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An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-Rolling Teenager

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Naveen Jain

I may have managed to build a successful technology startup that had gone public by the time my three kids hit their 13th birthdays, but don't think that bought me any special respect from our teenagers. Just like teens everywhere, our children challenged us, ignored us, and rolled their eyes at our crazy ideas.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protests Flare As Baltimore Reignites The Cause | Mariah Stewart | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of protesters gathered on the main street and in front of the city police department for a second consecutive night Wednesda...

5 Things I'd Like to Tell My 7th-Grade Self

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

I kept thinking back to what I was like in 7th or 8th grade and wondered what that girl would have wanted to hear. And finally, I decided that was the girl I needed to talk to. Here is the advice I would have given to the 7th-grade me.

Does Your Child's School Have a Quality STEM Program?

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Based on our work, we have developed standards and criteria for parents and community leaders to quickly gauge the quality of the STEM education programs in their community.

The Death of Liberal Arts? Or the Reunion of Broken Parts

Tony Woodcock | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Tony Woodcock

Zakaria is a compelling spokesman for the Liberal Arts. He shows unequivocally their importance in the cultural, economic and developmental world and how our world becomes threatened by the narrow focus of Manichean politics.

Online Avatars May Be Part of Our Developmental DNA

Paula Golden | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Paula Golden

Joseph Campbell, the American scholar best known for his work in comparative mythology, The Hero With a Thousand Faces wrote, "A hero ventures forth f...

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.

Cure Cancer. Cure Education.

Janine Ingram | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

Danny Colllins blended three core aspects of my life -- cancer, education and music -- to the point that one simple word kept repeating in my mind as I left the theater: cure.

Great Teaching Is The Real Test

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

In math, our students do extraordinarily well not because we teach them how to take a test, but because our teachers guide them to fall in love with problem-solving.

5 Ways You Can Hack Technology for Social Change

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

With winter melting, and spring coming into view, lots of folks are re-emerging and looking to get involved. My team and I generated a list of 5 ways to get involved in tech this spring.

Saying Yes!: 5 Pieces of Career Advice for Middle School Students

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Julie Kantor

Last Thursday was Career Stars in the Media Center at Westland Middle School in Montgomery County. Spending so much time in corporate America, I was a tad nervous and wanted to do an especially good job as my daughter was in the audience.

Meet the Entrepreneur Who's Designing Her Company as a Work of Art

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

In today's modern entrepreneurial ecosystem where a number of over-worked, hyper-functioning people don't take time to smell the roses, viewing one's business as a work of art may be the answer to visionary commitment. This approach is what keeps Bethany Kolby, CEO of the London-based creator of educational DIY kits, Technology Will Save Us (TWSU), happily on point.

Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Roberta Klatzky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Roberta Klatzky

The pattern is systematic enough, however, to belie attribution to the vagaries of chance, even taking into account the fact that men considerably out-number women in senior positions in cognitive science.

Kathleen Miles

We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today's Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today's global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fa...

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.20.2015 | Good News

An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student at Columbia...

Can STEM and App-Based Technology Play a Critical Role in Eliminating the Gender and Race Wage Gap for Women?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Marcia Dyson

While we are waiting for equal pay to become a reality across the board, I encourage women and girls to be looking more at technology as an important accelerator for pay parity now.

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

College vs. Coachella

J.D. Rothman | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
J.D. Rothman

If students are more passionate about three hot, smelly days in the desert than collecting degrees, parents should pay attention -- these kids may be onto something. Let's look at the benefits of attending Coachella instead of going to college at all.

STEM Women Stories: Aspire and Inspire

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Levine

Bucking the trend, efforts to encourage women to embrace STEM have increased dramatically. Those efforts span the country, including in Tennessee where the Women Ground Breakers recently held their annual Chattanooga GroundBreaking Storytelling featuring women in STEM.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.

Black Students in STEM Are a Sign of Hope for the Future!

Romal Tune | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Romal Tune

always believe that speaking engagements are not about me, but the people I encounter on the journey. This time I received a gift that I was not expecting.

This Co-Ed Coding Class For Teens In Ghana Is Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

Regina Agyare didn't initially include boys in her computer coding class. But after one male student expressed his discontent at seeing "girls being e...

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.