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As A Teacher, This Is What I Regret Most

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Education
Linda DeMers Hummel

This is the life of a teacher. Once in a while, you get stories like the one Marcus is telling me. He is all grown up, with children of his own. But he still remembers what you said. You write a long apology back, and you hope maybe he will forgive you.

Send the Right Message: Abolish Red Pens for Correcting Papers

Karen Gross | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Karen Gross

I recently saw a paper written by a fourth grader that was returned by her English teacher with more red ink than student handwriting. And, the teacher had literally re-written the entire student piece in red.

New York Alliance Condemns Cuomo Mis-Education Budget

Alan Singer | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The New York State Alliance for Quality Education( AQE) condemns Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed education budget as "woefully inadequate." Cuomo req...

Growth in Singapore - Good Governance for the Sake of Future Generations

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Natalie Feder and Rolf Bachmann, St. Gallen Symposium At the 1st St. Gallen Symposium Singapore Forum held on 23 January 2016, a number of promine...

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied perspectives.

The Kind Of Coaching We Should Expect From Our Teachers

Peter Greene | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

My wife is taking a professional development course this weekend, and one of her classmates (a football coach) brought up one the truly genius models...

Students Stand for Rand

Sarah Elizabeth Pitts | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah Elizabeth Pitts

With the Iowa caucuses only seven days away, the Rand Paul campaign is working to secure students caucusing for their candidate. Cliff Maloney, 24, is the National Youth Director for the campaign. He has been working on an initiative to have 10,000 students turnout to caucus for Paul since September. Maloney said he is confident that they will reach their goal Monday, Feb. 1.

Technology and Equity: Transforming Our Students' Future

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Rose Stuckey Kirk

If you're in the technology business, you know that finding qualified people is hard. There's just not enough talent to fill the available jobs. Women and minorities are conspicuously absent from this field, and that means we're all missing out. How do we find "new blood" and fresh thinking?

All Hype and No Substance: How "Turning the Tide" Passes the Buck

Sara Harberson | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Sara Harberson

Without widespread changes from the top down, the idea of a "level playing field" in higher education is a fallacy.

Battle to Reshape Education in New York State

Alan Singer | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

By placing metal detectors in minority schools our society conveys to students that education officials see them as threats who cannot be trusted. I strongly object to this. It is also important to note that airports authorities screen everyone, not just selected individuals.

Best Places to Nap at the University of Oregon

Polly Irungu | Posted 01.20.2016 | College
Polly Irungu

The University of Oregon Nap Map is a list of places on campus that students can use as a resource to get a power nap. All suggestions are from current students at University of Oregon - main campus.

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Every Student Succeeds Act an Opportunity to Step Up Together

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

It's up to educators, families and community partners to step up to this challenge and partner with our state and district leaders to realize the community schools vision for our public schools - a vision that unites school, family, and community for young people's success.

Where Did It All Go?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Have you ever taught something and your class really seemed to get it, only to revisit the concept a short while later and it's as if they never heard of it?

Finding a Summer Internship the Wharthog Way

Daniel Nelson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Daniel Nelson

The past week has been quite a ride. It began much like any other winter break week did, with me hopelessly scouring the internet for editorial inter...

An Open Letter to First-Time Study Abroad Students

Kalyn Franke | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Kalyn Franke

I see you over there, an awkward gaggle of college students sitting in the airport lounge, clutching your oversized carry-ons and instagraming the arrivals gate for all of your friends to see (let's face it, you want them to be jealous. It's okay to admit it).

The Everyday Racism I Face As A Black Woman In Germany

Lisa Tracy Michalik | Posted 01.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa Tracy Michalik

Without asking permission, strangers touch my afro and seem surprised when I don't welcome the behavior. I receive compliments on how beautiful my skin tone is, because it's not too dark. These are not compliments, this is a form of racism.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Teach for the Test Versus Learn for the Test

Eric Eisner | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Eric Eisner

The hundreds and hundreds of middle school students we see are more concerned with managing teacher expectations and less with learning. Standardized tests calibrate approval exclusively with right and wrong answers instead of any grasp of why an answer is correct or, better yet, why the question was posed in the first place.

Universities: Requiescat in Pace

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 12.28.2015 | College
Joseph A. Domino

The "modern" university has completely transformed itself from a bastion of humanism and critical thinking to a corporate business model, where the riches reside in the top administrative positions and athletic programs.

3 Clever New Networking Trends from Today's Undergrads

Porter Braswell | Posted 12.28.2015 | College
Porter Braswell

While it's hard to even think about summer with the holidays coming up, summer internship search season is in full swing for college students. And at Jopwell, my teammates and I get to both watch and help thousands of undergrads from schools across the country navigate the process.

An Open Letter to Fellow Educators & Leaders Regarding Religious Literacy in Schools

Anisha Ismail Patel | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Anisha Ismail Patel

Our American Muslim students are counting on us for our consistent efforts in doing what's best for our nation's schools. As educators, let us continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of each and every child.

College Protesters Are Not a Threat to Free Speech

Alan Singer | Posted 12.23.2015 | College
Alan Singer

I have never been invited to be a college commencement speaker, because of my ideas, and also because I will not bring in donor dollars. In this country money drives access. By the way, if a college is interested, I charge much less than Condoleezza Rice.

Letter From A Sixth Grade Student: How A New Generation Is Fighting Bullying And Mafia In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

" I want mafia defeated " grade six student On July 13th 2013, during a speech at the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said: " ...

The Perfect Rock for Christmas

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Linda DeMers Hummel

My daughter's favorite story is one she calls "Daniel's Rock." A far cry from Frosty the Snowman, it is one I can count on being asked to recite as Christmas approaches. It begins when she's picked up the small rock that sits on the southeast corner of my desk and has nestled herself in my lap.