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Could Your Home Sell to an Investor?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

First and most important, the home should be one in an area renters want to live. It must also have some or all of the features they want, and they want pretty much the same thing as home buyers.

Teaching Cinderella in Sri Lanka

Karin Badt | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Karin Badt

"Who here has ever met a fairy godmother?" Each shakes her head sadly back and forth.

Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic. But as the tec...

Cuomo's War Against Teachers Is an Attack on Women

Alan Singer | Posted 01.22.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

On most issues New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo just can't seem to remember the position he took the previous week. But the one area where Andy seems to be consistent is his war against teachers.

A Thank You to the Teacher

Regan Long | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I didn't realize the full impact I had made until I received a letter from him several years later. It was a short letter. Only a few lines, but very well may have been one of the most impacting letters I've ever received in my 31 years of life.

Show Me the Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The need for evidence should be obvious, but very few federal programs have evidence of effectiveness. Few even have a process for finding out what works and encouraging grantees to use proven approaches, instead of approaches with the same desired outcomes that do not work or whose effects are unknown.

Davos 2015: A New Global Context

Richard Attias | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Richard Attias

What we expect and what we need from Davos and from a gathering of such pre-eminent leaders is visible proof of their collective intelligence, of their capacity to innovative and proactive cooperation.

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

To What Extent Are We Teaching Our Kids to Share?

Joel Tauber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Joel Tauber

There's tremendous variation in different classrooms about the values that are being taught, and there's a long history of ambivalence in our country about whether values should even be taught in our schools.

New + Safe Social Media Platform for Tweens and Teens - safeDIGZ

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Alan W. Silberberg

We have the social network built, tested and it is jam packed with anti-bullying technology and new uses of anti-cyber war technology and processes to eliminate fake accounts and protect kids online.

Mentoring: You Can't Imagine the Reward

Chris Minnich | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Chris Minnich

January is National Mentoring Month. Go for it. There are kids out there who could use a hand, or even just an ear sometimes. Get involved. You won't regret the choice, and you can't imagine the reward.

Joy Resmovits

Liberal Advocates Are Aligning With Congressional Republicans On This Education Issue | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for...

Right to a Safe, Quality Education in Nigeria

Ed Gragert | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Ed Gragert

It is painful to hear of the horrors that Nigerian school children and their families face daily in simply having access to a quality education -- much less one that is enhanced through technology and global connections.

The Power of Policy in K-12 Education and Beyond

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

When it comes to revolutionary progress, administrators -- in education and beyond -- often try to circuit policy. But as the saying goes, true progress occurs when you transform a roadblock into a stepping stone.

Let's Make 2015 the Year of the Whole Child

Becky Pringle | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Becky Pringle

We need to provide paths for educators to become leaders outside their classrooms in order to make sure schools and communities are meeting the needs of the whole child.

Free Community College Supports Marriage and Family

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Marriage has fractured along class lines. Conservatives and liberals alike can agree that socio-economic class has come to define all couples, gay and straight, seeking access to the institution of marriage.

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won't Hear From the Politicians)

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Pay attention to what your local city councils are enacting. Pay attention to what your school officials are teaching and not teaching. Pay attention to whom your elected officials are allowing to wine and dine them.

Why Obama's 'America's College Promise' Is a Bad Idea

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The President is expected to announce in his State of The Union Address tonight a plan to make community college free. It's called "America's College Promise," and while that might be welcome news for community college students around the country, it's another example of wasteful government spending.

Before Your Favorite Teacher Dies

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Marty Kaplan

Maybe not everyone had a Mr. Jaeger to open their minds to wonders they never knew existed, and to find gifts in their head, stamina in their gut and hopes in their heart they didn't know they had. But if you were lucky enough to have at least one teacher like that, I hope you were able to tell him or her how grateful you are before it turned out to be too late.

Educating for the Work of Democracy -- the Freedom Spirit Then and Now

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

A national conversation called "The Changing World of Work - What Should We Ask of Higher Education?" will be launched on Wednesday, January 21st, at the National Press Club in an event from 9 am to 12 pm. It will be live streamed.

How the SOTU Could Highlight Teacher Ed

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

if President Obama wanted to speak of the importance of teacher preparation in a way far more meaningful than previous presidential addresses, following is my recommended text for how it could be done.

Young Entrepreneur Market Means Business for Teenage Entrepreneurs in Cleveland, Ohio

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The movement away from big retailers towards local entrepreneurs is a good one. It benefits the consumer because as the market grows, the consumer has more choices--to buy locally grown food, handmade products, or artisanal work once very difficult to find.

Making it Work for Working Families

Judy D. Olian | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Judy D. Olian

As mobile technologies and globalization extend professional workdays around the clock and hourly employees see their schedules change unpredictably, many workers increasingly dislike their workplaces -- a problem for employers who need them, and for the larger economy.

Capacity Builders vs. Dandelion

Jason Lorimer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Jason Lorimer

There is a cottage industry of "capacity builders" that make up a growing portion of the nonprofit space. Almost all of these service providers are on...

Teaching Character Versus Life Skills in Schools: What's the Best Approach?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Should schools teach personality or character? This is the question posed in a recent New York Times op-ed by Anna North. When educators focus on personality or character, you get debates about whether it is the role of schools to try to imbue character or personality.