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Inside The Uphill Battle To Stop Early Marriage For Girls In Niger

Pulitzer Center | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

 By Jennifer Koons for The Pulitzer Center   A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s b...

Learning Languages Beyond the Classroom

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 11.19.2015 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

There is no right or wrong way to learn a language, but there are many other ways to implement that aren't monotonous or arduous to improve your learning.

Homework Is Out, Grades are Up

NationSwell | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact

Flipping a classroom essentially turns the typical school day on its head. Students receive video lessons online at home and do their homework during class, freeing up time so they can receive more one-on-one help from their teacher.

Issues of Diversity and Access in Higher Education Step into the Spotlight

Marcus Bright | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Marcus Bright

A lack of access and diversity at higher education institutions threatens the economic future of the country at large and predominately minority communities in particular because most of the new jobs and careers will require post-secondary education.

7 Steps to Foster Teen Motivation

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Todd VanDuzer

At this point in our lives, you and I have had enough experiences to know what we do and don't like doing. Your teen hasn't had those same experiences or opportunities yet. As a parent, you can help uncover their interests and motivate your teen to accomplish their dream goals in life.

'No more crossed wires': how open innovation is born from company collaboration

Benjamin Cave | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Benjamin Cave

Open Data Institute trainer Ben Cave shares the wide benefits of the open approach taken with eLearning developer Sponge UK in collaborating on the ne...

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

Losing Essential Skills to Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The internet is rife with sites that bemoan technology-induced death of skills needed for tying knots, converting pounds and ounces, knitting, identifying trees, baking bread and ironing trousers.

Abundance in Many Forms

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.

For Parents of Kids Who Give Up on Education

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein David

If your kids are giving up on learning, then its time to raise some (or some more) heat at school. Respectfully, constructively and effectively. This means go meet with the teacher, then the counselor and then the administrators.

Why 1904 Testing Methods Should Not Be Used for Today's Students

The Conversation US | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Testing is compromising the future of many of our able students. Today's testing comes at the expense of validity (strong prediction of future success), equity (ensuring that members of various groups have an equal shot), and common sense in identifying those students who think deeply and reflectively, rather than those who are good at answering shallow multiple-choice questions.

Information Might Want to Be Free, But That Doesn't Make it Easy

Dan Rockmore | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

It is not uncommon that we no longer possess or have easy access to the technologies able to read the media on which the artist's or writer's work resides. These kinds of concerns are part of efforts to archive operating systems.

In the Name of Paris

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Stephen D. Smith

Paris. The way we think of that beautiful city has changed. That's what they want. They want us to think about things differently, to use Paris as a symbol of bloodshed and fear, not the one we know and love of liberty and culture.

College Board Wants Me To Prove The 'Medical Necessity' Of My Medic-Alert Dog

Elle Shaheen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Teen
Elle Shaheen

To the College Board, the year is 2015 and young people across this country and around the world are taking the SATs with challenges. Rather than insisting that I prove the medical necessity of my service dog, how about working to design a test that is a measurement of what we are capable of out in the world?

The New College Scorecard: How to Find Gold in the Data Dump

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 11.17.2015 | College
Dr. Michele Hernandez

As if college admissions wasn't confusing enough, now we have yet another ranking system to supposedly make it more transparent.

What It Takes to Launch a Program in a Post-War Region

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

During my time in Gulu, I experienced the warmth of the Acholi people, through tasting local foods and boda rides and conversation. I look forward to returning in 2016, when Educate! will implement our programs and help empower youth with skills to combat unemployment.

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Kids These Days: Emily Moseley Is One of the Leading High School Engineers Changing the World

Brian Kil | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Brian Kil

Today, we live in a world where every high school kid in the United States was born with access to the Internet--whether in her own home or at his local library. I've always been fascinated with the idea of a generation that was raised in the Internet age.

Jamie Chenault: Seeing Every Face in the Room

A Teacher Like You | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

We have a question on the board that says, "What are you going to do today to make a difference for your tomorrow?" We reflect on that every day. It doesn't have to be about learning, either; they could've made a new friend or helped someone out. But it is about them showing up.

For the Students, By the Students

G. David Wilson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
G. David Wilson

If you are a student, a student who has often pondered problems plaguing your own community and thought, "I wish somebody would do something about this" - go ahead, put down the pail, and light the fire.

Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

Embracing the Democratic Legacy on Education by Expanding Parent Choice

Shavar Jeffries | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Shavar Jeffries

President Obama's legacy of expanding educational opportunity and parental choice has been game-changing for children throughout our country, and in p...

Preparing Students for College, Careers of Today

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Our communities depend on the quality of educational opportunities to thrive. Yet far too many students in our country never make it to college or arrive on college campuses ill-prepared for the academic rigors of post-secondary course work.

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Say No to Closing Amandla!

Teach Plus | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

By Brighid Bennett I found Jamal sitting alone in the stairwell, staring blankly at the wall in front of him. In the morning, our principal told the...