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Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

To prepare us for life we do not need to know everything. Nor a sample of everything. We need to learn to love to learn, to know where to find what we want to learn, what we believe is essential for us to learn.

The Rental Property Crock Pot

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.23.2015 | Hawaii
Scott Yancey

It's no longer a hot market, but investors shouldn't give up on rental property. There is plenty of opportunity, though it's not front-burner activity. It's that intense type of market that heated up so much and resulted in the housing crash.

March of the Juniors

Emily K. Genser | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Emily K. Genser

Ironically, for many of them, college will be easier than their junior and senior years of high school. This all feels like madness to me.

Why Critical Thinking Will Never Be on the Test

Peter Greene | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Critical thinking is NOT starting with the conclusion that you want to reach and then constructing a bridge of arguments specifically designed to get you there, and yet this is perilously close to the kind of thinking a standardized test requires.

How To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Biggest Cheerleader

Laura Munson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.

In the Name of College! What Are We Doing to Our Children?

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 03.21.2015 | Education
Michelle Rose Gilman

Raise your voices regarding this ridiculous competition to get nowhere fast! It isn't serving anyone, and our children are hurting. Go outside today and play--yes, you too parents. In fact, tonight at the dinner table or while bringing your child her food to her bedroom, why don't you say, "What if we..." and then go do it!

For Housing, Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Trying to get an economist to put their name on a yes-or-no statement that home prices have officially bottomed-out isn't an easy task. Opinions ar...

The Core of Every Crisis of Imagination is a Crisis of Identity

Success 3.0 | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Success 3.0

The core crisis facing a society is often not a crisis of funds or resources. It is a crisis of imagination. And at the core of every crisis of imagination is a crisis of identity. Imagination and identity are interior structures of consciousness. We need to re-imagine ourselves.

Monolingual Myopia

Clayton Lewis | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Clayton Lewis

Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.

Using Technology to Improve Mathematical Intelligence

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.20.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

The role of technology in fostering mathematical and logical intelligence is obvious in that technology is built on the same mathematical principles and logic that drive life itself.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Stay Angry

Larry Strauss | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are angry. A lot of people are angry. But the anger is a symptom. A symptom of something larger. A symptom of an education system for which no one feels accountable, a symptom of a society that is mostly indifferent to the children we serve.

Suggestions to High-School Students for Reading Shakespeare -- Part 3

Frank Breslin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

The initial strangeness you may encounter in reading Shakespeare is simply the play's way of telling you that you've entered another world, which is, after all, why you're reading his play in the first place.

Foreclosures -- From a Flood to a Dribble

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

It's been an exciting seven or eight years for real estate investors. The flood of foreclosures that began in late 2006 raged for a couple to three years, then began to subside.

The Debate and the Evidence on the Impact of NCLB

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 03.19.2015 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

There is currently a flurry of debate focused on the question of whether "NCLB worked." This question, which surfaces regularly in the education field, is particularly salient in recent weeks, as Congress holds hearings on reauthorizing the law.

How to Implement the Good Intentions of the Common Core Standards

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.19.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

My friend, Dr. Myra Zarnowski, teaches education students at Queens College (CUNY) how to present nonfiction books to children. The purpose is to create teachers who can teach students to learn how to learn by reading.

Black Lives Matter: In School, In Life

Monica Gray | Posted 03.19.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Urban Prep has now expanded its mission to spread the "counter-narrative" to reach beyond schools walls. As the media coverage of Mr. Hoard's death exemplified, they have been successful. In the days that followed Mr. King's email notifying the public of the tragic shooting, headline stories emerged.

It's Time to Change the Narrative on Sexual Assault in Our High Schools

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Finally, college sexual assault is being taken seriously. Even Obama has made it a top priority for his administration, releasing guidelines on how these cases are to be treated by colleges. But, here's the problem: It's not just about college. It's also about the pervasive sexual victimization of girls in high school.

Dunham Dance Steps To Success

Havelock Nelson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Havelock Nelson

And that's the point. While Scott's instruction conveys the fundamentals of the Dunham technique -- which integrates African and Caribbean movement with modern-dance and ballet technique -- his ultimate goal is to impart life skills. His purpose is to use dance as a vehicle to teach kids about discipline, professionalism and success.

Redefining Community College Excellence

Joshua Wyner | Posted 03.20.2015 | College
Joshua Wyner

Nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates are enrolled in community colleges. As a nation, we must both support these institutions and challenge them to improve their record of student success if community colleges are to fulfill their potential as drivers of economic growth and social mobility.

Why We Need LGBTQ-Inclusive Colleges

Bek Jakola | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Bek Jakola

Choosing the school that's right for you is never easy, but it's especially hard when you're an LGBTQ student. The questions you have to ask multiply.

John Dewey and the Rag Tag and Bobtail of Humanity

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Only an education animated by belief in each person's potential can reverse the dramatic shrinkage which has been taking place in our imaginations about democracy, citizenship, and people themselves. It is crucial to remember pioneers in education for democracy who radiated such belief.

An Open Letter to President Obama: The American Dream Has Failed Me

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Kiara Imani Williams

I study. I work hard. I volunteer. I did everything I was supposed to do, and yet, in two months, I will graduate from law school with an accumulated total of over a quarter million dollars in student loans.

Here's What We Can Do About the Student Loan Crisis

PolicyGenius | Posted 03.18.2015 | College

America is in the midst of a student loan crisis. The total outstanding student loan debt has passed the $1 trillion mark, the class of 2014 is the most indebted class ever, and graduates are referring to their student loans as a form of "indentured servitude."

Tips to Help Your Child Gain an Edge in School and Life

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Mehdi Toozhy

Smart children have many opportunities. They do well in school, learn faster, get scholarships and awards, and most importantly, they end up ahead in many ways in the competitive business world as adults.