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Lessons In Falling: Growing Up In Malawi Prison

Mia Kirshner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mia Kirshner

I Live Here has found its voice through what I have learned in Malawi. We found our voice through mistakes, which I am sure we will continue to make and hopefully learn from.

Reinventing the Publishing Industry

Stacey Radin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stacey Radin

Innovation is critical to industries that are on the verge of becoming dinosaurs. Intellectually, I would think books would be a cheaper source of entertainment in a time of recession.

Literacy in India: A Gift That Never Stops Giving

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Since the early 1990s, every WLC program has given a pivotal role to women's groups in Hindi -- as they have proven to be extraordinarily powerful forces in promoting female literacy and empowerment in India.

The One Thing That Will Truly Impact Our Future

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jenifer Fox

Our schools today will get to the top as soon as we are able to teach children to discover their vocation in life, their calling, their destiny.

Help Change A Young Girl's Life in Mozambique

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Ten years ago my student, went off to Princeton with a goal of working on Wall Street. It took only one summer of Wall Street work for him to realize that was not where he wanted to spend his life.

Southern Public School Students Are Predominantly Poor And Minorities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Southern public schools are the first in the country to have both a poor and minority student majority, The New York Times reported Thursday. A repo...

Malia Obama's Science Test: President Tells Story About Daughter's Grades (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

During a speech in Madison, Wisconsin today to promote education reform Obama veered from his scripted remarks to give an example of the importance of...

The New School of Education?

Paul Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Miller

Some of the most interesting examples of urban education reform anywhere in the nation are happening here in Los Angeles. One of these reforms is in teacher training.

CPS Lacks Comprehensive Plan For 50,000 Dropouts

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The average student who enrolls in an alternative school faces steep odds to graduating. Low skills, tough lives and scarce resources at schools are b...

Expanding Opportunity And Hope For Children In America

Nahal Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

Friday, November 20, marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive treaty on children's rights.

Needed: People Who Quit

Susan Ohanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Ohanian

In October, 2009, former Marine officer Matthew Hoh resigned his senior Foreign Service post in Afghanistan because he feels the war is pointless and ...

Time for Schwarzenegger the Action Figure to Emerge on Education

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

When the state that educates 1 in 8 American children is failing miserably at that task, America should care. When that state is also the 8th largest...

Computing Our Children's Future

Maria Klawe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Maria Klawe

Today's Internet-savvy, video game-saturated culture has lulled parents into thinking that children already know what they need to know. But the ability to operate a PC, use a Wii, or surf the Web isn't enough.

Not New Rules, But New Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Do Republicans have respect for the position of President of the United States only if it's a Republican in office?

Kid-Sizing the New Custom Publishing

Anna Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anna Barber

Self-publishing is growing because people need to construct our stories and share them with the world. And none of us enjoys making up a story more than a kid does

Two Different Leaders, Two Different Visions

Joseph E. Aoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph E. Aoun

In a globally competitive marketplace, the nation that is home to an unparalleled higher education system would be wise to invest in its continued strength.

I Hate America!

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

And therefore, I will be supporting the same policies which led directly to the current fiscal crisis and everything else related to Ronald Reagan's universally discredited theory of trickle-down economics.

The New New New Thing: How Will We Inspire the Next Generation?

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

I've seen firsthand that we need alternative forms of teaching, inspiring and collaborating with youth. If we do not give them skills to compete on a global level, our society will diminish.

A Jobs Crisis Quickly Turning Into a Political Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Even as economists are reaching a consensus that the recession is ending, there seems to almost universal agreement that high rates of unemployment will persist through 2014.

Young People Bring New Solutions to Childhood Obesity Issue

Steven Culbertson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

As the legislative battle over health care reform continues, politicians, health insurance representatives, employers, bus drivers, and teachers debate daily about how this proposed legislation will affect them today. Yet while we "old folks" argue, young people are proactively working to reduce future health care costs by addressing childhood obesity through service-learning.

Texas Teachers Volunteer To 'Launch' Students To Success

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A middle school in Lake Jackson, Texas, is providing a launching pad to success for its students through a grassroots afterschool program, reports The...

Japanese Student Becomes Advocate For Impoverished In Bangladesh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Hiroki Watanabe had his "a-ha" moment in 2001, when the Japanese student noticed impoverished children in slum areas of Phuket, Thailand. He recalls t...

Go Slow to Go Fast (Why ESEA Should Wait)

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

There's an old saying in business that sometimes you have to go slow to go fast; in other words, you have to build the infrastructure of support in order to create profound change.

Changing the World by Changing the Gender Gap

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leslie Grossman

There was good news and bad news in the Gender Gap Index. The good news is that the health and education gaps are being closed. The bad news is that the economic and political gaps are not.

Beverly Hills To Boot Non-District K-8 Pupils

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District appr...