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Living the 'Dream'

Robin Korth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

A younger woman wore my clothes. An older woman held my soul. A teenage heart called my dreams. A mélange of ladies walked in this body of mine for...

Kate Sheppard

Is Your Kid's School Located Near A Chemical Facility?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

A new study released Wednesday finds there are almost 10,000 schools across the country located within a mile of a chemical facility. The rese...

Why We Chose to Opt Out

Jason Endacott | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Jason Endacott

Federal laws clearly give us the right as parents to guide the education of our children. While the Secretary of Education has recently pushed for changes to those laws in order to give corporations as much access to your child's data as any teacher or administrator has, he hasn't been able to take away our right to decide what's best for our child. Not yet anyway.

Why I'm Resigning After 11 Years As A Teacher

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

I have sweet, incredible, intelligent children sitting in my classroom who are giving up on their lives already. They feel that they only have failure in their futures because they've been told they aren't good enough by a standardized test.

WISER: The Girl Effect in Action

Sofia Stafford | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Sofia Stafford

Meet Mercy. She is a spunky, determined 17-year-old with a twinkle in her eye. Mercy has many passions, goals and hopes for her future, just like most girls her age. She is an aspiring engineer and change maker in her community of Muhuru Bay, Kenya.

The Shadow of the 'Normal' Family

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Something inside this man. We so often search for observable manifestations of behavior that we forget that there is something even more vital and powerful that determines our actions: our inner landscape.

NYC Parents, Teachers Protest State Tests that Include Inappropriate Questions, Product Placements

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Ian Reifowitz

Friday's protests are getting widespread coverage in local media as well as attention from city and state education officials. The negative reaction to the test from principals and teachers has also been covered in the national media.

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

No, Not Everyone Needs to Learn to Code - But Here's What They Should Know

Gregg Pollack | Posted 04.16.2014 | Huffpost Code
Gregg Pollack

Not everyone is meant to be a coder though--or has the motivation to code. This has left a huge part of the population wondering how to respond to the "learn to code" movement, and what actually makes sense for them to do. It's one of the reasons why I believe the "learn to code" conversation is distracting us from a much more important question, which is this: "What should everyone know about code, even if they don't learn to program?"

The Deafening Silence of Teachers

Franchesca Warren | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Franchesca Warren

In any other profession, professionals are not retaliated against if they speak out about issues in their respective fields.

Stupid Rises, Nation Declines

Craig Giesecke | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

What's gotten us where we are is the rise of dumbassery. Basically, as voters, we've given our elected leaders pretty much an open road to Idiotville.

America by the Numbers: Part I

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Our bridges are collapsing, our highways and railways are crumbling, and our schools are failing because too much money that should go into education and infrastructure continues to finance the implements of war.

Online Communities and Social Media Literacy

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social media can be positive or negative, and Rheingold urges students to focus on context, whether it be interpersonal or political.

Chancellor Carmen Fariña: First 100 Days at the Helm of NYC Public Schools

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

Carmen Fariña, Mayor DeBlasio's choice for Chancellor of the NY City Public Schools, may be small in stature but she has big dreams and a hugely ambitious agenda for the nation's largest public school system.

Can Safer Drug Use Be More Enjoyable Drug Use?

Adam Winstock | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Adam Winstock

The results of the world's biggest drug survey came out on April 14.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

Colleges: Evolve or Become Irrelevant

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

By understanding a path to a degree can involve myriad twists and turns, we are better equipped to develop offerings that effectively help students learn and succeed.

Notes from the Children

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The "Kid Blog" on our Pajama Program website is full of sweet and tender notes and drawings from children who receive our pajamas and books. On a dail...

The Top 5 (Okay, 6) State Tax Charts

Christine Mai | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Christine Mai

More than half of state tax dollars go to fund education and health care. State tax dollars also fund other critical services such as transportation, corrections, public assistance, care for residents with disabilities, police, state parks, and general aid to local governments.

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

The Prospect | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
The Prospect

A part of me feels that the school seemed to present itself as better than it was. I was told that there is always something going on around campus, that the student-teacher ratio was amazing and visited on a warm fall day.

The Cost-Effective Hot Potato

Bob Cowser | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Bob Cowser

I understood legacy -- I was likely teaching in prisons because my father had done it in my childhood. I remember he drove a car from the motor pool of the small southern university where he taught to a state prison two hours away to teach composition to inmates.

New Skills, the Second Time Around

TNTP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
TNTP

Norma Toner had what she thought were all the necessary elements to teach middle-school math: after a career in the business world, she had three years of teaching experience, plus a master's degree in education.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?