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No, White Males Are Definitely Not Disadvantaged in College Admissions

Quora | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education

Is it still possible to get into a good college being a white male in a time where women and minorities are so highly preferred? originally appeared o...

Why I Am Voting 'No' On The CUNY-PSC Proposed Contract

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Rita C. Tobin

One morning in September 1974, having just earned my M.A. in English and begun my long trek to a Ph.D., I borrowed my sister's car and drove to Lehman College in the Bronx, where I had just been hired to teach freshman composition.

Gun Control, Religion, Sexual Orientation: Tolerance Starts with Education

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 07.20.2016 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

As the attacks between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump intensify, the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando have put the spotlight on th...

Who Gets Your Vote This Election Season? The Arts!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

I am often asked for my opinion of the best arts president in recent history. I can't name one person, because there were in fact several presidents--...

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching 'Climate Justice'

Bill Bigelow | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country's first comprehensive "climate justice" resolution. The school board voted unanimously to "abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities," and called for all schools to teach a "climate justice" curriculum.

When Storytellers Connect

Chika Oduah | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Chika Oduah

I learned about a documentary film project called, Nancy: A One Girl Revolution. Nancy is a young girl living in the remote hills of Kenya. Her world ...

The Kingdom Is Safe

Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Jordan must be highly vigilant in its fight against ISIS, especially if it wants to continue playing such a critical role within the coalition. Even though ISIS has not launched a thorough offensive against Jordan, the writing is already on the wall.

Future Of Work And Education: An Introduction

Dawn E. Quaker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Dawn E. Quaker

The advent of new technology has historically moved society forward. Beginning with the onset of the Third Industrial Revolution and Digital Age in t...

Nation's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching "Climate Justice"

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

There remains an enormous gulf between the severity of the climate crisis and the attention given the crisis in U.S. schools and in widely used text material.

The Essence Of A Leader

Eric Sheninger | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Eric Sheninger

This acronym for L.E.A.D.E.R. is an attempt to identify the characteristics, attributes, and mindset to create a much better meaning for the word. What words would you change and why?

When It Comes To Publicly Funded Preschool, Are We Asking The Wrong Questions And Getting The Wrong Answers?

Todd Grindal | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Todd Grindal

As enrollment in publicly funded preschool grows, many policymakers are asking, "Does publicly funded preschool work?" This question seems sensible: preschool programs, especially high quality ones, do not come cheap.

Good Cop Bad Cop: Why America Needs A Lesson In Nuance

Sarah Thomas | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Sarah Thomas

It is a logical mistake to conclude that you are all "bad cops." We desperately need to hear the voices of the "good cops."

Nearly 1 In 10 Children Not Enrolled In School: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 263 million children worldwide, nearly one in 10, do not go to school, posing a daunting hurdle ...

Staggering New Numbers on Education: 263 million children, adolescents and youth excluded

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Students in Calabar, Nigeria © OGSB The latest global out-of-school numbers are out and the story they tell is familiar. A jointly published polic...

Growing Up With First Responder Parents

Alexis Shaak | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Alexis Shaak

I am an only child, but I have always had a fourth family member living with me, my mom, and my dad. No, it wasn’t another human or a pet, it was a ...

Green Chemistry Is The Path To Chemical Safety

Tess Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Tess Carter

While the EPA has supported many important projects, green chemistry is multi-disciplinary and can support cross-agency efforts from the EPA to the Department of Energy to the US Department of Agriculture.

What's Working: Teacher Engagement and Teacher Leadership

Allan Golston | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

In the field of education, the question of how to keep students engaged is a persistent one. Engaged students learn more, retain more, and show more l...

What Screenwriters Can Expect with Their First "General Meeting"

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

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

The Sextant or Siri: American Creativity in the Crossroads

Day Rosenberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Day Rosenberg

From the Space Race which gave us modern rocketry, Velcro, and Tang; to the magic of TV, from Cronkite to The Brady Bunch; to the Internet, with its s...

History The Great Teacher... Reflections on Last Week's Tragedy

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

CLIFTON L. TAULBERT ...but as a people, we have been tardy. We have been absent! We have not gone to class as we should. It is in the classroom as...

5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Vivienne Mayer

Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means o...

5 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.14.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

1. Time Is Money College is basically high school on steroids when it comes to managing your time. The first thing you should do after being accepted ...

Climate Change This Week: Massive Worldwide Tree Die-Off, Selling Solar Surges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Amazon tree frog, is another...

My Boy's Escape From Depression (And My New Love For Hyperactivity)

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

I've become a different mom by witnessing the mystery, complexity and seismic hope in my child's future. I've felt how my strength and my belief in my child helps provide fuel for his flourishing.

Why Muppets Are Talking About Female Education

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321