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Why We Need To Be Teaching Kindness To Kids In The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.24.2015 | Good News

Some lessons are better learned earlier in life -- and kindness is no exception. That's why teachers like Kimberly Smith and Pamela Jung are beginning...

When the Buyers Come Back, Then What?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

What do rental property investors have to look forward to if the demand for rental properties starts to dwindle due to a movement toward buying? The first thing we should consider is exactly where these buyers will be coming from.

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

What Is Absorption Rate in Real Estate and Why Is It Important?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Absorption rate is the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes in the market. That sounds simple, and the math is for the most part. However, it's an important concept, and it's used by a great many real estate related businesses to attempt to predict home prices and sales activity going forward.

We Need to Teach our Children That They Can Change the World

Kiran Bir Sethi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Kiran Bir Sethi

To turn this story around, Design for Change was born out of the conviction that children are not helpless. The natural youthful optimism they feel; that change is possible and the belief that they can drive it, should be cultivated rather than discouraged.

What's Wrong with this Picture?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

The University of North Georgia says it was an "isolated case of poor judgment." Well, maybe they honestly think that it was -- or suddenly realized they should stop letting partially blind Uncle Bubba pick out the catalog pictures.

When School Is Not Enough: Four Alternative Education Programs That Meet Youths' Needs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Girls raised in Mumbai's brothels deal not only with challenging living conditions but also with physical, mental, and sexual violence. Several NGOs provide education and skills training to the children to try to break the cycle of prostitution, but few have their sights set beyond traditional work.

The Problem Is You

Peter Cunningham | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Peter Cunningham

People who blame low-performing schools on poverty tend to make this argument to like-minded people in academic or on-line environments where the poor...

10 Tips for Dealing With College Acceptance Jealousy

The Prospect | Posted 03.23.2015 | College
The Prospect

Application season is rough on everyone. And it flat out sucks when your friends get a bunch of acceptance letters and you don't-even if you applied to completely different schools.

Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

All my life, I have heard only one story about California Indians: godless, dirty, stupid, primitive, ugly, passive, drunken, immoral, lazy, weak-willed people who might make good workers if properly trained and motivated. What kind of story is that to grow up with?

On Education

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

To prepare us for life we do not need to know everything. Nor a sample of everything. We need to learn to love to learn, to know where to find what we want to learn, what we believe is essential for us to learn.

The Rental Property Crock Pot

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.23.2015 | Hawaii
Scott Yancey

It's no longer a hot market, but investors shouldn't give up on rental property. There is plenty of opportunity, though it's not front-burner activity. It's that intense type of market that heated up so much and resulted in the housing crash.

March of the Juniors

Emily K. Genser | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Emily K. Genser

Ironically, for many of them, college will be easier than their junior and senior years of high school. This all feels like madness to me.

Why Critical Thinking Will Never Be on the Test

Peter Greene | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Critical thinking is NOT starting with the conclusion that you want to reach and then constructing a bridge of arguments specifically designed to get you there, and yet this is perilously close to the kind of thinking a standardized test requires.

How To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Biggest Cheerleader

Laura Munson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.

In the Name of College! What Are We Doing to Our Children?

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 03.21.2015 | Education
Michelle Rose Gilman

Raise your voices regarding this ridiculous competition to get nowhere fast! It isn't serving anyone, and our children are hurting. Go outside today and play--yes, you too parents. In fact, tonight at the dinner table or while bringing your child her food to her bedroom, why don't you say, "What if we..." and then go do it!

For Housing, Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Trying to get an economist to put their name on a yes-or-no statement that home prices have officially bottomed-out isn't an easy task. Opinions ar...

The Core of Every Crisis of Imagination is a Crisis of Identity

Success 3.0 | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Success 3.0

The core crisis facing a society is often not a crisis of funds or resources. It is a crisis of imagination. And at the core of every crisis of imagination is a crisis of identity. Imagination and identity are interior structures of consciousness. We need to re-imagine ourselves.

Monolingual Myopia

Clayton Lewis | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Clayton Lewis

Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.

Using Technology to Improve Mathematical Intelligence

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.20.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

The role of technology in fostering mathematical and logical intelligence is obvious in that technology is built on the same mathematical principles and logic that drive life itself.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Stay Angry

Larry Strauss | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are angry. A lot of people are angry. But the anger is a symptom. A symptom of something larger. A symptom of an education system for which no one feels accountable, a symptom of a society that is mostly indifferent to the children we serve.

Suggestions to High-School Students for Reading Shakespeare -- Part 3

Frank Breslin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

The initial strangeness you may encounter in reading Shakespeare is simply the play's way of telling you that you've entered another world, which is, after all, why you're reading his play in the first place.

Foreclosures -- From a Flood to a Dribble

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

It's been an exciting seven or eight years for real estate investors. The flood of foreclosures that began in late 2006 raged for a couple to three years, then began to subside.

The Debate and the Evidence on the Impact of NCLB

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 03.19.2015 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

There is currently a flurry of debate focused on the question of whether "NCLB worked." This question, which surfaces regularly in the education field, is particularly salient in recent weeks, as Congress holds hearings on reauthorizing the law.