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Jerry Brown's Public Safety Plan Gets Big Boost

Contra Costa Times | Posted 03.04.2012 | Los Angeles

ONTARIO - With Gov. Jerry Brown in attendance, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos announced Thursday that he supports the governor's upcoming ballot i...

Make Development Part of the Equation

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

With increasing globalization and loss of manufacturing in the U.S., it's high time we think about what our engineers of today and tomorrow should look like.

Virginia Teachers Hold 'Wake' In Light Of Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

In opposition of a bill the state Senate is considering -- which would "phase out" systems like tenure and make it easier for teachers to be dismissed...

Education Reform Is a Vote for the Economy

Jeanne Allen | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Super Tuesday is upon us. As people go to the polls in ten states on Tuesday, what should they be looking at in choosing their candidates?

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Non-Profit's Nerdy Sister: Youth Development

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Steve Larosiliere

Youth development programs teach important skills such as teamwork, communication skills, goal setting, and how to have fun. It's a much-needed outlet for many youth and places them on a road to success.

Mend Fences, Build Better Schools for Chicago

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Chicago Public Schools may feel an unprecedented effort was made this year to reach out regarding turnarounds. However, while Mayor Emanuel has a point when he says the protests are "noise associated with change," that's not the whole story.

Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age

Connie Yowell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Connie Yowell

In a world so full of knowledge and an abundance of learning possibilities, isn't it our responsibility to work as hard as we can to see that every child has a chance to unlock his or her potential?

Washington Voters Approve All But 5 School Levies On Ballot

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- Washington voters have approved all but five school levies on the ballot this winter. They voted in favor of 152 school levies, for a tota...

Teaching Our Kids to Deal With Rejection and Slights

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Some things do stay consistent over generations. Kids have been getting teased and bullied for generations but what has changed is that bullying is ha...

No Child Left Unmotivated

Bryan Balin | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Bryan Balin

With a better understanding of what motivates students, we can help our educational system to regain the dynamism it once had -- and help U.S. workers become more competitive on the world stage.

Add Social Enterprise To Business For Success

Jon Carson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Jon Carson

Indeed, the climate is ripe for social enterprises to be profitable while making great contributions toward social good. Why now? Because right now many institutions face deep, universal funding challenges due to stock market losses, reductions in charitable giving, and lost government resources.

Santorum Blasts Government But Asked For Money As Senator

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scornful of the government's hand in public education, saying schooling is the t...

MySciHigh Steals the Show at Startup Weekend EDU

Meredith Ely | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

"No talk, all action," is the loudly sung motto of Startup Weekend, a movement to transform the way we think, innovate, and create.

Empowering Students With Art and Media

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education
Jacob Devaney

What happens when you encourage kids to change the world and then give them the tools to do it?

Famous Alumni of All-Girls Schools

Tereza Nemessanyi | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Tereza Nemessanyi

To honor Women's History Month, we're taking an inventory of factors which tend to position girls -- and women -- for success.

Waiting on Multiple Super Heroes

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

I refuse to believe that America is in a state of decline; however, if we do not make real strides towards better educating our students, then that is the reality we face.

The Great Battle of 2012 In California

Fermin Vasquez | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Fermin Vasquez

Corporations and the 1% with their unlimited cash coffers and influence over Sacramento politicians will seek to drown out the voices of the 99%. While they may have unlimited resources, we have unquenchable creativity and people power.

College Affordability and The Latina/o Student: Some Advice

Charlene Collazo | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Charlene Collazo

A possible increase in community college tuition could be negative on the access of higher education, especially Latina/o students who are more inclined to attend these colleges because of its affordability and closeness to home.

Joy Resmovits

How Sleuths Catch Cheater Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta scho...

Teacher War Rages in NYC: Take an Olive Branch From Early Ed

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Susan Ochshorn

The NYC Department of Education recently lifted an embargo on the publication of Teacher Data Reports, leaving a significant slice of its educator corps to the wolves.

Teacher Voices Must Be Heard

Teach Plus | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

More than ever we -- teachers -- must be a vital part of this national conversation. As teachers, we have a responsibility to our students and communities to share our collective wisdom in an effort to facilitate quality reform.

Celebrate Read Across America Day

Sara Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

Take the time to share a book with a child. Time spent reading with children not only increases their academic achievement, but also improves their self esteem.

The Moral Status of Homeschooling and Public Schooling Motivations

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.

Teaching Film in a High School Classroom

Caitlin Barry | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Being able to critically analyze visual information the way one would analyze text is a key skill in today's world. Teenagers are bombarded with visual stimuli and need to be able to pick it apart and ask questions of it.