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'Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee' These Days

John A. Tures | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Fox News has been heavily criticizing a Boston University professor for racist tweets while condemning colleges for having speech codes regulating such words.

The Real Picture on Report Cards

Rebecca Deurlein | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Deurlein

I want you to realize that you really, truly have to question whether the final report cards that are sent home in the next few weeks are an accurate depiction of your children's intellect. Yes, I know I'm a teacher and I'm not supposed to say things like this. But stay with me a minute.

Our Children Are Hungry

Natasha Walizer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Education
Natasha Walizer

I do not have all the answers, but I can tell you with all sincerity ... our children are hungry and they need to be fed accordingly. I will preach to the high hills, good eating habits and exercise habits begin in the home.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

The College Transition: Navigating the Deep End of the Pool

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

via It's that time of year again. The universal reply date for colleges has just come and gone, so students are dealing with the afte...

Closing the Education Gap for English-Language Learners

Teach Plus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

English-language learners (ELLs) have failed because we have failed to serve them. We often place these students in mainstream environments long before they are ready, with teachers who do not have the training or the preparation to meet their needs.

The End of Reading in America and Other Related Matters

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Reading Shakespeare, the Greeks, and the classics; reading for life-wisdom, nourishment, guidance and growth; reading to save one's soul and to make sense of oneself and the enigma of life -- this kind of reading rarely exists anymore.

Lesson for Urban Cities: How Chicagoans Stand Up for Quality Schools

Andrew Broy | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Andrew Broy

Chicago has been a school reform battlefield for decades. That is why the re-election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel carries with it national implications. In a race mirroring national trends, a centrist big-city Democrat faced off against a progressive challenger attacking him from the left.

4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Hackathons, tech shops, makerspaces: These terms are increasingly prevalent in today's vernacular, and for good reason. They represent a burgeoning global movement with people of all ages developing, designing, and often marketing their creations.

For Israeli-Americans, a New Renaissance

Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh | Posted 05.15.2015 | New York
Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh

In the four decades that passed since Rabin's first term in office, Israelis have succeeded in creating a vibrant community for themselves anywhere from the banks of the Hudson to the coast of the Pacific.

Hero Judge Rules Abstinence-Only Sex Education Isn't Actually Sex Education

David Pakman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

California Judge Donald Black recently ruled that Clovis Unified School District's curriculum, which was abstinence-only-focused, was not really sex education, not meeting the state's own guidelines. Further, he found that it was providing medically inaccurate information. Unsurprisingly, the curriculum was also touting anti-gay "traditional family" propaganda.

How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.

Why Jamie Oliver Wants The World To Pay Attention To Diabetic Amputations

James Calder | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
James Calder

Today is Food Revolution Day, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. His passion, dedication and his approach to food truth and global changes in nutrition education are impacting the world.

Unleashing the Fierce Power of Your Belief

Harriet Sanford | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

This month, the new class of teachers who will enter the education workforce in America's schools will graduate from colleges and universities across the nation. As more teachers retire, our workforce is skewing younger.

4 Life Hacks of Uber Successful People

Daniel Scalco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

It isn't dramatic life changes that will make you a successful person but rather various small habits and systems put in place to get the highest return on your time.

To Reimagine Education, We Must Make Ourselves the Target

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Sam Chaltain

It may seem crazy to seed an idea that is intended to put you out of business, yet that's exactly what Dayton's department stores did back in 1960 with Target. And, the more that I think about it, that's exactly what every school in America should be doing right now.

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

"Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.

Every College Student Should Try This

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Theodore Caputi

Throughout my first two years at Penn, I have had the opportunity to learn from world experts and renowned researchers. But what would I say has been the most valuable part of my Ivy League education?

We Can Be Better Than the Audacity of Small Hopes

Arthur Camins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Arthur Camins

There were times when our dreams were big. They can be again. The times demand it. A look back at what values and actions have broadened access to a decent life for all can illuminate a path toward greater equity in the future.

Linear and Cyclical Markets and Rising Home Prices

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Home prices nationally have been rising, and they seem to be picking up the momentum a bit. According to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price 20-City Composite Index, there was a 5% year over year rise in February following a 4.5% gain in January over the previous year.

Homeownership Still Falling

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Can you remember what 1989 was like? The inflation rate that year was 4.89 percent. An average new home cost $120,000, the average income was $27,450, and the average rent came to $420/month. This really isn't an article about inflation though. It's about homeownership.

Higher Mortgage Rates, REITS and Investors

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Don't you wish you could lock in a mortgage rate for the next year while you decide when and where you want to buy, or until you get that down payment together?

Looking to the Future

Joshua Hale | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
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Joshua Hale

Today, Chicago is facing a budget deficit that is going to lead to a lot of tough decisions; we all know too well that it is the poorest and youngest citizens who are most at risk. Our schools don't have the option to stand idly by as families across the city are struggling for access to quality education.

On the Importance of Civic Education

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Chris Dodd

Last month, the National Center for Education Statistics revealed that only 23 percent of American eighth graders scored at or above proficiency in civics, and only 18 percent in American history. These numbers are particularly discouraging in the face of the important events that all of us across the country have watched unfold in recent weeks and months.

Presidential Candidates Want Latino Voters. Here's What Latinos Want From Them

Jose Calderon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

The road to the White House is long and filled with challenges, but when it comes to getting Latino voters on your side, here are five essential things that Latino voters want from their next President.