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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.

Real Estate Generational Melting Pots

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

"Real estate is local" is a saying that will not go away because it's very true. Every market has some unique characteristics from regional down to neighborhood levels. There are however global and national factors that have an impact all the way down to neighborhood or city levels.

Do You Want the Techno-Agent or a Real Estate Grunt?

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

As the Internet and technology have been reforming so many businesses and industries, we as consumers and even investors are presented with decisions about how we will use what's available to us.

Senate, House Look To Update Bush-Era Education Law

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education l...

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think this trend is driven by two unhealthy forces. First, economic uncertainty that has created immense anxiety in parents for their children's futures. Second, a hyper-achievement culture that has forced parents to feel as if they must 'keep up with the Joneses' or they are failing their children.

Hold Shady Colleges Accountable? That's Your Job

Luke Herrine | Posted 07.06.2015 | College
Luke Herrine

It's time to ask: When the Department of Education refuses to enforce its own laws, who pays the price? Right now, the answer is simple: hundreds of thousands of students around the country. It's time for that to change -- but it won't if Secretary Arne Duncan keeps blaming Congress for his own Department's failures.

The Teacher as Expert Movement

Chris Crouch | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Chris Crouch

As unpopular as I feel this may sound, I think we, as teachers, must recognize aspects of how we have traditionally gone about our work that has contributed to this sentiment. I see three main issues: transparency, abdication, and best v. good enough.

Dominican Children Denied The Human Right to Nationality And Access to Education

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
B. Shaw Drake

Countless young men and women of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic have been the driving force behind the domestic and international outrage at the denationalization policies of their country.

Anticipation, Diversity and Stepping Forward

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

I am nearly ready for training. My to-be guide dog sleeps or romps or sits reflectively at this moment in a kennel, unaware he will meet me in a matter of days. Maybe he is spunky. Maybe he is mellow.

Living Life From Both Sides Now

Lori Sokol | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

It seemed perfectly fitting that Grammy-winning American folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins served as one of the presenters at last week's Women's Fo...

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

Defying the Odds Through Common Core and PARCC

Teach Plus | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

Every teacher would agree that standardized tests are imperfect measures of the complex output that is students' growth as learners and people. However, without the data that is provided by these assessments, we would have no method for seeing how our students stack up and where to revise our approach.

3 Things Cancer Taught Me At 28

Lauren Caris | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Caris

Cancer isn't normally something to be thankful for, but ultimately through the experience I learned some timeless truths. I will not be the last young person to receive a cancer diagnosis, and to those of the future, I offer this.

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2015 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.

Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...

The Haircut That Got A 5-Year-Old Sent Home From School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Black Voices

Jalyn Broussard was excited to show off his haircut at school last December. It was the first time the 5-year-old sported a different haircut than his...

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

How To Create Giant Success (And Live A Fulfilled Life In The Process)

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:

Building an Ecosystem of Higher Education Innovation

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Higher education institutions will face increasing pressure to counter the public perception that "too many degrees are a waste of money." This shift will require the expansion of the ecosystem of higher education innovation through partnerships with and the inclusion of new stakeholders.