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9 Screenwriting Truths I Learned the Hard Way in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

SCOTUS’ DACA Ruling Piles New Burdens On Undocumented Students

Young Invincibles | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Young Invincibles

By Raamish Saeed Last week's Supreme Court split decision on the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals leaves already overburdened undocumented studen...

How The Modern School Is Becoming More Like The Modern Workplace

Blake Zalcberg | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Blake Zalcberg

There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. But things are changing. As the office has evolved to all...

Know My Name; Know Me

Teach Plus | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Shawnta Barnes My father, James; my mother, Lisa; my sisters Alice and Sherry and me, I was named Shawnta. "Shawn-ta. Sha-want-ta. Shawn-na. Shaw...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer

Crystal Sands | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Crystal Sands

This is an image of my six year old's "decorated" alphabet. He gets to write his letters like this because we work on letters at home. I'm a forme...

8 Things Students With Chronic Stomach Problems Understand

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

There are a few universal truths about college: 1. You’re going to ditch at least one class at some point to binge watch Netflix. 2. Dating someone ...

How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million stu...

Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools

Bob Williams | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

The Kansas Supreme Court is threatening to shutter schools across the state - unless the legislature shells out another $38 million in K-12 funds. If the legislature fails to appropriate these additional funds, the state high court will put a hold on $4 billion in school funding as of July 1, invariably triggering widespread school closures.

Have We Lost Our Compassion? Can Our School System Help?

Rob Furman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

I believe that as an educator I look at world affairs a little differently than the average or typical citizen. As an educator, I look at what is happening in the nation and in the world and tend to make judgement based on our educational system.

Here Is What Colleges Can do to Admit More Top Low-Income Students

Harold O. Levy | Posted 06.24.2016 | College
Harold O. Levy

Growing up, children have high hopes and big dreams. We tell them that if they study hard and do well in school they can go on to college and achieve ...

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it...

To The Child at the Awards Ceremomy Who Knows Their Name Will Never Be Called

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Ah, end of term. Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course the all important end of year award ceremony. Proud parents just as ex...

Lesser Government

Misty Anderson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Misty Anderson

A few weeks ago, a grammatically incorrect billboard appeared along Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN's main thoroughfare. The billboard declares, across th...

Core Competencies to Master: Uncovering Your Leadership Potential

GenDIY | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education

By: David Pumarejo When entering high school, I assumed that the most powerful leaders I would encounter along the way would be my teachers. Instead,...

Seven Ways Schools Are Failing Transgender And Non-Binary Students

Virginia Soave | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Virginia Soave

It's amazing how many teachers are continuing to divide students into "girls and boys." Whether this be for sports teams, quiz games, uniforms or simply for seating plans, transgender and non-binary students are immediately made to feel out of place to classmates and alienated by the teacher.

'Suck it, Bipeds': Finding Dory's Disability Narratives

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Media
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Rarely, if ever, have I encountered a movie, animated or live action, so replete with positive representations of multiple disabilities, that simultaneously avoids stereotypical pity and triumph narratives and refuses to deny truths like bullying, isolation, despair, and grief.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

The Care of One Teacher Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

Sometimes, if we're fortunate, a person can briefly enter into our lives and end up redirecting its entire course for the better. It's a powerful trut...

Taking Children To An Aquarium Is A Lesson In Cruelty

Skye Cleary | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Skye Cleary

Aquariums can, of course, be centers for conservation and research. But there is a special issue when we take children to visit them. We are setting an example of how we think we should live, and this might be done only by ignoring what's in front of us, lying just beneath the surface.

The Serendipitous Learning Dilemma

THINK Global School | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
THINK Global School

The best kind of discovery is a serendipitous one, whether it be discovering your future wife in line at Starbucks, an unclaimed $20.00 bill on the si...

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...

New Nancy Drew Mobile App Teaches Skills to Young Girls

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Kyriaki Chonacas

How invigorating to meet a humble brainiac, whose kind, compassionate, a feminist, in 2016 who's has pulled tote for almost two decades! Here's a message from the one and only Penny Milliken, CEO of HeR Interactive.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Jeff Ray | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Jeff Ray

There are those who look at the Digital Revolution and question just how much longer it can continue. The truth of the matter is that we are only just beginning.

Business Leaders Need Not Apply

William E. White | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
William E. White

The broad realization that business leaders do not hold all the answers had better come soon, because reliance on business leaders in government and public institutions is not arresting the alarming deterioration of our public infrastructure and institutions.

Dear Educators: Stop Staying You're Doing It For The Kids

Calvalyn Day | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Calvalyn Day

I anticipate some mixed and charged responses to this post, read it through and then let’s chat. Hit me on Twitter @FamandBizCoach Dear Educators, ...