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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...

English Learners Far Behind Under English-Only Methods

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. –- The end of the school day in Patty Sanchez’s kindergarten cl...

How a Three Year Old, a Large Multinational, and a Professional Golfer Ruined My Approach to Teaching ... in a Good Way

Tony Zini | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education
Tony Zini

Every once in a while you experience a "perfect storm" in life. Events, circumstances, experiences, even what you are reading all align and tell you the same thing.

Why You Should Consider Getting A Graduate Degree After 50

www.secondact.com | Melinda F. Emerson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty

Four years ago, Gerda Gallop-Goodman decided her skills were no longer competitive in the job market. After years of hunting for better opportunities,...

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What Do Occupy Wall Street And Rand Paul Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, te...

A Friendly San Francisco Crowd for Michele Bachmann

Taylor Wiles | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Taylor Wiles

I thought San Franciscans didn't like Michele Bachmann. But it didn't seem that way when she spoke at the Commonwealth Club, where she received mostly positive encouragement from the audience.

Eighty-two Years Since the Great Crash

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

A good learning environment is crucial to a successful education, which is why I introduced H.R. 2394, Rebuilding America's Schools Act.

What France Can Learn From the US Education System

Alexandra Chevalier | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Alexandra Chevalier

The word "educate" derives from the Latin educare, understood as "to bring forth, to draw out, to support". As the French government is rethinking their secondary education, they should look across the Atlantic to learn a thing or two about the meaning of education.

Why A School District Rejected $2.54 Million In Federal Funding

The Oregonian | Nicole Dungca | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical con...

Declining Numbers Of Blacks Seen In Math, Science

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren't more African-...

The Question Anderson Cooper Forgot to Ask

Michelle Chahine | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Michelle Chahine

Education must be the top issue in the election season ahead. It is a question of economics, growth, basic social justice and human rights.

Schools Fear Worst Budget Cuts Ahead

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

LANCASTER, Pa. — Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead....

The Reckless Folly of Ellsberg's "Will Dropouts Save America?"

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 12.23.2011 | College
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Rather than highlighting a small, non-representative minority of college dropouts to misrepresent the importance of education, perhaps it would be better to concentrate on redesigning our higher education system so that it better serves American society.

Eric Cantor's Know-Nothing Wealth Disparity Speech: "Every Man a Billionaire"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Even more egregious than Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) cowardly retreat (because it was open to the public) from delivering a speech on wealth disparity is what this undelivered speech actually said.

No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

Randy Turner | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If education is failing in the United States, it is doing so because of the wounds being inflicted upon it by our elected officials and educational bureaucrats. The only way to see our children's lives improve is to remember that the public schools are not the problem.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"The Economy Stupid" were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 war room. Today, that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates.

One World Youth Project -- Builds Global Citizenship Among Youth Worldwide

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Piyush Mangukiya

Youth who do not receive a multicultural education are likely to view the interconnected society and economy as a threat rather than an opportunity.

No Child Left Behind; Parents Need to Take Responsibility

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

As a former farm worker, who grew up with adults who had very little education, I never had any help, nor did my guardians understand the importance of my doing homework or studying

Digital Badges: The Great Equalizer?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

It's time to "blow-up" our antiquated college admissions process. The archaic ritual of getting into college by SAT/ACT scores and GPAs has outlived its usefulness.

Louisiana Black Caucus Stand Up for Kids in a Huge Way

Shawna Vercher | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Shawna Vercher

Members of Louisiana's Legislative Black Caucus received the National Legislative Appreciation award from AMIKids, Inc. at their annual Board of Trust...

An Artsy Fartsy Mom Gets All Techy: Why I Embrace Science and Math

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

All parents want a bright future for their kids. Which is why this history major, French-poetry minor, writer mom wants her kids to ditch the artsy, literary track I once held as the height of achievement.

The Mystery of Outstanding Achievement

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Shaffer

I'm glad to see so much attention being given to the commencement address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University in 2005. It's a wonderful combi...

35 States, D.C. And Puerto Rico Vie For Race To The Top Funding

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced today that 35 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have submitted applica...

Social Sciences Can Lead to Successful and Fulfilling Employment

Lee Higdon | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Lee Higdon

Uncertainty in global markets and advances in technology demand adaptability and creativity. Problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills have never been more crucial.