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The Only Major Counterweight to Economic or Political Power Is People Power

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Howard Steven Friedman

In a democracy, it is the people who need to have the power, not just the rich and powerful. Let us hope that Americans learn that their rights are very tenuous and need to be protected, rather than simply taken for granted.

Joy Resmovits

Federal Government's Role In Grading Teachers At Center Of Legislative Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) shifted a major teacher evaluation requirement out of his rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- known as N...

In Global Education Race, U.S. Is Falling Behind

Justin Snider | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

For America to avert catastrophe and regain both its educational edge and economic dominance, how -- and how urgently -- must must U.S. higher education change?

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

Blues Legend Inspires Unusual Audience

Zack Isaacs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Zack Isaacs

There is a musician whose work might be missing from your iPods: David "Honeyboy" Edwards. He was a blues icon who passed away in August at the age of 95, but his friends are working tirelessly to preserve his legacy.

Black Churches Need a Come-to-Jesus Moment on HBCUs

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

The bond between black churches and historically black colleges and universities has broadly painted the rich history of the Black American experience. Now many HBCUs are losing the support of their affliated churches.

Your Favorite School Books

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.17.2011 | Books

Thinking about the bookshelves back at school brings up so many memories. The first time you stood by yourself at the library desk and handed over...

Columbus High Schools Face Closures From Under-Enrollment

The Columbus Dispatch | Jennifer Smith Richards | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The Columbus school district has closed 40 schools in the past seven years. None was a high school. But after losing thousands of students, some hi...

Is Rick Scott Right About Anthropology?

Janice Harper | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Janice Harper

His sensitivity to anthropology's social reach may well be what is influencing his aim to gut funding to the discipline and to other liberal arts programs

California Schools Scrambling To Add Lessons On LGBT Americans

The Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies ...

Alexander Eichler

The Jefferson Innovation Summit: Business Leaders Brainstorm A New Era Of American Creativity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No one knows where good ideas come from. In some cases, the answer may simply be to throw a bunch of brains together in a room...

Marshall High School's Turnaround Saga

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Tamoura Hayes started high school in Chicago with big dreams for college that she already knew would be tough to reach. "C'mon," she said. "I go to Ma...

Cutting Electives From High School Grad Requirements Will Have Big Impact

MercuryNews.com | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

It's hailed by some as a way to cut California's 18 percent dropout rate, and condemned by others as the beginning of a two-tier education system that...

Web Startup Tackles Student Debt 'Crisis'

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Jon Cook) - Sue Khim was in her third year of medical school, $50,000 in debt and wondering if she would ever dig herself out. Instead of simpl...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heckle Rupert Murdoch

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement heckled News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch during a speech at an education forum Frid...

Teacher Over The Moon After Winning £150,000 For Physics Lesson

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

A Physics teacher has scooped £150,000 for her exciting physics lesson which uses homemade rockets and animation in a competition organised by e-lear...

Fundamental Change Is Never Voluntary

Buck Goldstein | Posted 12.13.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

Adapting to the new realities where resources are constrained and public expectations are at an all time high is no longer optional even for the wealthiest universities.

'Sesame Street' Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Big Bird's problems getting into "The Good Birds Club" are at the center of an anti-bullying effort being launched by "Sesame Street." Th...

How Budget Cuts Are Hitting Schools And Hurting Students

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. According to a re...

To Governor Rick Scott: What Anthropologists Can Do for Florida

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Rachel Newcomb

If Governor Scott wants to send the anthropologists out of state, along with other liberal arts majors, India and China may have a place for them.

Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.

Unleashing The Power of The "Girl Effect"

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Many of us in the charitable community have already heard about the Girl Effect, a ground-breaking campaign launched by the Nike Foundation. But a recap never hurts, so here are some compelling stats to set the stage.

WATCH: Elderly School Bus Attendant Beat And Bit Student

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A surveillance video from a Florida school bus has surfaced that shows an elderly bus attendant beating and biting a student she says bullied her. ...

Sending Kids the Bill for the Mess Left By Wall Street

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Robert L. Borosage

Wall Street's excesses blew up the economy. Now the question is who pays to clean up the mess. Across the country, our children are already paying part of the bill -- as their schools are hit with deep budget cuts.

Charters Schools: Cashing In On Education

StateImpact Ohio | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

Traditional public school districts and charter schools have long been at odds in Ohio, but that strain is most noticeable when it comes to schools ru...