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Collaborating to Solve the STEM Teaching Crisis

Meghan Groome | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Meghan Groome

For most K-12 students, the school year has just ended or is about to end. While the kids head out for vacation, a good number of their instructors are deciding whether or not they will return to teaching in the Fall.

Blue School Faces Student And Teacher Exodus As Parents Raise Concerns

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

The $32,000 per-year progressive school founded by the Blue Man Group has come under scrutiny by parents, who claim their kids are barely learning to ...

Major Institution Mounts Aggressive Battle While Facing Big Critics

American Independent | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus The nation’s largest for-profit college is aggressively lobbying against a proposal in California that would disqualify it an...

Heads in the Cloud and Eyes to the Stars: Why Afghanistan's Answer to Post-Conflict Development Is Just a Ringtone Away

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

When I sat down to choose my new Internet provider in the U.S., I never imagined longing for Afghanistan. But after being forced to choose between the...

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

Why Parents Shouldn't Take a Summer Break from Schools

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Summer is not the time to take a break from school involvement. If parents are shy about contacting district officials, they can always get in touch with their parent organization leaders.

How Facing Challenges Helped Me Build My Business

Cory Zacker | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

When I meet a prospective tutor for the first time, I always ask myself, Would I want this person working with my son? If the answer is no, then he or she is not added to our roster. Trusting my mom gut is one of my greatest tools as a business owner.

Five Reasons Why Twitter Is Amazing In Large Lecture Classes

Karl Gude | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Karl Gude

More and more students have Twitter accounts now. Here are five ways I use Twitter in my lecture classes.

"We Are the Ninety-(Fill in the Blank) Percent"

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

There's an obvious disconnect between teachers' perceptions of Jean-Claude Brizard and Brizard's claimed relationship with teachers. It's been a problem for some time, and it's just getting worse.

Top 10 Political Theme Park Rides

James Napoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

America's theme parks will be crowded once again this season, and perhaps it is time for some of the attractions there to reflect the political turmoil in which our nation finds itself.

Nate Willis

Slow Growth Seen For State Finances

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

With state budgets experiencing an increase in both spending and revenues, the economy is showing signs of a slow, measured recovery, according to a n...

A Writing Gem in North Philadelphia Encourages Students to Be Creative

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Deep within their North Philadelphia community, students of the Spells Writing Lab prepare for a daily routine of writing, reading, and other engaging activities.

Where Are the Science Teachers of Tomorrow?

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

My own experience as a parent as well as an educator has taught me about the great need to bring more math and science talent into teaching the next generation.

L.A. school police, district agree to rethink court citations of students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn the wake of critical news reports, Los Angeles school police and administrators have agreed to rethink enforcement tac...

This One Time at Summer Camp: Why I've Never Had a Summer Internship

Ethan Miller | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

There has been a good bit of discussion lately about the potential personal and societal value of working at a summer camp versus getting an internship at a non-profit or government agency.

Beyond the Textbook

Lisa Petrides | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Lisa Petrides

Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. Today's students are not experiencing the same thing.

Graduates Don't Just Take a Path... They Blaze a Trail

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

"Our philosophy is that teacher and student work should be public -- not hidden behind closed doors."

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation: How Do You Feel?

Uloop | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Uloop

College or university isn't for everyone and there is nothing wrong with that. Life experience is like the best hands-on education. A traditional fou...

Class of 2012: Be Builders

Wendy Kopp | Posted 08.11.2012 | Education
Wendy Kopp

You don't have to create the next Google to be a builder and make a major impact. Each and every one of us can make daily choices to build things up rather than tear them down.

Next Stop: Dyslexia-ville

Donna Fish | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Donna Fish

What's missing in our increasing 'teach to the test' culture are educational programs and creative ways to target kids with different learning styles.

Middle Schoolers Map Incidents Of Bullying

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.11.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: PHOTOCITY Middle school students in San Diego, CA made a map showing where they had seen bullying take place. By: Malachi Segers Bully...

Where To Become More Tech Savvy, From Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

Tech expert, Jennifer Jolly, sat down with me and told me about some of the best ways for the technologically challenged to improve their skills. From...

The Trouble With Texas

James Moore | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
James Moore

There has been a political meme making the rounds for decades that Texas also has undue influence over the policies and economy of the rest of the nation, which begs the question: How can we be such bumpkins and also control America's destiny?

The Antidote to Political Paralysis: How Public Private Partnerships Compensate for Washington

The Huffington Post | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

Anyone waiting for Washington to fix their problems is likely to be waiting for a long time. The news lately feels like some sort of conspiratorial pl...

The Antidote to Political Paralysis: How Public Private Partnerships Compensate for Washington

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Anyone waiting for Washington to fix their problems is likely to be waiting for a long time. The news lately feels like some sort of conspiratorial pl...