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The Promise of RESPECT: A Teacher's View on Transforming the Profession

Teach Plus | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."

Reinvigorating the American Dream: A Broader Bolder Approach to Tackling the Achievement Gap

Peter Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Peter Edelman

Addressing in-school factors in a vacuum -- with no consideration of the problems facing the wider community -- cannot do enough to improve educational outcomes or to narrow the achievement gap between low-income students and their wealthier peers.

My Fake Family Tree

Monica Medina | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Medina

My teacher was forcing me to reveal that my father's name was Enrique and my relatives had names like Teotiste, Cesar, Josefina, Juan and so on. I wasn't ready to display my Venezuelan roots to the world.

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about education.

Beyond Books: Thoughts on Children's Literacy Going High Tech

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

For the first time in our organization's history, we find ourselves faced with a new kind of children's book, one that is displayed on the screen of a tablet.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney Inconsistent On Education Money In Michigan? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Michigan's budget surplus has been widely touted as an encouraging sign of economic recovery in a recession-addled state -- enough that Republican pre...

The Real Value of a College Education

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Yesterday, it happened. A student hit me with the question that many educators dread, "When are we ever going to use this in life?"

Economic Consequences of War on U.S. Economy: Debt, Taxes and Inflation Increase; Consumption and Investment Decrease

Michael Shank | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The organization for which I work, the Institute for Economics and Peace, released a new report this week detailing the macroeconomic effects of U.S. ...

The Right Way to Train Attention

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

Montessori environments are doing more than merely training attention. Flow in a Montessori classroom fosters a love of learning, something computerized attention training games can't do.

Arizona College Students Should Pay More, Unless You're An Athlete

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2012 | College

Arizona state lawmakers believe college students should have pay an extra $2,000 each year, unless they play football. An Arizona House committee v...

Homeless Mother Pleads Guilty To Enrolling Son In Wrong School District

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

NORWALK, Conn. (Associated Press) -- A Connecticut woman who was homeless has pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her son in the wrong school dis...

Teachers Are Ready for RESPECT

Teach Plus | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

I love my job, but I often think about leaving the classroom. The lack of respect, low compensation and limited opportunities for professional growth that come with being a teacher make it difficult to stay.

The Future For Latinas

Eva Longoria | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact
Eva Longoria

Throughout our country, Latinos live in and contribute to an increasingly diverse America. And for women especially, balancing the demands of intertwined cultures can be challenging. In recognition of this, I am creating the Eva Longoria Foundation.

Rick Santorum: 'I Made A Mistake'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum attempted to explain his vote for former President George W. Bush's hallmark "No Child Left Behind" education reform package at the GOP ...

Joy Resmovits

Separate But Equal? Policy Brief Aims To Ensure Charter Schools Aren't. | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Charter schools often promise to bring greater equity to education, but a new brief starts with the assumption that they fall short in delivery -- and...

Exploring Deep, Mysterious Realms With Time Warp Scientist Jeff Lieberman

Larry Bock | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Larry Bock

With the human genome decoded, science is poised now to set sights on a more ethereal realm: human consciousness, one of the least understood facets of human cognition.

Releasing Teacher Ratings Is Bad Idea

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

In the latest iteration of the "cult of accountability," a state court allowed New York City to release performance reports for thousands of teachers and share them with the public.

WATCH: Santorum Says Kids Get 'Weird Socialization' From Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.22.2012 | Education

Comments from GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum during a June Meet the Press roundtable have gained new context in light of his recent appearance...

Debt of Gratitude: Less Earning, More Learning

Randall Amster | Posted 04.23.2012 | College
Randall Amster

I'd like to share a story, a personal story, a common story, an American story. For nearly two decades, I have carried the burden of a crushing student loan debt, well over six figures and impossible for me to fathom paying off in this lifetime.

30 Million Jobs Tour Heads to College: What's Your Experiment?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 04.23.2012 | College
Dylan Ratigan

I've found myself more enthusiastic than I've been in years as I've shifted my attention from D.C./NYC to cities both burgeoning with ideas and struggling with the excruciating pain that Washington and New York have inflicted on them.

What Has Become of Empathy?

Rachel Ben-Avi | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Rachel Ben-Avi

She is real to me now. I want to send her things, meet her, talk to her, hug her. I see her; both she and her people feel real to me. In fact, I want to go to her. But that's silly, isn't it?

An Ecosystem for Innovation in Higher Education

Saul Garlick | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education
Saul Garlick

What is the force moving this mountain? After all, universities are decentralized, lumbering bureaucracies that don't exactly embrace monolithic approaches to anything, especially if it is primarily focused on practical application.

A Guide to the School Reform Process

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Many school districts across the U.S. could benefit from genuine school reform, but they may lack the resources and/or expertise to carry it out. The ...

Social Programs Vs. Entitlements: Setting the Record Straight

Tom Murphy | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Millions of Americans have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are working hard to escape the trap of poverty. Mischaracterizing social welfare programs makes it hard to adequately understand and address these problems.

Americans and Foreign Languages: Our Love-Hate Relationship

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Alan Elsner

Sorry Pimsleur. Sorry Rosetta Stone and all the others. The bad news is that it takes hard work and concerted effort for adults to learn a foreign language.