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Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

The Trinity, 'Heavyn,' and an 8-Year-Old

Sue Gober | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Sue Gober

I was helping my granddaughter Peyton clean out her closet the summer after third grade when we found an old school project toward the bottom of the p...

5 Ways Teacher-Powered Schools Are Transforming American Public Education

Kim Farris-Berg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Kim Farris-Berg

Teacher-powered schools are not a panacea for America's education problems. Yet the growing interest in these schools -- and the solutions and alternatives they provide -- shows we need to seriously explore how teacher-powered schools can be a part of our strategy to find solutions.

How About the President and the Opposing Parties Actually Begin Running This Country Again?

Laura Wellington | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Laura Wellington

Both sides have valid points with undeniable realities that result from their divergent positions. Equally as real is the future of the foundation of which we built this country - which currently hangs in the loop.

The Fear of Failure

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

To fail without trying is less painful than to put all of yourself into a particular goal and still come up short. Yet, we know that success does not come easy. It requires commitment, dedication, grit, determination, resourcefulness and confidence.

Playful Learning and Rigorous Assessment: Can We Level-Up the Common Core?

Michael Levine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

According to a recent New York Times piece that has stirred a highly emotional debate among my many colleagues, parents across the U.S. who once felt ...

Licensure System Should Promote Student Achievement

Teach Plus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Talmadge Nardi The "License to Transform" policy brief just released by Massachusetts Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows recommends significant...

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Why Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated ...

White House Education Official David Johns Sparks the #TeachTheBabies Movement

Marcus Bright | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

It's important to note how social media campaigns have helped to highlight the issue reminding everyone of how important the early years in the development of the brains of young people.

'You Will Survive': Reflections on Surviving the Killing Fields in Cambodia and the Power of Education

The Advice Project | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

After surviving the Cambodian Genocide orchestrated by Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979, Ponheary Ly returned to Siem Reap, Cambodia with what was left of her family.

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United...

College Football Needs More Student Athletes Like FSU's Jameis Winston

John A. Tures | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

Just a few years ago, Winston would be called greedy if he demanded more money for his likeness or signature. But it's refreshing to see someone of his generation, tabbed as self-centered, realize that a college education is, indeed a privilege.

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

Mr. Minkel Goes to the White House

Megan Rosker | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Megan Rosker

There should have been a conversation about what it means to educate all parts of a child, from the head to the heart, to the physical body. What can we do to start helping all children to develop ALL parts of themselves?

An Emergent Approach to School-Community-Family Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...

4 Steps to Graduate from College Debt-Free

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Michael Price

Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.

This Is Why You Should Proofread A College Diploma (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | College

There's a reason proofreading exists. And apparently, its pitfalls are all too real for this guy, whose diploma from the University of California-B...

Tuning in to Teachers

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Why would 3,500 people go to sun- and fun-filled Los Angeles and opt to spend the bulk of their time inside a cavernous convention hall? To be heard.

Higher Education and Rising Inequality

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

Women in Business Q&A: Dr Karin Hehenberger, Founder of Lyfebulb

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dr. Karin Hehenberger is the founder of Lyfebulb, an educational and social platform dedicated to helping those with chronic illnesses lead their optimal lifestyles.

Dreamers vs. Realists

Jarad Barr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jarad Barr

I'm here to tell you firsthand, if you truly believe in what you are pursuing and you're willing to put in the work anything is possible. Obstacles arise to remind you how badly you want to reach your destination.

De Blasio Sets the Pace for Political Leadership on Education

Marcus Bright | Posted 07.18.2014 | New York
Marcus Bright

De Blasio's political leadership on the issue of education reminds us that elections do have consequences and that public policy and political leverage can be used to make a very significant impact in the lives of many people.

Summer Learning: No Vacation From Opportunity Gap

Emily Richmond | Posted 07.18.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

A new report suggests that when it comes to summer enrichment programs, the opportunities that might help slow that academic slide for struggling students are out of reach for many families.

Intelligence Having Fun: A Multi-Player Game to Re-Define Creativity

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 07.18.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I don't personally think video games will re-define creativity, but I do believe they can offer a whole new range of opportunities for people, especially those who might be intimidated or unengaged by more traditional pathways, to enjoy the experience of creative and musical expression.