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A Lifesaver Goes Back to School

Eli Beer | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Eli Beer

For the first time, not only did I want to study academically, I couldn't get enough of it. Here I was in one of the best universities in the world listening to the highest level professors and learning so much.

Financial Experts Jump Into Education Doing What They Do Best

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee PwC, a professional services company that specializes in audit and assurance, tax and advisory services, launched a program called Earn...

5 Parenting Decisions to Make From Your Gut

Liz Ryan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Here are five situations in which I wish I'd trusted my gut and not someone else's authority.

LISTEN: 10 Hip Hop Tracks To Kick Off The New Semester

Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices

As the hot and hazy days of summer begin to wind down this month, students across America are gearing up for another school year. Though, preparing fo...

Uphill Both Ways: Transportation for Special Education Students in DC

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

No D.C. student commutes to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways -- but we've seen many children whose trip may be the real-life local counterpart to that worn joke, only much less comic.

No School Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Obviously our public education system is so much better than it was 100 years ago. But are our schools any better than they were last year or 5 years ago or even 10 years ago?

Learning Doesn't Take a Summer Break

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Summer vacation arrives each year and with it comes debate over how much impact three months without school has upon a child's education and learning.

Opinion: Engineers Aren't Smarter Than English Majors

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade There are a million different types of intelligence, most of which are pretty difficult to quantify. Shocking, I know. But it’s ...

Single-Sex Public Schools Increases Sexism -- Not Learning

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Hayley Krischer

The concept is based on the different learning styles of boys and girls as well as cuts down on "distractions such as flirting."

We Love Camp! Can We Love School?

Kenneth Danford | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

Why can't school be more like camp? My daughter spends just three weeks at her camp, and nine months in school. I want her to wake up thrilled about school, too.

Do You Need More Pleasure?

Lisa Guest | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

In order to process my cancer, I'm attempting to heal emotionally and spiritually what is dysfunctional within me physically, I've written a book about my relationships with men. Included in this expose is my relationship to sexuality.

Principal Forced To Dress Up As Lady Gaga Milk Cow

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Justin Vernon, principal of the Roger Clap Innovation School in Boston, Mass., recently had to dress up as Lady Gaga and milk a cow after losing a bet...

14-Year-Olds Accused Of Smashing 31 School Buses

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | Weird News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police in Memphis say two 14-year-old boys used school buses for their own demolition derby. The buses are owned by Durham Services...

Middle Schoolers Map Incidents Of Bullying

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.11.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: PHOTOCITY Middle school students in San Diego, CA made a map showing where they had seen bullying take place. By: Malachi Segers Bully...

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

Love Your Neighbor

Stephen Shames | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

Our desire to help neighbors halfway around the globe has spawned a multi-billion dollar aid industry. Unfortunately, although we are well-meaning, most aid falls far short of our lofty intentions.

Encounter With Comet Bob: An Adventure at the New York City Center for Space Science Education

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 07.28.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

After dealing with a buildup of static electricity and a few other minor problems, an announcement suddenly flashed across the main TV screen -- an unknown object had been detected, on a collision course with the Spacecraft!

Should Schools Go Modern?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Rayana Godfrey It has always been a rule: No electronic devices in class, and No using social networks during school hours. For a long time, teac...

Attention Kids: Grades Are NOT Everything

Jim Higley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I think kids should work hard, use their talents and take school seriously. But more than anything, I want my kids to learn how to learn.

The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble

SParker | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents

Yesterday I get one of "those" phone calls that parents dread. My daughter had been escorted to the front office by the principal, and was cooling her heels there until a parent could come in and sort stuff out. Her life of crime had begun.

Students Fall Through Collapsed Deck While Taking Prom Photos

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.14.2012 | Teen

Waaaaaahahaa -- or, ehem, thank goodness nobody was hurt! A pre-prom photo shoot for twelve students from Churubusco High School in Fort Wayne, In...

Royal College of Art: Meet the Students (VIDEO) | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts

Those who wonder why London continues to be such an important influencer on the global creative industry are no longer left guessing. With a three-p...

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO) | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Coloring inside the lines didn't carry high stakes when we were kids. But for our children growing up in the era of No-Child-Left-Behind, coloring in ...

5 Teacher Evaluation Must-Haves

Teach Plus | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

When done right, evaluation in any career provides not only accountability, but also a welcome boost to the next level of excellence.