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11 Charged In 10 Cases Of Break-Ins And Thefts From Detroit Public Schools

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Eleven people have been charged in 10 cases involving Detroit Public Schools break-ins and thefts of school laptops, computer equipment and cafeteria ...

Should Tuition Be Free for Medical School?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Free medical school tuition would certainly decrease the financial burden, but I believe that it is unlikely to be sufficient to steer medical students to enter primary care practices.

Republicans for Education Reform

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

There's a new slogan going around Washington this week: "Pass this bill." When it comes to the GOP ESEA proposal, I say, "Yes we can."

Summer Davos: Meeting of Minds in Dalian, China

William Brindley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

At NetHope we've witnessed first-hand the transformative power of technology and connectivity in the developing world, especially in rural and isolated areas.

Space for One More?

Ken Wong | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Our school's mission is to get these poorest children and their families accustomed to going to school, and then staying in school for as long as possible.

In The Public Interest: Student Loan Defaults Skyrocket, Double in Past 6 Years

Rich Williams | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Rich Williams

A large debt burden makes life tough for graduates. Buying a home, starting a family or starting a small business may not be options for some student loan borrowers, even if they have a job.

Supporting Your Child's Education

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

As parents, we need to become more involved in the education process. We rely on teachers to provide our kids with skills and knowledge, but it's up to us to help them retain that information.

We're Asking All the Wrong Questions

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The quality of the answers one gets is dependent on the quality of the questions one asks. In education policy and practice, we are almost always asking the wrong questions.

Is School Renovation Really the Change We Seek?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

As I look at Obama's jobs plan I'm wondering if anyone else has made a simple observation about his idea to renovate America's crumbling public school buildings: Is this really the change we seek?

As Poverty Rate Rises and Unemployment Persists, Americans Need a New "New Deal"

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.

How Not Showing Up In The Classroom May Be Required For Graduation

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

Indiana's superintendent of public instruction is suggesting one more high school graduation requirement, one that means kids won't be showing up in t...

Bots High Robotics Documentary - STEM, Gender Gaps, And Future Engineers In High School

Larry Bock | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

While the US is struggling with unemployment, the irony is a lot of companies are struggling to fill vacant engineering positions due to a lack of qualified applicants.

Nurturing Arts Districts for the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

The economy is in the toilet and it is hard, some would say impossible, to talk about the future. "Arts districts"? You have got to be kidding.

Can We Teach Children to Love Learning?

Elissa Viggiani | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Elissa Viggiani

Recently, I saw a sign that read, "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning."

Adoption of Common Core State Standards Is Just the Beginning--We Need to Ensure Effective Implementation to Help Every Child Succeed

Delia Pompa | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Delia Pompa

Latino and ELL academic success is critical to the strength of the U.S. economy as these students represent a large and growing share of the U.S. student population and future workforce.

The Intersection of Technology and Test Scores

John Merrow | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Schools will never realize the power of technology until they get out from under our current way of holding them accountable. We need accountability, but what we are now doing is stifling learning and teaching. It's making public education worse, not better.

Education Largest Determining Factor For Wages

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Despite a little skepticism, it still more than pays to go to school. In fact, education has a greater effect on how much one earns over their car...

It's Time for a New Model for Our Schools

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Stanley S. Litow

A new study confirms what teachers, parents, and public and private sector leaders have known for years: A postsecondary education is now the gateway to the middle class.

America's Best Cities For Educated Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The job market has remained relatively stagnant since 2009. To make matters worse, the educational requirements of the average U.S...

Under the Watch of Principal Randall Delling, North Hollywood High School Racks Up Local and National Attention

Laura Sturza | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Laura Sturza

North Hollywood High School recently earned a Washington Post ranking in the top 1 percent of schools in the nation to prepare its students for college. It's not enough for Principal Randall Delling.

Parents Aren't to Blame for the Achievement Gap: A History of Injustice Is!

Roderick Carey | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education
Roderick Carey

To fully understand the achievement gap in the United States, it's important to consider how closely issues of race, poverty, and educational attainment are woven together.

How Parents Can Disengage From the Homework Wars

Lori Day | Posted 11.12.2011 | Parents
Lori Day

In millions of households, there is no greater drama than the nightly struggle to get kids to do their homework. How many parents would love to have a magic wand that could abolish the homework wars forever? There actually is such a wand, figuratively speaking.

Arizona's Attorney General Says Ethnic/Mexican American Studies "Must Be Destroyed," Quoting Cato's Call for War

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Speaking on a public panel in Phoenix on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne invoked the infamous words of warfare by Roman statesman Cato and called for the destruction of Tucson's Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program.

A Year Later and We Are Still Waiting for Superman

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.11.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Almost a year after the film's premiere, the American educational system is still not living up to its potential. Sure, education reform was the phrase on the tip of everyone's tongue, but most of the fervor and commitment to educational change has all but subsided.

The Long-Term Consequences Of A Slow Global Economy

The Economist | Editors | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business

A little geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West. If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich member...