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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.

While Schools Decay, We Can't Turn Away

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The president's jobs plan has a unique ability to strengthen both the economy and our public schools -- urgent tasks, since neither can be strong if the other is weak.

If We Don't Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?

Darell Hammond | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Darell Hammond

We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs.

Hopeless to Harvard: Why Educational Stability for All Students in Federal Care Needs to Happen Now

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ryann Blackshere

Nearly 70 percent of foster youth want to attend college, yet only 25 percent receive a high school diploma or GED and less than 6 percent receive an Associates or Bachelors degree.

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

The Future of Education

Sharon Mizrahi | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Sharon Mizrahi

Together, me and a group of inspiring teens and adults debated, experimented, sketched, asked questions, and explored. We created something truly amazing. Now that's the future of education.

Allocating Resources to Improve Student Learning

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As the test of time has proven, education alone cannot address entrenched social problems

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: 'I'll Tell You What A Tragedy Is' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision hit the Senate floor earlier than expected on Wednesday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) buste...

Do You Want Your Kids on That Bus?

John Merrow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Imagine it's early morning, 20 minutes after the school bus was expected. You are waiting with your children when an old yellow clunker, its rear emergency door hanging open, weaves toward you. The driver has a pint of whiskey in one hand.

Too Little Too Late?

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Gilberg

Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. Responding to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together.

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Coalition But Not Teachers' Unions Harp On Harkin's Education Bill | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

As Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee debated federal education policy at an abbreviated hearing Wednesday morning, two co...

Education in the Age of Information

Dr. Gino Yu | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Dr. Gino Yu

If education is thought of as providing students with information, today's Internet world is radically different from the pre-Internet world. From a content point of view, there isn't much we can teach students that isn't already online.

Don't Let Congress Turn Back the Clock on Teacher Quality

John Affeldt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Affeldt

Let's hope Congress corrects the mistake it made last year and finally fulfills the promise to provide all students with qualified and effective teachers. Our future depends on it.

America's Most Innovative Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Six American cities are among the most innovative in the world, according to a report published Monday by 2ThinkNow, an innovation...