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More Latinos Are Graduating, But Dropouts Are Still a Problem

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Latinos, who have long suffered from an "achievement gap" in educational performance in comparison with white and Asian students, have seen their attendance rates rise and dropout rates fall. What is behind this decrease in dropouts?

Budget Crunch Threatens Vital Part of Physician Training

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will we be able to train a sufficient number of physicians, given budget woes and threats to Medicare funding, to make sure that everyone who needs a doctor can find one?

Grad Nation 2013

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

People like Ebony come in everyone's life for a reason. For me, she serves as an inspiration to continue to fight for the youth in my community and worldwide.

We Need a Revolution (Literally) in Education -- It Is Time to Flip the Curriculum

Tony Zini | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Tony Zini

It's time to work smarter, not harder. James Marzano said it would take 25 years to teach the elementary school curriculum if we were to do to right.

Teaching Meaning: The Struggle To Connect In Remote Alaskan Villages

| Sarah Garland | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Wagner Iworrigan, a 17-year-old high school senior on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska, knows...

Teach Your Children Well

Ron Berler | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

A teacher can't force-feed the importance of early education on disengaged parents, any more than he or she can legislate that parents learn English, or become more involved in their child's schooling.

WATCH: 'Blackboard Wars' Top Student Threatened With Jail

Posted 03.01.2013 | OWN

Alexis Cooper is a top student at John McDonogh High, the struggling New Orleans school with a staggering dropout rate featured in the OWN docu-series...

A Bold Vision Of Online Learning

John Danner | Posted 05.01.2013 | TED Weekends
John Danner

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDeliberate practice of the skill gets you to fluency much faster than learning it in the context of larger problem solving. You need to develop both skill fluency and problem solving ability to have a chance in the 21st century.

Sequestration Puts Children at Risk

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Sequestration is a scary word. Outside of Washington, D.C., it has the sense of seizing property or isolating juries. But the D.C. definition -- a general cut in funding -- carries a real likelihood of danger. Danger to children.

More Than Just Numbers: TAFE and the Role of Extracurriculars in Forming Students

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

They were what our school system considers "high risk". I always thought of them as "high potential".

It's Time to Flip Our Classrooms

Michal Tsur | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

There has been a lot of recent buzz around the concept of the "flipped classroom," and for good reason: The traditional classroom format doesn't seem to be working for America's youth.

What Education SHOULD Teach Us

Thought Catalog | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Thought Catalog

Education should teach us more than the rules and regulations of becoming a productive worker.

Student-Centered, Student-Driven

Jessie Woolley-Wilson | Posted 03.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Jessie Woolley-Wilson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullHow do you measure individual learning progression when students are exclusively engaged in collective learning? If the group solved the problem collectively, how do you know which students could solve the problem on their own?

Who's Got the Soul to Teach?

Megan Rosker | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Megan Rosker

Children need to be inspired to learn and we, as a culture, have greatly underestimated the power of being inspired. If we empower our children with soul, they will have something to live for, they will have something to look into the future and hold dear.

What Sequestration Means for My School

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

We cannot continue to use our students as pawns in a political game. Every day, my students deserve more than what is given to them. It's unconscionable that some members of Congress want to give them even less.

Our Schools Need More Strange Bedfellows

Harriet Sanford | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Harriet Sanford

Getting communities more involved with their public schools can lead to strange bedfellows, like the group of motorcyclists that descended upon Littleton Elementary School in Lee County, Fla., this past holiday season.

The Magic of Community: Helping College Students Evolve Into Professionals and Leaders

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunity -- it's one of those words that is so vague and overused, it doesn't mean anything -- until it does... then, it's magic.

Disrupting Education With Competent Kids, The Internet, And Experimentation

Jenny Stefanotti | Posted 04.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Jenny Stefanotti

2013-02-27-tedprizepullMotherhood has shown me how tremendously competent children can be. Yet, the vast majority of programs that adults have designed for kids grossly underestimate what they are capable of.

Reading Across Detroit: You Are Needed, Too!

Steven Wasko | Posted 04.30.2013 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

They arrive weekly at their assigned times, red and white DPS Reading Corps ID badges showing and, after signing in at the main office, proceed to one...

An Education Revolution In The Cloud

Ram Shriram | Posted 04.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Ram Shriram

2013-02-27-tedprizepullSugata's efforts have shown that the traditional model may not be the only road to success. His projects illustrate that kids can learn quickly from each other with minimal adult involvement, motivated solely by curiosity and peer interest.

Opening Windows For Learners And Educators Worldwide

Bob Wise | Posted 04.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Bob Wise

2013-02-27-tedprizepullThe most important conclusion from Mitra's work is not about the technology, but in firmly establishing that poor children can learn and develop deeper learning competencies of creative thinking, problem solving, and self-reflection -- just like their more affluent peers.

Help Kids Move with Active Schools

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Alexis Glick

In order to help our children be more physically active, we need to give them the means and the access to do so every day, before, during and after school.

Seeing Fire In The Clouds

Tom Healy | Posted 04.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Tom Healy

2013-02-27-tedprizepullTo venture into the impossible. That's what Dr. Mitra's experiments did, and out of the impossible, he came back with the incredible: an approach to education in which children learn to teach themselves, in small groups, everything from English to brain science.

A Hero's Journey: Scholarship Recipient Goes Full Circle

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif When I was a senior in high school, I was accepted into the Student Rising Above (SRA) scholarship and mentoring program. They gave me the courage to tell my story of resiliency and survival.

Reimagine the Concept of Education

Rosemary Leith | Posted 04.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Rosemary Leith

2013-02-27-tedprizepullMitra's work shows us that (even in the most unpromising settings and with a shoestring budget) education, like the Web itself, can be "a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon."