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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

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...

5 Reasons Why Being Latina Gives Me an Edge in Business

Vanessa Alexandra | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Alexandra

Why I thrive: 1. Strong Work Ethic My father had two jobs in college, was in a band (saxophone) that played the weekends and was studying to keep a hi...

Invisible (Wo)man: How The Struggles Of Black Girls In School Go Unnoticed

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 07.06.2016 | Black Voices
Marilyn Rhames

Historically, women have always been the quiet strength of the African-American community, so hearing about large numbers of Black girls falling apart in schools is a troubling phenomenon that must not go unaddressed.

Climate Change This Week: Fossil Fuels Are Costing the US & World, Raising Royalties, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this cool leafy gecko from...

Summer Reading Tips To Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain'

Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham

Summer's here, and even though school is out, experts recommend that even the youngest children should practice their reading every day. According to the National Summer Learning Association, many children lose ground over the summer.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

Help Your Child And Teen Learn To Win And Lose Well -- The Ins And Outs Of Sportsmanship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In today's culture where everyone sometimes gets a trophy for trying their best which has the positive effect of praising effort and hard work, it's s...

New Program Incentivizes Investors To Help Fund Education In India

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact

MUMBAI, July 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new funding model for development programmes in India which gives private investors a return on their ...

Science And Sustainability Management: 20 Years of Columbia's Earth Institute

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

This fall, Columbia University's Earth Institute will mark its 20th anniversary. I have been reflecting on what we have accomplished in both research and education over these past twenty years. There were two central ideas that animated the creation of this university-wide institute.

Michigan Schools: An Example of Needed Vigilance Nationwide

Paul Ruth | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Paul Ruth

True vigilance occurs not when something has happened, but when it’s about to happen. Recently there has been a flurry of criticism on Michigan educ...

Dinners for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose novel ideas are allowing vast communities to become engaged in sustain...

Monitoring The Mayor's Purse Strings

Elissa Stein | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.

Reflections On 20 Years Of Activating Youth To Change The World

Steven Culbertson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

It's been said all that young people need the same nine things: Purpose, Meaning, Adventure, Community, Power, Respect, Structure, Challenge, and Opportunity.

Bullying, Sikh Children, And Awareness

Sehej Kaur | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Sehej Kaur

I hope that with awareness and education efforts, less children will be targeted for being "different" and more people will recognize the amazingness of marginalized communities.

Permanent Pell In Prison: More Than Twenty Years After It Was Taken Away REAL Act brings hope for Higher Ed in prison

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Pell Grants were created to ensure every American in this country had the chance to educate themselves regardless of their circumstance or socioeconomic status. No one fits into that category more than many of the two million people currently incarcerated in the United States.

Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Jessica Denis

This blog is part two in a series outlining the horror stories caused by campus adjudication and clear lack thereof. These stories are very important to clarifying the extreme injustices happening on our college campuses. I hope you will continue to read the series.