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12 Core Policy Domains

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

For those seeing this Blog for the first time, this is the 12th in a 24-part series appointing a Virtual Cabinet and creating a balanced sane intellig...

7 Shocking Facts About Minority Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's been very little good news in unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the last few months. But the unemployment...

Do You Dither?

Davis Guggenheim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Davis Guggenheim

When I hear thoughtful criticism of Waiting For 'Superman' I am energized because I am seeing the movie work -- but I know that these kinds of questions and conversations are exactly what we need.

More than 18 Million Jobs Needed!

Masood Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

For the six oil-importing countries in the Middle East and North Africa region--Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Tunisia--high unemployment...

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

What the Rally for Sanity and Obama Have in Common and It's Not Politics

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Solod

On the bus ride home to the Shenandoah Valley with some of the nearly two hundred people who made the hours-long journey to the Rally for Sanity, ...

The Perils of Straight-talking on Race

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It isn't much fun being monstered. Poor Katharine Birbalsingh, the former Marxist who was hailed as a messiah at the Tory party conference, has return...

Kids Serve Too: Watch out for the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Laurel Corona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Laurel Corona

Military children don't want our pity, and they aren't an alien species. They're just children with some added stress in their lives. We should care equally about all children, but we owe something special to these.

Education Reform and the 2010 Election: Two Lousy Choices

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael J. O'Neil

While this is an Arizona election, the candidates are almost caricatures for the two major strains of thinking about what is wrong with American public education.

Don't Write Them off

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I don't think we have all the answers. But I know where to start looking: in schools that succeed where others fail.

Do you Believe in Algebra? (VIDEO)

Karl Fisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Karl Fisch

Is it possible to provide in a systemic way a customized educational experience for all students that both allows and encourages them to pursue their passions?

Students Know What Makes a Good School (VIDEO)

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

Students at Urban love their school, take pride in their education and want to succeed. The model at Urban can be replicated without pouring millions and millions of dollars into a fancy new environment.

Dunk'em and Skunk 'Em

David Bloomfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Bloomfield

"I thought you said this school stuff was easy." "It got me here, didn't it?" said Dunk'em with a smile.

Chicago Instructor Uses Shakespeare To Teach English

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Students from some of Chicago's most at-risk schools are expanding their vocabularies by going back to the basics: performing plays by William Shakesp...

Our Time of Hope

Matthew Asner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matthew Asner

Our economy is in terrible shape. As a result, the special needs community has seen programs slashed, making it increasingly more difficult for families. In these trying times, it is imperative for us to come together as a group.

Panicked Parents' Preschool Application

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pamela Alma Weymouth

Child/Children's Full Name: Aidan Hope-Sunshine & Quinn Calm Lake (twins) Preferred form of Address: Sunshine and Calm (While our surname is l...

Online Partnerships for Elementary Success

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Veteran teacher Joyce Voelker was skeptical of an online elementary school, but after one year of teaching online, she is a wholehearted advocate after seeing the benefit to a wide span of families.

Amanda Terkel

I HAVE A DREAM: Immigration Legislation To Get A Vote After Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to bring the DREAM Act, an important piece of legislation for the Latino communi...

The Need For Role Models In Urban Education

James K. Stovall | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
James K. Stovall

Reforming education is the civil rights struggle of our time and there is not a person of color in this country who's energy can't be tapped to turn the tide.

Waiting For Superman? Don't Hold Your Breath

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

I acknowledge the grim efficiency of "drill and kill" methodology. This to learning is spreading like a toxic oil spill, aided and abetted by policy-makers and their wealthy benefactors.

The Most Objectionable Thing About Waiting for 'Superman'

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

A skilled teacher has an expansive set of instructional tools to which he can turn. It is not, however, merely knowing different instructional approaches, it is being able to match those to the needs of the students in front of you.

Sane is the new Radical

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

I've been called a lot of names in my life; some good, some bad, most true. But recently, a new adjective has been added to the mix: radical.

Why Should she Work for you?

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

Why should a young teacher work for you? After you remove all joy, creativity, freedom and individuality from education, who will teach your child?

The key to Turning Data into Information

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jose Vilson

The tons of assessments we drop on students monthly give us nothing but decimals and percentages, rarely making any definitive statements about the progress that our students make in their education.

Books I Couldn't Put Down

Lesley Chilcott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lesley Chilcott

From a non-expert's point of view, I want to share some of the books that enlightened me, and I think other non-experts may enjoy reading as well.