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Education Is the Currency That Matters

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

While the U.S. sent more than 500 athletes to London, back home, 7,000 students dropped out in just one day. Those athletes represented our nation, but so do the young people who drop out of school.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Condemns Chicago Teachers Union Over Strike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Chicago Teachers Union for the high-profile strike it launched Monday, accusing it of...

Your Start-Up Life With Andre Agassi: Playing Big

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

I've talked with successful CEO's, authors, chefs, politicians, designers, artists, philanthropists, doctors and entrepreneurs, but I've yet to interview a sports star for advice on business. Since Agassi was my all time favorite, I was eager to hear his insights on how to achieve success.

How Children Succeed

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

What do you think? Do you and/or your children have what it takes to succeed?

Joy Resmovits

Texas 41st State To Back Away From Bush's No Child Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education

Texas, the state that launched school accountability as an experiment, has applied to untangle itself from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind m...

An Inside Look at Harvard's Cheating Scandal

Eric Kester | Posted 11.07.2012 | College
Eric Kester

When a few students cheat on a test, it's easy to dismiss the problem as one of individual folly. But when 125 -- one hundred and twenty five -- students coordinate to commit academia's cardinal sin, well, that speaks to a vastly larger issue, an issue of a flawed culture.

The Banning of Harry Potter

Deji Olukotun | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Deji Olukotun

Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. But these books have taught children to read, to think, to write and to criticize, all hallmarks of free expression.

Convention Notebook: Who Cares About Suburban Public Schools?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In a rousing speech to the cheering New York Democratic delegation here Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called New York the "progressive capital of the nation."

Community Colleges: An 'Unsung' Source of America's STEM Talent

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 11.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Lucore

At the 2010 White House summit, President Barack Obama called community colleges the nation's "unsung heroes" of American education. Maybe it's time we all sing a little louder so community colleges get the respect they deserve.

Obama Puts Education Center-Stage

Michael Geheren | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Michael Geheren

Education has taken a backseat in this election, but the fact that President Obama devoted so much time on it in his Democratic National Convention Speech makes it a bigger issue.

Getting All Children Back to School

Tim Hanstad | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

As my three daughters sharpen pencils, don their backpacks, and head back to school, it pains me to remember that far too many primary school aged children -- an estimated 67 million worldwide -- will never enroll in school.

Change Your Behavior or Perish?

Leila de Bruyne | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Leila de Bruyne

I hope the needs and feelings of vulnerable children with limited resources become a priority in prevention dialogue. While an emphasis can remain on stopping the transmission of HIV, let's also tell them medication has come a long way.

Four-Year-Old Boy Is Suspended From Pre-School for Plagiarism

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

This past week WTF Academy made headlines when it suspended the four-year-old student Axel Foley for plagiarism.

CPS Gets a Lesson in Social Justice

Matt Farmer | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The suits who run Chicago Public Schools never would have tried the stunts they recently pulled at Chicago's Social Justice High School had it been a largely white, middle-class school on the city's Northwest Side.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Unions Support Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Candidates | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

It was the middle of July, and the race to represent Indiana's 36th district in the state senate was heating up. Incumbent Brent Waltz, an investment-...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Team Romney: 'They See Education As An Expense' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

When addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appealed to the crowd not in his of...

From Capitalism to Talentism: An Argument for the Democratization of Education

Lucian Tarnowski | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business
Lucian Tarnowski

How many unrecognized geniuses must be out there? All those people with potential still in villages in India, China and others. The world is certainly full of rough diamonds -- people with immense potential but never receive the polishing from which their potential can be realized.

Kids Without Sports

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Now that school is back in session, it is difficult for all of us who grew up with ample access to sports and the arts, to see how our school systems have evolved and have practically eliminated the character-building program of sports participation.

Education, Equality, Freedom

Vanessa Perez | Posted 11.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

At the end of its first year, Freedom University successfully placed six of their students at private universities in states such as Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina with full funding.

The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Christine Nasserghodsi

While having a background in philosophy may not be enough to start and manage a successful business, philosophy grads do bring a unique set of skills to new businesses.

Choosing the Battleground for the Liberal Arts

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

I had to come to terms with who I was and learn to think for myself. Who could argue with the breadth of this training for the individual and its value to a well-educated citizenry? The problem isn't in the concept. A liberal arts education still holds enormous value.

Why I Quit Teaching

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I quit teaching because I was tired of feeling powerless. Tired of watching would-be professionals treated as children, infantilized into silence.

Why Volunteering Is Good for your Business

Michael Haberman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

The facts are clear: promoting and providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities helps to attract top talent; engage, develop, and retain employees; boost public image; and improve the bottom line.

American Indian Poverty and the Potential of Focusing on Education

Erik Stegman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Erik Stegman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe federal government needs to make improving Native education a serious priority. If it can provide a top-notch education to the children of our nation's military families, why can't the same be said for children in tribal communities?

Come on Baby Light My Fire -- Teachers Combine 'Voices' to Ignite Change

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We wonder why interest in politics or issues of our times don't seem to register with young people. For high school students, just stop and put yourself in their shoes and now consider how to make sense of the prime-time speeches.