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Behind the Veil: Ferguson and the Reign of God

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

There are the large moments. The ones where the Veil is lifted. These are the moments when the music stops and the dance ends. These are the moments when one can keep humming the tune and twirling like nothing has changed or stop to realize that those beyond the Veil have no cause for dancing.

Kiwis in the Bronx

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One day the gardener said to the children, "You know, I'm always telling you what we are going to grow. This time, what would you like to grow?" To her surprise, the children had a unanimous answer: "Kiwis!"

Seeds Mean Freedom: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Two Cities, Two Students: One Future?

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Of New York's 1.1 million public school students, one in 12 are homeless. Many live doubled up with extended family or are temporarily housed in hotels or motels. But more than 23,000 live in family shelters on any given day.

A Father's Day Wish

David Gray | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
David Gray

For much of our children's lives, my wife and I have been working and volunteering outside the home. We know the nagging worry that never quite leaves one during the work day, and particularly in the afternoons when school lets out.

Needed: More Better Learning Time

Karen Pittman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Kids don't need just more learning time -- they need more better learning time. When it comes to learning, the where and when don't matter as much as the what and how.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has A Big Tank, And He's Ready To Crush Things

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.13.2014 | Celebrity

Lo and behold, Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest Reddit-inspired commercial to promote Omaze.com is here. The Governator invites fans to join him as ...

Our 2014 Resolution For The Afterschool Movement

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

We intend to send a clear message that afterschool programs are great at helping kids succeed academically, but just as good at helping them succeed as they become adults.

The Magic of Us: Music Unites Brings the Power of Music to Los Angeles

Michelle Edgar | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Michelle Edgar

My goal was to make sure that music was accessible to students across the nation, despite their backgrounds. I believe that music is the one thing that really unites us all, that transcends all borders, and this was something I wanted to bring to life.

Minds Matter San Francisco Students Don't Know How Impressive They Are

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Christine Deakers

Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.

We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Lysa Heslov

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students' understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus.

Jared Gilmour

Schwarzenegger Lobbies For After-School Programming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Terminator is worried that after-school programs could be cut for students across the country. "I'm here to protect after-school...

Gravity Dominates at Box Office, Proves Girls Rule Too?

Sandy Marshall | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Sandy Marshall

With its adult-heavy content Gravity is likely not a movie young girls are going to see in significant numbers, but the fact that it features a female astronaut in the lead role is a step towards Hollywood helping reshape society's image of a scientist.

A Rebellion of the Scheduling Sort

Emma Jenner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Parents claim to want a saner lifestyle where an evening is characterized more by play than by traffic. But what does this new awareness actually mean?

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Rocks

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Traci L. Slatton

It was with great pleasure that I found myself at the orientation meeting for the General Program at Ballet Hispanico, where Director AnaMaria Correa welcomed me with a warm handshake.

Educating the Youngest New Yorkers: It's Political and Personal

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I would love to see a woman mayor. I would love to see a lesbian mayor. That said, I think a candidate's agenda and history -- voting record, actions taken, plans for future governance -- trump identity politics.

Congress' Chance to Help Students Get 21st Century Skills

Jennifer Peck | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Peck

At the local level, it has become increasingly clear that as states, districts, and schools are raising standards and increasing their focus on graduating students that are prepared for college and careers, there is a need to build capacity within the education system.

How Rowing Helped This Teen Become A Student Success (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

Monique Avin, an 18-year-old who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., wasn't aware of rowing before her sophomore year of high school. Today, the senior is on t...

Lisa Belkin

Ask The Mayoral Candidates About Money For Childcare and Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents

Public money spent on early childhood education pays immediate dividends, in that it allows parents to work, and pay taxes, and provide futures for th...

The High Costs of Aging Out

Richard Buery | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Buery

Too many youth in foster care spend their 21st birthday packing their bags, finding a place to live and figuring out how they are going to pay the rent and put food in the fridge.

Yoga for Self-Regulation of At-Risk Children

Rob Schware | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I would like kids to understand that they can do yoga anytime, anywhere, no matter how old they are. I also hope that yoga practice empowers them physically, mentally, and emotionally to be the best version of themselves that they are capable of being at any given moment."

AWOL (All Walks Of Life) (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 04.27.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

"Hip Hop!" "YOU KNOW!" This is a call and response led by Tony Jordan that brings youth from all over Savannah, and from all walks of life, toge...

Expanded Learning, California Style

Jennifer Peck | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Peck

With the passage of Proposition 49, an unprecedented half a billion dollars was devoted to after school programs -- more than all other states' investments combined.

It's Time to Put Youth Sports Back in the Game

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Last month's election was monumental for young people in California. Voters approved the first statewide tax increase since 2004, dodging $6 billion in cuts that would have crippled our public schools and universities.

Let New York City Kids Exercise!

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

Parents should put pressure on the DOE to publish a complete inventory of physical education curricula, time and space allocated to physical education classes, along with the number of qualified teachers for each school.