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Talking About Education in the Information Age

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Nathan Hegedus

I have bought into the idea that our schools are built for an industrial age long past. I do not want my daughter sitting at a desk all day.

So You're a Great Teacher. Now What?

Teach Plus | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Two years ago, I wanted to be challenged and grow as a professional without having to leave a job I enjoyed. I didn't think that was possible. My work with T3 has proven me wrong.

Bronx Youth of Color Most Vulnerable to School Arrests and Summonses

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

Since the NYPD was awarded control over school safety in 1998, serious questions have been raised regarding the abilities of NYPD School Safety Agents to distinguish minor school disciplinary issues from criminal behavior.

It Gets Better, Dear Tucson Students (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The trauma and stress over the dismantling of the Mexican American Studies program, including the confiscation of books in front of young middle school and high school students, has never been addressed by Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) officials.

Bullies: Who Has the Power?

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Pamela Sage Dodson

Only when the vast majority of us acknowledge bullies in all their forms for what they are -- only when enough of us take a stance against them, will things change.

There Are No Miracles, but There Are Teachers: An Educator's View on the Common Core

Teach Plus | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Ask ten fifth-grade teachers how they teach fractions, and you'll probably get ten different answers. That's the beauty of teaching. Will the Common Core State Standards change that?

Coming Soon, the iPad3: Effects of New Technology on Education and the Digital Divide

Lori Day | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Lori Day

When the iPad2 came out, much of my cynicism was directed at yet another expensive piece of hardware that would require infrastructural tech supports that school districts don't always have, especially the poorer ones.

The Moment You Missed at the Super Bowl

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

An elementary schooler got to participate in the biggest sports event in America through Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that uses the star-power of NFL players to get kids excited about exercise.

With You When You're Right: The Anti-Deficit View of Black Male Achievement

Tim King | Posted 04.20.2012 | Education
Tim King

The idea that strong relationships impact student success shouldn't be anything new to educators. But the implication -- that race, background and gender are not destiny, and that focused interventions produce tangible results -- is enormous.

Thinking Outside the Box to Boost Teacher Effectiveness

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

By making schools the hubs of their communities and engaging a range of partners with expertise and resources that schools do not have, community schools support students' needs and boost their learning.

It's About Time: 3 Ways to Use the Extended Day Wisely

Teach Plus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

By next school year, all Chicago Public Schools will be required to add more minutes of instruction to their school day -- taking the district from having one of the shortest school days in the country to one of the longest.

Ugandan Youth Work to Address Issues In Kampala's Most Notorious Slum

Heather Box | Posted 04.15.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

"I want people of the world to know that people like me come from Bwaise. I know you know about the floods, about the poverty, about the sex work. But I want you to know that there are also inspired, committed young people!"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates Launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Teach Plus | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined more than 200 teachers and policymakers to celebrate the launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Digital Learning Day Is Happening Today

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Want to know how we can improve our schools using technology? Want to know how your son/daughter's education can be more effective?

High Stakes Interviews: Sixth Grade

Jessica Gottlieb | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Jessica Gottlieb

Interviewing for sixth grade admissions in Los Angeles is as high stakes an interview as any in my lifetime.

Lawmakers Uphold Decades-Old Law Trading Rollercoasters For School Time

Posted 03.31.2012 | Education

A Virginia Senate panel has defeated a set of three bills that would have repealed a state mandate, nicknamed the "Kings Dominion Law," that schools o...

Why Is It So hard To Make The Life Changes We Seek?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Are you in the market for self-help? Then the better advice is stop putting so much effort into finding your "authentic" self. Learn to embrace the self as flexible.

In These Halls

Brandy Ferner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

I do realize that just as these halls have the possibility of dimming my son's light, they also have the possibility -- and actually the intention of -- brightening my son's light and of giving him confidence, coping skills and pleasant memories.

Diane Ravitch Calls Herself A Voice For Teachers, In A Cruel Reform Movement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Professor Diane Ravitch is a big voice in education policy and a huge critic of No Child Left Behind. Yet, as former Assistant Secreta...

Afterschool Programs in Peril

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Jodi Grant

We don't have enough afterschool programs. And many programs are being forced to trim their offerings or close their doors due to the struggling economy and budget cutbacks it has brought.

Tucson School Walk Outs Grow: Protest School District's Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District's spiral into disarray, hundreds of students have walked out of their Tucson schools today in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district's acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.

WATCH: Ex-Schools Chief Threatens State Official Over 'Gestapo Tactics' Cheating Probe

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

A former Georgia school superintendent at two districts has been caught on tape bullying and threatening a state education official. The recording was...

School Vending Machines Don't Make Tweens Gain Weight, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

The explosion of obesity and unhealthy eating among children in recent years is deadly serious. It's already increased the prevalence of things like d...

Bullying and the Legacy of MLK

Paul Ruth | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Paul Ruth

Bullying is a form of bigotry where a person or a group of people are cast out and made to be the "other" just for being who they are.

EpiPens, and Why Schools Should Have and Use Them

Karen Latimer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Karen Latimer

A child who has severe allergies should never be far from an EpiPen. School personnel and all caregivers should be trained to use them.