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If It's Broken, Let's Fix It

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Not only is the education of 65 million children disrupted today because of emergency, crisis and conflict -- but new projections we are working on at the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity show that these children will continue to fall behind.

The American School of Tegucigalpa

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

I had the pleasure of visiting The American School Of Tegucigalpa (AST). It gives me a great honor to present in a near future a 1-hour seminar to all students on how to read a book in a day to enhance academic success and increase SAT/ACT scores.

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of American Democracy

John Bredin | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

Even if Bernie Sanders loses to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and recent polling data suggests that he might not, he has already won. ...

A National Service Act for the 21st Century

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

It is fitting that we honor Dr. King's legacy with a national day of service -- and I look forward to joining my neighbors this morning in volunteering to improve an inner-city Chicago public school -- but, as a society, we can do better than one single day of service.

Fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream: the Role for Higher Education

The Conversation US | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

We -- the universities -- are the ones sitting in the midst of these realities, facing the choice between being walled citadels that separate the privileged from the uninvited other or being welcoming hubs connecting young individuals with opportunity.

Why I'm Working to Level the Playing Field for NYC's Youth

Richard Buery | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Richard Buery

Every day, I traveled between the two New York Cities. I watched kids from my neighborhood who were just as smart, just as talented and just as deserving as those at Stuyvesant get left behind again and again because they weren't afforded equal opportunities to thrive.

Education, Integration and Equality: The Way to Make America Great

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.17.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched, preached and toiled during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, he knew the sordid history of this country -- and was deeply mired in its bigoted present -- and yet, he still imagined that things could be different. He saw the ugliness but believed in the beauty. What would Dr. King think about our country today? I think he still would have hope. And here's why.

Message to Bernie: Be More Creative In Effort to Win Iowa Latino Vote

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Bernie has pulled out all the stops in an effort to court Latinos, but many are still unfamiliar with the left-leaning democratic socialist. If he wishes to solidify his support among Latinos, Bernie must broaden his definition of "political revolution"

Helping Boys of Color

Joel Peterson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

DC school leaders point to the large achievement gap in its schools between boys of color and other students, including females of color.

Helping Students Pursue Research With A Purpose

Footnote | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education

While there may not be a clear-cut path for how to do this kind of work, it all starts with expanding student learning to the world beyond the classroom.

Just Because You Do 'Good' Work Doesn't Mean You're a Good Person

Michael Lee | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lee

One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.

Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science
Craig Newmark

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia's potential for communicating science to the public.

4 Ways To Make Schools Safer For Muslim Students

Jessica Winegar | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Jessica Winegar

I am dreading the day that my young son comes home from school hurt from his first experience of anti-Muslim bigotry. We risk alienating an entire generation of our kids if schools do not work to make sure they are safe and welcomed.

When Hope Fades

Sara Lindberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Lindberg

"I just can't take it anymore. The voices are getting stronger and I find that I can't pull myself away. It's getting too hard and I don't want to ...

Answering the President's Technology Challenge

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology
Jim Steyer

In this week's State of the Union address, President Obama challenged Congress and all of us to consider an important, fundamental question: How do we make technology work for us and not against us ?

Sorry Breitbart--White People Should Talk About Race

Celia Buckman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Celia Buckman

I'm proud of my high school for celebrating Martin Luther King Day meaningfully. While this day of seminars may not be perfect, it's certainly better than letting another day pass where we refuse to acknowledge racial injustices, and our role in ameliorating them.

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

Try The Bitter: The Next Generation of Syrian Talent in the Bekaa Valley

Up For School | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Up For School

School may be horrible. But there's something worse than having to go to school. And that's having no school to go to.

Answering Common Questions About the FAFSA

SALT | Posted 01.14.2016 | College

Some higher education institutions require you to fill out multiple financial aid applications, but they all require at least one -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Safety Concerns Shouldn't Trump Students' Global Adventures

Jane Swift | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Jane Swift

For parents with students hoping to study or travel abroad next year, the recent horrific terrorist attack in Paris is a nightmare scenario. With three daughters myself, I understand the impulse to keep the kids in the house for, I don't know, the next decade or so. However, isolationism is not an option for me.

The Bilingual Advantage

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

In the early fifties, as a young boy, I crossed the Atlantic aboard a TWA Super Constellation propeller airplane, from Madrid. After many hours we landed at Idlewild Airport in New York. A tallish, thin, blond young boy reached America and immediately felt at home.

The Special Education Graduation Gap

Todd Grindal | Posted 01.14.2016 | Education
Todd Grindal

Lost in all of the discussion about these new graduation numbers is recognition that graduation rates for students with disabilities remain abysmal.

Terrorism Sets the World on Flames

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Ege Ozyegin

How can people become suicide bombers in the name of a religion they know nothing about? My inquiry led me to a single major answer: lack of education.

Why Meditation Is Relevant Within Business Practice and Education

Umesh Mukhi | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Umesh Mukhi

The essence of management and mind consciousness is more or less the same thing which is about managing ourselves and our resources to maximize our potential expectations.

Bernie Sanders and the New American Social Contract

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Will Bernie Sanders win the nomination while running on this platform? Can he win a general election? Certainly, in this election cycle the American public appears readier than it has been in two generations to return to its progressive heritage.