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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.

It's All About the Books, About the Books, About the Books

Helen Young | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Helen Young

Like a lot of teachers Amanda Lodermeier frequently dips into her own pocket to buy materials for the fifth grade class she teaches at the Andersen U...

What My Children's Preschool Teachers Taught Me

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I have three children and have spent nearly a decade as a preschool parent. And -- I have to tell you -- I'm going to miss it. (But not the glitter. I will never miss the glitter.) I'm going to miss preschool because my children's teachers haven't just been teaching my children. They've also been teaching me.

This Stereotype Of Black Women Has Serious Implications

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices

It's no secret that African American women are disproportionately represented in arrest statistics across the United States, and it appears this patte...

4 Years of Choosing Grit and What It Taught Me About Life

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Rose Gilman

Grit -- noun. Courage and resolve; strength of character. Grit has buzz these days. TED talks, bestselling books, countless seminars and currency ...

Tuesday's Gone

Michael J. Sorrell | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Michael J. Sorrell

The history-makers and leaders of this moment will be discussed, debated, lauded, and written about. Unless higher education regains its voice, its role during this period will be remembered as #ShouldHaveDoneMore.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

Online Learning: Bending the Cost Curve in Higher Education?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

While the debate still remains open about the level of quality that the sector is capable of delivering, it is offering a valid alternative for working adults or marginalized students who would otherwise receive little or no education.

Let's Get Real: Prison Is No Place for Elitism

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Targeting corruption in prison education programs without targeting it elsewhere only serves to limit options for an already-disadvantaged population without solving any wider problems.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Coming Out To The Classroom, A Teacher's Story

Paul Emerich France | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Paul Emerich France

The truth is that being gay isn't something I "do" privately. It's a part of who I am, and it has shaped how I view the world. It develops my understanding of the human condition and dictates the empathic interactions I have with each of my students.

Schools Reopen In Areas Of Nepal Worst Hit By Devastating Earthquake

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of schools across the districts worst hit by two major earthquakes in Nepal reopened Sunday. With most school bui...

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by Working to End Mass Incarceration

Gregory Cendana | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Gregory Cendana

Together, we are working toward achieving a reformed criminal justice system that offers formerly imprisoned people an economic path forward and restores voting rights -- and we are already winning battles.

Korean American Artist Nam June Paik Inspires Elementary School Students

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

They filed in, one by one, a long line of fourth- and fifth-grade students, quiet and well-behaved until they crossed the threshold of the Asia Society gallery. And then, one by one, they gasped, cried out, and-- in the case of one young boy-- jumped and nearly fell on landing.

Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? Yes! But Not for the Reasons You Think

Smart Parents | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Coding is having its 15 minutes of fame. Journalists regularly quote facts about the shortage of computer programmers in the U.S., entrepreneurs fund coding camps for low opportunity kids and even the President has given learning to code a thumbs up.

Opportunity Lost or Gained?

David Flink | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
David Flink

Recently, a fascinating front-page article about a pioneering new approach to studying and ultimately curing mutations that cause cancer caught my eye. As I read further, I found that the piece was detailing work I had heard about, but in a more intimate context.

Seattle Middle Schoolers Carrying Water to Raise Funds for Clean Water Around the World

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Pam Stucky

I drank lots of water, flushed toilets, watered plants... and hardly thought once about how easy it is to just turn on the tap. When I need clean, fresh water, it's there.

America's Rate of Homeownership Matters to You--Whether You Own a Home or Not

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeownership in America today.

Confessions of a Teacher Who Doesn't Believe In Education

Amber Kane | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

I was one of those people that always knew what I wanted to be when I "grew up". I wanted to teach. Asking children, and teenagers what they want to be when they grow up , or what they want to major in when they graduate high school, is a pretty common question.

Thank a Teacher Thursday: Dominic Casulli and the Power of Encouragement, Part 1

Ann Reid | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Ann Reid

If we've seen one thing over and over again in this series of stories about influential teachers, it's that a little personal attention and encouragement from a teacher can change the course of a student's life.

Will Justin Bieber Become a Teacher?

Dan Butin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Dan Butin

I had a dream last night that Justin Bieber visited my class. And offered the most powerful lesson any future teacher could hear.

Why America Demonizes Its Teachers

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Evaluating teachers on their students' performance is an issue that has elicited much comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren't learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers alone.