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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.

Parent Opt-Out Movement: Engine of Common Core Unraveling?

Allison Hertog | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Allison Hertog

There will continue to be strong opposition to the Common Core in some quarters, but the fierceness of the opt-out movement in places like New York will hopefully be a temporary entry in the short history of parental civil disobedience.

Banning Books in the 21st Century

Steven Petite | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Literature is a wonderful and integral part of the human experience. Books have the power to teach us about ourselves and the world around us. They can open up doors to new ideas, new outlooks, and fresh experiences.

From Community College to the White House Administration

DJ Patil | Posted 05.07.2015 | College
DJ Patil

I'm the U.S. Chief Data Scientist -- and I got my start in community college. Yes, I've got a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, have been fortunate to help build amazing companies like LinkedIn, and have been at the forefront of the data science movement.

What's UP With Home Prices?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Markets, whether real estate or groceries, all respond to supply and demand pressures. And there are a three supply factors and one demand item that are putting upward pressure on prices.

Towards More Women in Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The dearth of women in technology has long been attributed to the pipeline problem of fewer girls in the STEM area of education.

Thanking the Heroes of My Son's Childhood, His Teachers

Carissa K | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Carissa K

While I'm certainly proud of the person my son is and even more proud of the person he is on his way to becoming, my husband and I can't take all of the credit.


Erin Parker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Good News
Erin Parker

The message seemed to click with this remarkable group of teenagers because they quickly picked up on the underlying issue of it all: a lack of self-love.

Dear Teachers: Thank You for What You Did

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Rachel Toalson

I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.

Teaching the Children of Poverty: A Short Trip From Italy, Brazil, New Zealand, Selma, and Washington, D.C to Baltimore

Larry Paros | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Taking the lives of students seriously invariably leads to having to also take seriously the larger context in which schooling is played out. Empowering students goes hand in hand with empowering the community. That is the challenge we face today.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How 24 Year Old Study Notes Founder Feross Aboukhadijeh Stumbled Upon Viral Success

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Millions of students have visited the Study Notes website to find reviewers for their AP exams, answer practice questions and go through college essays that were written by students who have made it to their dream schools.

To Baltimore Teachers: Thank You

Jennifer Green | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Jennifer Green

I'm so proud of all the great teachers that have helped Baltimore and the nation endure through this difficult time. And, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I again say thank you. Urban Teacher Center teachers are invaluable, and we applaud their continued efforts.

From Mathematician to the Presidency of Colombia

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

In 1999, when I was a war correspondent in Colombia, I was in Medellin covering the famous Flower Festival for RCN Networks. During the day the news focused on positive culture, associating the city with flowers, folklore, and music.

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Geoff Koboldt

Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.

True Grit: To Appreciate Teachers, Learn From Their Efforts

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 05.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Everyone knows teachers work hard, but do we ever take enough time to truly recognize the talents and achievements of our educators?

My Favorite Teacher

Natasha Walizer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Natasha Walizer

Every student has one. A favorite teacher. Perhaps yours was an elementary teacher who knew how to make Band-Aids not hurt when they helped you rip on...

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Zombies in College -- Is That Really What You Paid For?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Contrary to popular belief, American students today are not lazier thinkers than students in previous decades, nor are they any more shallow or superficial than any past 18 or 19 year olds. But colleges seem to think they are.

Parent-Managed Learner Profiles Will Power Personalization

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Jessie's mom arrived at an elementary enrollment open house with a full record from the Montessori school she had attended for five years.

What Do Teachers Really Want for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Jennifer Wolfe

I walked into my classroom this morning a bit groggy and bleary-eyed from a terrific weekend -- a weekend not spent grading or lesson planning, but instead, spent with my daughter on a surprise early Mother's Day weekend visit.

'The Moment Gratitude Changed My Perspective In The Classroom'

Owen Griffith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Owen Griffith

I have experienced many moments of gratitude that have changed my life. Yet as I reflect on these moments, one stands out: a moment in the classroom that changed the way I look at my "problems."

Kids, Gender, and Being a Grownup: How Love Can Win Over Fear

Chana Rothman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Chana Rothman

Anti-bullying conversations and curricula sometimes "wimp out" by avoiding uncomfortable questions, like "How do I feel about a boy wearing a dress?" or "What are gender norms? Do we have to follow them?

Make Like A Sponge!

Lillian Sims | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Lillian Sims

I always had the feeling that she might have easily been a great writer or leader in any field, but somehow decided to stay in the same classroom for as many years as I have known her, patiently prying young brains with a methodical, calm, questioning style.

A Thank You to Kelly, An Amazing Educator, For Changing My Life

Amanda Barnard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Amanda Barnard

Kelly is the type of educator who calls attention to the aspects of society most people would like to pretend do not exist; the type of educator who cares deeply for her students and their success. Kelly is the type of educator who changes the world, student by student.

The Teacher Who Helped Me Like Science

Meredith Noland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Teen
Meredith Noland

Science has always been one of my weakest areas in school until this year. Mrs. Pettijohn changed that for me. Mrs. Pettijohn teaches in a way in which you hang on to her every word, or at least I do.