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Voters To Decide Whether To Raise Taxes For $3 Billion In Education

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

DENVER — The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to genera...

Journey of a Young Dreamer

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 12.30.2011 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) didn't just give me words of inspiration about how my dreams can come true; it showed me a picture of it.

Sex Ed in New York City Schools: The Facts

Natalie Ravitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | New York
Natalie Ravitz

Sex sells. That's why for the past week newspapers and blogs have plastered their front pages with articles dissecting and lambasting New York City's new sex education mandate and recommended curriculum.

West Philly High School Wins Prize For Hybrid

EarthTechling | Posted 12.29.2011 | Green

Prom hasn’t even arrived yet, but it’s already been a totally awesome year for West Philly High. Popular Mechanics recently awarded the school its...

50 Million and Growing: Why The Political World Must Pay Attention to Hispanics

Glenn Llopis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

As I discuss this issue with executives in the boardroom and professors in the classroom, they often refer to Hispanics as second-class citizens. And because of this, Hispanic professionals, adults and children would rather assimilate and reject their essential identities.

How Occupy Wall Street Is Like a Classroom

Max Bean | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Max Bean

On October 15th, I watched a miracle of classroom management such as I would never have imagined possible. It didn't happen in a classroom and there was no teacher.

Discouraging Internet Plagiarism

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

It's important for educators to accept that this is a real and widespread issue, and to bring it up themselves in the classroom rather than just sweep it under the rug and hope no one goes snooping for it.

Joy Resmovits

At News Corp. Forum, Four GOP Hopefuls Outline Education Platforms | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The desire for a lighter federal hand in the nation's schools ruled the discussions at an education forum Thursday night with four of the ...

Life at the SETI Institute: Dr. Gerry Harp -- Deciphering Celestial Signals in a New Way

SETI Institute | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Gerry Harp, Senior Astrophysicist, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs Trained as a quantum mechanic, Dr. Gerry Harp was...

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

Joy Resmovits

Education Law Passage Contingent On Outside Political Forces | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators T...

Sal Khan: Celebrity Math Tutor

Matt Weber | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Matt Weber

The Harvard EdCast took a few minutes this month to get to know Sal Khan and candidly explore his pedagogy.

Never Ask People What They Want

Dean Shareski | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Dean Shareski

Will we really be able to create something awesome by asking people what they want? I think the average parent, taxpayer, student and even the average teacher just wants a system that's better.

More Focus on Math, Science Education Vital to Economic Progress

Paula Allen-Meares | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Paula Allen-Meares

A great deal of attention recently has been focused on an issue of real importance to the future of our nation -- the need to train more undergraduates, especially blacks, Hispanics and women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Meet Our New President of External Relations

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

The solutions to the problems confronting our nation's education system are complex, and no one person or organization has all of the answers. But, if principals reach out into their community, they will find that many solutions are waiting just outside their doors.

It's Time For a Learning Revolution

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Nikhil Goyal

Let's raise kids to dream big and think different. America will need to re-kindle the innovative spirit that has propelled in the past. It's a do or die moment. Bring on the learning revolution!

Will Dropouts Save America? No.

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

There are few things more condescending and destructive than those who have benefited from an expensive and intensive college education arguing that others need not bother about such benefits for themselves.

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...

Do TV Programs Have Educational Value For Young Kids?

| Ari Brown | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation’s The Learning Curve blog. Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas and lead author of the...

Likely to Succeed

Peak Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Peak Johnson

It's Tuesday evening near Temple University's campus as Rosella Eleanor LaFevre, 20, sits in the nearby Dunkin' Donuts jotting down ideas for the next installment of MLTS magazine.

Creating a Gender Responsive Learning Climate for Girls

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

While women have come a long way since the days of Dr. Edward Clarke, it is still difficult to find a curriculum that reflect an equitable picture of female accomplishments.

You Can't Make Them Drink

Blake Harrison | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Blake Harrison

Our job as educators isn't just to teach students. It's to motivate them to learn. Once they're motivated, we need to make sure they have a safe and supportive learning environment.

Joy Resmovits

Protesters Affiliated With Occupy Wall Street Disrupt Department Of Education Meeting | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- When New York City schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stood up to face a full Seward Park High School auditorium on the Lower East Side Tue...

Can a Game Console Make Mums Feel Less Guilty?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

Products like the Kinect can and will play a huge part in our kids' future development. With it's immersive interactivity, the experience becomes as much about kids teaching themselves as it is about being taught.

Your Art Is a Gift -- Seth Godin

Mike Smith | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education
Mike Smith

"You are not doing favors for people -- you are giving them gifts." Thus said Super Marketing Man Seth Godin, one of my heroes, at the EDUCAUSE educat...