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Texas Sends Thousands Of Kids To Court And Fines Them For Missing School. That's About To Change.

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a state proud of its reputation for "hang 'em high" Texas justice, closing the school-to-prison pipeline has long seemed next to impo...

Celebrating Classroom Heroines

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

Do you think you're too old, too far along in your career, too uncool for school? Not my friend Lois. After many years of being a stay-at-home mom and then a teacher, she decided to pursue a Ph.D. at the age of 55.

Parents, Please Pay Your Kids (Week 2 of Senior Year)

Lillian Sims | Posted 08.24.2015 | Education
Lillian Sims

I doubt any took that message home, so parents, I'm asking you: please, will you pay your children to learn? I need your help to convince your children that education is not all punishment. You don't have to pay them in physical money. You can pay them in high-fives, in big smiles and in ice cream trips.

Are You the Reason Our Children Are Failing in School?

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Education
Dr. John DeGarmo

When I first began teaching, and before I was a foster parent, I knew very little about foster care, or about foster children. To be sure, what I thought I knew about children in foster care, and about the foster care system, was as far from the truth as possible.

Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Canada is facing a critical moment in its history. The Canadian dollar is at an 11-year low, and some say the country is in a recession. Oil produce...

What Teachers' Lounge?

Abby Norman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Education
Abby Norman

Gov. Kasich thinks the problem with teachers is the teachers' lounge. The problem with teachers is this: We are having to deal with laws that are being passed by people who have not one single clue as to what our job entails. Go ahead, good sir! Get rid of the teachers' lounge. We probably won't even notice. We're too busy doing our job.

Ho Lee Fuk Deez Nuts - When Can News Be Trusted?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.24.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

And does it really matter in the end? History -- particularly autobiography, where a lot of history comes from -- is often described by scholars as nothing more than distorted facts that are filtered through frail human memory to give meaning to the past. So maybe there is no "truth."

Dear President Carter

Angela Garcia Combs | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Angela Garcia Combs

When I had no safety at home, when food was scarce and my life seemed impossibly violent and out of control, you became President. You instilled a belief in me that moral leadership will win.

Zero-Cost Recharge

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Kyle David Anderson

Paul Sullivan's "Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge" is another welcome addition to the swelling tide of popular and academic articles focused on the balance between life and work. But the piece does one thing very poorly: put wellness within a reasonable reach.

Mindfulness for Teachers -- Considering Teachers' Social and Emotional Well-Being

Elizabeth Frias, PhD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Frias, PhD

As a teacher educator, I am privileged with the opportunity to visit a variety of schools across the Phoenix area. Unfortunately, what I observe throughout many of these schools worries me. I see a lot of stressed teachers and at times, some extremely unhappy ones.

Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I'm encountering much that is familiar, much that is new, much that will require the best in my new campus family and me. It makes the season of moving in all the more exciting, demanding, and maybe a little disconcerting.

Dear College Student: Please Diversify Your Courses

Marisel Moreno | Posted 08.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Courses about Latino/as, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and other minorities, have the potential to effect social change. They work as catalysts to break down the barriers that divide us as a society -- stereotypes, misconceptions, fear and ignorance.

A Moonshot in Education Innovation: Amsterdam Goes Bottoms Up

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 08.24.2015 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Bottom line is that we simply don't know the future, and bureaucratic and highly regulated education systems are inherently inapt to respond to imminent learning opportunities and other emerging circumstances connected to the digital age.

Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Leaders

Linda McMahon | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Linda McMahon

I believe all children deserve teachers who will spark their passions, who will encourage them, who will refuse to let them settle for adequate when they have potential to be great.

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

Hilal Isler | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Hilal Isler

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system? Dr. Eleni Mitsakaki is trying to help.

Iraq Documentary Filmmaker Turns His Lens on the US Prison Pipeline

Ming Holden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Ming Holden

Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

16 Essential Back to School Tips

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

No matter how well adjusted parents and children are, the start of the school year is a time of high stress. Take the transition in stride and you and your children will have a much easier time with it.

What You Don't Want School, or Anyone, to Teach Your Kid

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Life is about more than "just add water" and "heat and serve." We don't need to rely on a processing industry to eat, and we don't need to condemn our children to lives as constrained and skill-less dependents.

It's Hard To Be What You Can't See

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2015 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Children of color need to be able to see themselves in the books they read. Just as importantly, all children need to be exposed to a wide range of books that reflect the true diversity of our nation and world as they really are.

In Defense of Education

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Lynsi Freitag

It is this misplaced view of education that is leading society astray. Education is not tests. It is not essays. It is knowledge. And it is important.

Back to School Savings

MoneyTips | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
MoneyTips

Whether you are sending your kids off to kindergarten or to college, back-to-school time means a serious dent in your wallet. With some planning, however, you can limit the size of that dent.

For the Mother Teachers

Kara Lawler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

They teach, wipe tears, and give hugs. They might not be perfect every day, but they apologize and try harder, and this is a wonderful lesson for your little ones who look at them with intent.

Barbecuing [With] the Common Core

Stephen Chiger | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Stephen Chiger

As the 2016 presidential race revs up, we can expect that the Common Core standards will remain the boogeyman of U.S. education. A mere mention of their name is enough to inspire terror.

The Elusive 'Golden Age' in Public Education. Hint: It Has Never Existed

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Without serious discussions about the psycho-social effects of adults treating (or rather mistreating) children "in poverty," we will continue to miss the mark when it comes to achieving educational excellence in public schools.