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Early Learning Needs to Be National Priority

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

State funding per child for preschool programs has declined over the last decade. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 9,000 fewer 4-year-olds participated in publicly-funded preschool.

5 More Reasons Why a Teacher's Tenure Should Be Protected

Lee Kronert | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Lee Kronert

Not all administrators support their teaching staff. Just like in the real world, sometimes the boss doesn't like a few of his or her workers. And without that support in a climate which already is pointing at teachers as the main problem with education, things can get a mite sticky in a hurry.

Addressing the Critical Issue of Domestic and Dating Violence in Our Schools

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

The unacceptable violence committed by Ray Rice against Janay Palmer and the ensuing controversy has hit close to home for the City School District of New Rochelle. Rice is a celebrated alum with an ongoing presence in the New Rochelle schools and surrounding community. With a spotlight turned on our district, we are determined to use the event as a teachable moment.

Malala Donates Prize Money To Help Rebuild 65 Damaged Schools In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai is putting her own accolades toward a global mission for change. The recent Nobel Peace Prize winner -- who gained international ...

A Movement that Matters

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 10.30.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

We must be civically engaged. Engagement inspires movement - a movement that matters. Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League has engaged with people to help them find jobs, start businesses and buy homes.

College: A Third Grader's Dilemma

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Nikkya Hargrove

As I reflect on the very different journeys I took from that of my mother's, I can't help but ask, why? Why didn't she want a better future for herself?

This Man Ditched Wall Street To Start A Business That Hires People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Ben Wright began seeing the world differently when his two youngest children were born with Down syndrome. He realized educational and career oppo...

That's My Boy!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There is nothing quite as touching as watching a group of children sitting quietly, though quite anxiously, for their names to be called to receive a ...

Why I Am a Better Teacher Than a Computer

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

You remember the great teachers because they touched something inside you. They opened vistas and cleared new pathways. They made your world larger and richer. Can you get that same experience from a computer?

3 Things You Should Know About Learning Disabilities

Karem Ensley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Karem Ensley

Many people associate learning disabilities with low intelligence, laziness, lack of success, and not being able to learn. Sadly, the people who make these associations include the very children and adults that have been diagnosed with a learning disability.

What Is it Like for a Medical Student to Cut Open a Body for the First Time?

Quora | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science
Quora

I simultaneously felt awe, fear, excitement, humility, cowardice, courage, frailty, strength, embarrassment, curiosity, sorrow, and joy.

Are Proven Educational Innovations Ready for Prime Time?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

These are good times for evidence-based reform in education. Due in particular to Investing in Innovation (i3) and the Institute of Education Scien...

States Should Spend Less on Prisons, More on Schools

Michael Mitchell | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

The savings from criminal justice reforms wouldn't fully finance the increased education investments needed, partly because states will likely spend much of the savings elsewhere. But reordering state priorities away from maintaining large prison populations and toward investing in human capital will pay off over the long term.

America Needs an Education That Prepares Children for Life

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

The conclusion of the lead investigator after reviewing 75 years of data? "Happiness is love. Full stop." Our schools are not set up for this.

Did You Count Yourself Out? Think Again

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 10.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Brandon J. Espinosa

I recently had the fortunate pleasure of presenting at Voto Latino's 4th and final Power Summit of the year in San Jose, California.

Communication Across Continents

Barry Segal | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Alyssa Mesich, Communications Manager at Segal Family Foundation and based in New Jersey.

Kids Aren't Going to Learn Anything Because We Think It's Good for Them: A Conversation With Françoise Mouly {VIDEO}

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Françoise Mouly knew intuitively how important comics were to the growth and development of her own children's literacy and love of reading, and she wanted to create that experience for a bigger audience.

Top 5 Happy Landlord Tips

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Whether you're considering rental property investment, can't sell and need to rent out your home and move, or you're already a landlord, these five tips can help you sleep at night and keep a smile on your face on your way to the bank.

School Should Also Be About Learning Through Play

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Creating opportunities for all children to learn, in a country as vast as the United States, is a unique challenge. One salient point all sides seem to agree on is that children learn though play. Exactly what that "play" looks like and where it takes place has been a hotly debated topic this week.

An Open Letter to NYC's Mayor

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Why are you messing with NYC's specialized high schools -- a part of our educational system that actually works pretty well, instead of focusing on things that don't?

How to Have a Meaningful Parent-Teacher Conference

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Grete DeAngelo

As a teacher and parent, I've been on both sides of the desk for conferences. Some have been more successful than others, and I've come to the conclusion that it's the preparation beforehand that makes the difference.

Gov. Rick Snyder's Record on Education Is Dismal

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Michigan children deserve to be more than just a tag line in empty campaign rhetoric because the value of a good education is something you can't put a price on.

Lessons From My Father: Education Is the Key to Success

Skoll Foundation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

For the 3.7 million low-income young people in America who are not in school or employed, education is crucial for their success. It can break both the social barriers that they have become accustomed to and the cycle of poverty.

Is Mark Cuban Right About Student Loans?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
John A. Tures

The smarter thing to do is perhaps focus on where loan defaults are occurring, not on how much the loans are.

How Children Develop an Internal Clock

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

When teaching a child how to learn time, it's imperative that they develop an internal clock. This is the only way they will learn how to self-regulate. If parents are reminding children or using orders, children will not self-regulate.