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Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't follow-through.

A Teacher's Challenge: Empowering Today's Digital Natives for Tomorrow

Bill Nye | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bill Nye

When a student is excited about learning, amazing things happen. I've had the joy of witnessing this firsthand with students of all ages -- seeing what happens when we, as adults and educators, give a student a nudge in a new direction.

Do Parents Really Want More Than 200 Separate State-Mandated Assessments for Their Children?

Will Richardson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

While the Common Core assessments might well tell us what our kids know, they will likely tell us little or nothing about their ability to use what they know to create things of real quality and value.

Civic Ed And Voting: How The Two Connect

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Photo Credit: Youth Radio American Government classroom at Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif. A recent study shows that only 39 p...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #15, Improving Veterans' Lives

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

President Obama is committed to protecting our veterans at home, just as they have protected us abroad. He has enacted a comprehensive and far-reaching package of reforms to protect military families and ensure they get the treatment, support and honor they deserve.

Reflections From Two Years of Khan Academy in the Classroom

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Shantanu Sinha

What's most important is that students have the support they need to master topics at their own pace, and precious classroom time is used to promote interactive, creative, and engaging shared experiences.

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Teach Responsibility -- Teach History

William E. White | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
William E. White

Where are the lessons of responsible citizenship? Where is the citizens' manual? Civic responsibility is not innate. It must be learned, and so it must be taught.

Recession Hit Access To Quality Education, Parents Say

Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

The Center for the Next Generation and Parents magazine recently surveyed over 2,100 parents across the country about how the recession and ensuing sl...

Recipe for a Non-Controversial School Year

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It's possible our tone may be misinterpreted as overly stern by some readers and for that we apologize. We're simply making a statement of purpose. This letter is not meant as a threat. It's a teachable moment.

The Teacher Who Inspired Me: Mrs. Martin

Amanda Pullinger | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Amanda Pullinger

I think that while all kids should of course have access to education which teaches them to read and to write, I also believe that what creates opportunity is that ability to think critically about a subject.

'Chronicle of Higher Education' Allows For-Profit College With High Student Loan Defaults to Sponsor and Pick the Speakers for Loan Default Event

David Halperin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
David Halperin

The Chronicle is allowing its advertiser to determine the composition of an event that the Chronicle is presenting as a program of its own. It's renting out its reputation. This Chronicle event is like an event on "Guarding The Henhouse," sponsored by The Fox.

Can Video Games Help Your Kids?

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Rich Taylor

In a tough economy where painful education cuts are the norm, it is more important than ever to create an affordable -- and in this case fun -- engine for teaching skills to our children. Why does this work so well?

The Best Educational Research

Dean Shareski | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Dean Shareski

Print and books are designed to contain and be the final word on truth. You don't ask questions to paper. Now with work being online, our reaction is always to want to have a discussion around ideas.

What Is Good for the Poor Is Good for the Country

Keith Weigelt | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Keith Weigelt

Taoists perceive nature differently than many. It is the nature of mathematics that one is given the choice to see the world as discrete units (algebra), or continuous motion (calculus). It is the same with strategy.

Joy Resmovits

Romney: 'I'm Not Going To Replace Testing' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Improving American education is simple: reduce class sizes. Or so Mitt Romney once thought. "I once thought classroom size was … [the] o...

Service Trips Abroad: Helpful or Hurtful?

Uloop | Posted 11.25.2012 | College

As a former participant in one of these trips, I can attest that I had an amazing time, and it taught me a lot. But as a skeptical thinker, I couldn't help but wonder how much "help" we were actually doing.

WATCH: Mom Defends Holding Children Back In School

Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

Reading by the third grade is considered critical to a child's educational development. As a result, more states are requiring students to be held ba...

Undocumented Students Chasing the American DREAM In Detroit

Model D | Amy Kuras | Posted 09.25.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared in Model D. Here’s a familiar story: A smart, energetic teen who has boundless potential is hiding a big secret; some...

The Teacher Who Inspired Me: Charlie Kramer

William D. Green | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
William D. Green

Charlie Kramer taught me when I was 19-years-old. His subject was economics -- and that is an incredibly hard subject to teach a 19-year-old. To teach a 59-year-old would still be hard!

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

Opportunity Gap or Knowledge Gap

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

Without information capital, children in poverty can't take their rightful place in the ever-growing knowledge economy. Their hopes and dreams for social mobility are doomed.

What Teachers Told the U.S. Department of Education

Dan Brown | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

Over eighty meetings with teachers and school leaders in a two-week cross-country blitz-- not bad work for a team of twelve Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAFs) working for a year with the U.S. Department of Education.

EDMC Professors and Students Speak: How Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs Ruined For-Profit Education

David Halperin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
David Halperin

For-profit higher education could help our people and our economy -- if the federal financial aid system were structured so that schools earned higher profits by actually helping students, not by ripping them off.

What Is a Parent Supposed to Do?

Crystal Brown | Posted 11.23.2012 | Education
Crystal Brown

What is a parent supposed to do if their child is stuck in a school with an ineffective teacher, ineffective principal, that is under resourced and failing?