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Why Student Loan Refinance Is a Force for Good

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 06.18.2015 | College
Jeremy Balkin

Student loans are an incredible problem in the United States. Today, $1.2 trillion in student loan debt is held by college graduates nationwide. The rising costs of higher education, alongside easy access to financing, has made student loans a common tool for paying for college.

Michelle Obama's Message To A Group Of Young Muslim Girls

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn, with the goal of making sure young women around the world have the chanc...

Youth Day in South Africa: Doubling Down On the Future

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Elizabeth Gould

Here's something beautiful about South Africa: the country took a day commemorating an apartheid-era massacre (the Soweto Uprising of 1976) and turned it into a day honoring the future: the country's youth.

Funding Preschooling Has Longer-Lasting Benefits

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

As the United Nations (UN) is currently debating how to allocate about US$2.5 trillion in development aid for the 2015-2030 period, education will most likely gain prominence. But do we fund early education or secondary school?

Real Estate Research and the Internet

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

The one thing we have no shortage of is online real estate listings. In this article I want to throw out the sources that I've found of value, which are best for what information, and how I use them.

The Future Starts Now

Kathy Kemper | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Kathy Kemper

The excitement of an 8-year-old going to a sparkling, high energy, university campus is a remarkable sight. Some of the kids in attendance have never thought of college as an option, some didn't believe they'd ever have access to cutting edge technology, and some of the girls thought tech was only for the boys.

Bureaucracy in Motion

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC's Department of Education (DOE) has been working hard under this new administration to encourage family engagement and to help build stronger bonds between families and schools.

A Message to The Black and Latino Youth

César Vargas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

To the inner city Black and Latino Youth who feel alone, abandoned by their loved ones, by school administrators, and their communities: You are not alone. You matter.

Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The supposed conflict between science and the humanities has been blown out of proportion. Economic growth will come not so much from cheaper computer chips but rather from "constantly reimagining how computers and other new technologies interact with human beings."

Indiana Strikes Again: Why Removing World Language Requirements From Hoosier High School Diplomas Could Be Detrimental

Allison Underhill | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

For the many students who sit in Spanish, French, or German class every day and resent having to memorize vocabulary words and learn new grammar rules, the change initially seems like a positive one.

Does Gender Matter on Social Media?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Social Networking holds potential to boost the economic, political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality. But such boost is possible only with awareness of risks and benefits of the medium.

Holistic, Student-Centered School in Bali Inspires U.S. Teacher Once Again

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever entering a school classroom again as a K-12 teacher. Maybe it was the accusation of professional misconduct for giving a group of students a hug that left me soured?

Pope Francis Calls for Youth Sports Shake-Up

Clark Power | Posted 06.16.2015 | Sports
Clark Power

This week, Pope Francis will release a hard-hitting encyclical letter on the environment that is creating a stir in and out of the Catholic Church. Francis does not shy away from controversy when human rights and welfare are concerned.

Janie Velencia

Michelle Obama Promotes Education Initiative For Young Girls Around The World | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Hundreds of students greeted first lady Michelle Obama with applause, cheers and singing when she stopped by the Mulberry School for Girls in East Lon...

What Credentials Mean in Today's Job Market

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Jim Gibbons

As the nation continues to pull out of the economic recession and add new jobs, one of the main concerns for policymakers, students, employers and potential employees is whether our workers have the skills to fill the positions that are open.

Real Education Is the Apple, Not the (Common) Core

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

If you hope your child might be a great scientist, let her loose in the woods for hours every day. The greatest irony of the current, uniform approach to education is that it deprives children of the very experiences that are conveyed in the symbolic notations they are supposed to care about!

Bridging the Homework Gap

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Jessica Rosenworcel

The Homework Gap is a problem for these students. But it's a problem for all of us, because this gap harms our shared economic future. When students lack access to online resources at home, teachers shy away from integrating technology into their teaching.

Exposing Food Chain to Human Rights, via Music's Diplomats

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Hunger engulfs almost a billion of the globe's citizens but inadequate nutrition is an even broader epidemic that consumes millions of healthy lives, from the richest nations to the poorest subsistence farmers.

Underwater Mortgages Are Still Out There

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Ryan Poelman

With most predictions of future home appreciation holding in the small single digit range, it's going to be a very long time before these homeowners reach a point of equity equal to the mortgage balance.

REIT Party-Goers May Be Jumping Ship

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

An article over at CNN Money is titled Is the party over for real estate investing? That's really too broad, as the article is talking about REITs, Real Estate Investment Trusts, not all real estate investing.

How I Handled Rejection

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
Thaddeus McCarthy

The result of my journey over the past year is that my future is now completely in my hands. I know beyond a shadow a doubt that I am the maker of my destiny.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Regrowing Democracy -- The Role of Higher Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

If, as William Hastie, the first black federal judge, put it, "democracy is a journey not a destination," we've gotten off track.

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 2: Five Proposals That Would Change the World

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

In view of the fact that many states in America now evaluate teachers on their students' performance, I wish to suggest five proposals that, if adopted by the appropriate agencies, would transform our country and, if adopted by other nations, would change the world.