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An "Informed Consumer" of Students' Test Scores

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Jack Jennings

The care we give to buying a vacuum cleaner is absent when we consider the test scores released to the news media by the states and local school districts. And, from those test scores the news media, politicians, and the general public reach simplistic conclusions about the effectiveness of public education.

Community Colleges, an Educational Bargain

Sonya Christian | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sonya Christian

A looming challenge facing thinkers, leaders and educators of today is determining how to equitably spread our limited resources and to maximize the return on investment. There is no doubt in my mind that the answer to this question is by further expanding and investing in education as a whole and the community college system in particular.

Elite School Says Teachers Sexually Abused Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | New York

On Friday, Elite New York City private school Horace Mann posted a letter to its website, confirming allegations of sexual abuse of students, and addr...

Pushing Children Out of School -- A New American Value?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Every time a child is excluded from school by adults or is chronically absent without any actions to determine why, we are failing the child and undercutting the importance of education. Hundreds of years after Americans first made that connection, what will it take for us to get it again today?

Tips for Parents on Talking to Kids About Sexual Abuse

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Once they reach a certain age, our children spend the majority of their waking hours away from us, and in the end it is incumbent upon them to know when to steer clear, when to say no, and, most importantly, when to speak up -- and loudly.

Bronx DA Urges Horace Mann Victims To Come Forward Through Hotline

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

In the wake of a shocking New York Times Magazine story alleging a series of prominent teachers at the prestigious Horace Mann School had sexually abu...

Poison Ivy Leagues: Should America Look Elsewhere for Its Leaders?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

What do the disasters of George W. Bush, the Wall Street melt-down, and the poison of the Tea Party all have in common? Politicos and their puppet ma...

Calling on Kids of Investment Bankers, for Kids Who Aren't

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

If you're at a school where your parents and your parents' friends might be investment bankers, ask them this week if they have ever considered investing in the life of a child in the developing world.