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Addressing a Diversity Problem in Human Genetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 09.16.2014 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Less than 1 percent of the Ph.D.s in fields related to human genetic research go to Native Americans, and they make up less than one fifth of 1 percent of the members of the American Society of Human Genetics. This is particularly troubling in light of a history of exploitative genetics research with Native American communities.

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builde...

Bill Strickland's Visit to Akko, Israel -- And His Promise

Diana Bletter | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Diana Bletter

"When people have a reason to live, they don't have a reason to die," Strickland said. He believes that terrorism thrives on ignorance and illiteracy, and the Akko center's courses will serve to build bridges, provide free education, and encourage dialogue among the area's religions.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Danielle Moss Lee

This school year, don't leave out the pep talk about grades and their futures and blah, blah, blah. But, make sure they understand that your love and pride aren't contingent on anything other than the fact that raising them is the greatest privilege you'll ever have.

The Teacher Remembered After 50 Years

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While she taught art, she really taught lessons about life and the dispositions that allowed her students to be successful personally and professionally. While we might think educating is about content, it is also about imparting life skills to young people so that they can not only learn, but thrive in their adult lives.

Overcoming Obstacles: Rejection, Noes, and Lack of Support

S. L. Young | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

The use of these types of questions, a choice, and a subsequent decision -- to proceed or not -- can aid in a thorough evaluation of multiple considerations to reach an informed determination prior to any action.

Insomnia, Hemingway's Mouth, and the Cultural Referent

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Joseph A. Domino

All this leads me to consider something I encounter when I try to engage my college students: I call it the problem of the cultural referent.

Why the 'We Can't Teach About LGBT History for Religious Reasons' Argument Makes No Sense Whatsoever

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

As a history teacher, I cherish history and know the importance of all people's history. However, when it comes to teaching LGBT history, many so-called religious people always pull out the religious card.

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Be a Savvy Scholar When It Comes to Choosing an Online or Community College Education

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

Fall ceremoniously signals the traditional back-to-school season and with that a myriad of questions and concerns from those seeking to enroll in onli...

Teach For All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

In order for us to one day achieve the vision of providing all children with excellent education, Teach For All and other social impact alliances must increasingly come together to improve the breadth and depth of work being done.

5 Life Skills to Teach Black Boys: A Parent's Addendum to The Common Core

Valerie Wilson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Valerie Wilson

Know the balance between deference toward authority and personal dignity. At times, you will have to exercise restraint in the face of humiliating circumstances. At other times, you will be compelled to take a stand. Both options require courage, but the outcome is unpredictable.

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

The Disorder You Probably Haven't Considered

Sarah Smiley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

one night, while I was reading Go Dog, Go to Lindell, he pointed at the book and asked, "What is the orange dog doing?" There was no orange dog on the page.

Why Education Policies Are Destroying Education in Under 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

I did my best to sum up how education policies are destroying education and, more importantly, harmful to students, on a recent HuffPost Live segment.

Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Innovation -- the process of introducing new products, services, and processes to the marketplace -- is critical to economic competitiveness.

Why I Should Have Told My High School Students About My Struggle With Drinking

Substance.com | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Substance.com

Addiction proliferates behind walls. It feeds off the delusion of our separateness. We suffer in silence and too often recover in a shroud of secrecy. Although I would never judge any teacher who is unwilling to sacrifice anonymity in order to tell their story of recovery, I also think it's necessary to be honest with ourselves about what keeps us from sharing more often. I think we'd be pleasantly surprised to see how much our students would gain when we stop obsessing so much about what we might lose.

Yesterday's Black Voices Matter Today

Nathan Fulcher | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Nathan Fulcher

I'm white. Male. In my 30s. College Educated. From Iowa. I also teach African American Literature at a public high school in Los Angeles. Telling that to people I have just met usually gets a second look.

Why Every Writer Should Take a Humor Writing Class

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Siobhan Adcock

Whatever or whoever you are, there's one very enjoyable step you can take, right now -- or at least, fairly soon -- to make yourself a better writer: Take a course in humor writing.

My 9-Year-Old's Homework is Killing Me

Maria Colaco | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

As a parent of a 9-year-old, I want to tell all of you coming up the parenting pipeline to get ready for it. If you thought homework was bad when YOU were a student... it's HORRID when you are a parent.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

Millennials, Jobs and Home Buying

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.12.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Buying the right homes which appeal to their lifestyles and where they will be employed should keep occupancy and rents high.

Options are Endless for Students Seeking to Design Video Games

Rich Taylor | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Rich Taylor

To help students interested in a career in game design get started, the Entertainment Software Association releases a state-by-state list of video game programs in higher education.

When Funding Aligns With Mission

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 09.12.2014 | New York
Katherine Damkohler

It is at these checkpoints that you discover who truly believes in your cause, and at these pivotal moments you look to see who will actually stand up and fight with you.