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I Need a Learning Sherpa

Smart Parents | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

My daughter Chloe is just three years old. I'm extremely fortunate that she attends a great pre-school. Because her birthday falls in October, she won't start kindergarten for two and-a-half years.

An Interview with a Revolutionary, Professor Peter McLaren

Creston Davis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Creston Davis

"My advice to teachers is to democratize access in your institutions so that working families from urban and rural sectors can attend, and give the poor the same chance to prepare for higher education as the rich since the goal of education is to create an egalitarian society."

#Selma50: Voter Education, Suppression and Obligation

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Now is the time for us to speak out, join together and reclaim the promise of America. That starts by educating our students about the impact of the civil rights movement, acting collectively to achieve a renewal of the Voting Rights Act and redoubling our efforts to ensure all children grow up in safe communities with high-quality neighborhood public schools.

Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Excellent schools make sure their students have access to the world's most advanced knowledge, they strengthen key skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. But their main differentiator is that they also develop mindfulness, curiosity, courage, resilience and leadership.

Today's Youth Are Our Future World Leaders

Scott Pearson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Scott Pearson

In the history of the world, change often starts with the young. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes. They see the world as it is and ask "why?" and imagine a different world and ask "why not?"

Christina Wilkie

New Senate Bill Aims To Reduce School Suspensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of the Senate hurried out of town Wednesday ahead of a major snowstorm, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) quietly introduced a bill that...

Good Education Helps Girls Grow Into Strong Women

Julia Gillard | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Julia Gillard

There's more than enough evidence to show that educating girls is transformational not only to girls themselves but to everyone around them. With education, a girl will be better positioned over her lifetime to help herself and her family move out of poverty and avoid disease. That makes for stronger women and more resilient families, communities, nations and the world.

South Korea's School Entrance Ceremonies Are Strange And Adorable

HuffPost Korea | Talia Lavin and Sang-Ah Kwak | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

In South Korea, the school year begins in spring -- a time of new beginnings -- and new students at all educational levels across the country look for...

The Case Against Group Projects: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Them

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

The most successful children are the ones who are able to take responsibility for things only within their area of control-- and let other things go. Easier said then done. In education, this concept can be an exceptionally ambiguous concept when children are asked to work on a group project.

The One Thing Most Americans Don't Realize About Education

Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

Now, more than ever before, education is a nuanced and contentious subject in political and social discourse. Teacher unions, standardized testing, ex...

Gender Fluid Generation: Evolving Gender Norms at School

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

Cripping the Curriculum: Looking at Disability in Ontario's New Sexual Health Education Curriculum

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Almost immediately, it highlights the risks of sex for Persons with Disabilities, and how they may not have the social or emotional faculties to understand, appreciate or enjoy the sexual experience.

Teen Dating and the Absence of Communication

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As I entered college I realized I needed to use my voice, get to know who that boy I thought was cute really was, his morals, values and most of all his intentions. I also learned that this takes time, a valuable lesson every girl must understand.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.05.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Many kids are very visual and need to see a campus in real life. Visit a variety of campuses so you can see what it means to be at a large urban campus versus a small suburban one. Please just don't visit colleges that are unlikely or true stretch colleges.

Eat Your Pets

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Education will never make progress until we can educate the public to tolerate a little bit of explanation. Otherwise, we'll be eating our pets until the cows come home.

My Deaf and Blind Daughter Beat the Odds Because I Expected Her To

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

All of this is why moments of academic achievement in the life of a child categorized as deaf-blind by school districts, a child a kindergarten teacher once called "unteachable" to my face, is worthy of a party.

Doctor, Lawyer, Camel Rancher: Helping Your Kids Discover Careers They Love

Smart Parents | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

When you became a parent, you were entrusted with a squishy little bundle of brains, possibilities, and aspirations--and you committed to giving your offspring everything at your disposal and more.

We Have to Stop Ignoring Adverse Childhood Experiences

John Thompson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
John Thompson

Even as the study of children's response to trauma pointed to the need to focus on the socioemotional needs of students, the test-driven school reform movement drew a line in the sand; the mention of adverse childhood experiences was dismissed as an "excuse." Top-down school reformers imposed an educational version of faith healing on schools.

Rebecca Klein

Around The World, This Is How Girls And Boys Are Stacking Up Against Each Other In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

All around the world, teenage girls are more likely than boys to reach a basic level of proficiency in math, science and reading. However, among the w...

The New Gender Divide in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

While many countries can claim victory in having closed gender gaps in the knowledge and skills of boys and girls, we may have lost sight of important social and emotional dimensions of learning that may be far more predictive for the future life choices of children.

See How 3 Women are Harnessing Technology to Live a Purpose-Driven Life

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Shae, Lisa and Lucie all have taken different paths to finding purpose in their work, but the outcomes have been the same. They are helping others thrive, solving social problems and making an impact on their communities.

Safety for Women and Girls: Protection Strategies for a Healthful World

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Safety is not linear; to ensure that a clinic can cope with a medical emergency such as the Ebola crisis and continue to handle routine care requires substantial strengthening of an entire health system.

Teachers Deserve Better

Eric Sheninger | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

My message is to everyone who has and continues to bash teachers by implementing accountability structures that will do nothing to help our students succeed in life and follow their dreams.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.