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Three Innovative Ideas, Which Could Help the Economy,...but No One's Talking About Them

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Fostering a nation of creative thinkers will serve the U.S. well in an increasingly global and technological economy. After all, one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world is Apple.

Perry in a Different Light: Tejanos and Education Policy

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Everything in life is relative. Within the Republican presidential field Governor Rick Perry has come to be the Latino friendly candidate. Specifically, he has been cast as a Latino education advocate for signing into law an in-state college tuition bill for undocumented persons. But he is not.

Michigan Senate Approves Charter School Expansion

Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

Michigan's state Senate narrowly passed a bill Thursday that allows the expansion of charter schools in the state. The bill now goes to the state H...

Education Funding In Most States Below Pre-Recession Levels

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Most states have cut state funding for schools this year, and a majority of states are funding K-12 education at levels lower than before the recessio...

The Future of Animal Welfare Depends on Keeping Our Kids' Eyes Wide Open

Fred O'Regan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.

Student Tributes to Steve Jobs

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

There was something about Steve Jobs that speaks to students on the edge of finding their own glow. For each kid dreams of being their own Wonka one day, and Jobs was the embodiment of those dreams attained.

Detroit In Compliance With Special Education Mandates For The First Time In 4 Years

Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools is in compliance with state and federal mandates for its Special Education evaluation system for the first time since 2007, DPS...

Channel One Promotes "Not Safe For School" Pics in Schools

Josh Golin | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education
Josh Golin

If you're one of the 5.5 million students in a school with Channel One News, you have to watch ads every day as part of your taxpayer-funded class time.

We Shood Make Eevin Moar Cuts to Publick Educayshun

James Napoli | Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

What are all these teechurs complayning about? I meen, what the heck do they reely do for saciety anyways?

What Students Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Foreign Policy Research Institute | Lawrence Husick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Today, Steve Jobs died. A month ago, when I wrote the note that follows,...

Do Same-Sex Schools Lead To Sexism?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

According to recent studies, separating boys and girls in schools might cause more problems than it solves. Supporters of same-sex schools usually arg...

Tell Us: How Has Steve Jobs Inspired You In Education?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Education


Education 2.0

Madhuri Venkateswar | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Madhuri Venkateswar

A massive mindset change needs to occur -- one that rethinks our education system as a whole and gives it the attention that it deserves.

The Education of Steve Jobs

Defining Ideas | William Damon | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Defining Ideas, the journal of the policy research Hoover Institution at Stanford University. After Steve Jobs s...

Steve Jobs: Student, Teacher And Leader In Revolutionizing Education And Technology

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

In a time of educational debate and shuffling nationwide, a college dropout, businessman and paragon of technological innovation emerged as an inadver...

Joy Resmovits

Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second la...

Teen Makes Occupy Wall Street Trip With Grandmother

Turnstyle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powere...

Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments, Report Shows

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to experience harsher punishments by schools for infractions and misbehaviors, according ...

Teachers Around The World Share Their Stories On World Teachers' Day

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Since World Teachers' Day's inception on October 5, 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and Education Internati...

Technology Students Will Embrace in 2011

Fred Singer | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Fred Singer

Modern students are embracing new technology to maximize their academic experiences. From campus apps to classroom appliances, new technologies are all centered around keeping students engaged and informed.

Blogging About 'The Girl Effect'

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Research shows that when girls in the developing world have access to education and are therefore able to earn a living, they move their families, and often their entire communities, out of poverty. This ripple effect is called "The Girl Effect."

The Gender Pendulum: How the Free Market Economy Creates Gender Polarization

Lori Day | Posted 12.04.2011 | Women
Lori Day

What we are witnessing is the triumph of the free market economy over any iota of concern for the emotional and physical wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of society.

Sesame Street: Growing Hope

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Sesame Street has been helping to grow new generations of conscientious global citizens. Through its thoughtful and entertaining characters, we have learned about the world, how to care for it, and how to see it through the eyes of others.

Who Can Wait?

Jeanne Allen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Too many state leaders are still failing to do what they can to put laws to work in the best interest of kids. They boast of "sound processes," "collaboration," and various interpretations of law. They avoid the "fierce urgency of now" when making decisions.

Bridging The Gap Between The City And Its Schools

Joanna Rees | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco
Joanna Rees

If San Francisco's economic future depends on a well-trained workforce, we must address the growing trend of families leaving our community in search of better schools.