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Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

A Great Need, A Greater Investment

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

America was founded, and has flourished, as a land of opportunity, a place where, by working hard and seizing opportunities, each generation can do better than the last. But now, this very American notion seems frayed.

Lawmakers, Media Must Treat Education as an Economic Issue

Rehema Ellis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Rehema Ellis

What is surprising is that we, as a nation, aren't fully making the connection between education, local, state and federal budget matters, and the economy.

A Conversation With Teachers at Education Nation's Teacher Town Hall

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Melinda Gates

Almost everyone has a warm memory of an instructor who inspired us, challenged us and believed in our potential. I still think about my favorite teacher, Mrs. Bauer, who changed my life.

Harnessing the Power of Sport and Play for Development and Peace

Johann Koss | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Johann Koss

Participation in sport and play programs has the potential to significantly contribute to child and youth development, prevent the spread of non-communicable and communicable diseases and strengthen communities.

Why "Waiting It Out" Does No One Any Good: Today's New Class Of Workers Must Fight For The American Dream

Ladan Nekoomaram | Posted 11.23.2011 | College
Ladan Nekoomaram

In over 9 percent unemployment and graduations after graduations with more students clueless about what they're going to do next, people in my generation have started giving up.

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Talks To HuffPost Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

With President Barack Obama poised to announce alternatives to states' compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act on Friday, the role of U.S. Educat...

Joy Resmovits

The Education Of Arne Duncan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

CLEVELAND -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of Eastern Technical High School, where 1,000 people had come to hear him speak, Arne D...

Lawrence Summers Gives Great Keynote at NY Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Dr. Lawrence H.Summers, former President of Harvard, gave a brilliant keynote address at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference in which he talked about how technology will change education.

Growing the Next Generation of Technology and IT Leaders in the Developing World

William Brindley | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

At NetHope, we are partnering with several public and private organizations to deliver on an important commitment to action: scaling the development of young IT professionals.

Mission Accomplished? What the U.S. Can Learn From China

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Regardless of how one feels about its mission, China's ability to align the myriad aspects of its society around such a clearly defined goal is a major contributor to its current position as an ascendant power.

Get Out the Blender, Kids

John Merrow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
John Merrow

'Virtual classes' qualify as blended learning, because most of those kids are enrolled in traditional high schools. That's a growth industry: Just a few years ago only eight states allowed virtual courses or schools; today, nearly 40 states allow it.

Recovery Schools Chief Defends Record In Kansas City

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

The new leader of a Michigan recovery system for failing schools defended his record in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after the district he used to ...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges Reaping Benefits From Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

As veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan use billions of dollars in federal benefits to pay for higher education, for-profit colleges are captu...

An Addition To Elementary School Curriculum

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Virginia's Board of Education is expected today to hand off legislation to local school districts allowing them to add gun safety to elementary school...

Professor: Approved Va. History Textbook Still Has Errors

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although "Our Virginia: Past and Present," the controversial history textbook that claimed that "[t]housands of Southern blacks fought i...

Nontheistic Students On Campus: Understanding And Accommodating Them

Chris Stedman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

While nonreligious student groups have a history of reaching out to religious groups for discussions and debates, the amount of cooperation in the last few years has increased drastically and broadened in scope.

Education from Bahrain to New York

Richard Attias | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
Richard Attias

Despite many difficulties, there is plenty of evidence of brilliance and innovation in the field of education.

Make Every Day International Peace Day: At Home or at School

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

How can we create a sense of International Peace Day every day? It takes work, and mindful effort, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

Children With Disabilities: Please Stay Home

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Shantha Rau Barriga

Imagine for a moment that you are the father of a 13-year old girl with autism, living in Nepal. You approach public and private schools alike and are repeatedly told that the school can't handle your child.

New Ranking Spotlights Business Education That Works for the Planet

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Business educators are stepping up to the plate to bring the so-called "soft stuff" -- like values, ethical considerations and long term environmental impacts -- right smack into the B-school classroom.

My Grandma's Going to Beat You Up!

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Evidence supporting the so-called epidemic of bullying is scarce. As with many other social and medical phenomena, it is unclear whether the behavior has increased or the reporting of the behavior has increased.

Open Letter to a Son

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Deborah Schoeberlein

Fall again, and school just started. Up here in the Rocky Mountains, the kids go into the wilderness for outdoor education. It's a mark of coming of...

Schools Lose Accreditation After Years Of Failing To Meet Standards

AP | By CHRIS BLANK | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri education officials revoked the accreditation of the Kansas City School District on Tuesday after it failed for severa...

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Emma Schwartz, iWatch NewsA top Pentagon official has acknowledged that the Defense Department is more than $1 billion short of what's needed to ...