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The Illusion of Choice

Elissa Stein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

At the moment 68,000 or so NYC 8th graders are anxiously waiting to find out where they'll be offered seats for high school.

3 Ways Parents Can Spot Powerful Learning

Smart Parents | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Recently I had the opportunity to learn alongside my seven-year old daughter, as we used the occasion of yet another snowed-in February day to scratch the itch of one of her many curiosities.

Read Aloud to Ignite a World of Possibility

Pam Allyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Pam Allyn

World Read Aloud Day has arrived. On March 4th more than a million people will take a stand for the life-saving power of literacy by reading aloud. With World Read Aloud Day, we can advocate together for three important things

10 Things I Wish I'd Asked During College Visits

The Prospect | Posted 03.03.2015 | College
The Prospect

Looking back, a lot of the articles I read were from the perspective of parents, and while their intentions were genuine, the questions they encouraged students to ask weren't really that relevant or even remotely difficult to find on a college's website today.

Artificial Intelligence Technology Is 'Breaking Out of the Box'

Peter Mellgard | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

"The exponential improvement in the elements of computing is not about to run out of gas. We've got generations more of it to go. Geeks out there are going to take that computational power and that ocean of data and do things that astonish us."

Why Letting Girls Learn Matters

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

We loved our students. They worked hard; they were motivated; they found such joy in learning. But the odds were stacked against them.

College Degrees Valuable for Employment Prospects and Much More

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. | Posted 03.03.2015 | College
Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

For those who are capable and willing to advance to higher education, there can be no argument that in today's day and age having a college degree is better than entering the workforce unarmed with all the necessary tools.

Machiavelli in the Classroom

John Ewing | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
John Ewing

The notion that we can judge success after one or two years is simple ignorance. Test scores can be valuable to students, but education is far more than a few dozen tests in Math and English. Education is not naturally a part of politics, and when politicians get involved in the details, they inevitably make a mess.

Inequality and Fairness: Why Investors Should Care

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Peter Schwartz

The effect of unequal educational funding is to reinforce existing wealth inequalities across social class, race, gender, and region. But the most significant effect is the reproduction of these inequalities across generations.

The Case for Restorative Justice

Nancy Michaels | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Nancy Michaels

Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown boys from succeeding.

Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

The Demise of the Artist-Teacher

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

It's time stop paying lip-service to "freedom" in schools. If we actually implement it, the artist-teacher will flourish and so will our kids.

6 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves Before Telling Their Kids To 'Try harder'

Tanith Carey | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

If children come to feel like trophies, they start to feel they are valued not for who they are, but for what they do and how good they make you look, breeding unhappiness.

'R' Is for Republican and Reverse

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats keep trying to drive our country forward with policies designed to help Americans in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Republicans are stuck in reverse. In 2016, let's find Democratic candidates who will move the country forward.

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
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Teachers and Parents Need to Support Their Kids' Learning

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Every teacher and school leader needs the training, the tools, the time, and the trust to be able to use data to help students--and to help their parents better support their students learning. I have been fortunate to be part of a school that values and uses information. Doesn't every parent deserve that opportunity? I think so.

The Next Oprah Winfrey & Algebra: How to Empower Young African American Women With Additional Math Skills

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

By loving, cherishing, and supporting mathematics education for African American women and girls, we improve our society and empower future generations.

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

How Moms Teach Dads

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

As mothers, you aren't just teaching your children. You're teaching fathers, and dads-to-be, and dads-in-waiting. Men like me, like my husband, men that neither I nor you will ever meet, men in faraway places and men around the block, who have everything to offer a child. So please, if you don't mind, keep teaching.

Lessons for Learning and Life: 10 Messages Parents (and Teachers) Can Teach Kids

Smart Parents | Posted 03.02.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Reflecting upon enduring lessons learned during my formative years, a primary source was former professor and college tennis coach Steve Wilkinson. I am not alone.

Flipping the Way Students (and Professors) Do College

Emily Reich | Posted 03.01.2015 | College
Emily Reich

Being read to, besides being redundant, is demeaning and frustrating. I need a professor not as a middle-man for information, but as a motivating and encouraging figurehead of the classroom.

Weathering Calm and Stormy Seas: Leadership Tips From Captain Phillips

Mia Toschi | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

After serving 22 years as a Captain at sea and 35 years in the business, the now retired Phillips is now sailing into new waters: motivational speaker focused on leadership skills.

3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly

Rob Furman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

As I present at many national conferences, sit on many educational technology forums and judge for many educational technology award groups, I am very frustrated by what I am seeing in terms of our use of EdTech.

Demystifying Parenting in the Digital Age

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Nowhere else in history has there been a reverse relationship between parent and child as in the domain of the Internet. The common belief that the child learns from the parent and influence primarily flows from parent to child is often negated in the area of Internet

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?