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The Pope and the Fight Against Poverty

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

A more suitable backdrop to this Papal visit isn't a stage full of dignitaries in New York City -- it is the heartbreaking images of millions of refugees and displaced people. The greatest refugee crisis since World War II.

No Student Should Have to Be "White Enough" to Succeed in School

Anindya Kundu | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Anindya Kundu

By the end of this semester if I can get that student to realize that she does not need to appear "white enough" to succeed, or that at least in my class she does not, I will consider that a victory.

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

Wisdom, Technology and Education: Ideagen Talk by Dr. Kiko Suarez

George Sifakis | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

Lumina Foundation's Dr. Kiko Suarez - Exclusive Ideagen Talk Dr. Kiko Suarez of Lumina Foundation discusses wisdom, technology, and education Durin...

We Can Do More Than #StandWithAhmed

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

McLellan's comment is an extreme example of how we often treat scientific curiosity in children. Perhaps it goes without saying (for everyone outside Irving) that fourteen-year-old students shouldn't need a "broader explanation" for making things. We should aspire to an education system where Ahmed's ingenuity isn't considered -- as Lesley Weaver, Irving Independent School District spokeswoman, called it -- "out of the ordinary."

Word Origin Comics: Let's Hear it for all the Fools and Silly People Out There!

Larry Paros | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

For all you grim rationalists who traffic in sound logic: "Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ...

Here's Why Obama's Investing Big In A Community College Idea That's Already Working

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed incr...

The New Graduate Schools

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

Physicians and lawyers take continuing education classes for most of their career. Why wouldn't statisticians, programmers and other executives? I really got a boost after attending one of the "new" graduate schools -- one of those coding boot camps.

The Word That Was Glaring in Its Absence: Education

David Levin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
David Levin

Seven. That's the number of times the word "education" came up in Wednesday night's Republican debate.

An American Latino Student's Public School Reality

Baltazar Hernandez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Baltazar Hernandez

The summer before senior year of high school, I would come home to find out my father had been detained, which eventuated in his deportation. I was devastated. However, I did not let this deter my academic pursuits.

Has Your Doctor's Success Required More Competitiveness Than Compassion?

Matthew A. Weed PhD | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Matthew A. Weed PhD

Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.

College Recovery House

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
M/R Johnson

What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.

Scientists Should Contribute to, Not Shun, Social Media

Mona Shattell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Mona Shattell

Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.

Keeping Each Other Warm

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We can't lose sight of how many families may not even have pajamas to change into - how many children sleep in their clothes. How many families feel a cold that comes from neglect and loneliness. The change in weather only amplifies their chill.

Social Entrepreneurs Offer New Thinking on Old Challenges in Early Childhood

Todd Grindal | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Todd Grindal

Breakthroughs in our understanding of the developing brain, converging evidence from program evaluation, and a growing political consensus regarding the unique developmental potential of young children make this an extraordinarily powerful moment for early education policy and practice.

What Will Transform Public Schools? Answer: Tri-Sector Athletes in Education

Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D.

I believe what will transform schools are not gimmicks or fads, but leaders in schools, from public and private sectors and from communities, who are tri-sector athletes in education. What is a tri-sector athlete in education, you ask?

Newark Schools Still Struggling Despite Facebook Donation

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education

  NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show five years ago this week to announce a $100 m...

Common Core - Still Being Tested

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Maryam Zar

Today my children and most of their teachers will attest that the kids who worked hard before are now working as hard for the same or lesser grades. The kids that didn't work hard before are still unlikely to put in the hard work of learning, for, not surprisingly, the same result.

Fostering Grit in Today's Students, Classrooms and Schools

Peter Hutton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Peter Hutton

For too many schools, it seems that their main goal is to make kids good students, a skill and a mindset useful 40 years ago, but not today. Who says, "When I grow up I want to be a good student?" No one.

A Highway Into Poverty, But Barely a Sidewalk Out

Jade Greear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Teen
Jade Greear

Walk down the hallway of your school. Statistically, one out of every five students you walk by is living in poverty. And if you think you're exempt from this exercise, think again.

The Costs of Our Teachers Opting Out

John Ewing | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
John Ewing

Study after study shows that experience counts in teaching. While recruitment may be an immediate need, retaining a workforce of outstanding, experienced educators is the ultimate goal.

Outthinking Robots: How Authentic Learning Leads Black and Brown Children to Equity and Opportunity

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students know the difference between teaching that is superficial -- what a robot could do -- and teaching that is passionate and informed.

#IStandWithAhmed: Or When Islamophobia Jumped the Shark

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

Are schools not supposed to be institutions of education and learning, complete with a welcoming atmosphere for all in the hopes of serving as a beacon of light for the next generation?

Tips And Resources For Overcoming Eating Disorders

Posted 09.21.2015 | MarloThomas

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

Eradicating Extreme Poverty by 2030

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

September is a very busy month on Global scale especially when you find yourself in New York City.