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Monitoring The Mayor's Purse Strings

Elissa Stein | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.

Reflections On 20 Years Of Activating Youth To Change The World

Steven Culbertson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

It's been said all that young people need the same nine things: Purpose, Meaning, Adventure, Community, Power, Respect, Structure, Challenge, and Opportunity.

Bullying, Sikh Children, And Awareness

Sehej Kaur | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Sehej Kaur

I hope that with awareness and education efforts, less children will be targeted for being "different" and more people will recognize the amazingness of marginalized communities.

Permanent Pell In Prison: More Than Twenty Years After It Was Taken Away REAL Act brings hope for Higher Ed in prison

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Pell Grants were created to ensure every American in this country had the chance to educate themselves regardless of their circumstance or socioeconomic status. No one fits into that category more than many of the two million people currently incarcerated in the United States.

Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Jessica Denis

This blog is part two in a series outlining the horror stories caused by campus adjudication and clear lack thereof. These stories are very important to clarifying the extreme injustices happening on our college campuses. I hope you will continue to read the series.

Christie's Plan Steals From Poor Students

Rebecca Sibilia | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Rebecca Sibilia

It's clear that Governor Christie isn't even trying.

Talk To Me: Education, Careers And Advice For the Class of 2016

Vince Bertram | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Vince Bertram

Earlier this month, my son's Riley, age 16, and Drew, age 18, sat down with me to discuss education, my career, and advice for the Class of 2016.

Taking the Gap

Brian Denney | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Brian Denney

One of the most commonly upheld principles regarding American higher education is that it is linear. A student finishes high school, goes to college,...

Top Toys To Bring Out Curiosity In Kids (Part 2)

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Kids are always asking questions, and summer gives them the perfect opportunity to explore and learn new things. New York City was still cold just a f...

Baobab Flowers: Connecting Black Women Educators in São Paulo and Philadelphia

Kumera Genet | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I recently spoke with Gabriela Watson Aurazo about her upcoming film project Baobab Flowers.

Bootcamps Are Refactoring Computer Science Education

David Yang | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
David Yang

The swift rise of coding bootcamps -- accelerated vocational schools that prepare students to become professional software developers -- has understan...

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

The Role Of National Service In Building A Better Student Support System

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Ensuring that every student has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential -- especially those dealing with the burdens and complications of living in poverty -- will require creative solutions from all sectors of our society.

Is Racism Still Alive In America? That's Affirmative

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

One Supreme Court decision does not cure 400 years of racism, and in fact, immediately after the decision, it was clear that some in our society still don't get it.

Critical Thinking In Environmental Education: A Quick Lesson In Application

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Many educators agree that teaching critical thinking skills is necessary because it better prepares students to be more productive members of society....

5 Brain-Based Study Tactics

Jennifer Lachs | Posted 07.01.2016 | College
Jennifer Lachs

It's crunch time, and you're facing a pile of textbooks and notes with a sinking, familiar feeling: In order to ace a test on all this information, yo...

Urgent funding needed to get all 700,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey into school

Up For School | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Ben Hewitt Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them. But 400,000 are out of school an...

Consequences Of Freedom

William E. White | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
William E. White

With Independence Day looming, we hear a lot about "freedom." The holiday is our national celebration of freedom and the word echoes through our consciousness like no other. But this year, I hope we stop and really consider the meaning of freedom.

More Than Hope in Haiti

Maria Bello | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Maria Bello

The young girls wore their turquoise blue platform heels, make-up and hair done impeccably, as they walked down the aisle to graduate from high school...

An Opportunity We Can't Afford to Miss: Creating a Global Ecosystem for Learning and Innovation

Wendy Kopp | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

This essay was submitted to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and can also be found here. Last Autumn, the 193 M...

Why Inequity Is The Biggest Issue In Public Education

Quora | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education

We actually need to go beyond equal resources for schools, because our highest-need students require more resources than their counterparts who have every educational advantage. Hence, to achieve equity, we need to be prepared to invest more in our schools and students that have the greatest needs.

Education: The Thread That Runs Through The Witches' Brew Of Globalization, Income Inequality And Immigration

Marc Tucker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Marc Tucker

Countries that figure out how to provide a high level general education and strong technical skills to not some, but all of their citizens, an education that enables their citizens to be creative, to work collaboratively with others from different backgrounds, will not only survive, but thrive.

Putting A Dent In The Universe

Jim Conwell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Jim Conwell

What connection do tombstones have with engineering education? If you are mechanical engineering professor Andy Mech, you will draw a grave marker on...

We are Failing our Children: Addressing Homelessness among System-Involved Youth

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Lisa Pilnik

co-authored by Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth This spring, the federal Administration for Children and Families releas...

Insights Into Class Size, Degrees, And Financial Aid - College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many students and parents are interested in the classroom experience beyond the name of a brand-name university. Changes in degrees issued also gives ...