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Is School Harming Our Kids?

Randy Taran | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Randy Taran

s this really the best way to develop a love for learning? Can it even really be called true learning?

All We Are Saying Is Give Math a Chance

Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology

By Janet Perna former General Manager, IBM Information Management When I was a young math teacher fresh out of college in my hometown of Middletow...

A Matter of Time

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 06.29.2012 | Education
The Daily Princetonian

It isn't the quantity but rather the quality of an education that determines a learner's success. This commonly held, simple truth seems to be oddly absent in the thinking of both decision-makers and many parents as we seek to raise the next generation of Americans.

Saving Our Communities and the Nation Starts from the Ground Up

Sam Adams | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Sam Adams

I help lead one of America's cities -- Portland, Oregon. It is known for being a well-planned city. It's not. At least, not as well as we want it to be. And not as well planned as every American city must be.

Michelle Rhee Says She'll Tell For-Profit Colleges To Clean Up Their Act

David Halperin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
David Halperin

The truth is, while there are indeed some quality programs in the sector, there are many, many rotten apples, because the lack of strong accountability standards has created a race to the bottom -- the more you abuse students, the more money you make.

The Audience and the Educator: A Study in Blue

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

The education system can certainly expose students to classical music and jazz (hopefully enriching their lives by doing so), but it cannot make them love the music.

Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Coloring inside the lines didn't carry high stakes when we were kids. But for our children growing up in the era of No-Child-Left-Behind, coloring in ...

What I Plan to Tell the For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Michelle Rhee | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

This is the basic truth I want to tell these schools: it doesn't matter if a school is a for-profit or a non-profit, it needs to be doing a good job educating students. And if it's failing to do that, it should be shut down.

Hispanics To GOP: Dont Double My Student Loans

Kristian Ramos | Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Hispanics distinguish themselves every day with their strong work ethic, their leadership and their productivity. They have shown, they are ready to continue to grow, the question is will Congressional Republican's help them?

Three Groups of People You Must Know to Succeed in College and Beyond

Isa Adney | Posted 06.28.2012 | College
Isa Adney

The truth is: people are the answer to success in any area -- especially college. In order to succeed you must know how to cultivate your community.

5 Ways Boomers Have Changed The Culture: Study

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.27.2012 | Fifty

Whether its through fantastic offspring, a genre-shifting piece of work or a successful business, the idea of leaving behind a lasting legacy is a pre...

The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative

Vineet Madan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Vineet Madan

As we push forward with the digital transformation of education, it's worth taking a look at just how greatly technology can impact teaching and learning in this country.

Who Will Romney Choose for Education?

Heath Brown | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

From what we know from his record as governor, his 2010 book No Apology, and his campaign's website, Romney's beliefs about education are moderate to right-of-center.

Education Reform: Language and Technology vs. STEM

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Mirla Gonzalez

Today, a lot of attention and funding is given to STEM programs but the humanities, language acquisition in particular, deserves just as much attention.

Right-Wing Craziness Keeps Getting Crazier

Mike Lux | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While Mitt "Etch A Sketch" Romney and other Republicans are back-pedaling as fast as they can, the right wingers who control the Republican party are digging in, questioning the whole idea of whether the government should even be involved in student loans.

Prince Edward To See Much Changed At School For Low-Income Students Since Great-Great Grandfather

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- When the future King Edward VII visited Girard College in 1860, the boarding school for underprivileged students served about 860 whit...

An Unlikely Advocate

Janae Dimick | Posted 06.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Janae Dimick

My advocacy work has led me to examine life outside my comfort zone of privilege--to realize that just because something doesn't affect me personally doesn't mean I shouldn't speak up and demand change.

Creativity: The Elephant In The Room

Tina Seelig | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Tina Seelig

Creativity is incredibly important as we address challenges that come our way and to build a better future.

With the First Selection, Southside High Chooses...

Kevin Salwen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Education
Kevin Salwen

What if the poor performers could pick up an Andrew Luck every few years? Couldn't those schools start building around that player? What if students each day were challenged by smart, energetic teachers bringing new playbooks to the game?

Obama And Romney: Wrong On Student Loan Interest Rates

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. It is written by Matthew M. Chingos, governance studies fellow at the Brown Center on Ed...

We Are All in This Together

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The life-long consequences for children in terms of opportunity, education, poverty, health, and the ability to fulfill their God-given potential are disturbing for the current generation of children and youth.

Zach Carter

Student Loan Reform Fight Broader For Obama Than Interest Rate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, congressional Democrats announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the current low interest rates on governm...

Even After Bankruptcy, You Can't Get Rid Of Student Debt

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

-- The misfortunes that brought schoolteachers Devin and Sarah Stang and their four young children to bankruptcy – and the loss of their house ...

Hana DuBois: Why I Celebrate Education

Hana DuBois | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Hana DuBois

This entry is part of a contest by HuffPost Books and The Buried Life. Click here to read more about it. My freshman year when I began college at De...

Middle School, Bully and What We Should Do Now

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Several parts of this documentary made me bristle with fury. I felt both protective of these helpless victims and angry that the adults in charge were mostly dismissive.