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Teaching With Tablets: For Young Readers, It's Interaction vs. Distraction

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Kirk Cheyfitz

Sticking to retreads makes no use of all the powerful technological innovations now at our command. But creating tablet cartoons has the potential to kill off reading altogether.

Wisdom From Dr. King Helps Center My Education Activism

Teach Plus | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Firing good, hardworking teachers in order to get rid of the bad ones feels illogical, demoralizing, and destabilizing -- to the adults as well as to children.

Teacher From Troubled District To Sit WIth Michelle Obama During State Of The Union, Write HuffPost Blog

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

When the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania was drained of funding, officials realized they couldn't afford to pay its staff afte...

Climate Change: Sifting Truth From Lies in a Complex World

Shan Wells | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells

Solving the problem of climate change would be difficult enough on its own because of the importance of fossil fuels to our economies, but adding to the challenge is a powerful chorus of science-denying politicians and interest groups.

5 Ways Red Tails Can Inspire Deeper Conversations With African-American Youth

Christopher Emdin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Red Tails, with its success at the box office, majority African-American cast and white main funder, invites a powerful conversation that all Americans should be engaged in.

Low Salaries Chase Talent Out Of Teaching, Says Film "American Teacher"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new film on the education circuit offers a new assessment of the answer to America's public education woes. Simply put: our current ...

Women Can Make It, In Italy Too!

Laura Kiss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Good News
Laura Kiss

Despite the current economic crisis, the protests and the recent tragedy of the cruise ship, some good news is also coming from Italy.

Transformation in Education

Wendy Kopp | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

If we are going to stand a chance at achieving the sustainable, inclusive, growing societies we seek, we will have to address the fact that millions and millions of marginalized children are not attaining anywhere near the kind of educational outcomes they need.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

"We're foolish if we think we're going to end mass incarceration unless we are willing to deal with the reality that huge percentages of poor people are going to remain jobless, locked out of the mainstream economy, unless and until they have a quality education that prepares them well for the new economy."

A Journey Into Distant Worlds: Making Space Exploration Come Alive for Young Earthlings

Larry Bock | Posted 03.25.2012 | Science
Larry Bock

It is our aim during the Festival to give kids a peek into these discoveries and distant frontiers by providing them an up-close look into cutting-edge space technology.

No Child Left Behind: Not Too Late to Fix

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

For those of us who work around students each day, NCLB's shortcomings are no laughing matter. Especially for educators like me who work in inner-cities where dropout rates are high and the challenges to reach individual students are greater.

Other People's Children

Sam Chaltain | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

We continue to tolerate a system in which your zip code determines your access to the American Dream, and in which communities refuse to fund their schools because "their" children no longer go there.

Joy Resmovits

Learning From Finland's Classrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

STANFORD, Calif. -- Finland is this decade's shiny icon of classroom success, the repeat winner of top results in a global ranking of national school ...

Bi-Sectoralism V: Beyond Short-Termism

Jay Pelosky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jay Pelosky

We have a jobs crisis, an infrastructure crisis, a health care cost crisis, a pensions crisis, an education crisis and a climate crisis. That's a good half dozen areas of focus that by their nature demand long term approaches, not short-termism.

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Will Stress College Affordability Despite Limited Leverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

On the eve of President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address, education experts expect the president's address to hit on college affordabil...

Educators Alarmed: Black, Latino Students Perform at Levels of 30 Years Ago

| Teresa Wiltz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON —- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and whi...

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

Community Colleges Training Post 50s For Jobs

Huff/Post50 | Erica Smith | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

After working years as a litigation paralegal, Alison Grazul, 63, found herself a victim of the floundering economy, out of work with four children an...

School Kids Draw Pictures Of What Educational Robots Should Look Like

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

When Apple introduced iBooks 2 and iTunes U at a media event on Thursday, the mega-corporation put forth its idea of what a future classroom should lo...

Expert Says "College Ready For All" Will Not Solve Dropout Crisis

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Could being on the high school football team prepare you just as well for the workplace as taking an advanced placement class? By forci...

Boys and Girls Interrupted

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

Administrators are hesitant to give permission to manually weed out the mischief makers because of their fear that the amount and severity of backlash will not be worth it.

Play Today, Lead Tomorrow

Darell Hammond | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

Unstructured play gives kids the space they need to tinker and take risks -- both vital for the budding entrepreneur. Yet, too frequently these opportunities are being taken away from our kids.

The Other Trouble With 'Elites'

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

I'm definitely not naive enough to discount the role of profit, self-interest, etc., in others' motivations, but I believe that most people want what's best for others, even if we disagree on what it takes for that to happen.

Syracuse Expels Education Student for Criticizing Racial Comment on Facebook, Then Folds Under Public Scrutiny

Adam Kissel | Posted 03.20.2012 | College
Adam Kissel

It was barely a year ago that Syracuse University was at the top of this list of the "12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech" here at the Huffington Post. ...

The Value Behind "Value-Added"

John Merrow | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Because evaluating teachers using student achievement scores is here to stay, it's in teachers' interests to argue for better measures of achievement. We need better ways of assessing the value that teachers add to the lives of the children they teach, beyond test scores.