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10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While the only way to know for sure if you have kidney disease is to get tested, there are a number of physical signs. Sometimes people attribute these physical symptoms of kidney disease to other conditions. This is because those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are failing or when there are large amounts of protein in the urine.

An Open Letter to My Students: I Am Sorry for What I Am About to Do to You

Jessica Lifshitz | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Jessica Lifshitz

To all of my precious students: My guess is that all of you will wonder why I am making you take these tests. And the answer is simple. I have to. Our state and federal government say that I have to give these tests to you. That you must take them. And I need you to know how very sorry I am about that.

PARCC Is 30 Days of Destruction

Branden Rippey | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Branden Rippey

We are offended by the situation in which we find ourselves, in which education policy is dictated by billionaires who never taught a day in their lives, while our patiently gained professional expertise is ignored. Thirty days of testing is sufficiently outrageous and -- we believe -- indefensible.

The Demise of the Artist-Teacher

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

It's time stop paying lip-service to "freedom" in schools. If we actually implement it, the artist-teacher will flourish and so will our kids.

New York Times Fails Education Reform -- Again

Daniel Katz | Posted 02.22.2015 | Education
Daniel Katz

Do we need annual testing to tell us that poverty in childhood has lifelong consequences in health, education, and economic opportunity? Do we need annual testing to tell us that communities with high concentrations of minority students from impoverished households struggle on test-based measures?

Moupiya Ghosh

Testing the Hermione Index

HuffingtonPost.com | Moupiya Ghosh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Training

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To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

Common Core Testing Teaches Tots to Type

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

Common Core is a Trojan horse full of unintended consequences. While the efforts are noble, and the intent is good, the current program is neither fair nor practical.

An Open Letter to Lamar Alexander: Don't Forget Rule #84 in 'The Little Plaid Book'

Diane Ravitch | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Just say no to annual testing. No high-performing nation does it, and neither should we. We are the most over-tested nation in the world, and it's time to encourage children to sing, dance, play instruments, write poetry, imagine stories, create videos, make science projects, write history papers, and discover the joy of learning.

Collect the Learning Evidence

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Good educators know that evidence gathering is a central component of their craft. Perhaps they don't use the term "evidence" to describe what they search for, preferring instead "testing" or other assessment-related jargon.

Lessons from Chile: Annual Testing in Schools

Gary Anderson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Gary Anderson

While research evidence does not support current pro-choice and high stakes accountability reforms, their ideological appeal seems widespread. Perhaps we can learn from a country in which these neoliberal policies were imposed before they became prominent in the U.S.

Hazard for Whom?

Claire Wapole | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Claire Wapole

My second grader brought a test home from school, some sort of comprehension test, reading and vocabulary. I noticed she got a couple of questions wrong, so I wanted to look them over to see what exactly she was not comprehending, not understanding. What follows is the actual conversation I had with my 8-year-old regarding a question she got "wrong."

Getting SMART About Education

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Assessments should strengthen teaching and learning. Too often, however, test scores have become the focus of our students' education.

Who Are Our Masters?

Michael Beyer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

We need to scrap all of our systems and begin by asking our students and teachers what they need. This is a radical proposition, but it is also simple and the most effective.

Making Objectivity Unfair

Elissa Stein | Posted 02.14.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

I know we all have the best intentions of each and every NYC student at heart. And that should be at the basis of every conversation and decision moving forward.

A Path Beyond the Opt-Out Movement

Kevin Welner | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

Reforms like test-based accountability give us the feeling of doing something--of demanding excellence--without providing the capacity to achieve our goals. Continuing down that path will continue to leave us disappointed. But, opt-out or no opt-out, that's where we're still headed.

7 Helpful Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

Uloop | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Among standardized tests required for admission into various higher educational institutions, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) measures verbal ability, quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking ability and analytical writing skills and is used for admission into graduate school.

'Stuff' That's Difficult to Find -- Let Alone Understand -- But Important to Know for College Applications

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

In September, I offered a HuffPost blog entitled, "Help for the 6 Most Confusing Parts of the New 2014-15 Common App." Since that time, a lot of other questions have come up from students and parents. Here are some of the more frequently asked.

Democrat Candidates Lost, Democrat Issues Won

David Morris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.

Unpopular Opinion: Why I Think The SAT Is A Good Thing

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 01.03.2015 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Your grades and who you are as a person makes all the difference; so there's no need to focus and panic about the test portion, just take it as it comes and do your best. I wish all of you who, like myself, are taking tests this year the best of luck.

College Board's Thoughts on Your PSAT Tweets

Vanessa Kuhlor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Kuhlor

The day of Wednesday's test #PSAT was the number one trending topic on twitter. I got in contact with the College Board to see just how they felt and this is what they said.

What Matters More Than Test Scores

Diane Ravitch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We should stop obsessing about test scores and start obsessing about the health and well-being of children and their families. The gains would be far more valuable than a few points on a standardized test.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Why Teachers Weren't Invited to the Table

Peter Greene | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

This month has been declared New Conversation Month by reformsters. Teachers are being offered (in vaguely non-specific ways) some sort of seats at various tables. Unfortunately, this largesse underlines just how much teachers have not been included in conversations about public education.