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Investing in Youth Pathways to Success: Addressing the Skills-Gap

Andrew Plepler | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Andrew Plepler

A recent Brookings report estimated that 3 million young people ages 16-24, or 7.6 percent of all young people in the U.S., are disconnected from path...

A new responsibility to provide

Up For School | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Gordon Brown Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of the Education Commission Across the g...

Making Sense Of It All

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

The story I have continued to tell others is that race and socio-economic relations in this country have come a long way; that we are close to fulfilling Dr. King's dream. Maybe it's a story I believed myself. After the events of this past week, I'm faced with a more stark reality: we are not.

African Teen Certifies in 17 Yali Courses In Record Time

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Mmanti Umoh

Akaninyene Umoh is a description of intelligence, brilliance and drive. After recovering from a leg surgery last year after almost losing his legs to a rare bone condition, he came back more purposed to live his life and leave legacy. He started playing the drums again in less than proposed medical recovery time and took his first steps.

Open Educational Resources: Transforming the Classroom Experience

Chris Minnich | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Chris Minnich

Revolutionary. That's how Erin English, Director of Blended and Online Learning and principal of Vista Visions Academy in the Vista Unified School Dis...

FinTech, Digitalization & Innovation - Educational Conference

Ella Thuiner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Ella Thuiner

Circle Of Local Ambitious Innovative Entrepreneurs invites to a half-day, educational conference in Zurich on the 7th of September 2016 - Innovate out...

Scholarship Fund For Alton Sterling’s Children Raises Almost $700,000 In Five Days

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact

People have come together in a big way to support the family of Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last T...

'Is That Possible?' 'I Never Ask That Question Until After We've Done It.'

Billie Carn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Billie Carn

[Courtesy of www.lucasfilm.com) Han Solo's powerful response in Star Wars: The Force Awakens [itself a pioneer in visual effects and sound], to a s...

Governor Christie v. The Children Of New Jersey: Political Racism?

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Eric Cooper

It is a sad day for equity and opportunity in New Jersey that Governor Christie has decided to overturn America's most important education lawsuit.

Embracing the College-Isn't-For-Everyone Movement

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Nicholas Wyman

While it's true that certain jobs require a degree, you might be surprised to find that the almighty degree is not the first priority for many hiring managers. In fact, many jobs don't even require a college degree at all.

What Every Teacher Needs to Succeed

Teach Plus | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By T.D. Flenaugh Even good teachers fail sometimes. I have been an educator for sixteen years, and each year, my job has required that I continue lea...

I graduated. Where's my job?

Jodi Weiss | Posted 07.11.2016 | College
Jodi Weiss

Nowadays, most college students are so busy attending classes and working full or part-time, that they are not always thinking about life after colleg...

An Accidental Delegate in Beijing

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The 8th annual CPE is planned for next June, when we will have a new President and Secretary of State. China's leadership is committed to building Sino-US relations one citizen and one student at a time.

The Biggest Problem In America

Kevin Seldon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Kevin Seldon

I know it's been a tough year, and I know we have a lot problems in this world that need to be addressed. I know that it can often feel like an uphill...

'School Choice' Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Education
Donald Cohen

Many charter school advocates want public schools to be run like businesses. As the free market fairytale goes, innovative charter schools force neighborhood schools to improve education, while schools that can't compete eventually close.

As the World Unfolds: A Secret Look Inside Alternative Learning

Taylor Butch | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Taylor Butch

Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.

A step forward? Kids in British Premier League academy train based on physical maturity

ResearchGate | Posted 07.11.2016 | Sports
ResearchGate

Grouping kids based on physical maturity rather than simply date of birth is called bio-banding and can make late bloomers shine, and early bloomers s...

3 Tips to Building Math Confidence in Your Child

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Jill L. Ferguson

No single subject seems to induce as much fear in school children as mathematics can. I loved math in elementary school but by eight grade's accelerated algebra 1, I dreaded the class, the homework, and the tears and frustration that became an almost nightly-ritual.

Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Dr. Robert Marion People believe that the process of becoming a physician is the natural reward for those who have an aptitude in science and a wi...

In Dialogue with Susan Sarandon

Sharad Khare | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Sharad Khare

Four Incredible women changed the way I look at education and women in the global scope of life and humanity. I have had the most amazing career thus far, but the last two months have truly been epic and surreal.

On Mothering White Sons To Know #BlackLivesMatter

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

I’m writing the first draft of this on my phone, typing one-handed while breastfeeding my son in the middle of the night. The room is dark, save for...

The Trauma Of Being Black

Martha St Jean | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Martha St Jean

In light of recent events, and my current pursuit of a Masters in Secondary Inclusive Education, at Columbia University’s Teachers College, with a f...

Respect, Trust, And Master Teachers

John Ewing | Posted 07.06.2016 | Education
John Ewing

Teacher leadership means having a voice in the policies and decisions that affect your students, your daily work, and the shape of your profession. A...

Beyond the "I quit" narrative: What powers persistence in teaching?

April Luehmann | Posted 07.06.2016 | Education
April Luehmann

"Why I quit teaching" has become a social media meme, manifesting as viral narratives of dedicated educators leaving the field. Many condemn the overr...

Reformers and Educators Can Stand With Hillary Clinton

Peter Cunningham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Kudos to Hillary Clinton. After some anti-charter rhetoric earlier in the campaign she had the guts to tell 7,000 members of the the National Educatio...