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Kids Prick Up Their Ears When Sexual Pleasure Is Taught in School

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

According to one sexual health agency, sex-ed programs are missing what actually inspires kids to pay attention: lessons on pleasure zones.

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

Adult Learning Matters

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.10.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We are days away from the New Tech Network (NTN) Annual Conference (NTAC) ─ six days of learning, professional development and collaboration among educators from more than half of the US states and Australia and China.

5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Great leaders are out there. You just do not hear about them because they are rare, stay out of trouble, and avoid the spotlight. The lessons that make them who they are today are rarely shared.

Calling Out Teach for America's Myths

T. Jameson Brewer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Education
T. Jameson Brewer

While TFA operationalizes and cashes in on promoting the failed school myth all the while in partnership with corps member "success stories," what is needed most are counter-narratives that tell a more honest story about what it means to be a teacher -- and in particular, what it means to have entered teaching by way of TFA.

Predicting Elite Design Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 4: The Role of the Home in Student Learning

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teaching is about taking children from wherever one finds them, moving them forward, and, hopefully, returning them whole to themselves. Teaching is about listening, mentoring, and, perhaps, even healing. Teaching is not about preparing children for relentless test-taking, which has nothing to do with what children need in their formative years.

Thrive: The Rise of Young Men of Color

Fatima Scipio | Posted 07.09.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

The ultimate deception is that young men of color are doomed to prisons, gangs and the like. However, there are many well-educated young men who have hopes, dreams and are seeing record achievement that typically go unnoticed in mainstream media.

Ghost Students, Ghost Teachers, Ghost Schools

BuzzFeed | Jade Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals U.S. claims ...

Joy Resmovits

These Are The States That Demand The Least Of Their Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

What does it mean to be passing math class? The answer to this question varies from state to state, according to a new report released by the resea...

A Bed-Stuy Public High School's Big Night at the Museum

Cody Lyon | Posted 07.08.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

"What does the skull say to you,?" asked Justin, a New York City high school student. "It's got some hair coming down over his eye, it looks evil and scary," answered a middle aged man.

These 23 Undergrads' Reflections on Their Trip to Cambodia May Change the Way You Travel

Sothy Eng | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

To what extent should Cambodia's past inform plans for travel in the present, which is to say: How ought one to balance the sanguinary with the sanguine? How does one witness, fairly, a horrific genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died?

The Properties of Desire

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

Are my students ever eager for knowledge in the way that I am eager for this new partnership? If not, why? What do we do or don't we do in education to make learning a keen, riveting, consuming source of excitement?

Your Child, Your Choice: Finding the Right School for Your Child

Smart Parents | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

As parents, you have more school choices available now than at any time in recent history. There are traditional public schools, usually part of a larger district that range from very large urban districts, to smaller and more affluent suburban districts to rural districts with only one, two or three schools.

3 Lessons I Learned From Teaching Adults With Disabilites

swami varadan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
swami varadan

I had such an amazing experience at the radio/podcasting workshop that I did. A bunch of my students came to my radio station and I showed them how to interview each other and they learned about the correct microphone volume and how to engineer a show.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Taught Me What It Means to be an Effective Educator

Abukar Adan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Abukar Adan

You are what every educator should aspire to be. You inspire your students. You do everything in your power to ensure that we are able to secure whatever opportunity comes our way.

Dissatisfied With Your Internship? 9 Ways to Make It Work

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Lauren Jessen

We've all been there, and it really is no way to spend your time. Instead of using your energy being dissatisfied with your internship, use that energy to figure out how to make your internship work. Here are some tips to make the most of your internship when you are feeling frustrated with it.

After Being Denied In 1942, 92-Year-Old Woman Finally Receives Her Library Card

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

Ninety-two-year-old Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she attempted to check out a book from the Olivia Raney Library in Ra...

Is Technology the Saving Grace of Education After All?

JP Fugler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

During a speech at a 2010 conference in Austin, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry praised the move to e-Readers, asserting: "I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years."

Freedom of Speech and the Learning Economy: Skills When We Need Them

Blair Forlaw | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Blair Forlaw

Here we are in the season to celebrate our nation's founding principles, and 33 percent of Americans can't name any of the five freedoms of the First Amendment. That's the latest finding from the Newseum Institute's annual survey on the State of the First Amendment.

The False Promise of Core Knowledge

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

The Common Core famously emphasizes evidence-based reading and writing. For Common Core assignments and exams, students only get full credit if they answer questions using evidence from the passage under consideration. Why?

Rent vs Buy Isn't Just About Cost

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There is no shortage of coverage in the media and on the Internet about the decision to either rent a home or buy one. Most of this coverage is centered on the relative costs of owning versus renting.

A Challenge to the World: Let Girls Learn

Tina Tchen | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Tina Tchen

Today we join our colleagues around the world at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development because the President and First Lady see the issue of more than 62 million girls around the world out of school as a global crisis--one in which we must work together to solve in unprecedented ways.

I Have ADHD: My 'Study Drug' Problem Isn't the Same As Yours

Max Baumbach | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Baumbach

I don't pretend to speak for everyone with the diagnosis. There are people who can skip days, others who forego medication altogether. I am not one of these people.

House and Senate Taking Up NCLB Rewrite This Week Could Result In Leftover Fireworks for Federal Education Policy

Bob Wise | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Bob Wise

This could be the most momentous week in federal education policy in the thirteen years since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law. The fact that the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up a major rewrite of NCLB is historic in and of it itself.