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The Road to Sorata

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Saleem Ahmed

As this is my first entry on Huffington Post, I would like to briefly introduce myself and my intentions for this blog. My name is Saleem Ahmed, and I...

Recognizing Great High Schools By What They Actually Do

Kevin Welner | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

When schools and communities focus resources and efforts on closing the opportunity gaps, they should be recognized, supported and applauded. They should also serve as models for those who wish to engage in true school improvement.

A Million Programmers? How About a Billion Problem Solvers!

Grant Hosford | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Grant Hosford

Thanks to initiatives like Hour of Code and major moves by some of the country's largest school districts, coding and computer science are finally starting to enter the mainstream of K-12 education.

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion conne...

Most Important Test You Never Took in School

Craig Zamary | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Craig Zamary

The Human Canvas was created to help people of all ages find their purpose. Why are you here, what are you supposed to do, what's you path in life?

Breaking Online Education With Bread

Q (Quanzhi) Guo | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Q (Quanzhi) Guo

I don't think that brick-and-mortar universities will be obsolete soon, but can definitely become better with new initiatives like BreadX. Technology is never a substitute, but a complement to make things better.

Stop Judging Me For Being a Working Mother

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

When I said that I was getting ready to go on stage at a conference I was running and couldn't get to school before it let out for the day, the assistant high school principal on the other end of the line told me that maybe it was time I made my son my priority. She has no idea.

For Tri-Sector Athletes in Education, Latino Education Matters

Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D.

Democratic candidates are taking the higher road from Republican candidates, steering clear of immigrant bashing. But they are still myopically one-note, promoting immigration as the sole Latino issue and are essentially tone-deaf to other concerns of this growing, diverse population.

How This Fashion Entrepreneur Is Teaching Kids 3D Printing

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Gregoris Kalai

KiraKira is the brainchild of Suz Somersall, founder of a successful jewelry company that carries her name. In teaching herself how to 3D print jewelry designs for the company, Suz saw an opportunity in teaching other girls how to design and "print" their own jewelry.

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

At 17, Drexel Student Pushes Ahead

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Peak Johnson

When it comes to understanding the concept of college tuition, Zakiya believe that she is lacking in many areas. She has never really questioned why college is so expensive. She understands that once she has graduated, she will likely be in debt.

7 Surprising Ways Your English Major Will Come in Handy

Avelist | Posted 11.11.2015 | College

I never studied English because I knew it would secure me a high-paying job, but because I love reading and writing. Which, as it turns out, are pretty useful skills when it comes to searching for a job. Next time someone asks you "What are you planning on doing with your English degree?" you'll have your answer ready: "Whatever I want."

Unlikely Bedfellows? Cambridge University and the Lego Company

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Now, with the advent of tablets, apps and digital games, children have fewer opportunities for guided play. American parents seem to believe that technology is a boon to their children: If it has a battery, a toy must be superior to one without.

Climbing Walls And Talking Turkey: A Holiday Conversation About College

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What is this huge investment of time and money in a formal education adding up to? Is it serving them well? Were the sacrifices of the family worth it?

A Texas Startup Is Bringing Kids' Drawings Of Monsters To Life

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Combating the decline of arts in schools, a Texas-based start-up has set out to destroy this monstrous trend, by challenging school child...

Discussing Skills, Innovation, and Girls' Education in Doha

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Education systems are not keeping up with fast-changing global economies, and in advanced and developing countries alike students are not being prepared for the modern workforce. This "skills gap" was the focus for this year's World Innovation Summit of Education (WISE), an event that brings together thousands of leading education experts and policymakers.

Math Placement Tests Deserve More Scrutiny

Pamela Burdman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Pamela Burdman

Each year, tens of thousands of students like them may be prevented from taking required math courses that they could likely pass. They're tripped up by placement tests, even though research shows that high school records are more accurate predictors of students' college performance.

Supporting and Empowering Teachers: The Role of School-Community Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest Authors: Helen Janc Malone, Director of Institutional Advancement and National Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program and Reuben Jacobson...

Highway Safety Chief Calls For Seat Belts In Every School Bus

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

Seat belts have proven to reduce injury from car accidents, but currently, they're not required in all school buses. A new recommendation is...

When Elementary School Crushes A Child

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Amy Aves Challenger

Elementary school has fallen and shattered over our ten-year-old's mind. It has suffocated his love for learning, piled over his kindness and trust, and eroded his childhood. Today, five years after he started kindergarten, my son, my husband and I crawl about, attempting to gather and paste the pieces of school together.

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Ossa Fisher | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Ossa Fisher

Close cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps. Parent involvement has a strong, direct impact on student achievement.

Operation Sending Hope: Making the Holidays Brighter for America's Military Families

Mia Toschi | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Mia Toschi

he average military child will attend between six and nine schools, according to the Council for State Governments. Being the new kid on the block is rarely easy but being the new kid every year can often lead to bullying issues as these boys and girls try and make new friends and fit in.

Education vs. Edutainment

Bobby George | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Bobby George

If we are to take children seriously, and not just apply the model of edutainment to education, it will be with a realignment of the ways in which we think about learning itself.

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

Plumfund | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed by evil spirits, which is why most orphanages there are filled with special-needs children abandoned by families who fear being ostracized.