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What Blogging on The Huffington Post (and God) Taught Me

Rumni Saha | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rumni Saha

Recently I wrote a simple piece titled "Where Is the Faith?" that made it onto The Huffington Post. What ensued as a result of this rhetorical debate were discussions and experiences that led to a higher education that I had not bargained for. Here is what I learned.

Top-Performing Schools in Some of Illinois' Biggest School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Report Card with ratings and summaries of stats about schools across Illinois for the 2013-2014 school year.

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy...

Who Are Our Masters?

Michael Beyer | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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.

Do Your Best Work: Find Your "Missing" Two Points

Alex Wolf | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Alex Wolf

Is everyone chasing their own version of two points? If so, how old were you when you identified yours?

Memoirs From My Time in "The Land of the Thunder Dragon"

THINK Global School | Posted 12.19.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

The first time I landed in the Himalayas was an early morning in the beginning of January 2013. Before that, I had spent two weeks back at home in Scandinavia, and I was growing increasingly more worried as I wondered if I had adequately packed for this trip and fulfilled my mental preparations.

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

Joseph Stiglitz on Why the Rich Are Getting Richer -- and Why It Could Get Much Worse

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

In this interview, he explores the work of Thomas Piketty and the need for the field of economics -- and the country -- to come to terms with the growing gulf between haves and have-nots.

10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

UC's Student Workers Union Fumbles Anti-Israel Initiative

Stuart W. Davidson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Stuart W. Davidson

As an American, a Jew and a proud trade unionist, the actions of a small minority in Local 2865 are very disheartening. In the course of the last ten years, I have participated in numerous labor delegations to Israel hosted by the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center.

The Future of the American Dream

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

If November's election teaches us anything, it is that while this is a setback for the many who hoped to bring change, it is not the end of the American Dream.

The Maker Movement and the Humanities: Giving Students A Larger Toolbox

Christine Henseler | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

The empowering rise of the do-it-yourself Maker Movement has found fertile ground in higher education, cultivating a vibrant community who believe in the effectiveness of learning through doing, sharing and mentoring, playing, exploring, and risk-taking.

The Value Of Community For Children In Poverty

Jessica Peace-Urgelles | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Jessica Peace-Urgelles

Ask a person about Appalachia, and their answer will likely amaze you. Outsiders may grimace, telling you about poverty and economic depression, an unhealthy affinity for coal, lack of education, and so on. Insiders, though, might tell you about the close-knit community, respect for the land, rich cultural heritage, and a passion for the place and its people.

Gainful Employment and Higher Ed Funding: Investing in Programs That Work

Gail Mellow | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Gail Mellow

It's time we look to them as the most obvious source of funding to support our public colleges and start investing our money into a system that we know works.

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

Frank Fredericks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While we can't grasp the motivations of all these murderous mad men, we can deduce from their actions. These heinous criminals fear the pen more than the sword. Education, from basic literacy to professional training, gives young people a real chance to live a better life than their parents.

Teachers as Professionals in Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Teachers need not be researchers to contribute to their profession. By participating in networks of like-minded educators -- implementing, continuously improving and communicating about practical approaches intended to improve outcomes of proven approaches -- they play an essential role in the improvement of their profession.

Changing Lives, One Networking Course at a Time

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

Every day, I have the opportunity to see how technology is changing the way we live. But it's the people behind this technology that truly amaze me.

Raising a Generation of Dead-Eyed Dot-Fillers

Robin Hoffman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Robin Hoffman

Her dark eyes would squint from behind her large plastic rimmed glasses, her chin would jut out defiantly, one side of her mouth would turn up ever so slightly, and she'd simply carry on with what she wanted us to learn, to discover.

Pearson and the Assessment Problem

Vicki Cobb | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

Pearson's solution to the problems with assessment is NOT less assessment but MORE assessment that is pervasive during the school day as teachers use technology to record in real time the feedback they give students and student progress minute by minute!

America's Oldest Black College Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | David DeKok | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on th...

Three Wise Men (And Women)

Grace Li | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Grace Li

I think teachers are the best parts of society, and I know that I wouldn't be here without them. Because we hear a lot about the failures of the American education system and the flaws, but a system is made of people and let me tell you, there are some pretty amazing people out there.

Oldies but Goodies in the Fix & Flip Market

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

With resale prices rising and rehab costs holding pretty steady, there is a lot of opportunity in locating older homes in neighborhoods where buyers and renters want to live.

A Warm Welcome In Mumbai

Lisa Johnson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Lisa Johnson

It was 100 degrees outside when we pulled up in front a school in Mumbai last month. We were greeted by the sounds of booming drums, singing voices, a...

Dreaming of the Ivy League? Hint: Ditch the Volunteerism

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.

The Future of the Democratic Party

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

We need to prepare our people and our businesses to prosper in a world where businesses have more choices than ever before about where to hire and where computers are increasingly doing the work of laborers.