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Educating Rabbis for Jews Without Borders

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

We came to appreciate how much our respective faith communities could benefit from more curiosity and less judgment about the correct "formula" for clergy education, and more shared conversations with those from other faiths.

Lessons for Parents on Pink Versus Blue Tech

Smart Parents | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

I've spent the better part of my career looking at how technology influences kids and teens, and how gender can play a role in media experiences. Of course, we know that awareness for gender equality means being attune to our own personal biases and preferences.

Cheap, Distance Learning Alternatives to an MFA in Creative Writing

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've known for the past year of so that I would have a special opportunity coming up in my life. Namely, time away from work to do something for mys...

In Stock Plunge Coverage, an Illuminating Mistake

Robert Shireman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Robert Shireman

How can we protect against school owners' ability to befriend, cajole, bully and buy the regulators and elected officials who are supposed to be holding them accountable for their use of taxpayer funds? That's the real puzzle.

Religion, Catechism, and Parables

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Catechism classes were part of the Catholic education I received. But regardless of how much we know about religion, isn't it the same truth that we all come to sooner or later?

The Cost of Not Investing in After-School Programs for Homeless Students

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Homeless students are already facing a disadvantage of being a year and a half behind the rest of their classmates just by nature of changing addresses. To say that the odds are stacked against them is at best an understatement.

A Mother's Love

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Every day we hear stories about extraordinary women who stand up for children who are alone and neglected, women who have families of their own and take steps to adopt a child, take in a troubled teen, open their arms and homes to abandoned, sometimes sick babies.

Stop Underpaying Coaches!

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Anita L. DeFrantz

The education of a youngster in school does not take place exclusively in the classroom. There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating that what youngsters learn on the field of play is valuable in their overall development as students.

A Reason to Be Optimistic: The New Generation of Sustainability Professionals

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The task before sustainability educators is to take the inspiring energy and enthusiasm of our students and channel it into an effort to develop the conceptual and analytic tools needed to conduct high quality management and policy analyses.

Thank And Remember A Teacher

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Deanna Lee

Now, I'm saluting Frances Myers, the teacher that made the difference for me, in the hopes that her granddaughters, my daughter and anyone who's a student, will appreciate all that the best of our teachers do for us.

Developing Resiliency in Lethal School Violence Prevention - Part 1 of 2

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Resilience is best defined in practice as the ability to recover. It's a hard topic to bring up regarding school violence prevention - no doubt - but important when we can recognize success stories.

For This Father, NYC Schools Are Worth The Planning & Work

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.08.2015 | New York
Ido Bendet-Taicher

Although demanding and time consuming, the school selection process has been a remarkably enjoyable and inspiring experience for our family. We became familiar with truly wonderful schools. We were impressed by their admirable programs and by their inspiring educators and leaders. Nonetheless, with every school visit, it became clearer and clearer which school is our first choice school -- our perfect match.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 5: The Miracle

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

We pulled on to the dirt lane. You couldn't see the entrance to the school from the sea of little people. The line of children was easily two hundred deep. They were here for shoes.

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Smart Parents

The brain is the last organ in the body to mature, and recent neuroscience has uncovered remarkable facts about brain development.

Excuses ‘R' Us Is Closed For Business

Anna McGrady | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Anna McGrady

Anyone who thinks that music classes are not as challenging as academic classes has never sat in one of her classes.

Bring Back Free College and Cancel Debt for the 'In-Betweeners'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This new movement for free higher education is a very welcome, and very American, development. But it raises an uncomfortable question: What do we do about the 41 million Americans who are burdened with student debt today?

What's Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night?

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.08.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Higher education CIOs see their role increasing on the business and strategy side, much more so than on the curriculum side. While fundraising is important to the schools, this is not an area that CIOs in general feel they can contribute.

Jennifer Garner: It's Up To Us To Break The Cycle Of Family Poverty

Jennifer Garner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Garner

We have a saying at Save the Children: "All kids are born ready to learn, but not all are given the same opportunities to learn." The same goes for moms. It's up to all of us to break this cycle and help create brighter, bolder futures for families.

Cruelty Beyond Comprehension: Special Ed Teacher Puts Autistic Child in Trash Can

Kathy Gill | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Kathy Gill

Police arrested a suburban Atlanta special education teacher after she held a special needs student upside down inside a trash can.

Pathways to Employment Are Integral to Our Public Safety

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Felix W. Ortiz III

The scenes of violence from the riots in Baltimore last week shocked and saddened the country. The police force's unfair treatment of a suspect was the catalyst for the chaos. But if we take a deeper look at the situation, we see that Baltimore is a city beset with many other problems.

Escaping War Saved My Life. Song and Dance Saved My Soul.

Okello Kelo Sam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Okello Kelo Sam

Whenever I feel a darkness creep into my soul, I sing, dance and play music on the adungu, a traditional hand-held harp of northern Uganda. It always works, the darkness recedes. Art is my detox.

Foreclosures Up and Down -- Zombies Up

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

RealtyTrac is a leading resource for foreclosure information and statistics. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures decreased again in February, dropping to their lowest level since July 2006. As of February, the rate represented one out of every 1,295 housing units.

Examining Bobby Jindal's Complicated Record on Education and Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

Jindal seems content to make deep cuts in government funding for colleges while continuing to encourage them to raise their tuitions, all the while maintaining a popular grant program that helps but does not cover the difference for students.

Use National Real Estate Sites for Info -- Get Local for Deep Research

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

Looking for a home to buy? If so, you can't find a better place to start, and likely end, your search than the Internet. Almost everything you need to know to zero in on a few top-of-the-list homes for consideration is on one or more websites.