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Cracking Under Preschool Pressure

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

Abundant studies show that social and emotional skills are the most important barometer for kindergarten readiness. So why do parents feel driven to push their kids into academic learning so early?

I got an 'A' and I Didn't Even Study

Alex Mallory | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

For most students, the image to cultivate is that of someone who doesn't care, who leaves everything to the last minute, and who miraculously pulls off "A" papers and top test scores.

Isn't Tutoring Just a Crutch?

Alex Mallory | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

I receive phone calls from parents who have been wrestling with the consequences of private tutoring. Their concern is that tutoring is, at best, a band-aid and, at worst, a crutch.

Volumes Of Success: Chicago Bookstore Tutors Thousands Of Kids

Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

Open Books -- known as "the most beautiful bookstore in Chicago" -- houses more than 50,000 books and countless stories of student achievement. Stack...

SHSAT Is the Golden Ticket

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.13.2011 | College
Alex Mallory

For many students in New York City, the less well-known high school exam, the SHSAT, may be the most important standardized test of their academic careers.

Obama and Duncan on South Korea: What Can They Be Thinking?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Recently, South Korea's former minister of education warned Americans against praising the "educational zeal" of South Korean parents, saying that Korean schools had become too test-centered.

Ase: College Kids Remind Us That We Are All Educators

Charles Howard | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Charles Howard

The glaring truth is that the education of our children cannot solely be the responsibility of educators. We all can, and in order for things to get better, must participate in the work of teaching.

How Tutoring May Be Harming Our Students

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Brian Harke Ed.D.

This shift toward hyper-focusing only on academic growth -- "over-tutoring" -- versus the growth of the whole student comes at a great cost to students.

Score Choice Doesn't Matter

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.29.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Since the College Board's policy change, the admission-conscious public has consistently cried foul play, claiming Score Choice allows the wealthy to pay for unlimited tests.

(WATCH) Superpowers And Brainpower: Nonprofit Tutors Kids Inside Superhero Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With everything from X-Ray glasses to bright red capes, Brooklyn's Superhero Supply Store is a kid's dream come true. But the store offers kids mor...

Cop-Turned-Tutor Honored For A Decade Of Volunteering In His Former District

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Many retirees dream of spending their days traveling, sipping cocktails or hitting the putting green. Going back to your old elementary school to spen...

SCHOOL ON WHEELS: Tutors Reach Out To Homeless Kids

Take Part | Jenny Inglee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"I think most of her childhood has been spent in homeless shelters," Jackie Romo said of Ashley, the 11-year-old she tutors. Ashley is one of the 1.6 ...

Everyday Heroes Building Stronger Communities

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

In the next two weeks over 1,000 children in Los Angeles will enroll in our after school program and pledge to become of part of the solution that keeps their communities from falling behind.

High School Entrepreneur Founds Tutoring Service To Help Peers

The Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ian Anderson knows there are high school students who can't grasp a difficult math or physics concept or who are stymied by conjugating Spanish verbs....

The 'Privilege' Of Good Education: Restoring The Right To Learn

Audrey Kuo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Audrey Kuo

The current "education moment" is only going to be effective if we can hold it, and transform current interest into a sustained effort with multiple solutions. One of the potential solutions is national service, through organizations such as City Year.

International Literacy Day: 7 Easy Ways To Spread The Word

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Attention bookworms, this day's for you. You love books every day of the year, but there's only one that highlights the 774 million adults worldwide...

It Just Takes One: School On Wheels Changes The Lives Of Children And Their Families

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

Alternative Spring Break: College Students Spend Week Off Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...

Carl Dorvil: A Great American Story (For Now)

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

A Republican president thought it was a good idea to provide free tutoring to 500,000 struggling low-income students. It would be a shame if a Democratic congress took all that away.

Better Grades In 2010 -- Making This Year An Academic Success For Your Kids

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

I've pulled together some new research on ways that might help your kids improve their grades and do better in school in 2010. Think of it as a little homework for you to help your kids do better with theirs!

Don't Seal Your Child's Fate Based on a Kindergarten Test!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Children's fate should NOT be sealed by a test they take for Kindergarten admission at age four. Simply put, these tests do not provide a good indication of a child's future.

Masochism, or, Taking the SAT as a Grownup

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Henry

Two Saturdays ago, at the unaccustomed hour of 7:45 a.m., I found myself near the end of a long line of seventeen-year olds--and one alarmingly bearde...

Use Your Volunteer Time Wisely: Help Often, One Kid At A Time

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.

Texas Teachers Volunteer To 'Launch' Students To Success

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A middle school in Lake Jackson, Texas, is providing a launching pad to success for its students through a grassroots afterschool program, reports The...

CNN Heroes: New Orleans Kids Plant 'Roots Of Music'

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After Hurricane Katrina, many schools stopped offering music programs due to budget cuts. New Orleans native Derrick Tabb keeps students off the stree...