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A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

With an Eye on the Future

Rep. Mark Takano | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Takano

Full-throated support for public education should be a no-brainer for Democratic candidates. They should tout their support for neighborhood schools, while pointing out how their Republican opponents want to slash funding and resources.

Why an Education Award

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Education is generally considered the most important aspect of a young child's life and has the greatest impact on their future potential. More importantly, an illiterate society is a society ripe for predation and manipulation.

Michigan Republicans Need to Stop Lying About Classroom Funding

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

In the end the fact that people like Ari Adler continue to push the narrative that Michigan Republicans are spending more money on education tells you all you need to know about how devastating this loss of hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the classroom are.

Joy Resmovits

The Obama Administration Officially Wants This Major Education Law Rewritten

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

After years of dancing around Congress to help states evade the No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration thinks it's time to go back to the ...

Inspire the World

Jimmy Demers | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Jimmy Demers

To truly channel, all we have to do is "be" ourselves. After all, we're all unique channels to an infinite source -- and when we want to be inspired, lifted from a place that might keep us from rising to our very best self, all we have to do is listen.

Women in Business Q&A: Judy Verses, President of Global E&E, Rosetta Stone

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As President of Rosetta Stone's Global E&E division since October 2011, Judy is responsible for all institutional business across all geographies. Judy has extensive experience across business, government, education and consumer sectors in technology, education and communications industries.

In 2015, Will It Be More Renters or a Buyer Binge?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If you don't anticipate a buying binge, investing in rental property or wholesaling to those investors who do may continue to be profitable strategies in the coming year.

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

Teacher Evaluations Require More Than a Check in the Box

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

This leaves principals and school administrators tasked with conducting teacher evaluations in a rapidly changing educational environment that can be unfamiliar if not altogether intimidating.

What Philanthropists Can Learn From Hollywood

Jason Lorimer | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Jason Lorimer

This misalignment reminds me of an inefficiency that Hollywood studios have found a way to correct. Studios will fund a project and for any number of reasons it might fall apart before it hits the big screen.

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

Ravé Mehta | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Ravé Mehta

The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School -- Part 11

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

In choosing aphorisms, I always made a point of exposing students to different viewpoints and cautioned them not to accept any aphorism as true until they have critically evaluated its claim. I suggested that they think of at least three strong arguments both for and against each aphorism's truth

Student Motivation: Focusing on Excellence

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Why aren't more students motivated and why haven't we figured out how to get them motivated? The problem with motivation is not necessarily an issue with students or even with teachers as some might think.

14, Unplugged, and Innovating

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

I have a coffee shop scene burned in my mind that I cannot seem to shake: ten teen girls sitting in a circle, each one of them looking down at their smartphones. Eye contact did not appear to be on the menu that day.

America's Strength: An Innovation Economy

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In a 2012 article in The New York Times called "China's Rise Isn't Our Demise," Vice President Joe Biden wrote a cogent summary of America's advanta...

Here's How Illinois Demographics Have Changed Over 50 years

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.08.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Much of the growth and demographic shifts in the United States over the last five and a half decades have been echoed on a smaller scale in Illinois. But there is one important exception: Illinois' population is growing at a slower rate than the country as a whole.

Reflections of an Octogenarian: Kids, What Do They Know Anyway? How to Raise Their Social/Political Literacy

Larry Paros | Posted 01.12.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

The year was 1965. It was a warm fall day, and I was driving Paul Goodman, the noted thinker and prominent social theorist to his hotel. He was to be a guest speaker at a program I had created for area high school students to dialogue with prominent writers, artists, and politicians.

From a One-Bedroom Bronx Apartment to Yale University: Dr. Dena Simmons

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

During her childhood, unsung heroine Dr. Dena Simmons often slept with the sound of gunshots echoing in the background of her family's one-bedroom apa...

Entertainment Industry Caves to Hackers and Refuses to Stand Up for America's Kids

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Steyer

I watched the hacking of Sony Pictures play out with a mixture of sadness and bewilderment, as studio executives fell victim to a coordinated cyber attack and pulled The Interview from theaters before eventually releasing it days later.

Top 5 Essential Skills for Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

I sent an email to all of my student teachers recently, asked them to please hit reply, and then quickly list the five most important soft skills needed by teachers.

Please Don't Be a Teacher If You're Not Going to Love Your Job

Karen Zainal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Karen Zainal

I hope all teachers love their job. What does loving your job mean in the context of teaching? I don't mean you have to feel like sunshine and rainbows all the time, because it's obviously hard work with many ups and downs.

When Students Won't Read

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

Not only do students not read much, some actually express an active hostility towards reading. But being able to read is half the benefit of being human. As far as I am concerned, if I couldn't read, I'd just as soon be running around the Serengeti with the hyenas and wildebeest.

Civil Dissonance

Lisa Longo | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Lisa Longo

I've been thinking a lot about the world we've created. And I've come to the conclusion that it makes absolutely no sense. None. Not even a little.