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3 Tips for Using Video Interviews to Hire Great Teachers

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Josh Tolan

The problem isn't drought, it's a flood. Yet, you know it takes more to excel at your school than just the right credentials. Cultural fit is extremely important for any teacher, whether they're a recent grad or a seasoned pro.

A Teacher's Tips for Parents

Susan B. Katz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Susan B. Katz

Summer is well underway and parents often grapple with the same behavioral challenges that teachers face in the classroom. Rarely, however, is there an exchange of effective strategies for dealing with kid chaos.

The Adjunct's Progress: Cyrus Duffelman, 10 Years Later

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Joseph A. Domino

Adjunct professors rarely if ever show up in fiction, but Alex Kudera of Clemson University traced a day in the life of Cyrus Duffleman, representative of the academic underclass majority that fills most faculty slots.

An Education System That Works

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Ahead of Greece, behind Canada -- and in a quandary. That sums up the United States' position in public education on the world stage.

American Money: 529s a Higher Education Tool

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A 529 is an IRA-like education investment account that allows consumers to invest in mutual funds, withdrawing the money later to cover tuition, books and other educational fees.

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

Christina Wilkie

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advan...

College Students, Find Knowledge On Top of the Rock Wall

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It's time to stop trashing this nation's crop of college graduates for not knowing common facts -- the name of the U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice for example -- and start applauding them for what they did learn after four years of academia.

Speak 180: Why Is Game-Based Learning Good for Today's Youth?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Marcus T. Wright

Researchers and educators have stated that we can create engaging academic learning experiences through the power of games. While the sentiment is growing, there are still those who aren't quite buying this argument.

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

The School Research Cheat Sheet

Barbara Levy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Barbara Levy

Summer is in full swing, but school is right around the corner. Therefore, my next set of blogs will help parents get ready for the school experience, regardless of what stage you children are in.

On Teacher Evaluation

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In concept, evaluating teachers makes perfect sense. In what private company are employees not evaluated and held accountable for their contribution to their company's bottom line? In practice, evaluating teachers is not so easy.

College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Students abroad who engage in these experiences are learning to become scientists, researchers, and innovators. U.S. students will fall behind if they continue to spend their time perfecting the art of choosing one answer out of five -- a skill they will never use in the real world -- rather than engaging in more useful work.

Okay, You've Graduated from Homeschooling. What's Next?

Blake Boles | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner.

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and... New York?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
The Advice Project

Women for Afghan Women is fighting an uphill battle. Last year, violence against Afghan women increased 28%. But WAW's work is critical, and betters not only the safety and health of women in both the States and Afghanistan, but assists them - one at a time - often in seemingly small but very important ways.

Funding Disparity Highlights Inequality Between District, Charter Students

Mashea Ashton | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Equity should mean real equality for everyone. Most of all, education reform should be aimed at creating an education system that serves all students, and gives everyone a quality education that prepares them for college and a rewarding career.

Bringing the Promise of Healthy School Meals to More Children This Fall

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Sec. Tom Vilsack

For many kids, the meals they get at school may be the only nutritious meals they receive that day -- and when children receive proper nourishment, they are not only healthier, but they also have better school attendance and perform better academically.

Education Reform Is Dumb

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

You would be hard-pressed to find data that show less money in education leads to better results, but you can easily find people who complain that we spend too much on education.

Women in Business Q&A: Allison Kent-Smith, Founder and Managing Partner, smith & beta

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Allison founded smith & beta in 2012 after recognizing the critical need to educate the advertising and marketing industry on employee education. Alli...

Doing Academic Time

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

For those on the track leading to the awarding (or denial) of tenure, academic time plays a cruel joke: It can seem like a lifetime while simultaneously seeming like there are not enough days to complete all the projects you had hoped to.

Fighting for Full Access to Education for Girls and Women

Michael Roth | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Providing a safe place for girls and women to pursue their education is the best vehicle we know for combating poverty, disease and economic injustice. The demand that girls and women have a right to a full and equal education is not a parochial Western value -- it is a fundamental human right.

What Is It Like to Be a United States Presidential Scholar?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to be a United States Presidential Scholar? Answer by Robert Chen, College Sophomore, Ma...

Cities 3.0: How Cities Are Driving The Revitalization Of Our Nation

Kevin Johnson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Kevin Johnson

Cities 3.0 mayors are not sitting on our hands, waiting for the feds or someone else to solve our problems. We're embracing good ideas no matter where they come from, innovating to provide better services and building strong economies for the global marketplace.