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Davos Attendees To Wear Fitbits, Raise Money To Buy Bikes For Needy Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

If you rode a big yellow bus to school, consider yourself lucky. In some regions of the world, the biggest barrier stopping students from maximizin...

One Week and Light-Years of Progress

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

What happens when you unite three remarkable women with unstoppable drive and insurmountable energy? You yield a plan, 22 acres of land, invaluable connections, and progress of considerable magnitude.

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 01.20.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

On MLK Day, Our Kids Should Be In School

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

Today is a national holiday, and the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior certainly deserves our full attention. For that reason, our children should be in school today.

A Service Year for the Nation's Young People Would Hasten King's Vision for America

Michael Brown | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Brown

Several of my favorite King quotes speak powerfully to an idea that I believe can help advance King's vision for America. That idea is large-scale, voluntary national service as a civic rite of passage.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

3 Reasons Not to Go to College

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Nicholas Wyman

Look at all the costs, not just the tuition. Consider housing, meals, travel as well as course materials. Then consider what other options are out there that deliver the most 'bang for your buck'.

Young People Must Know Their Own History

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Do our young people know about our own nation's history, particularly how our society has responded to marginalized groups? This question has been coming up consistently for me in recent months.

What Color Is Your Student Loan?

Mekela Panditharatne | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
Mekela Panditharatne

Geographies of class and color segregation are cementing inequalities in schools. Overworked and faced with crippling debt, many low-income students and students of color drop out of university or opt out entirely.

Restore Pell Grants for Prisoners

SpearIt | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
SpearIt

Unlike the devastating effects on prison education, the law's penal outcomes are less certain. There is little doubt that high recidivism rates across the country continue to impact public safety negatively with new offenses and new social harms.

The President's Misguided Immigration Policy

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Why isn't Senator Durbin, who represents the state of Illinois, not more concerned about black crime and poverty in Chicago, something I could also say about Mr. Gutiérrez?

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School -– Part 12

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students also received aphorisms for extra credit and homework. In the assignment below, students reacted to any 10 aphorisms from each of the three featured authors by giving two reasons why they agreed or disagreed with each aphorism.

Are You Prepared for Alabama's School Safety Plan?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

It wasn't that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe!

Engineering for the Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Linda Katehi

With the world's population rapidly expanding and our ecosystems under extreme stress, the field of engineering must focus like never before on sustainability and environmental repair.

Social Media With Soul

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Technology may always be changing, and our choices may be diverse, but people are the same. And the simple, enduring question we face as people in all of our "flawlessness" is whether we can be good to one another. Can we have social media with soul? After all, that's the real human value.

The Kansas Education Funding Case and Constitutional Democracy

Craig Martin | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Craig Martin

The ongoing debate in Kansas over school funding is important not only for the state's education policy, but also for how we think about our democracy.

Smart Reauthorization of the ESEA Law Necessary for Student Success

Marc H. Morial | Posted 01.15.2015 | Education
Marc H. Morial

Reaching the American Dream begins with opportunity. As young people of all races, creeds and backgrounds march courageously to address issues of police misconduct and disparities in the justice system, they are also highlighting additional deep inequities that threaten our great nation.

Using Technology to Enable Parent Teacher Communication

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 01.15.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

It may not take a village to raise a child anymore, but parents and teachers certainly continue to play a vital role in the growth of the child.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Top 5 Things Home Sellers Need to Know About Price

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Every potential buyer will have their own unique situation and a top price they'll pay for your home. It's a mistake to assume you'll stumble into the perfect prospect who will fall in love with the home and pay over market.

The Gamification of the MBA: Implications for an Entrepreneur's Education

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is both an art and science to technology; something Steve Jobs understood well and instilled in all the Apple products created in his lifetime. There is also both an art and science to entrepreneurship, something to keep in mind as we begin the new year.

Political Leadership Is Central to Successful Education Reform

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"The school was a mess - low graduation rates, gang violence bleeding into it from a neighborhood now often a battleground, and a faculty close to the...

Bangladesh - Prioritizing Problems

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

What makes a country small? Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area, but very large in terms of population. Having roughly the same area as Greece, it has a bigger population than Russia (yes, you might be tempted to read this sentence again, but it is true!).

Altruism in the Face of Violence

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.