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School Targets Achievement Gap Through Methods Of Socrates

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Should the rich fix failing schools by donating more money? Should moms keep better tabs ...

Why New York Needs a DREAM Act

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

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.

"Obama? I Wouldn't Vote for That Socialite"

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

If you don't know the difference between a socialite and socialist, you are a prime candidate for the U.S. Republican debate team.

Oprah's Next Chapter: Meditation -- In 'America's Most Unusual Town'

Jeanne Ball | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

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.

Education Not Incarceration for Young Men of Color

Fermin Vasquez | Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fermin Vasquez

The future of California depends on the brainpower of the next generation. We cannot march victorious into the future without our young men. It is time to turn the page.

We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Let's not wait another 50 years to reform the primary and secondary education systems in this country, because we can't afford not to. Let's start now.

OPINION: Racism to Blame, Not Affinity Groups, for Lack of Minorities in Tech

Turnstyle | Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices

By: Kalimah Priforce This month, I was a presenter at a college readiness conference for young Black males, convened at Berkeley City College in...

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

If the interest rate on student loans is doubled this summer, the camel's back will break and we will be facing yet another large-scale crisis like the one that crippled the economy in 2008.

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Tim King

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.

Education Is a 'Both-And' Issue

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Recent reports suggest that the "both-and" approach of community schools - effective teachers, more opportunity and support -- is a great strategy for helping kids succeed.

Getting More From Every Day: Reigniting Your Creative Fire

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Our creativity as humans is inspiring. When we creatively solve problems or express ourselves in creative ways we spark new life, and ignite ideas in others as well.

Online Learning: The Ruin Of Education

Alexander Spring | Posted 05.22.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

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.

Meet California's First Latino Poet Laureate

Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

This week, California native and renowned Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed to the post of California Poet Laureate by Governor Jerry Bro...

WATCH: School Superintendent Accused Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Khristopher Brooks | Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

A group of public school employees in Washington state are outraged by the racially insensitive remarks they said their superintendent has made in the...

Earth Day 2012 Finds Kids Ready to Do Their Part, Says Author Seymour Simon

Larry Bock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Larry Bock

Our planet Earth is so big and the subject so vast, that you might think that kids are overwhelmed . You might be surprised at what they really do say.

6 Smart Mama Tips To Save More Than Your Sanity

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

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.

Are Virtual Schools a Sham?

Anne L. Bryant | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education
Anne L. Bryant

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.

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

Developing Innovative Financial Leaders Through Action Learning

John Minahan | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
John Minahan

As educators, we hope what we teach is helpful, but we recognize that much of the wisdom of practicing professionals is acquired "in the field."

In the Battle for Our Future, It's Time for Education Bonds

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Why not give everybody a chance to contribute through Education Bonds? The money raised through these bonds could finance a large-scale, transformative effort to cure the public education system.

The New Quarter-Life Crisis

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Marian Salzman

With an economic ecosystem as off-kilter as this one, it's just as important to enter college with a game plan as it is to graduate with one. No pressure or anything, but your future hangs on it.

Time to Boost Teacher Morale

Teach Plus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

There has never been a time when we've needed more innovative ways to give our strongest teachers new reasons to keep working with students.

Titanic A Magnet Topic For Students, Tricky For Educators

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten. He has scrupulously researched the ship, built a model o...

Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

Is the Church Saving Souls and Losing Students?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Churches and other communities of faith in cities where the dropout rates are fifty percent or higher must recognize that students in our congregations are not exempt from this crisis.