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Has the Recession Created a Generation Too Scared to Dream Big?

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

We need to nurture our young peoples' abilities to dream, and we need to give them the tools to plan and achieve those dreams. We can't let America get left behind in the global economy.

International Women's Day: Advancing The Next Generation Of Gals

Erin Ganju | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Erin Ganju

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8, provides not only a special opportunity for all women to celebrate the progress we have mad...

The Economic Impact Of The Pill

The New York Times | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women

The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill. But there is a wealth of economic evidence ...

No Time Left Behind

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

If you follow education policy in the United States you know the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is long overdue. The l...

Making Teachers Successful: A New Approach

Tom Allon | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Schools are about children and their teachers and the system we have now fails them both. The reason for this generation-long failure seems to be a mystery.

There Are No Miracles, but There Are Teachers: An Educator's View on the Common Core

Teach Plus | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Ask ten fifth-grade teachers how they teach fractions, and you'll probably get ten different answers. That's the beauty of teaching. Will the Common Core State Standards change that?

Drowning in a Rising Tide of...

John Merrow | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
John Merrow

The real problem is not the Constitution's limits on the federal role in education. For all its talk of public education as 'the civil rights issue of our time," this Administration, like the one before it, simply does not have a powerful vision of what genuine education might be.

Edmodo Links Developers With Educators

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Daniel Donahoo

On Tuesday, at SXSWedu, Edmodo announced that it is opening its API to third party developers to allow them to develop educational apps across their Edmodo platform. But this was not the most interesting or powerful part of the announcement.

What's Hot With Celeb Moms: MSN Launches Daily Deal Site That Gives Back

Courtney Cachet | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

I am a product of the New York City School System. I know firsthand what budget cuts can do to teachers and students. Now more than ever, they need a little help!

UC Davis Pepper Spray Report May Not Be Released

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

A task force investigating the pepper spraying of protesters at University of California, Davis cannot release their report to the public because of a...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

After a year that brought budget cuts, booming class sizes, radical hiring changes and governors who curtailed collective-bargaining rights, teachers'...

How Women Are Faring In 2012

YourTango | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

Checking in with Women's Rights, in honor of Women's History Month 2012. March is National Women's History month-anointed so in order to empower to...

S.C. Bill Denies High School Dropouts, Truants Of Driver's Licenses

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Playing hooky? Fine, but South Carolina students shouldn't expect to be doing it while cruising around town. Under a bill advanced last week by a ...

Request To Reinstate Mexican American Studies Program Denied

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Back in January hundreds of students walked out to the streets of downtown Tucson to protest against the cancellation of the Mexican American Studies ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Absent From The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

It's Super Tuesday, and Ohio kindergarten teacher Nicole Kessler is frustrated. Budget cuts turned her life upside down this year: To save money on bu...

Great Person #1: From Tel Aviv to the Academy Awards, Saving Children With Karen Tal

Robert LoCascio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

When you meet someone like Karen Tal, you can't help but think how much better the world is to have people like her living in it. I had the opportunity to sit down with Karen and find out what makes a person like her tick.

Are Black Students In LA Racially Profiled?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.06.2012 | Los Angeles

If you are a black student in Los Angeles, you are almost three times more likely to be suspended than if you are any other race, according to new dat...

Winning the Drug War in Our Schools

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The war on drugs has not been won yet. More than one half of American students will try an illicit drug at least once by the time they graduate from high school.

Joseph Erbentraut

Study: Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

In Chicago public schools, black students receive harsher punishments for in-school infractions than white students, a fact that mirrors a nationwide ...

Romney Has Some Great Friends Who Are For-Profit College Owners

David Halperin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

Large donations are troublesome because they suggest the donor will have outsized influence on the politician if elected. It's more troublesome when these great friends own businesses that seek to avoid government accountability for harms to the American people.

"Study-A-Thons" Level the SAT Test-Taking Field for All Students

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Ilana Donna Arazie

The SAT Study-a-thon is designed to motivate students to raise money for graphing calculators, which retail for about $100 and may be out-of-budget for low income students.

Familiar or Familial Culture: We Can Do More for Latino Students

Anthony Otero | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Anthony Otero

We need more Latinos employed in the field of Higher Education to make our Latino students feel as if they are part of a family.

Joy Resmovits

Black, Hispanic Students Face More Suspensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Minority students have less access to advanced courses, more inexperienced teachers and face tougher disciplinary consequences than their counterparts...

Rethink. Redefine. Success

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The intense pressure for success has put tremendous strain on the vulnerable group of teens and young adults who -- when unable to cope with pressure -- take the step of ending their life.

Count Colleges Like Calories

Sheila Simon | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Our food has nutritional labels noting calories, fat, and sodium content that help us make informed decisions. Parents and prospective students could use similar help when it comes to making decisions about college.