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5 Ways Parents Can Reinvent Childhood

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Our challenge to you is to think about how you can use technology to celebrate your kids' strengths and help them further explore their interests. Any parent can do this: Consider these 5 ideas our quick guide to help you get started with reimagining childhood in the digital age!

The Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics Behind Dog Bites

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Steffen Baldwin

We will never live in a world without dog bites or risks, nor will we ever live in a world without irresponsible people. We can, though, live in a world where dogs are judged as individuals and by their actions rather than their appearance, and owners are held accountable for the actions of their dogs.

Education With a Disability

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
20 Beautiful Women

When you've been in the teaching field for as long as I have, you come to realize that the teachers stick together. It's kind of like a sisterhood or a brotherhood, but you're not just empowering each other -- you're all working together to give kids a great start in life.

Case Story: Sweet Boy Living With HIV Returns to His Birth Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

By Dr. Sophie Mengistu Country Director, WWO Ethiopia Worldwide Orphans (WWO) has been providing shelter, food, education, health care and other ps...

Can Mentoring Be a Game Changer for DC Public Schools?

Joe Echevarria | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Joe Echevarria

In Washington, DC, school administrators are laying the groundwork for a bold new initiative to close the achievement gap for boys of color. Through the Empowering Males of Color initiative, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson have committed $20 million over the next three years.

Putting the Migration Crisis (and Opportunity) into Context

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

It's time for leaders to put the burden of migration in its full context and take on the opportunity to provide hope and opportunity before families are without options and forced into dangerous and desperate attempts to migrate.

Discriminating Against Women Keeps Countries Poorer

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Policymakers have a choice. They can use the overwhelming evidence that shows the economic benefits of equality by ridding their system of discriminating laws that are holding women back. Or they can maintain the status quo and condemn whole societies to remain poorer than they need to be.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

The Future of Fashion Journalism Education

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Stephan Rabimov

Fashion provides millions of jobs and boosts other industries from IT to tourism. New taskforces and job requirements continuously emerge in a professional world increasingly driven by social media. Tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Yahoo are capitalizing on the digital zeitgeist by bringing to life street trends and runway looks people are musing about online. Whoever can get the right word out the fastest, gets to cash in on it. The price is real and the race is on.

Is Education Bigotry a Thing?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I've come to the troubling realization that people have found yet another bias that only serves to divide us. This bias lies in a new form of exclusionary bias or soft bigotry -- education bigotry.

Cal State Coming Clean About Math Test's Limitations

Pamela Burdman | Posted 09.09.2015 | College
Pamela Burdman

California State University has done many things right in the twenty years since it became one of the nation's first universities to take on the challenge of remedial education.

What Possessions Were Salvaged From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.09.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Do The Astin Kids Go To School At Sea?

Posted 09.09.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

Education Should be Radical, Magical, Unruly and Beautiful

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

DeBoer offers a messy but powerful indictment of the "corporatization" of higher education, bemoaning administrative bloat, glamorous facilities, glossy promotion, political correctness and much more.

How About an Uber for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There's no shortage of news about Uber and how it is connecting riders with drivers and cutting out the taxi companies. Some cities are fighting the trend and legislating them out of the area, and others are still trying to figure out how this service has become so popular so quickly.

Born Lucky

Katrin Macmillan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Katrin Macmillan

It's luck that affords us privilege, luck of birth. I suspect we want to feel special, somehow worthy of the luxuries we were born into, luxuries like a place to live, in a country where there is no war, food to eat, an education, sexual and reproductive rights, the luxury of raising our children in a place where we can expect them to be safe.

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...

State of the Girl: Challenges (and Solutions) Facing Today's Young Woman

Christie Garton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Christie Garton

Young women are dedicated to doing everything they can to make their dreams come true, starting first by acquiring that critical knowledge. Unfortunately they are failing to launch because many of them simply need better access to opportunities.

A Mentor, a Role Model, a Friend

Damario Spalding | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Damario Spalding

I had no idea what to expect when I learned I would be matched with a mentor during my freshman year of high school through iMentor.

What Teachers Aren't Learning

Teach Plus | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

Student ownership of emotions is the goal, but often children become frustrated because they cannot explain their feelings. Making emotional vocabulary available in the classroom helps.

Seattle Teachers Strike On First Day Of School

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education

  SEATTLE (AP) — A strike in Washington state's largest school district will keep thousands of Seattle students home on the first day of ...

How My Alternative Education Freed Me

Tasha C. Ring | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Tasha C. Ring

Sadly, it seems war is often being waged within the institution of education, families squarely in the crossfire. Even if it appears free, there's usually a price to pay. For some it might be difficult to believe there are allies in the offense or freedom seekers entrenched.

Word Origin Comics: By the Sweat of Our Brows We Shall Know Thee

Larry Paros | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

At present the distinction [between highbrow and lowbrow books] is certainly used to allow us the satisfaction of despising certain authors and readers without imposing on us the labour of showing that they are bad.

Clearing the Shelves for Dr. Brené Brown

Erin Parker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

I was missing a piece so valuable, so crucial to the development of my students, and surprisingly myself, that I want to plead with teachers to clear some room on the book shelves for Dr. Brené Brown, vulnerability and shame researcher.

What Strengths Did The Astin Family Find From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.08.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...