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Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

How Quickly Things Fall Off the Cliff

Will Richardson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

What if five years from now, we've moved (or are quickly moving) to a structure of schools that basically offloads almost all rote learning to personalized technology solutions aimed at creating enough mastery in kids to pass some type of examination or quest?

It's About the Future

Jonathan Lash | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Jonathan Lash

U.S. colleges and universities invest a lot of money. We need to think about the future we are investing in.

Workforce Education Should Start in Kindergarten

Sandi Vidal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Sandi Vidal

As we interviewed the students, their level of preparedness became apparent. Those who had researched, tailored their materials, and prepared were head and shoulders better in the interview than those who had put less time and thought into it.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Writes Romney A Faux Valentine | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Just how much does Mitt Romney love teachers? "I love teachers," he said repeatedly during a spirited exchange in Monday night's foreign policy deb...

Why Music Is Important: Education

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Tony Woodcock

Imagine if instead of spending billions of dollars on invasions and bombings, we had used the same resources to fund educational systems, build infrastructure, and provide medical care in the Middle East and beyond.

7 Tips for Parents to Ensure a Safe Halloween for Kids

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

There's a nip in the air and pumpkins are everywhere: In patches, on porches, in stores and in schools. It's hard to ignore the signals that Halloween is fast approaching.

And a Child Shall Lead

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Mitt Romney changes his position every day, and we still have two weeks to go before the election. Maybe it's time for Mitt to steal some solutions from Christian conservative home-schoolers here in the U.S. -- so take our survey and let's figure this out!

America's Obsession With Grammar and What It Means

Elad Nehorai | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
Elad Nehorai

Ever since the internet has come about, it seems, and especially since the widespread use of Facebook, grammar has suddenly exploded on the scene as a cool new passion.

In Defense of Debt

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Republicans want you to think of the government as an extension of yourself, or as a business. It's bad for you to carry debt. It's bad for your local bank to be indebted.

Finally, a Debate About Education

Randy Turner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Who would have guessed that it would take a debate on foreign policy to reveal what Barack Obama and Mitt Romney think about education?

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

On Teenage Girls, Stories And Stones

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How we guide our children as they become adults -- as they navigate the rules of the adult world by questioning stories and carrying stones -- can be a matter of life and death.

Some Valuable Economic Benefits of Higher Education

Philip C. Williams | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Philip C. Williams

Lately, it's become fashionable to question the value of a higher education. After all, if Bill Gates has made millions of dollars without a college degree couldn't our upcoming generation have the same, or a similar level of success?

A Safe Place to Be Smart: The Bronx High School of Science

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whoever goes to Bronx Science today, or tomorrow, will discover that it is safe to be smart. They will see that learning, mastering knowledge and valuing thinking are gifts that keep on giving.

Leonardo's Basement (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.22.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

To the children and adults who visit Leonardo's Basement, it is filled with anything but junk. The items strewn around the open space range from the inside of a deconstructed baby grand piano to components more usually found in a computer store.

Stand With Malala on November 10th

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala may lie in hospital and she may have been silenced for now -- but millions who now carry her message can find in the run up to Malala Day on November 10th an opportunity to speak for her and ensure that action on girls' rights and children's education is no longer delayed.

A Binder Full of Bad Ideas

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Teachers, like many other Americans, have questions about Romney's policies and proposals. They worry about their impact on the education that kids receive, because he advocates slashing education funding and privatizing public education.

The Gamification of Education and Training Is Here

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

If the big electronic gaming companies want to grow in a slump, they should start an education-gamming division rather than lose some of their best and brightest programmers by letting them become the competition.

Is Nature a Cure for Bullying?

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Jackie Ostfeld

Oh, no. What was he going to do? He wouldn't kick her while she was down. Would he? I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and began making my way towards Amanda. I was in charge. I had to protect her from this humiliation.

Mitt Romney, Single Parents and Gun Violence

Monique Ruffin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

When Mitt Romney speaks of single parents contributing to gun violence, I believe he is speaking to me, not to white, single parents whose suburb-dwelling kids have good schools and enthusiastic teachers.

How to Interpret America's Report Card

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

America's Report Card sets itself the task of educating Americans about the status of its children, and in this respect it is a wake up call. But the report limits itself to the policy recommendation of "we must do better by our children." I'd like to connect dots and draw lessons.

The Art of a Well-Rounded Education

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Just like I encourage my sons to "read the book" before they see a movie, I encourage students to experience concepts through real-life exercises before they play with technical simulations. Tie knots. Fold origami. Play with Legos.

Millennials Are Turning Green

Erin Schrode | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Erin Schrode

If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.