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I Am Not Hostile To Change

Peter Greene | Posted 02.21.2017 | Education
Peter Greene

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke last week to a gathering of Magnet School folks, and opened up by suggesting that “some people” are “ho...

How Do You Deal With a Fast Paced Curriculum in School?

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education

What study strategies did you use to manage such a demanding workload across many disciplines at MIT? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain...

Mom: Teacher Made Black Kids Pretend To Be Slaves For History Lesson

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2017 | Black Voices

A Virginia mother said a teacher at her son’s middle school asked African-American students to pretend to be slaves during a history lesson while wh...

How to Survive Snow Days as an Introvert Parent

Rachel Meyer | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents
Rachel Meyer

We moved to the Pacific Northwest last year, and for the first time in my adult (read: parenting) life, I'm dealing with snow days. Snow days were ...

9 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Parents

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows with some of her statements during her confirmation hearin...

Now That I'm A Parent I Want To Punch My Former Self In The Face

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

Once upon a time (1996 to be exact), I was a wide-eyed young woman who thought that an undergrad degree in Elementary Education gave me the right ― ...

How To Skip School, Go To Vegas and Get Straight A's

Rohil Aniruth | Posted 01.02.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Rohil Aniruth

I have my drink in one hand and my laptop in the other, grinding up the dance floor while simultaneously submitting my assignments, singing "Bitch don...

Education, Einstein and the Clone Wars

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Yesterday, one of my son's teachers shared some concerns with me. She told me he needed work on his math facts, that she was going to introduce him to...

"It's Chloe Time"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.09.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I live in a different time zone than everybody else -- right now it is 8:49 a.m., Eastern time, 5:49 on the West Coast and 12:27 on M...

Don't Let The Government Take Away Your Public School

Arthur Camins | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Arthur Camins

With his selection of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, Donald Trump has made it clear. He wants to take away your public school. Tell him, "K...

Separation Anxiety: Why It Happens And How To Support Your Child

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

We are wired for connection, and particularly in times of stress, danger, or upset we long for it and seek it with intensity. This longing for connection is primal - a basic instinctual need that our psyche drives at relentlessly.

Students Offer Touching Take On Christmas Classic During Tornado Warning

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents

During a tornado warning in Bremen, Georgia, high school students decided to calm each other’s nerves with a moving take on a classic Christmas song...

These Photos Capture What It's Like To Be A Fourth-Grader Around The World

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
Read More: School, Parents News

For more than eight years, Judy Gelles has photographed and interviewed more than 300 fourth-graders around the world. With three questions, she’s g...

I Took My Mom's Advice and Punched a Bully in the Face

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents

What controversial advice have people given to their children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

Melania's Policy On Bullying

Kevin Welner | Posted 11.29.2016 | Comedy
Kevin Welner

When all is said and done, it's really not fair to label a student as a "bully" when the target of the so-called bullying deserves the ridicule.

We Must Investigate Russian-Syrian Forces' Role in This Deadly School Bombing

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.29.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON ― Evidence is mounting of a war crime allegedly perpetrated by joint Russian-Syrian military forces when a school in a rebel-held village of ...

Sure Tips To Keep Your Children Safe At School

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
Ursula Nwobu

PhotoCredit School floors are getting swept, buses washed in preparation for the big day and uniforms being ironed, all in preparation for a new year...

None of My Teachers Knew I was Homeless. They Should Have.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
America's Promise Alliance

By Caitlin Cheney As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers...

Is A 9-To-5 School Day The Solution For Working Parents?

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 10.13.2016 | Parents

By the time your child starts pre-K, you’re aware that school schedules are not designed for the working parent. The school day ends hours before mo...

#FredinChina: Smart crisis management from Tencent WeChat

Fred Raillard | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

Cop Gets On Level With Boy Having A Bad Day, Wipes His Tears

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Good News

A cop and a boy found some common ground. Precious Cornner-Jones, an officer with the Indiana State Police, was participating in a rally at a school o...

Racism, Sexism And Third Graders

Ilana Greenstein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Ilana Greenstein

Only if we do begin having these conversations with kids at an early age, and continue having them, will they grow up to be the kind of socially aware adults who will be able to challenge our existing systems and change them. No matter what some adults may think, children do get it.

15 Things To Ask Your Kids Besides "How Was Your School Day?"

Donna Tetreault | Posted 09.28.2016 | Parents
Donna Tetreault

School is in full swing now. Both of my boys are back on schedule. Jackson is in third grade and Asher is in second. And when I pick them up from scho...

Elite NYC Private School Faces Gay Rights Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

A former administrator of a roughly $40,000-per-year New York City private school for gifted children filed a lawsuit last week claiming his contract ...

October is International Sloth Month!

David A. Pride | Posted 09.27.2016 | Green
David A. Pride

Not long ago I was cruising around the internet and came across a “sloth selfie” that had gone viral. In the photo, a happy hiker appears below hi...