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A Place of One's Own -- Online

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I've been writing in these pages about the intersection of technology and pedagogy at colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.

Bullying: What Schools, Parents and Students Can Do

Franklin Schargel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Franklin Schargel

Can you remember the schoolyard jingle that went, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? Obviously that was not and is not the truth.

Why Own a Car?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

We depend on insurance companies to likely rip us off as insured members. We depend on foreign oil from far away lands (some unfriendly) to feed the metal beasts we drive. Is that still a pleasure you think? But what if we only need a car every other day, or only on weekends, or only twice a month?

The Real Reasons Children Drop Out of School

Franklin Schargel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Franklin Schargel

I am a professional educator who served as a classroom teacher, school counselor and school administrator in the New York City school system for over 33 years. I believe that there are five major reasons why children leave school.

Think Like a Traveler

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

The folds of human nature and the tests of human skill unravel through the traveler's experience. So think the way a traveler would. Take every opportunity for what it is, not just what it looks like. Be inquisitive and curious. Everyone in this world has a story worth telling;

'A Teacher's Cry for Help'

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Relying on worksheets, instead of educators, to teach basic skills is standard practice in all too many schools. The approach often leads to a disjointed and atomistic approach to learning, where students acquire skills but quickly forget them.

Are PLUS Loans a Positive or Negative for Parents?

Jodi Okun | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

As with all decisions about borrowing money, there are many factors to take into consideration. The choices you make now could affect your child and your family for many years to come.

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

New Poynter Book Re: Journalism Ethics

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Craig Newmark

I really just want news I can trust. Turns out that what we have now are a lot of ethics codes and policies, but very little accountability.

It Doesn't Take A Teacher To Make An Impact On Students' Lives

Kimone Gooden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kimone Gooden

For the last three years, I've had the privilege of being a Citizen Teacher in Oakland and San Jose schools. This is thanks to Citizen Schools, a Cisco sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to expand the learning day for middle school students in low-income communities. They do this by engaging an army of professional volunteers as "Citizen Teachers" to spend 10 weeks teaching what they already do, know or love.

Education: Making the Connections

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Frank Islam

A visual of a triangle came to mind. At the center of that triangle is the student, at the top is the family and at either tip are the schools and the community. Those are the pivotal points at which we need to make the educational connection.

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

How Dare You? How DARE You? HOW DARE YOU?!?

Lisa Longo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

That was Darrell Issa's question to reporters. How dare who? Me? How dare I? How DARE I? HOW DARE I? Where do I start? This is about Issa and his ba...

BYOD to School? 5 Tips for Keeping Student Devices Secure

Caleb Barlow | Posted 12.01.2013 | Technology
Caleb Barlow

Whether in junior high or in college, many students have one thing in common: a smartphone or tablet is in their pocket or backpack. According to eMarketer, by the end of 2013, smartphone users will represent over half of all mobile phone users. And by 2016, nearly three in five Americans will have a smartphone, including students.

I Always Want To Be A Teacher

Nick Monzi | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Nick Monzi

For me, always being a teacher means that I maintain a strong understanding of what students need to succeed in the classroom, and in life. I am in touch with what frustrates them and what they believe to be relevant to their learning.

How One NYC School Transformed Its Classrooms and School Culture to Boost Achievement

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.30.2013 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

As education advocates, we know the promise of America is represented by all school children -- not just those with the highest grades or most obvious passion for learning.

Are College Costs at a Tipping Point or Balancing Point?

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Because the question of cost as it relates to each family's situation can be different in each individual case, families can start planning as early as the student's junior year of high school, but at the latest by the summer before the senior year.

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

Making the Most of Your Semester

Opal Vadhan | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Opal Vadhan

Remember to do things for yourself, while you're working towards your goals, it's important to have some you time. Whether it be reading a book for fun, going to the gym, fitting in a nap, make it a priority to do something for yourself every week.

Social Entrepreneurship Education: Helping Our Students Make a Difference

Rumeet Billan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

It is through social entrepreneurship education that we not only impact the lives of our students, we impact those whose lives they change.

Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?

Nancy Conrad | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Nancy Conrad

Technology is evolving exponentially and is being used for far more than simply keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook. It is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives.

'My Students'

Gen. Charles C. Krulak | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Gen. Charles C. Krulak

As someone who has spent his adult life surrounded by young people -- whether in the military, international banking, or professional sports -- one of the principle reasons I chose to take on the position of college president was to get back to my "roots."

Study in the UK -- Change the World!

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Sir Peter Westmacott

Parliament set up the Marshall Scholarships in 1953, with the express aim of extending the close ties between Britain and the United States that had developed during the Second World War. Marshall's "close accord" is, if anything, even more essential now.

Here's How A Bunch Of Students Got Vaginas Banned At Their University

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Hey, you know that thing half of the world's population has? What's it called... It begins with a V... Oh yeah: vagina. Well, one student group wanted...

Building a Culture by Tending to the Details

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Creating an environment where teachers can teach and students can learn is a complex task that takes a single-minded dedication both to the larger culture of a school and its nuts-and-bolts logistics.