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Propelling Games and Technology Forward By Giving Back

Rich Taylor | Posted 12.26.2014 | Impact
Rich Taylor

The video game industry has much to be thankful for as we continue to witness the robust economic impact that we have on the U.S. economy as well as the positive social impact that we create through the ESA Foundation, our industry's philanthropic arm.

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

No one is arguing for complete equality of income. Not even close. We celebrate the success of the One Percent, and rightly so. All we ask, especially in this time of giving, is for the compassion, the humility, the shared experience that existed only a few decades ago.

More Than a Glorified Teacher's Aide

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We also are doing a far better job at staffing our schools with the special education personnel that can oversee the progress of these students and offer appropriate advice and support for teachers and parents.

How to Invest in Miracles

Harriet McDonald | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

By the time they were 18, each boy had lived in multiple foster homes. They survived their childhoods without compassion or stability. The idea of being "cared for" was a foreign concept.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

A Tale of Another Three Young Lives

Tania Bradkin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime
Tania Bradkin

While I do not condone Mr. Kleinman's behavior, I support Judge Wright's decision to put this young father behind bars for nearly 18 years, leaving his two young children without a father and creating a single mother, EVEN LESS.

Twitter's Unexpected Benefits

S. L. Young | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Twitter and other social media tools aren't always celebrated as meaningful message delivery tools, but Twitter is one of my best technological friends.

Clarity About Disparity in Education

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Spread the word -- education is worth it, it is necessary. We need every child -- indeed everyone -- to have access to learning in a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment.

Mindfulness for Educators

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

"Before we can share mindfulness with our students we need an experiential understanding of mindfulness from our own practice." -Meena Srinivasan As ...

Pakistan: When Children Fear to Learn

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

This "war against education" from the Taliban has effectively crippled the future of Pakistan, ensuring that the vast human potential of the nation will be going to waste. However, in the wake of the attack in Peshawar, there needs to be a concerted attempt by the state and people of Pakistan to reform and support the education system.

Educating Pakistan's Girl

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Once again, the global community is in the rare position of having its eye turned toward this sweeping issue, which at present keeps as many as three-quarters of girls in the country from attending school.

Climate Change This Week: Bishops Bugle, Latin Solar Salsa, the Price of Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Many orchids are now endangered or going extinct, as we destroy their special habitats. As it is, our exploding populations are changing the climate and irreversibly extinguishing much of the beautiful tapestry of life on Earth, and our mega life support systems, our ecosystems.

Getting SMART About Education

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Assessments should strengthen teaching and learning. Too often, however, test scores have become the focus of our students' education.

Improving the Lives of Farm Workers in Mexico: A Shared Responsibility

Fair Trade USA | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

There are still many challenges, but a lot has changed already -- just in the last 10 years child labor has become almost unheard of on many of the bigger export farms, and more groups are now complying with Mexican labor laws. But of course, more can be done.

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

The Global Talent Crunch

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To begin with, globalization is generating increased competition among companies not only in the traditional centers of business and finance in the developed world, but from emerging countries as well.

Definition of a Great School: Practices Regardless of Poverty Rates

Teach Plus | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

I have made the decision to teach science at high-poverty schools three times during my career. My choice of teaching positions has been based on the desire to teach students who are eager, yet statistically unlikely to receive a high quality education, and on the knowledge that certain schools are better places to teach and learn

Our Fight for Justice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Change takes time. But what sets our nation apart is that, even in our darkest hours, we strive to make things better. During this week's winter solstice, we celebrate the holiday season with light as a symbol of hope.

Accepted, Rejected, Deferred: Holiday Recommendations for High School Seniors

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

During this last week, emotions ran high for high school seniors. Many couldn't focus on critically important final exams or projects, because they were awaiting college admissions decisions as dozens of colleges across America released early decision or early action notifications.

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 12.23.2014 | 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.