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Teachers Write Their Own Textbooks, Saving Lots Of Cash

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

With a $200,000 budget to purchase mass-produced textbooks that didn't quite fit their curricular needs, a group of three Minnesota math teachers got ...

Teacher Pay Study Asks the Wrong Question, Ignores Facts, Insults Teachers

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Instead of asking whether teachers are overpaid, the AEI/Heritage researchers should have asked what it would take to recruit and retain highly effective teachers for all students.

Reflections of a CCP Grad, Part 3

Peak Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

The question of if I really wanted to continue with college loomed in my thoughts. If I ever did manage to leave CCP and graduate, what would I do next if I decided not to attend school? Did I even want to become a journalist like I had been constantly proclaiming?

Restoring the American Dream

Rep. Adam Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Rep. Adam Smith

We must look closely at the policies most responsible for leading us to this economic position. Then, we must make specific proposals for how to change those policies and reverse the current economic trends.

Seattle Voters Pass $232 Million School Levy, Doubling Taxes

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Voters in Seattle approved of a $232 million education levy Tuesday, nearly doubling the current levy, which has been in place for seven years. Now...

Stand Up, Speak Out: Despite Challenges, High School Students Confront Bullying

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Saumya Arya Haas

Gabe Aderhold, a student at Edina High School, talked about approaching conservative elected officials and asking if he, as a gay teen, deserved the same protection as other kids.

Ohio's Collective Bargaining Key to Becoming America's Heartland Again

Michael Shank | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Thanks to the U.S. tax, trade and labor policies of the last 30 years, the American heartland has suffered tremendously. Only now is Washington realizing how those policies have made it very difficult for most of America to simply "get by".

California To Add New Grade Pre-Kindergarten

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

California is looking to add a new grade to its elementary schools that would place students who turn 5 between September and December in kindergarten...

Girl Scouts Teach Girls To Get Real About Money

DailyFinance | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women

Most of us understand intuitively that the Girl Scouts of America aren't just about selling cookies. What you might not know is that the green-sashed ...

Education Should Be About Kids, Not Adults

Natalie Ravitz | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
Natalie Ravitz

Over the past decade, the notion that some children "can't learn" or "aren't worth teaching" has fundamentally (and thankfully) been put to rest. W...

The Miseducation of the Arab World

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Taufiq Rahim

In Jordan, a shocking 70% of the population is below 30. This is a scenario repeated across the region. These active, aware and agitated populations are the casus belli for the wider insurrection in the Arab world.

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

Slavery and the Law Takes an Honest Look at Our History

Alan Singer | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Slavery and the Law documents the creation of a mural by Brooklyn teenagers, interweaving their journey with an examination of the legal status of enslaved Africans in Colonial America up until the American Civil Rights Movement.

Would District's Censorship Proposal Have Curtailed Student Free Speech?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Seattle Public Schools officials reversed a proposal that would have given school principals oversight over school newspapers following days of backla...

Introducing Your Dream Job

Saul Garlick | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

In 2011, a young man from Richmond, CA named Philip Johnson applied for an opportunity to live and work in rural Kenya. The program he was hoping to join was called the Innovation Institute.

I'm With Stupid: Let's All Just Stop Being Such Whimpering Brats

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.07.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Sometimes, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to shut the hell up, stop occupying everywhere and tea partying everything, stop waving...

I Hate That Kids Hate Math!

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Kelly Trotter King

After 16 years as an educational consultant, one of the most often heard phrases that makes me cringe is, "I hate math!". This is generally followed b...

A National Imperative: 5 Ways America Can Succeed in the New Knowledge Economy

Deb Bushway | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Deb Bushway

As we address issues of American competitiveness, we need to widen our lens and think differently about the education of the American workforce -- particularly of non-traditional students, like working adults.

First the Good News: At-risk Kids (May) Get Some Justice

David Chura | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
David Chura

Let the good news roll -- the reports, the endorsements, the calls to action -- but let's do something about the harsh, demeaning, counter-intuitive prison conditions we force young people to live in while insisting that they grow and change.

Thinking About Education, Skills, and Work: Part 1

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
Jared Bernstein

The leadership of today's teachers' unions stand firmly against tenure for undeserving teachers. But I can also assure you that some (not all) of the union bashing isn't about better education.

You Won't Believe How Many Cans GWU Senior Collected

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Remember that Halloween food collection drive led by George Washington University senior Jake Stewart? It turns out his prediction for h...

A 21st Century Faith

Rob Sobhani | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Rob Sobhani

What brought these and others from across the globe to Israel this sunny day in October was their firm belief in a certain set of principles. Foremost among them was a belief in the oneness of man.

A National Commitment to High-Quality Early Learning

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Research consistently shows that high-quality early learning programs benefit children, our society, and our national prosperity. It is simply one of the most cost-effective investments America can make in its future.

Yolanda González Gómez

Day Of The Dead: A Day To Remember The DREAM

HuffingtonPost.com | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices

DENTON, Texas -- Juana Perez is a bilingual education major and the president of a campus organization that raises awareness about the federal DREAM A...

Education and the 2012 Election

Gaston Caperton | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

For decades, Americans have been searching for The Education President. Unfortunately, every four years it seems like a new issue comes along that pushes education to the back burner (the economy, terrorism, healthcare).