education for poor families, Bridge operates more than 22 low-cost private schools in Kenya.

Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already

Eric Sheninger | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Do we want schools to squash creativity and reinforce a model that worked well in the 20th century but will not prepare our students for their future?

Joy Resmovits

Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to st...

Learning by Doing: Sports Management Education Takes the Next Step at the Olympic Games

Chad Barr | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Chad Barr

You likely remember what you did in college -- maybe you completed an experiment with a lab partner or spent time working with a local charity. And you probably wished that your whole college career was the same.

Until Schools Are No Longer Separate, We Must Strive for Equal

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

I wish my students experienced more cultural diversity. I wish my students interacted with peers of different socio-economic status. But that is not the case where communities in our country remain defined by race and class.

Unlikely Academic Overcame Obstacles, Now Helping Struggling Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After her brother was killed by gunfire, and with no parents to turn to for help, Patrici...

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...

7 Ways to Pick Up, Practice or Perfect a New Skill

Women & Co | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Here are seven of the best ways to pick up, practice or perfect a new skill and increase your visibility -- and network -- while doing it.

Free Speech Must Go Hand in Hand With Media Literacy

Caitlin Barry | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Hey, I'm on board with the first amendment; it's hard not to be, when I was taught to revere it. I'm afraid that removing drug commercials from the air might also lead to banning Huck Finn from public schools.