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How Do Reality Games Help With Your Child's Learning?

Posted 06.29.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

Experts: Conflicts Deprive 30 Million Kids Of Education

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

* Norwegian PM seeks push to ensure education for all * Better security to counter threats such as Taliban, Boko Haram ...

The Death (and Potential Life) of Teachers of Color

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We need to connect with our students of color, and model explicit ways for them to become successful, intelligent teachers they could be.

This Is How High School Made You A Better Person

Minding Nature | Michael McCullough | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education

Adults have always bemoaned the moral decay of the younger generation. And they keep getting it wrong.

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 3: What Teacher Evaluation Is Really About

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

By refusing to take into account several factors which impede student learning and over which teachers have no control, this policy is, in essence, a punitive measure, a political weapon, a pre-emptive strike against teachers, intended to demoralize and drive them out of the teaching profession.

One Reason #WhyHostingMatters: Volunteerism Makes Communities Stronger

Evan Ryan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Evan Ryan

High school exchanges participants make a profound impact not only on their host families, schools, and communities, but ultimately on overall relationships with the citizens and governments of their countries.

The Need for More Leaders and Less Bosses

Eric Sheninger | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Eric Sheninger

Do you work for a boss or with a leader? Are you a boss or a leader? This is an extremely important question where the answer is probably indicative of the climate in which you work and the success (or lack thereof) of change initiatives.

Why My College Degree Is Meaningless: Years in the Education System Has Soiled My Learning

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Kelsey Phariss

It was my second class of the day, and I was bored. My professor was prattling on about some menial event that transpired sometime in the 18th century, and I was more interested in the popcorn ceiling than his lecture topic.

Children Should Create Before They Code

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Raise your hand if you've received at least one email advertising a coding camp for your child. Keep it up if you have considered it. I have.

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

Sadie Barr | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Sadie Barr

Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

After the Day of Mourning: Charleston Still Matters

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

At 10 a.m. this past Sunday, bells all over the city of Charleston rang out in memory and mourning of the nine people murdered last week. The bells may not be ringing today, but we have an opportunity to continue the commemorative spirit of unity by our actions.

Health Education Takes Center Stage

Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW

The Institute of Medicine reports that students in kindergarten through 12th grade get only four to six hours of nutrition education per school year. In a culture where more than a third of young Americans are obese, it's worth looking at what helps these students retain the information they need to maintain a healthy weight.

Three Things That Would Change Our Education System

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Charles Orgbon III

Few people are satisfied with our current education system, and many more people are unsure what changes need to be made.

Integrating Roma Into Europe's Future: Change Must Come From Within

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

A large majority of the estimated 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, six million of them in the EU and the majority in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Romania, continue to face social-economic prejudice, exclusion from mainstream education and healthcare, intolerance, xenophobia and stigmatization.

From Gen X to Y and Z: Technology and the Generation Gap

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The elusive "generation gap" is construed as being widest when one of the two generations is the adolescent.

What's Happening to America's Black Working Class?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Alan Singer

The killings in Charleston, South Carolina have produced a lot of talk about healing and forgiveness, some important discussion of racism in the United States, and not enough attention to gun control.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Coldwell Banker is a major player in the real estate market, and they've just published results from a study of changes in buyer and seller attitudes and activities over the past ten years.

Reflections of an Octogenarian: Education and the Symbols of Oppression: Charleston, Dixie, and the Confederate Flag

Larry Paros | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

As a retired educator, I often wonder whether my efforts have made any difference in the lives of my students or the course of the culture.

Word Origin Comics: How Careless Are You?

Larry Paros | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

You know there's no "I" in "team," but believe that the "care" you need can be found in your "career." Unfortunately, you're looking in the wrong place. Your career calls on you to be "careful" about your work but "careless" towards those closest to you.

New Markle Foundation Book Points the Way Forward On Education and Opportunity

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Felix W. Ortiz III

Despite rapid innovations in technology in the last decade, America, and in particular the middle class, is still muddled in an economic slowdown.

Technology: To Use or Not to Use, That Is the Question

Rob Furman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

Actually, that is not the question at all. You do not want to use technology just to say that you are using what has been provided. You do not want to use technology if it makes things more difficult. In other words, you shouldn't use technology just for the sake of saying that you are using technology.

Joy Resmovits

More Minority Students Should Be In Special Ed, Study Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

For decades, some education leaders and researchers have asserted that school districts often use special education placement as a way to segregate bl...

The Highly Unlikely and Improbable Commencement Speech

S. L. Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

School is supposed to be a place to learn, explore, and grow. However, for these things to occur, there must be an environment that is encouraging, dynamic, and most importantly supportive. Educators have a responsibility to adjust their teaching styles.