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So, You Think Your Child Is Normal?

Dafna Maor | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

What I would really like to tell you about is not my son's progress, but of the lessons I've learned from his experience.

Student Voices Heard In Election Process

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

Students had many and varied opinions regarding ways to improve the economy. Recommendations included lowering corporate tax rates, ending excessive government regulations, raising taxes and more.

Employment for Youth and Women: All Hands on Deck Approach

Roshaneh Zafar | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Roshaneh Zafar

My own work in the field of women's economic development has made me a strong believer in the need for providing women with skills not traditionally considered theirs.

Without Romney to Shield Them, For-Profit Colleges Must Face Reality

David Halperin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Surely there is room for private sector innovation in facing the challenge of preparing Americans for careers. But we need to end the destructive, wasteful race to the bottom in for-profit education.

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

The End of the Academic Exercise

Thomas Fisher | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Thomas Fisher

The excitement I now see on my students' faces -- and their obvious pleasure when their proposals get taken seriously by the community members reviewing their work -- makes it hard for me to imagine ever going back to the old ways of teaching.

Hamlet and our Problems: Reimagining and Recharging Teachers in the Era of Common Core

Stephen Chiger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Stephen Chiger

If learning is so great, after all, shouldn't our students see us doing it all the time? Shouldn't we be encouraged to be hungry for new ideas the way we tell our children to be?

ReThink Interview: Katie Dellamaggiore and Alexis Parades of Brooklyn Castle

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film follows five students, showing the impact chess and being on the team has on their lives, and how those gains may be erased when the economic meltdown forces budget cuts that may hamper the team's ability to compete at the highest levels.

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Rack Up Major Growth | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Twenty years after their creation, charter schools constitute the fastest-growing sector of American public education, according to a report released ...

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

Multiple Intelligences

Rachel Adams | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Rachel Adams

Looking back at the worn folders overflowing with Henry's transition materials, I'm struck by how every aspect of my son's abilities and potential has been tracked, evaluated and assessed.

Utah School District Sued For Restricting Access To Book About Lesbian Family

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit Tuessday against the Davis School District after officials told elementary sch...

Ten Tips For Getting Into the Webinar Business

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Along the way, I've learned a lot and also opened up an entirely new revenue stream with no carbon footprint -- so I thought I'd take the next few minutes to share my top ten tips for how you can get into the webinar game.

The Empathy Formula

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act? Would communities be increasingly populated with people who were neither narcissistic nor emotionally empty?

Planning: An Art or a Science?

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Reece Schichtel

In the same vein as any work of art, appreciate plans for what they are and leave room for spontaneous creativity. What initially strikes us as a violation of or departure from the grand plan may become the focal point of the next.

Post-Election Schooling Blues: Children Are Not Widgets

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Radical education and radical politics do go together, because they both challenge the model of the person and the relations among them. So those suspicious of our president because of his ties to such a radical thinker may be somewhat correct.

The Hogwarts for Entrepreneurs

Deji Olukotun | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Deji Olukotun

By the time they graduate, after two years of intensive study and in-depth classes in entrepreneurship, African Leadership Academy pupils are prepared to make a lasting impact in Africa.

This Revolution Is Not Being Televised

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

There's an important new consensus developing around how people learn -- and a missed opportunity about how to start applying that knowledge in schools. We'd be wise to pay closer attention to both trends.

We Can All Help

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

There are many ways in which children, both typically developing and those with special needs, can help when times are tough. Simultaneously, parents and educators should jump on these opportunities to teach functional skills.

Passing the DREAM Act Would Acknowledge the Human Rights of Migrant Children and Benefit All of Us

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.

James Carville and Stan Greenberg: Is College Worth the Cost?

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Colleges across America are preparing for a new school year and the cost of tuition and student loans is becoming a bigger election issue than ever ...

Education Is the Most Important Asset That a Girl Can Acquire

Kabukabu Nyambe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Kabukabu Nyambe

I never expected to be accepted at the highest learning institution in the country. I felt happy because I knew I would pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I remember my mother saying: 'Life is a journey, so you should work hard to be what you want to be.'

Why Music Is Important: Pushing Boundaries

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Recently, I attended a class by Hankus Netsky, who heads up the Contemporary Improvisation Department (CI) at New England Conservatory.

John Celock

Richard Boylan, Star Kids Project President, Declines California School Board Seat After Victory | John Celock | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

A man who has argued that aliens are interacting with human's reproductive systems in order to produce advanced children has declined to take a seat h...

Malala's Impact: When Girls Are Treated Like Adults

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

By virtue of their gender, girls are both poignant symbols and easy targets. Their potential is exploited and limited, in different ways, in nearly all societies.