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The First Hurdle

Peter Greene | Posted 06.05.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Before you can compile the test answers, before you can crunch the numbers and sift the data and build your house of test-driven cards -- before you can do all that, you have a first hurdle to fling yourself over. The students taking the test have to care.

After Four Years of Travel, Did I Complete My High School Bucket List?

THINK Global School | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

I usually have an active imagination, but at the time I was in the midst of packing and drew a blank. It was April, and the Alberta air was just starting to recover from a mildly cold winter.

Reparations Would Help Close Wealth Gap in America

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The questions around reparations to descendants of slaves in America often trigger strident conversations. These discussions lay bare how race continu...

Actor Vince Vaughn and Judge Andrew Napolitano Agree: Arm Our School Teachers with Guns

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

How many more times are we going to hear about a crazed gunman walking into a school armed and ready to kill? How many more innocent children need to die before we wake up and prepare our teachers to fight back?

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

Hillary Clinton's Party in Rear-View Mirror, Mo Elleithee Tackles Future of Politics at Georgetown

Mark Silva | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Mark Silva

Mo Elleithee loves politics so much, he's quitting it. The practice of politics, that is. He still has faith and a passion for the perfection of politics -- with hope that a new generation will find better strategies than his has.

Buying a Home? Know Hard Costs Going In

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Surveys of potential home buyers, particularly first time buyers, are telling us that many could use a little more knowledge about two of the largest costs of ownership. Everyone needs a mortgage and insurance is necessary as well.

Real Estate Ebb and Flow-Old to Young

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Much has been written about the Baby Boomer generation, as they're coming into retirement now. Approximately 10,000 boomers hit the age of 65 every day. The boomer years are from 1946 through 1964. Those born in 1946 turned 65 in 2011, and we've progressed through births in 1949.

Rents from Both Sides of the Deal

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Scott Yancey

Rental property investors monitor markets for supply and demand characteristics and what tenants are willing and able to pay in rent. Since the market crash that began in 2007, renting has become a way of life for millions who would have been buyers in the past.

Why We Need To Do More To Retain Teachers

JP Fugler | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

I have watched fellow educators, my friends, walk into the classroom ready to take on the challenge only to walk out defeated. I am not prideful enough to assume that the same could not happen to me. It's not that teachers are looking for a reason to leave. America, we're looking for a reason to stay.

What I Wish I Had Saved

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dana Laquidara

I was a bystander in their doll games, a witness to it all. I saw the Oregon Trail from a distance, looking out the kitchen window, glimpses of three pony tailed heads and the pink wheels bumping along through the grass. I cannot bring the dolls back. But I can call up these memories, clear as a summer day on the prairie.

America's Competition Fetish Kills Creativity and Produces Human Sheep

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

In the view of Margaret Heffernan, author of A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn't Everything, and How We Do Better, teaching competition from the earliest years produces adults who fail at creative thinking and generates a society where cheating is incentivized and people never learn to collaborate. In the following interview, she explains why this failure puts us all at risk.

To My Son's Future Teacher

Smart Parents | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

My son saw his first snow last winter. He stuck his little face straight up in the air and squealed with delight when he felt the cold, soft flakes against his skin. The white, feathery bits swirled around and then slowly floated down towards his outreached hands against the backdrop of deep grey, Texas skies.

Six Degrees to Skilled Labor

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

The idea that we can be separated into categories by our career paths into white collar and blue collar; professional and vocational; lofty and lowly; is almost absurd. In order for our economy and our communities to function and thrive, we need everyone.

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

Graduating Self-Directed Learners Ready to Thrive in College

Smart Parents | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

We are in one of our favorite seasons at Summit Public Schools as college acceptances roll in for our students, and we have the opportunity as a community to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments.

Constitution Rock

Matt Farmer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material practically writes itself.

How Technology Can Help Language Learning

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

There is no doubt that computer aided language learning and computer mediated communication enhance teaching and learning experiences in the areas of linguistics and language intelligence.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Obviously, entrepreneurship is becoming a viable path for business school graduates, especially in the west coast where Silicon Valley enjoys steady growth. So it should come as no surprise that schools are shifting their curriculum to focus on entrepreneurial skills.

On the Holiness of Plastic: Interviewing Dorothea Lasky

Max Ritvo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Max Ritvo

knew I was getting a teacher of ferocious passion and penetrating psychological insight from her poetry, which I had in read in The New Yorker, the Paris Review and in her four poetry collections.

How New Jersey Private Schools Misuse Public Funds

Christopher Baxter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Christopher Baxter

It was June 2013, and I had just published a major expose in The Star-Ledger about how one of New Jersey's most politically connected engineering firms parlayed secret -- and illegal -- campaign donations into millions of dollars in government contracts.

Preparing Your Children, and your Wallet, for College... Sure-Fire Strategies to Lessen the Financial Pain

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 06.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Irvin G. Schorsch III

You just can't rush into some things or leave them to chance. Preparing your son or daughter for college is one of them.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.

For Colored Girls in Academia

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Barbara Sostaita

As a first-generation Latina at a PWI Ivy League, feelings of isolation, uprootedness, and not belonging have become all too familiar.