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Cuomo and New York State Continue to Fail Minority Youth

Alan Singer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Politicians whine. Politicians bluster. Politicians blame. New York State Governor Andy Cuomo does it with the worst of them, especially when it comes to education. It is easy to blame teachers.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling. The survey, conducted by the University o...

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Programming: A Mark of Inequality?

Thai-Huy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Thai-Huy Nguyen

For less advantageous students, exposure to basic programming early on in their education can matter a great deal more for them and their families' future.

Meet The 'Top Chef' Behind The First Ever Minority Chef Summit

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

One chocolatier has emerged as a game changer for minority professionals in the culinary world. Thursday saw the launch of the inaugural Minority ...

I Am Not a Model Minority

Bernadette Lim | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Bernadette Lim

Many believe that the model minority label allows me to ride on the coattails of my ethnicity, giving me a "one-up boost" ahead of others. Yet to me, the model minority myth has done nothing but strip me of my humanity.

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

Why Aren't Minority High School Grads College-Ready?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

When it comes to minorities who graduate high school and are ready for the rigor of college coursework, numbers are bleak.

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Talking Education With Stevon Cook

David Vognar | Posted 05.04.2014 | San Francisco
David Vognar

Stevon Cook, 28, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Education election on November 4, took some time to talk with me about the crucial debate in education over how to help failing schools, along with other issues prominent in the campaign.

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

A Looming Challenge in Higher Education: Our Changing Student

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education leaders and policy makers must adjust to serve the students of the (very near) future, or risk failing in the responsibility to produce an educated citizenry and workforce capable of success.

Eliminating Achievement Gaps in England

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Imagine that the U.S. government released a report showing that the achievement gap between White students and African American and Hispanic childre...

Education Is the Great Equalizer

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Jean-Claude Brizard

From my decades in education, I know that the status quo is powerful. The temptation to say "no" is strong. Opportunities to be truly bold and open up new paths to progress are rare. That's why a victory by the plaintiffs in Vergara v. California would be so important.

Poverty Costs Us All, But Children of Color Pay the Highest Price

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If America is to reverse the downward trend of achievement, we must focus relentlessly on rigorous content and instruction, and enable learners to understand that intelligence is not consigned by their genes, but something they must work hard to develop in their heads.

Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Cooper

As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.

To Charter School or Not to Charter School -- That's Not the Real Question

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When communities are able to integrate their classrooms, students are more able to learn the most important lesson American education provides -- the respect for and commitment to continuing the diverse social mosaic that has distinguished our country for generations.

Technology and Mentorship: Addressing the Problem of Urban Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Students in urban schools tend to have stereotypes attached to them. Rather than see these students as individual learners, many urban kids and their ...

Video Gaming -- A Youth Movement We Need to Get Behind

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology
Jose Antonio Tijerino

So there I stood, absolutely mesmerized watching my five-year-old son adroitly maneuver through a complicated, life-like, labyrinth of activity and nefarious characters to accomplish his mission while sipping a juice box.