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Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

7 Steps to Foster Teen Motivation

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Todd VanDuzer

At this point in our lives, you and I have had enough experiences to know what we do and don't like doing. Your teen hasn't had those same experiences or opportunities yet. As a parent, you can help uncover their interests and motivate your teen to accomplish their dream goals in life.

Eighth Grader Writes Heartbreaking Letter About Racism He Faces At School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.16.2015 | Black Voices

Za'Khari Waddy is a young scholar and a leader on his football team. But neither of these accolades could shield him from the racism he faces at scho...

A University Professor Shares Insights About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Recognizing Great High Schools By What They Actually Do

Kevin Welner | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

When schools and communities focus resources and efforts on closing the opportunity gaps, they should be recognized, supported and applauded. They should also serve as models for those who wish to engage in true school improvement.

Recess Is Not a Privilege

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

Instead of treating recess as an important, in fact crucial, part of a student's day, some schools still act as if recess is a privilege bestowed on well-behaved, compliant students. They use recess as a bargaining tool and withhold it as a form of punishment.

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

Does Your Kid's Media Diet Matter?

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.04.2015 | Media
Jim Steyer

It is no secret that we live in a media-saturated world -- what we don't know enough about, is how different types of media and media content shape our kids decisions, outlook on major life issues and more.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Why Passion Trumps Grades - Penn Entrepreneur Proves This By Releasing Transcript to the World

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To...

The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: ... And How are the Children?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

America, how are the children? More specifically, how are the African American children? They are troubled. They are confused. They are angry. They have seen too much to live healthy, idyllic or carefree childhoods and they don't have the maturity to make sense of what the world is showing them.

A Teacher's Response to the Spring Valley High Video

Natalie Holm | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Natalie Holm

Around year four of my career, something clicked for me. I realized that my job -- teaching mathematics to a room full of teenagers -- isn't actually about me. It isn't about my wonderful lesson plans or my overall pass rate for end-of-course tests.

6 Times Black Kids Faced Discrimination In School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices

The video of a South Carolina school officer flinging a young black girl out of her desk and across a classroom shows how black children are v...

I Expect the Highest Scores

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

A multiple choice test doesn't speak to overall emotional intelligence, or how conscientious he is as a student. It won't measure motivation or empathy for others, nor will it tell you if a student is typically open to new ideas or one who bounces back quickly from disappointment.

Learning to Live in a Hyper-Connected World

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

One may argue that video chatting and such applications are virtual face-to-face meetings and can convey the silent language. Such arguments do not hold water in that most (ab)used form of digital communication is text messaging.

You May Get a Better ROI Ditching the Ivy Leagues for Public Universities

Monica Leftwich | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Monica Leftwich

It's no secret the cost of education has imploded to rates that leave some people completely turned off to the idea of higher education.

Bulunkul -- a Village at the End of the Road

Eva Pivac | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Eva Pivac

Bulunkul is a village of extremes. The raw and wild ragged beauty will take your breath away. If not, the high altitude will surely leave you gaspin...

A Mile In Our Shoes: Helping At-Risk Youth Find An Alternative Path

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Gunshots and police sirens served as my alarm clock. I didn't think I would survive. I didn't think I would make it to 18. I was afraid I would end up just like my dad. Fortunately, my mother was there to provide the discipline I needed.

3 Questions to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher

Amber Kane | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Teachers of all kinds, public, private, homeschool, need to remember why they're teaching, they need a framework that brings focus to chaos.

5 Awesome School Movies

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Fall is now upon us, and whether we're 15 or 65 years old, it's impossible not to associate this time of year with that the pros and cons of being back in school. The pros: chilling with your friends again, showing off your sick wardrobe. The cons: well, pretty much everything else.

I've Interviewed Hundreds of 'Dropouts.' Most Are Heartbreaking. This One Is a Real Success Story.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Arlene was lucky enough to have a supportive family and to find a perfect stranger who asked her why she was crying in front of a school that wouldn't let her back in, who showed her how to take online classes and get the credits she needed to graduate.

Amid The Ruins, Gaza's Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clas...

"Is My Child Gifted?" Sending Up a Flare from Lake Wobegon

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I just tire of parents who ramble on about presumed or actual giftedness for the purpose of deflecting attention away from other reasons their child is going off the rails in school.

Here Are The Most Emotional Images In The Aftermath Of The Oregon Shooting

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

In the aftermath of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, America saw another town come together to mourn victims of gu...