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Who Can Increase the Number of Latino Engineers? Other Engineers, of Course!

Omar De Leon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Omar De Leon

Children are born naturally curious. They ask questions about why things exist, how things work, what things do. That sense of wonder doesn't end at any particular age.

Enthusiasm for 2015 Housing Markets

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Here we have an interesting situation. While prices are higher, appreciation is better, so it could encourage some investors to buy and rent with lower rental cash flows than in the past.

How to Make Schools Safe for Children -- Even Where Terrorist Groups Roam

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

ISLAMABAD -- Even in the world's most dangerous places we must now establish the right of all children to schooling and make a new idea of "education without borders" a reality.

Martin Shore and Berklee City Music Join Forces With 'Take Me to the River' Educational Initiative

Michelle Edgar | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In honor of Black History Month last week at the Apollo, director and producer Martin Shore and legendary artists celebrated the launch of an educational mission to empower and educate students.

Back to the Future?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

It is my strong belief that if we, as an educational community, are to succeed in taking full advantage of our ever-evolving "21st century" tools, we first need to commit ourselves to sharpening our understanding and usage of some "20th century" (or older) educational staples.

Brainomics: How Improving Brain Health Impacts the Economy

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

The study suggests several public policy strategies to close socio-economic gaps that affect academic performance, including greater investment in early childhood care and education, criminal justice reform and family-friendly workplaces.

Speaking of Measles, Scott Walker's Vaccine Against Education

Mark Axelrod | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Mark Axelrod

Given those kinds of positive results for Wisconsin, one could say that Walker has been rather pro-education. So, why has he suddenly decided to go on the offensive against education?

A Quiet Revolution in Education Is Underway Across America

Shruti Sehra | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Shruti Sehra

It's easy to get caught up in the headlines that paint the education world as a black and white battle field; 'for this,' 'against that,' a slew of divisive buzz words detracting from the work we can do best together. We're here to put an end to that paradigm.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

UTA Foundation Mentors the Youth of L.A.U.S.D

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

The agents hail from nearly every department of the agency, including talent and literary for TV, film and digital media, Corporate Communications, Client Development, Advertising and more.

The Importance of Understanding Metadata in Modern Society

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

Data is the fundamental basis for our lives today. Future generations will able to look back at all our data -- via sources like Twitter, Facebook -- and paint an accurate picture us. And yet, the vast majority of us simply don't understand how data works.

The Case for 'American' American History

Louise Mirrer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Louise Mirrer

We must make sure that Americans honor their differences, but also know that they have a shared history -- a history that is the indispensable basis for an inclusive, tolerant society.

Parents, Share Your Story: How Do You Empower Student Learning?

Smart Parents | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

It has never been easier to learn. Formal and informal learning options abound. The opportunity set has never been greater. But, as opportunities and options explode, families are faced with unprecedented amounts of decisions related to education.

U.Lab: Seven Principles for Revolutionizing Higher Ed

Otto Scharmer | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Otto Scharmer

Stepping back, what are we learning? We see that the emerging 21st-century model of higher education is an inversion of the 20th-century model in that it places the learner in the driver's seat of personal, relational, and institutional renewal.

Suggestions to High School Students for Reading Shakespeare –- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

All paths lead to the mountaintop, and every teacher of Shakespeare has his or her way of teaching his plays. This is the first in a series of articles that explore one teacher's suggestions to high-school students for reading his plays. These articles are addressed to students, but teachers also may find them of interest, as may the general reader.

Are You Listening to Your Kids?

Barbara Levy | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Barbara Levy

If you answered six or more of these questions, then you really understand your child and are an involved parent. If you do not know these answers, it is not too late to listen, talk and be a part of your child's life.

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Diversity Education to Promote Tolerance

Fatima Muneer | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Fatima Muneer

While privileged and generally very expensive schools around the globe bank on diversity through both their internationally recognized curriculums and extracurricular activities like Model United Nations, the accessibility to such resources lacks in mainstream schools in most countries.

Educating Sustainability Professionals: Learning By Doing

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Steven Cohen

As always, I derive great hope and optimism from the dedication and brainpower of our students and from the willingness of our clients and faculty to invest time and effort in developing this first generation of sustainability professionals.

Lessons From Our Lives: We Share the Same Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It is said that some of the simplest cultures on Earth are also the happiest. Does this mean that by not being so involved in formal study and str...

Leveling the Playing Field for Our Kids

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.22.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

A high-quality public education can unlock our children's potential. It can bring communities together. It can ensure a top-notch workforce for our economy and an engaged citizenry for our democracy. We have an opportunity with the ESEA reauthorization to help reclaim the promise of public education.

A Commitment to Children in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

They are called the decret generation. During the Communist era in Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu issued Decree 770 in 1967 making abortion and contraception illegal except under certain circumstances. The Communist leader wanted to radically increase the population of the country.

Leaving Our Children Behind

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Rep. Marc Veasey

This week, we mark two years since President Obama laid the framework to provide universal high-quality preschool for every single child in America during his State of the Union Address.

What School Won't Teach You About Creativity

Steve Moraco | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Steve Moraco

Creativity is simply having a wide range of specific interests and activities and finding ways to combine them to communicate better, help people, or solve problems.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.