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When C's Are the New A's

Daniel Patterson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Daniel Patterson

Preface Resilience is not something you can order off Etsy or Amazon Prime; it is old fashioned; it doesn't accept credit cards and must be earned in...

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Advice for the College Class of 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?

Why Are Parents Afraid to Teach Digital Life Skills?

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Denise Brodey

To be ready for the challenge, to change your rules and adapt -- that's what digital peoplemaking is about. That's what I would call screensmart. We're not just wise to the issues, but smart about how we go about solving them.

Which Pistol Goes Best with This Sweatshirt?

Ashton Chan | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Ashton Chan

There are currently eight states within the U.S. which require any publically funded institution to allow firearms on campus; and 23 additional states allow these institutions to decide for themselves whether students can carry firearms

Tomorrow's Leaders: A Reason to Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.

Why Choosing The Right School For My Black Children Makes Me So Sad

Erin Riggins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Erin Riggins

Somehow, the seemingly simple act of selecting the best school district in which to live and educate your children merits considerably more examination when you're black.

Kindergartener Suspended For Bringing Bubble-Blowing 'Gun' To School

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Weird News

Thank God someone intervened. It could have been a soap bath. That is, if Southeast Elementary in Brighton, Colorado, hadn’t stopped a kindergartene...

15 Tips: When You Have Strong Feelings About Your Teen's Friends

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Parents, It is inevitable that you will, over the course of your teen's adolescence, dislike at least one of their friends if not more. These fe...

Poet Perfectly Explains The Struggles Black Women Face At PWIs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices

There are 10 guaranteed things that black women who attend predominantly white institutions (PWIs) for college experience, according to poet Kwyn Town...

5 Foolproof Hairstyles That Will Look Good With And Without Your Graduation Cap On

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.17.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Sarah Wu. Photo: Courtesy of @arianagrande via Instagram So you've got your cap and gown, and now it's time to think detail...

Enhancing Student Academic Progress Through Interdisciplinary Environmental Education

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Making the environment part of our education system will be no simple task, but it is very important. We need to create a more informed American population about real environmental problems.

Everyone's Life Is a School Story

Rebecca Green | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Green

Although our kids have been going to some form of school since they were two-and-a-half years old, most of the "issues" we've all had with school to this point have really been about their relationships with adults -- getting them to comfortably separate from us, adjusting to and trusting their teachers, learning to follow new rules, etc.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Teaching My Child About the Transphobia Our Family Faces

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

My son heard me gasp aloud the other day when I saw a headline about the latest "bathroom bill" in the U.S. "What?" he asked. I said that some politicians passed a law that would require transgender men like me to use the women's bathroom, and transgender women to use the men's. His eyes widened and he said quickly, "But that's in other countries, right?" Yes, I assured him.

Aftermath of Nepal Earthquake Has Become a Man-made Fiasco

Up For School | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Up For School

We have all come to know the images of young boys and girls stacking bricks in Durbar Square where temples once stood tall. And how what started off as a catastrophe wrought by nature has become a manmade disaster.

The Weight of Words

Karin Schott | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Karin Schott

This is what I do know, ten-year-olds do not understand the weight that adults give to words. Together we will spend time figuring out how the school is taking this teachable moment and educating him.

This Woman Is Leading The Charge To Start School Later

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living

Terra Ziporyn Snider, executive director of the advocacy group Start School Later, is on a mission to get students more sleep by changing the time pub...

The Letter From School I Never Expected

Jennifer Gregory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gregory

It's the letter from school I never expected, and it was worth the wait.

Breaking Down Barriers for Special Needs Children

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.20.2016 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

No other field of education benefits as much from progress in technology as special education. Most developed and developing countries around the worl...

A Young Girl, A Book And A Teacher

Christina Pacella | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Christina Pacella

It's not a secret. Reading is food for the mind and for the soul. The earlier children come into contact with books the better!

End Summer Child Hunger Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can't wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals it's a mixed blessing.

How Raising An Introvert Made Me A Better Educator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Heidi Kasevich is Quiet Revolution’s Director of Quiet Education, leading the effort to found the Quiet ...

Have We Gotten Math Education All Wrong?

Robyn Shulman | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

This article/interview first appeared on EdCircuit and is reprinted here with permission. An Intriguing Conversation with Conrad Wolfram of Wolfram|A...

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from The Dream Campaign

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of...