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What a Gay Teacher Would Have Meant to Me

Blake O'Bryan Montgomery | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake O'Bryan Montgomery

I had no idea what I would be as an adult because I didn't see anybody I could be. What I would have given to hear a high school teacher say, "I'm gay," "I'm a lesbian," "I'm queer;" to tell me that I could grow up to be a person a young man would respect?

The Differences in Prepping for the SAT vs. SAT Subject Tests

Chuck Cohn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Chuck Cohn

SAT Subject Tests are short discipline-specific exams offered by the SAT test-creators. They are designed to help you highlight your knowledge in a particular area, such as chemistry or Italian.

Lacking Leadership, Pennsylvania Backs Prisons Over Pupils

David A. Love | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.

How Social Media Changed Everything

Eric Sheninger | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

I was just like ever other principal on the planet prior to becoming connected. My narrow focus was on sustaining a school culture focused on rules, compliance, conformity, and preserving the status quo.

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

Increased Minimum Wage Leads to Stability

K. Sujata | Posted 10.15.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

We must start somewhere. Raising our minimum wage to $13.00 an hour in the City of Chicago is that starting place. But $13.00 an hour by 2018 is truly a floor-base-minimum to ensure that our city has a viable workforce for a vibrant economy in the 21st century.

What Matters More Than Test Scores

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We should stop obsessing about test scores and start obsessing about the health and well-being of children and their families. The gains would be far more valuable than a few points on a standardized test.

The Bullying Facts Every Educator Needs to Learn

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Bullying a bully with zero-tolerance doesn't work. We're systematically applying the same treatment of exclusion that created the bully in the first place, and then expecting it to help. Rewiring these systems can only come through the slow process of building bonds and relationships.

Why College Is One of the Most Crucial Times in Your Creative Career

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Jinna Yang

You don't have to have all of the answers to the questions that will come along the way. You just have to start, and college is the perfect time to use your resources to help you do just that.

Open Letter to Online Students

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

You may be wondering why I am constantly emailing or texting you when you miss an assignment. There are many reasons why I do this, and it isn't because I like to nag. But first, I want to clear something up.

Choose Dignity: A Call to Action

Tim'm West | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Tim'm West

When I started teaching, it never occurred to me to NOT be out in the classroom. But the big open secret in education is that many teachers across the country remain closeted, at great peril to themselves and even more so to our students.

What Exactly Is the 'Real World'?

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Real maturity is when one comes full circle, realizing that imagination, romance and ideals are the "real world." The other stuff is only a tedious interlude to endure until you regain your perspective.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news vide...

Let's Create a Bully-Free Nation 2014

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

As you are likely aware, every month of the year is designated to bring awareness to a disease, social issue or cause. And, October is no different - in fact, this month is dedicated to numerous issues, including breast cancer and bullying.

Four Ideas to Help Colleges Become Relevant Again

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

May I remind you of our current reality within the field of education? Students, parents and employers are all asking if our current liberal arts path is the right one for the 21st century. Does it need updating to become relevant again?

Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Education

Ben Hecht | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Changing complex education systems is no easy feat. It requires patience, humility, and a willingness to honestly and openly acknowledge "what is" in order to work towards "what could be."

"With Liberty and Justice and High Speed Internet Access for All"

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I have seen schools throughout the country where the excitement of learning is palpable and students utilize technology and internet access as an integral component in their daily learning.

Life After College?!

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

You're a college student struggling to create your future, a future embraced with meaning, success, fun and fulfillment -- been there, done that, and ...

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

Attitudes Alone Can't Buy Houses -- But We Can Hope

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Being confident and wanting to buy is nice, but there still has to be a down payment, affordable mortgage payments, and a sustainable job to pay them.

The HOUR of Inspiration

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There are few instances in life when you see true inspiration in action, when it's standing in front of you, revealed right before your eyes. More t...

Mindful Mantras for Teachers

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

A simple way for teachers to bring mindfulness to the act of teaching is to recite a mantra -- a short phrase that helps us on those days when our classroom feels more like Lord of the Flies than Dead Poets Society.

Where Millennials Went Wrong and How They're Paying the Price

Michael Price | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Michael Price

You can blame the economy as much as you want, but it's only a scapegoat. Like previous generations, Millennials expected that a job would be waiting for them after college, and not just any job, but a high paying job. They were wrong, and the recession was only partially to blame.