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9 Ways of Raising Issues of Religious Pluralism in the Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Someone said to me once that throughout the ages, more people have been killed in the name of religion than all the people who have ever died of all diseases combined. I don't know whether this is actually the case, but I do think it highlights a vital point.

Conservative Solutions for Colleges Actually Call for More Government

John A. Tures | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.

A Revolution in Education -- Don't Read This

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

It's a perfect world, I have to admit. And I know that at some time in my life I became an optimist. After all, you can never create a negative impression for an optimist. Just try it.

This Teacher Is Using Fairy Tales To Show Students What Gender Equality Looks Like

HuffPost Brazil | Andrea Martinelli | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

Who said every princess needs a prince? Who said a princess can be kissed in her sleep? Who said true love only exists between a prince and a prince...

How Do You Earn Respect in Prison?

Quora | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Ultimately, the course of earning (more) respect is entirely up to the individual and their preference of method. The truth is that some people are simply good at being bad and doing good requires hard work. Throwing your hands up in the air and saying "I give up" is much easier than resisting negativity and continuing down a more positive path.

Why Don't We Have Family Leave Policies for High School Students?

Naomi Shatz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Naomi Shatz

Teen parents who are able to finish high school have significantly better outcomes for themselves and their children than those that drop out. That being the case, why do we offer no legal protection for teens based on their status as parents?

Macrina Cooper-White

When 'Deshawn' And 'Greg' Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Research has shown that young black students in American schools are expelled and suspended three times as often as white students. Now a disturbing n...

Choosing the Poetry of Life

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.17.2015 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

There is a moment in everyone's life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too -- the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one's attention to the choice we have every single day to let go of the past and move towards what is truly calling us.

Teacher Nourished, Not Teacher Proof

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.

What Relationships Drive Learning? Try Fathers

Smart Parents | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Last year, I heard of a school that was so excited to have a father come in and volunteer that it decided to throw a huge party, in honor of the father.

A New Generation Will Educate the World

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Welcome back, spring! Watching last year's old and tired become this year's new and fresh is always invigorating for me. It's encouraging to see new flowers push up through the dirt, determined to succeed and grow.

Leaders Everywhere Are Failing the Most Vulnerable Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Pay now or pay later the saying goes. But in global education it is more serious than that. We can either increase overall ambition and resources to reflect the scale and urgency of the challenge of out-of-school children or lose actual children, communities, and in some cases entire countries because of the failure of our leaders to match their rhetoric with investments.

Life Will Still Go On: Keep Moving Forward

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Over the past few weeks, millions of anxiety ridden, adrenaline-filled high school seniors have been receiving those "my life hangs in the balance" envelopes from various colleges and universities they have applied to.

Happiness Leads to Success, Not the Other Way Around

Erin Zahradka | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Erin Zahradka

It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this article that academic testing is a hotly-debated topic these days, but it was news to me that stude...

Not Even Her Parents Burning Her Textbooks Could Keep Woman From Becoming A Teacher

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact

A driven woman from a rural village in Vietnam stopped at nothing to pursue an education. Tay Thi Nguyen, 21, came from a poor family with parents...

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!

The Allure of Technology for Young Learners

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Children need a balance of activities, including lots of physical play and movement, non-screen-based learning and reading; and healthy routines for eating, sleeping and hygiene, along with age-appropriate, education-focused screen time with adult oversight and monitoring.

Don't You Quit

Emily K. Genser | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Emily K. Genser

Teachers, feel free to get angry at the changes coming our way. Rage at the initiatives, and the meetings, and the lack of understanding of all you do, which comes at you from all sides. But know that your colleagues all over the country stand with you.

In Defense of Success Academy

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

The Success Network is experimenting with ways to unburden teachers. Yet even with these innovative supports, the job is difficult, and many facets of the model still need improvement for teachers and students alike.

Proof That State-Mandated Financial Education Programs Work

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

There has been a long dispute over whether or not state-mandated financial education programs in high schools actually help improve financial literacy and overall financial health in adulthood.

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

A Masterful Moment

Jon Carras | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

Each day, as we entered the perfectly manicured grounds -- with not a blade of grass out of place -- the fog gave this golf heaven a halo. We had made it. Two different dreams fulfilled.

Our Core American Values

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Let's be clear. No American citizen should be denied housing, the ability to attend school, to apply for a mortgage, or to serve on a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Unnecessarily Difficult to Give-Back and Provide Low Cost Educational Options

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

A little less than 1 in 5.3 (19%) students nationally don't graduate high school, per the U.S. Department of Education's most recent data (2012). This number represents approximately 1 in 6.7 (15%) Whites; 1 in 4.2 (24%) Hispanics; 1 in 3.1 (32%) Blacks; 1 in 14.3 (7%) Asian/Pacific Islanders; 1 in 3.1 (32%) American Indian/Alaska Natives.