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Jane Lynch Raises Awareness for 'Adopt the Arts'

Reyne Haines | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Reyne Haines

Photo courtesy: Brian Lindensmith / All Access Photo Over the weekend, Jane Lynch partnered with CIROC Pineapple to transform her backyard into a tr...

Homeless Students Exist in Every School. Is This the Year We Support Them?

Maria Rivera | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Maria Rivera

Over 22,000 of our students were identified as homeless last year, and it feels like, amidst discussions of testing, contracts, and school closings, no one gave this ever-rising number the attention I believe it deserves.

1.3 Million Children Should Not Be Left Homeless

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Unfortunately, while education funding is horribly inadequate, housing supports are often completely non-existent.

Women in Business: Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Gloria Larson is the president of Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., and launched the PreparedU Project in 2013. Before joining Bentley, Larson was an attorney, public policy expert and business leader.

Shining Like a Diamond

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

So many children need help escaping the poverty and violence and homelessness and unequal schools that are setting them up to fail.

Teach Your Children About Adoption Before Releasing Them On The Playground

Rachael Quinn Egan | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Rachael Quinn Egan

We sometimes don't think to talk about what should seem obvious. And so, for the sake of all our children, and especially in honor of November, National Adoption Month, please, teach your children well.

Is Recess Still on the SATs?

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.07.2014 | Education
Galanty Miller

As a society, I wish we would do more to celebrate the boring stuff. The boring stuff is important. Math is important. History is important. English is important.

The Connected Generation

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.07.2014 | Education
Christa Dowling

The info-sphere is growing every day and social media has had a huge impact on the young, actually on everybody through all forms of electronic communications. The global impact has left many involved in a world previously unknown to them.

A Policy Idea Both Parties Can Agree on

Anne Mosle | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Anne Mosle

It is time for other policymakers across the country to join this effort. Unless they rise to this challenge, the next generation will be at further risk - for academic struggles, for lower wages, and, ultimately, for the same challenges facing their parents for economic stability

Video Games: New Art and Education for the 21st Century

Barry Kibrick | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Barry Kibrick

This week airing on most of our PBS stations is an episode featuring Pete Parsons, the Chief Operating Officer for the video game maker Bungie. Our conversation is about their latest game, Destiny, published by Activision, which already has 9.5 million unique online players daily.

A Wakeup Call for School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

What do you say after an election night like November 4? We lost. As a matter of fact, some have called it "a bloodbath." We are educators though. We must take a stand. We must talk to our communities and business partners about what is right for our schools.

De Blasio Announces Longer School Day

David Cahn | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
David Cahn

New York could, however, do much better. Extending the school day by one hour across the board would be far more costly, and require negotiations with the teachers union. But it could also yield substantial benefits -- especially in underperforming schools.

Children's Right to Education: Where Does the World Stand?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In Mexico, one out of every two teenagers won't finish high school. In India, only a third of students get their high school diploma. Even in the U.S., around 5500 high schoolers will drop out before the end of the day.

Good but Not Good Enough: Moving Public Will on Early Childhood Education

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

The Obama White House has proposed that high-quality pre-school be extended to every child in America and has been convening meetings around the country with a broad group of stakeholders dedicated to his early learning agenda.

Learning While Black

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If we teach students how the brain works -- that we are not born smart, but become creative and successful through both sustained effort and failure -- they will learn that the individual controls achievement, and mediates institutional and personal factors.

The Common Core Standards: A Matter of One Nation

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

'We the people... in order to form a more perfect union...' There have been statements made throughout the history of the United States of America...

The Importance of Counselors in Cultivating Safe Spaces for Students

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Counselors play an even more important role in helping to give students a venue to articulate their identities, share their fears, or just vent. While this is true for any student, Hindu and Sikh students often are reluctant to speak out.

The 4-Year Versus 2-Year Degree Debate: Myths, Stereotypes and Realities of Today's Higher Education Landscape

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
Felix W. Ortiz III

From the perspective of our global leaders, job seekers must be supplied with the most direct, straightforward career pathways coupled with the rudimentary resources and tools needed at all junctures of education, degree and certification, employment, and onward.

How Biased Measures Lead to False Conclusions

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

One hopeful development in evidence-based reform in education is the improvement in the quality of evaluations of educational programs. Despite these positive developments, there remain serious problems in some evaluations.

Education Is Not Medicine

Peter Greene | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

One of the popular new reformster talking points is to compare standardized testing to diagnostic testing at the doctor's office. This comparison is total baloney, and reformsters need to retire it immediately. They are just making themselves look silly. Let's break it down.

Viewpoint: A Guide to Grad Student Life

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Just because you're not a college student or working adult doesn't mean you can't live your life to the fullest. As a grad student at Boston University, here are my top advice tips on how to have a fulfilling grad life.

Bridging the Science Gap

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Maureen Seaberg

'The United States is lagging behind the rest of the world in science and mathematics. It is not because of a lack of raw talent. The U.S. educational system has become so focused on assessment that it has lost the trees in the forest.'

Lingonberries in the Cafeteria? Not So Fast

Lynda Bekore | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Finland is the new black. Or so it would seem, from the many accolades increasingly heaped upon it by education experts, who tout Finland's treatment of teachers and education as a model of instructional progress.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I