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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...

Hello There, Racism

Justin Curmi | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The end goal is to teach students empathy, a skill that seems to go unnoticed. Through empathy, racism is diluted, for it teaches individuals how to reflect on issues outside of themselves.

The Importance of Words. How Sex Ed Is its Own Worst Enemy.

Betsy Cairo | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Betsy Cairo

Reproductive health is a much better term because of its broad range. When I began using this term 20 years ago people laughed at me. They asked me to explain what that was. They wanted to know why we needed to be concerned about our reproductive health.

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Todd VanDuzer

Some weeks, it seems like we have no time. Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.

Empowering Tech-Loving Minority Teens to Be Next-Gen Tech Leaders

Monica Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Teens live and breathe technology. There has never been a truer adage. Whether they're jamming on MP3 players, typing Snapchats, or playing video ga...

Early Education Can Help Unlock Future Success

Byron Garrett | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Byron Garrett

As an educator, I'm always trying to keep track of the latest research and trends about how we can best help our children succeed. There are many theories about what works about motivating children to learn, what will help them develop skills of all kinds, but something that recently has been coming up a lot is that early education is the real key to students' success.

Global Citizenship: Where the Burden of Legacy Ends, Where Our Future Begins

Meicen Sun | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Meicen Sun

We don't have to say we take certain things for granted when we do - we do so by being okay with the status quo when we know change is urgently needed.

Population Education for the 21st Century Classroom

John Seager | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
John Seager

Since the dawn of the 21st century, technology has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives -- from shopping to traveling, and the way we keep ...

Top 25 School Districts in Illinois With Highest, Lowest Starting Teacher Salaries

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.16.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The statewide average annual salary of the nearly 130,000 full-time public school teachers in Illinois is $62,609, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. But teacher salaries vary greatly depending on a district's location, level of education, years of experience and amount of school funding -- i.e., local property tax revenue.

Writing the Story of Education: Scholarships for Young Women in Eastern Europe

To The Market | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Coupled with a history of political unrest and rural poverty, Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Currently, Kosovo is struggling with the second highest unemployment rate in the world for students aged fifteen to twenty-four. A staggering sixty percent of women in Kosovo are unemployed making it the highest unemployment rate for women in all of Europe.

Building Blocks to Provide Basic Services in Haiti: Targeting, Partnerships and Flexibility

FOMIN | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact

It is widely accepted that access to basic services is a key aspect of improving the lives of individuals at the base of the economic pyramid in any country. Unfortunately, basic services in Haiti are an outlier in two respects when compared with the rest of the Americas.

We Need Welders. We Need Philosophers. But Most Importantly, We Need Graduates.

David Levin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
David Levin

In September, I wrote about how the word "education" came up only seven times during the second Republican debate. In this week's debate, education was mentioned only five times, but since the debate was only two hours versus three, I'm willing to call that progress.

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

Why the Student Protests Are Just the Beginning

Creston Davis | Posted 11.13.2015 | College
Creston Davis

The reality is the business of higher education is economically unsustainable and will sooner or later collapse. The first step for creating alternative educational models is to realize why the current system is broken.

Get the Home You Want Now -- Buy it Later

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There are other ways you can locate opportunities for lease to-own-homes, from the classifieds to Web searches and even on the social sites. Are you in a situation that keeps you from buying right now, but you are stable in the area and wanting to own at some point?

Q&A: Thomas Swalla -- President, StudyMode

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.13.2015 | College
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

What is StudyMode Drive? StudyMode Drive is the first 100% crowd-sourced content sharing community for specifically designed for college students.