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Stand with Kids, Not with Snyder

Paul Ruth | Posted 01.22.2016 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

One of the duties of government is to protect citizens when they cannot protect themselves. Parental obligation is dependent on the trust of government to share their concern over child safety and development.

A Single Spark

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. should sharply remind us that the Civil Rights Movement should never just be chapters in history books. Communities and children across the country need to believe they can stay on the march towards justice.

Marketing a Home for Sale or Rent - Photos are Key

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

What comes to mind when you see this image? No, not a glass of wine. When I see this image, I notice what isn't there. There isn't a bright white...

Will Reed Hastings' $100m Education Fund Help Poor People Get a Better Education?

James Baxley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

I do not think throwing money at a problem will make it go away. And this is especially true with education. Firstly, I think our education system is ...

Education Instead of Early Marriage

Marilyn Mosley Gordanier | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier

This is the unthinkable choice that faces many struggling Afghani women today. Daughters as young as eleven years of age can be sold for significant amounts of money. This heart-breaking practice ensures mouths will be fed. Sometimes there seems to be no other option.

DeafTalent Everywhere! Part II

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

In reality, however, there are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

5 Reasons Why We Choose to Homeschool

Jennifer Bly | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Jennifer Bly

My daughter's allergies started us on our homeschool journey, but now that we're in it, even if my daughter outgrew her allergy, we would still choose home education.

When Buying a Home Most People Don't Have a C.L.U.E.

Ryan Poelman | Posted 01.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

I know, a lot of people reading this are about to move on because they have bought and sold several homes, maybe many, and they don't need my critic...

Think OTB for Home Investment Opportunities

Scott Yancey | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Scott Yancey

No, I'm not talking about OTB, Off Track Betting. I'm not even talking about gambling on a real estate deal. OTB here is thinking Outside The Box ...

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.21.2016 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Pay attention, principals. If Monday's Edison vote goes the way I sensed back in November that it would, you may want to think twice before suspending a kid whose parent sits on your LSC.

Watching Recess Go to Pieces

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

As kids turn to couch potatoes in this Golden age of TV, and with the popularity of Netflix, iPods and iPads, we should be encouraging fresh air and exercise as much as we can. I really hate watching recess go to pieces.

Helicopter Teaching. The Worst Thing We Can Do With Reproductive Health Education

Betsy Cairo | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Betsy Cairo

We should not rely on guest speakers into the classroom, unless of course it is to enhance a topic and not needed to teach the topic. Teachers should not be afraid to teach this, and if we give them the right tools they won't be. Imagine that. Reproductive health K-12. What a novel idea.

A Business Plan for the Syrian Children's Crisis

Sarah Brown | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Sarah Brown

There are good reasons why we must act urgently if Syria's refugee children are not to become a lost generation. The average time that a refugee is out of country is well over a decade. If we do nothing, then thousands of refugee children may reach adulthood without ever setting foot in a classroom.

Marietta College McDonough Leadership Conference Set for 2016

Jim Luce | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Jim Luce

The 2016 McDonough Leadership Conference of the McDonough Center at Marietta College has received its lead sponsorship - The McDonough Corporation. Ba...

The Dangerous Myth of the Bad Kid

Dani Bostick | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Dani Bostick

There are other ways of encouraging good behavior while building a child's sense of self-worth and preserving their dignity. A fundamental starting point is the belief that all children are innately good, deserving of unconditional positive regard, compassion, and respect.

In Education, the Effort Is Worth It

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The truth is, none of this will be easy -- for students, parents or teachers. But, as my parents showed me, Latinos never shy away from hard work, especially when it means a better future for our children.

Youth Vote America: Student Learning and Engaged Citizenship

Mia Toschi | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Mia Toschi

Tis the season to be kissing babies and shaking hands.....yes, it's a Presidential Election Year. Whether you're a Democrat or Republican, most people...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 1)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

In The Hour Late A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hou...

Next Steps in Closing the Gaps in Arts Education in Our Schools

Jesse Rosen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Here are some highlights of why as a parent, nonprofit leader and arts advocate, I am so pleased with the direction of the new law, but also concerned about next steps.

Our Way Of Assessing Schools Is Upside Down

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

We assume that low achievement indicates a poor school when, in fact, it is merely proof of a neglected community. We persistently fail to address the economic and social injustices that created the community and then we blame schools and teachers for the mayhem we have enabled.

To Innovate, We Must Educate

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Stanley S. Litow

Each wave of human innovation has required new skills. From the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial digital age, economic growth and positive societal transformation have been driven by education and skills.

Challenge Yourself to Learn More Than Is Being Taught

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

It is the knowledge that we obtain, our ability to learn and our potential to grow that gives significance to our diplomas. This is what graduate programs and employers look for. Sometimes we are so focused on the end goal that we lose sight of education's purpose.

Reinvest in Our Students to Fund Our Future

Larry Bowers | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Larry Bowers

Our proposed budget is a strategic and deliberate reinvestment in the students who are the future of our county and the world. They will be engines of innovation that shape our tomorrow. Investing in their education today funds our future.

New Year, New Investments in Your Child's Learning

Byron Garrett | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

The days of "do as I say, not as I do" should be behind you if you want your child to be an excellent student. Kids love to model everything they see adults doing- --whether it's movement, phrases, eating or habits. It's important for your child to see you on a quest for learning as well if you want them to journey to greatness academically.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.