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Dear America: Stop Feeling Awkward About Black History Month

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices
Gloria Atanmo

Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month if you're not black, and take a moment to understand why this dialogue that's been surpressed for years, should be one we can all comfortably have today.

Why I Teach Young Women About Amy Schumer

Naomi Katz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Naomi Katz

Amy Schumer's comedy is not an example of a woman finding success in a men's world. It is an example of a woman defining success, reclaiming a language of realism for women by expressing her truth.

Five Key Factors For Succeeding At Your First Post College Job

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Quora

What is the best advice that can prevent people from screwing up their first job out of college? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ...

New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the buildin...

Creative Director at TVF Explains What Makes YouTube Video Go Viral

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Quora

Its still early for me comment on my creative process. I've been writing professionally for not more than four years now. I'm still learning and discovering how to make my writing process more efficient.

Helping More Americans Complete College: New Proposals for Success

Shaun Donovan | Posted 02.03.2016 | Education
Shaun Donovan

Today's good-paying jobs increasingly require a high-quality post-secondary degree or credential. That's why the Obama Administration has made historic investments in student financial aid to help ensure college stays within the reach of all Americans.

5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Joe Kapp | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Joe Kapp

Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone the way of record players and the elevator operators.

Six Years On, Education Is The Best Path To Peace In Syria

Irina Bokova | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Irina Bokova

Six years on, it is time to think more long term, because a generation of young Syrians is in danger of being lost to despair, to violent extremism -- the foundations for peace in the future will erode if this reality is neglected.

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Children Not Criminals: Bringing Restorative Justice to Our Schools

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

Of course, it is critical - from both an education and a public safety perspective - that schools are safe. Children will struggle to learn if they are afraid for their physical safety. Yet, the culture of school discipline seems to have less to do with safety than with race.

Free Spaces in Schools and Colleges

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

The concept of free spaces now has enormous relevance in higher education, where issues of free speech have exploded in the wake of student protests about racial discrimination and other issues.

French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for ...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

No Chair at Graduation for Joplin Tornado Victim

Randy Turner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Randy Turner

There's a continuing controversy surrounding the request by Zach Williams' mother to have a chair draped with a cap and gown when Joplin High School graduation ceremonies are held May 22, 2016, the five-year anniversary of the tornado that took her son's life.

Perseverance

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

It is with great honor to go on a tour with Ms. Yolanda Aviles, HS College Counselor at The American School of Tegucigalpa (AST).

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinv...

The Beginnings of an Environmental Educator

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

When I was 11 years old, I would spend a lot of my time at the local library. There was not really much to do for a poor nerdy kid living in a small town. My summers were spent with my grandmother, while my parents worked, and at the library, which consumed much of my evenings.

Let's Use Data to Help Our Kids, Not Lock It Up and Throw Away the Key

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Data is transforming our lives -- how we communicate, shop, do business and even socialize. In education, we are just starting to see the benefits of using data to improve student achievement.

'Straight Outta Syria': The Hopeful Rhymes Of 3 Refugee Brothers In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

A heartwarming video featuring three young Syrian refugee brothers showing off their rap skills is part of a campaign to show the importance o...

Helping Parents of Kids with ADHD

Grace Friedman | Posted 02.10.2016 | College
Grace Friedman

We ADDYTeens need to spark a conversation, make sure we stand up for ourselves and not feel shame in how our bodies developed.

Education Voters Must Consider Number 27 at the Primaries

Chris Goering | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Chris Goering

Chris Goering and Jason Endacott The Progressive Educator It's fairly simple: 15 plus 12, 10 plus 17, 9 times 3. The number 27 is divisible by 3 and ...

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part III

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Too often, young people who are deaf are discouraged from following their dreams. They are told "you can't..." or "you won't be able to..." and they a...

Tough Topics: Are Essay Writing Companies Ethical?

Brian Hughes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Brian Hughes

Image source: photodune Essay writing services are all over the Internet. A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of academic writing service on...

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day on...

State Superintendent's New Blueprint Clears Up Dangerous Myths on Common Core

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Ama Nyamekye

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards is one of the most important issues in education policy today. Here in California, we have strug...