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There's No Place Like a Full(er) House

Katharine Rose | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

Faced with various milestones, situations and challenges we can all relate to -- such as fear of failure, insecurities and wanting to belong -- each episode left the viewer with a clearly defined message or "takeaway" which, more often than not, came down to one simple principle: Always try to do the right thing.

Joy Resmovits

Shockingly Few Students Are Proficient In U.S. History | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Which of these do the governments of Canada, France and Australia have in common: a) They are controlled by the military; b) They have constitutions t...

Christina Wilkie

Major Texas School District Halts Controversial Truancy Courts | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A decision this week by a major Texas school district to suspend operations at its truancy court was welcomed by juvenile justice advocat...

Set Up to Fail: High Stakes Testing in Public Schools

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?

10 of the Most Challenging High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.28.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A new report was released ranking the nation's most challenging high schools, and 72 schools in Illinois made the cut.

Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

It is vital that educators be trained to recognize and nurture self-directed learning using technology and be capable of creating learning environments that support it.

Grateful for Gen Z

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

We all know more than enough about Millennials - who they are, how they consume media, what they want from brands, and other assorted minutiae from the foods they eat to the slang they use.

Money, Money, Money

Gerry Myers | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

There is an old saying, "Money is the root of all evil." While money may not cause evil in all circumstances, it certainly can sway some people toward the path of corruption and bad behavior.

Peace is the Language of my War

Esrat Karim Eve | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Esrat Karim Eve

I always tell people that a woman in a developing country is like a circus elephant. What we see in the circus is how the mighty enormous elephant is leashed in a weak chain without knowing about his power of crumbling the chain effortlessly.

The Nation's Health Is on Our Plate

Kirsten Saenz Tobey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Kirsten Saenz Tobey

Why it's on all of us to ensure access to healthy, clean-label food in schools

Out Loud and Off-Screen: The Power of the Spoken Word

Graeme Blackman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Graeme Blackman

As April comes to an end and the city of Baltimore is seared by racial conflict, I have been thinking about one of the great examples of the enormous power of public oratory, which occurred 47 years ago and whose anniversary is rarely noted.

Harvesting Teachers of Color to Improve -- And Save -- Lives

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The challenge we face is that, in a majority of urban schools, the student population is more segregated than it was 60 years ago, after Brown v. Board of Education. At the same time, the teaching force has become "whiter," with as many as four white teachers for every teacher of color. Black teachers make up less than 7 percent of America's teaching force.

Post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Leadership Needed to Keep Pregnant Young Girls in School

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Not only is this a poorly cloaked assault on the right to education for these girls, it ignores the reality of what young girls in Sierra Leone face in terms of control over their bodies as well as access to reproductive health services.

To Strengthen Higher Ed, We Must Look to Accreditation

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

At the U.S. Senate prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), accreditation stands as one of the most important tools available to strengthen postsecondary education. Accreditation ultimately sets the standard for all colleges and universities to achieve.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weird News

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Et Tu, Kimmy Schmidt? The Unbreakable Attack on Teachers

Ali Solomon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Ali Solomon

In a show that both heightens and subverts stereotypes, this seems like a particularly uninspired approach to such a timely, polarizing issue.

GOP Budget Subsidizes Military Industrialization on the Frontier of Climate Change

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Apparently unimportant to the House Majority is the potentially devastating impact of their budget resolution on everyday people -- the $4.5 trillion in cuts to domestic spending on which many Americans deeply depend, including food stamp programs, Pell Grants, Head Start, and Medicaid.

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Smart Parents | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Because I am always looking at birds and listening to their songs, my daughter Jade has become something of a birdwatcher too. As parents and educators, we can help children discover their true passions and learn with and from the natural world. Here are my 10 key principles to inspire a love of learning in nature.

Critics of Colleges Should Listen to What Employers Really Want From Students

John A. Tures | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When it comes to college costs, Victor Davis Hanson should check out where the money is actually spent.

Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority

Jim Steyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Jim Steyer

As we all know, kids don't sit in corporate boardrooms and don't have the votes or economic power to make their voices heard. Yet, their success in life is absolutely essential to our nation's future. And when we stand up for all kids, we stand up for the best interests of our own kids

Power of Play: Applied Knowledge, Engaged Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

My wife and I have both taught for a number of years in progressive public schools. The last few years have made us think deeply about how we want to educate our children, and to revisit how that influences our work in public education.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How then 24 year-old Sameer Mehta Sold His First Startup to Mark Cuban then Cofounded His Second Startup with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many people, let alone college students, would go out of their way to cold-email more than 100 seasoned entrepreneurs and investors asking for feedback on their startup.

Stuck Outside the Poor Door

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The contrast between the haves and have-nots might be especially stark at that New York building, but millions of families across the country are finding themselves on the wrong side of the poor door.