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Which Educator Inspired You the Most?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While educators spend their days doing the important work of finding our songs, their jobs have intensified and resources decreased.

31 Million Girls Won't Get To Go To School This Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

Across the globe, students stocked up on fresh supplies and caught up with old classmates last week. But for 31 million girls, there were no teachers ...

Top 5 Things on Students' Back-to-School List

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Elisabeth Mason

We are in the midst of a massive movement for school reform. That is all well and good, but we must take care not to draw artificial boundaries between school and home. Problems at home don't just disappear at the school's doorstep, and vice versa.

Finding Common Ground

Wayne Maines | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

It is hard to stay calm when we read about transgender violence, and we continue to experience discrimination in our community's. It hard to be patient when our children's self-esteem is being eroded in ways most parents cannot fathom.

How Not to Blow It This School Year

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

You enjoyed your brief time off as an educator this summer, but now it's back to work. If you're like me, you look forward to being with your students again. You have a super important job. No pressure. You're only educating the future of our country.

International Literacy Day 2014: The State of Girls' Education Today

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

As we mark International Literacy Day, it is an opportune time to highlight the importance of literacy and the challenges ahead in promoting global literacy.

Forget iPads, Education Needs a Whole New Framework

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

The biggest problem with our educational system is that it's big business. And the education-technology revolution, while claiming to be the answer to our outdated system, only fuels the money machine, providing zero incentive to make changes that will truly help our children.

Creating Your Inspiration Board...for Schools

Barbara Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Barbara Levy

What words inspire a school choice? Are you looking for a public school? Are you looking for a private school? Make a word bank of words that inspire you.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Back to School, Back in the Day

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Minnesota Historical Society

Everyone is excited for back to school time. Kids are eager to see friends, get a new teacher, hopefully learn a few things. Parents are ready to get...

Learning from the Era of American Environmental Leadership

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

We learned that people will pay for a cleaner environment; just as people will spend more for a safer car with airbags, seat belts and a crash-resistant body, they will also pay for cleaner, greener air, water, lands and buildings.

Perfect v. Good: Higher Ed Reform Edition

Patricia McGuire | Posted 09.07.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Real life is notoriously imperfect. Somehow, this ill-conceived quest for perfection in higher education seems rooted in nostalgia for an outmoded collegiate ideal.

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

Learning to Live Together

James E. Ryan | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
James E. Ryan

"Unless our children begin to learn together, there is little hope that our people will ever begin to live together." Justice Thurgood Marshall penned these words 40 years ago, as part of his stirring dissent in Milliken v. Bradley. As we head into another school year, and especially in light of recent events, it is worth pausing to consider his warning.

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

Time Travel to the Past! Welcome to School

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

As summer turns to fall and parents are buying children their new backpacks, it is time to think of how our schools work and whether they are inspiring true learning. The schools of today are largely those of our great-grandparents.

Eve's Expectations: How Bias Impacts Christian Women in Science

Emily Ruppel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Emily Ruppel

If it's harder to become a scientist just because you're a girl, imagine how much harder to start on that path as a member of a religious group that's often marginalized by leading scientists in the public sphere.

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We need to teach kids that a little bit of struggle is a normal and expected part of anyone's climb on the learning curve.

Empowering Young Women In Upper Egypt: ENID's Work In Qena

UN Women | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Without a proper education, young women become one of the most disadvantaged groups in rural Egypt. They are more likely to continue to work in poorly paid farms, to be married off early and to face greater risks in nutrition, health and overall well-being.

What Teachers Really Do, Really

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

The Education in America series for HuffPost Live discusses what truly defines an amazing teacher and what challenges teachers are facing in the present-day.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

Philanthropy and Education

William G. Tierney | Posted 09.05.2014 | Los Angeles
William G. Tierney

Dear Steve Ballmer, I'm not sure if you know Mark Zuckerberg, but I just wrote to him and he suggested I contact you. Mark and his wife, Priscilla, have given a quarter of a billion dollars to help improve education.

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

Helping Your Teens With Back-To-School Anxiety

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Transitions in life are simply fraught with anxiety and fear of the unknown. None of us, particularly not teenagers are comfortable with ambiguity and the unknown.