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Will More Latino Teachers Solve The Latino Achievement Gap In U.S.?

Turnstyle | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee Could bolstering the Latino teacher workforce have an impact on the widening achievement gap between Latino students and their white ...

Perfect Attendance: Cold and Flu Season's Public Health Menace

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Working while you are sick doesn't make you productive. Kids don't do well in school when they should be at home recovering, and their peers sitting next to them don't win either.

Should Behavior And Attitude Be Factors In Student Success?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The focus on academic achievement is intense in today’s classroom culture. We’ve seen kindergartners with private tutors, a...

Bring on a Stripy, Dotty South Pole

Juliet Linley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Creativity shouldn't be piloted; it shouldn't be channeled. It needs to simply flow. That's the true beauty of childhood, seeing as we spend the rest of our lives following rules and instructions.

WATCH: World's Most Dangerous School Commute?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

For the children of Pili, a village high in the foothills between China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, getting to school isn't just difficult, according...

Teacher Sold Grades To Pay Off Personal Debt

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

Usually, if you want to get a good grade in school, you study harder. According to a report by NBC's WBBH, students in Jeff Spires' math class at Char...

What We Really Learned From Group Projects

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

In theory, group projects sound like a great idea. What an efficient way to get a lot of work done! Just imagine how easy it's going to be to learn ab...

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Saying Goodbye to the Forgotten School

Randy Turner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

During a recent teacher in-service day, staff members from Joplin East Middle School returned to the building that we called our own for the last two years for a farewell ceremony.

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

Mid-Year School Advice For Divorced Parents

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 12.14.2011 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

If you are feeling overwhelmed or angry -- or you're simply not getting enough sleep -- you will have few resources to deal with the inevitable problems that come up this time of the year.

She Went Under The Knife To Avoid Bullying

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

After enduring online harassment and name-calling multiple times a week because of the shape of her nose, Nicolette Taylor, a 13 year-old from Long Is...

PICTURE: Every Essay Ever Written

Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy

Every student has been there: it's the night before a deadline and you're sitting at your desk wracking your brain to throw together an essay that loo...

Cheater, Cheater

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Tell us, is there something in the water? Because it seems like the word ‘cheat’ has been flying around everywhere, lately. It started with th...

The 'I Have to do it all Myself' Trap

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Caring for others and being cared for is a part of every human being's life. Equality and economics now require women and men to share that responsibility.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

The Morning Drop-Off

Nikki Mark | Posted 11.28.2011 | Parents
Nikki Mark

I knew the day would come. Two weeks after school started, reality set in and my first grader, who initially skipped off to school, started complaining and begging to stay home.

AZ School Chief Compares Mexican-American Studies to Hitler Jugend (As He Endorses White Supremacist-Backed Candidate)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Have the extremist Arizona politicians and their Tea Party supporters gone too far in their witch hunt of the Ethnic Studies Program?

Sick Days

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I am not a germaphobe. I don't own hand sanitizer. I almost never rarely make my son wash his hands before dinner. I am convinced that the only reason he's never had lice is because I rarely shampoo his hair. I remember chicken pox parties and think they were a good thing. That's why I really hope my son's teachers aren't reading this. Because, as the new school year begins, I have to ask: Does anyone adhere to the "Don't send your kids to school sick" rule?

Mark Salling: Glee's Noah "Puck" Puckerman on His New Puppy, New "Child Hunger Ends Here" Campaign, and New Season

S.Z. Berg | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
S.Z. Berg

Mark Salling, who's best known for his mean jock character Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee, has every reason to be excited. He just got a new puppy, an...

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

How to Manage Your Schoolwork and a Job

Uloop | Posted 11.21.2011 | College
Uloop

College is a huge time commitment. Throw in a job, an attempt at having a social life, and a hobby or two and you never seem to get everything done. However, there are ways that college students can help prevent burnout.

Calif. Parents Fight Pimps Targeting Their Kids For Sex Trafficking

Turnstyle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com and NPR.org. Turnstyle News is a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainm...

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

What Happens When Your Kid Asks For The Unthinkable?

Diana Carbajal Mejia | Posted 11.10.2011 | Divorce
Diana Carbajal Mejia

In our blended family household of yours, mine and ours, this year back-to-school takes on a new meaning, since this year, we are changing our custody arrangement.