As a state with one of the largest immigrant populations, New York should be at the forefront of progressive immigration policies. I strongly believe it is crucial for our state to take the initiative in helping our undocumented youth.
In Oprah's recent edition of her new show, she shares her personal experiences with meditation and explores "TM Town" -- Fairfield, Iowa, home of Maharishi University of Management and an unlikely mecca of entrepreneurs, sustainability, creativity and, most of all, meditation.
By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.
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.
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.
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.