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Is Unequal Opportunity Created By Students Themselves?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Disparities in success among students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and communities have long been attributed to the resources available to t...

Has Teacher Quality Really Declined Over Time?

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

Although the argument that "teacher quality" has declined substantially is sometimes taken for granted, its empirical backing is actually quite thin, and not as clear-cut as some might believe.

Habit #3: Holding Space

Willow Dea | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

One of the functional practicalities of cultivating embodied awareness is the ability to hold space as a teacher. Holding space is a delicate balance between sensing, feeling and action.

Connecticut Technical School Task Force Seeks Public Feedback

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. — A task force studying the future of Connecticut's 16 state-run technical high schools is asking for the public's opinions. Th...

School Suspension for a Crush? Not Cute

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Many words used to describe women are designed to harass and hypersexualize. Those words can be demeaning, pejorative, and explicit. They are familiar to far more women, young and old, than they should be. "Cute" is not one of them.

Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

MIAMI -- The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their exp...

5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

Christopher Emdin | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Our youth are arrested within urban schools that are physically structured just like prisons. Below are some of the reasons why kids are being arrested, along with some insight about what we can do about it.

Joy Resmovits

How Much Do City Students Know? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and the grades aren't good. On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released the results of...

Drake and the Caucuses: How Iowa Reveals the Great Oz

Rachel Paine Caufield | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rachel Paine Caufield

Iowa caucusesSomething really interesting happens in Iowa -- candidates come and hang out with us for years at a time.

Ludacris Launches Children's Educational Website

Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

Rappers turned actors are a dime a dozen these days, but there's a new subculture of sorts cropping up in the hip-hop world -- doting dads. Ludacri...

What's Good for Mayor Bloomberg's Kids Is Good Enough for Ours

Alan Singer | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Should New York City should fire half the teachers and double class size in its public schools? Mayor Bloomberg's proposal made me curious. What kind of education did Mayor Mike choose for his daughters?

Modern Day Slavery -- Say What?

Henry Freeman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime
Henry Freeman

Could it really be true that a being so intelligent like man, still hasn't evolved to a level where slavery and abuse of others are just memories of a cruel past? Do a little searching and some real disgust starts to develop.

For Blacks and Latinos, Cain Never Really Stood a Chance

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Herman Cain's short-lived flirt with the presidential nomination raises big questions for the GOP ahead of 2012. The biggest one being, how will the party attract Black and Latino voters in numbers large enough to swing the election their way?

4th Grader's Message In A Bottle Reaches The Azores

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

The Associated Press BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- A 10-year-old upstate New York boy's message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school projec...

Common Core Standards Pose Challenges For Preschools

Education Week | Jaclyn Zubrzycki | Posted 02.05.2012 | Education

Although the common-core standards are calibrated to ensure that students leave K-12 schools ready for work and college, they are also posing challeng...

Governor Asks Voters For Tax Hike To Support Education

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown filed a ballot initiative on Monday asking California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more m...

The Bomb, Intellectually Speaking

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education
Max Lugavere

I had the recent pleasure of attending TEDYouth, the first-ever TED event for young people.

Philippe Cousteau Empowers Youth To Change Food Choices With What's On Your Fork? Action Guide

Peggy Neu | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Peggy Neu

I had an opportunity to speak with Philippe about our food system, the health of the planet's water and how he hopes to empower young people to become agents of change.

Startup 2tor Rides Surge In Online Education

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business

(By Jillian Kitchener - Reuters) - Long-distance study is rising in popularity and cracking open a market for online educators whose infrastructure br...

City Ban On After-School Worship Upheld

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected on Monday a plea from a tiny evangelical church in the Bronx to overturn New York City's ban on religiou...

Best of TEDTalks 2011 #16: The Birth of a Word

Deb Roy | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Deb Roy

2011-12-05-debroyted.jpgWe are creating learning systems to interpret the intended meaning of social media comments made "in the wild." We call our television dataset the TV Genome.

Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word

Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Obama Administration Urges Colleges To Improve Racial Diversity

The New York Times | Posted 12.03.2011 | College

The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bus...

An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

While many parents and teachers lament over what a waste of time video games are, they are walking past a historic opportunity. The only thing being wasted here is the true value and potential of these technological marvels.

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011

Larry Ferlazzo | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education
Larry Ferlazzo

Here's my humble attempt to identify the best and the worst education news that occurred during the past 12 months.