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5 Things to Say When Kids Struggle

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Rather than reaching for the phone or scheduling a meeting, maybe the best way to help our kids is to let them build some resilience muscle. We can do this by letting them figure things out -- with our support. This is not burying our heads in the sand. This is allowing them an opportunity to grow.

Mental Health Crisis -- Even Privileged Children Can't Escape

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?

Thinking Past Stovepipes: Solar Electricity on Roof and Classroom

A. Siegel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

If we care solely about EROEI (energy return on energy invested), there are many (MANY) things to do before putting up on solar panels. If, however, we care broadly about EROI (Educational Return On Investment), then the solar panels begin to make sense as part of an educational energy investment.

Part I of the Homework Series: The Struggle Is Real

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.

Boy Talk at Recess: Pokemon, Light Sabers, and Things That Go Boom

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

As a parent, my heart sank when I got the email at the end of my day. It read, "Re: Son's Bad Choices." It was from my son's classroom teacher and it chronicled my 9-year old's decision to use his parent-led classroom art time to express his recent interest in morbid-talk.

In America in 2015, This Is the Problem That We All Live With

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Katie Mgongolwa

This is what I think about now, during lockdown drills. I think about how kindergarten is just around the corner for my three year old and I wonder at the lunacy of her future self, participating in lockdown drills, practicing on learning how to stay alive.

Stop Sex Miseducation in Fulton Schools

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Fulton County is "updating" its sex education curriculum. The existing curriculum, known as "Choosing the Best," is an abstinence-based program that sticks to very traditional roles and expectations, leaving all but the most conventional students open to scorn and shame.

It's Personal

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime
Bill Couzens

School shootings must end. I appeal to you to reach out to civic and political leaders and make them act. Yes, there are solutions, and they lay with us. Children must not die in school and we must end these senseless deaths. Engage today. Get involved.

A Somber Message on World Teachers' Day 2015: Our Teachers Are at Risk

The Conversation US | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

What is among the first actions that brutal totalitarian regimes take upon assuming power? They imprison, exile or "disappear" teachers.

I'm A Librarian Who Banned A Book: Here's Why

The Conversation US | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
The Conversation US

I am a librarian and academic library director and an ardent supporter of free speech and democracy, but in 2012 I banned a book at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

From Trauma to Redemption: How My Teachers Helped Me Survive My Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

When my guidance counselor tried to prevent me from applying to the colleges of my dreams, Dr. Ferrer was the first person to walk with me down to her office. He demanded that I apply to whatever college I wanted, he said, because I was just as capable as my peers.

Breakfast in Minnesota

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 09.30.2015 | Taste
Minnesota Historical Society

Rise and shine! Whether you are awake before dawn, or getting out of bed after working the third shift, it's universally recommended that you start...

No Do-Overs With Food Allergies, Only Tragic Endings

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When my peanut allergic son was 5, he suddenly blurted out "Mom, don't worry about me, if I eat a nut by mistake and it kills me, I can just hit the re-do button and get another life, like in the video game." I became really scared that his child-like innocence prevented him from understanding the potential adverse ramifications of his own food allergy.

These Illinois School Districts Are Spending the Most and Least Per Student

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

This figure takes into consideration a number of different expenses, such as transportation costs, instructional costs and student resources, among other things.

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.

Improving Personal Connections Just Does Not Cut It

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

Having an app that alumni actually love using would be a major game changer to the industry. Not only would it improve relationships between schools and alums, but it would also give schools meaningful user-engagement data that they've never had before.

In Defense Of The Reading Log

Leah Singer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Leah Singer

The reading logs are especially important for those kids who do not opt to read on their own, yet still need nightly practice.

He Could Be Your Child: Learn the Signs of Sepsis

Kara Lawler | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

Rory was 12 when he died, but was known as a friend to many. Always the one to take a student under his wing, he tried to make people new to his school or town feel welcomed. A recent transfer student from Japan, whom Rory had befriended, wrote a tribute to Rory after his death and it was clear that Rory was an amazing friend.

In Defense of Growing Up

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

It's amazing to watch her do this, talking to them all with her head tilted slightly to one side the way parents sometimes talk when we're trying to get a point across lovingly. As a parent, it's hard not to look at the present and not think, "I wish she would stay like this forever."

Shouldn't We Give Hillary Clinton a Chance?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I was glad to voice my concerns and hopes for Hillary Clinton's upcoming election to the knowledgeable congresswoman with personal experiences with Hillary. Now it's your turn to have your voice heard in the comments below.

Adorable Puppies Go to School And Have Classic First Day Jitters [VIDEO]

Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Can you smell the fresh pencil shavings and crisp apples? The leaves are changing, sweaters making a return to department store shelves and students a...

How To Get Smells And Stains Out Of Tupperware

Food52 | Posted 09.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you use Tupperware or its numerous brethren, these sturdy, lightweight containers are ideal for storing food in the fridge and for takeaway lunches; but they can also be a headache to store and clean.

L.A. School Drug Counselors Charged In $46 Million Fraud Scheme

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eight women who worked for a company hired to counsel drug abusers in Los Angeles County schools were charged in federal court wit...

The Dyett Hunger Strikers and Julius Rosenwald

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Rosenwald was a corporate magnate at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. But his greatest contribution to American life was as a philanthropist. Rosenwald seeded the development of more than 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities throughout the South.

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.