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Republicans, Try Progression -- Not Suppression

Courtney McKinney | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

To remain relevant, Republicans must reach people in America now, not the people who lived here in the past. The current brand of conservatism may have worked for people historically (or not), but that was then, we need to progress to now.

Welcome to Beni American University: My Stroll With Gossy Ukanwoke

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

Gossy is the founder and President of Beni American University, Nigeria's first online university, and his dream is to leverage on technology to transform how education is provided in this 21st-Century-Africa.

Why I Dropped Out of College and What Happened Next

Michael Price | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Michael Price

A college education, depending on your major never provides a student with a specialized skill-set. College also never informs students that graduation isn't the end, but only the beginning.

State Tests Help to Make What Works in Education an Open Book

Todd Grindal | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Todd Grindal

The introduction of the Common Core standards and the subsequent redesign of many state tests have created an opportunity to rethink the purpose of large-scale assessments.

Envisioning Global Leadership: The New Ivy League

Suza Scalora | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

By turning inward, we come to understand ourselves better and this personal, inner transformation directly affects our external life situation. That being said, this could make for one massive ripple effect.

How to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills (and Scores if You Care About Such Things)

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Misha Abarbanel

The only way to improve data-driven scores en masse is to use public policy to address the main cause of low test scores: poverty. The only way to improve them in a given school is to teach to the test.

How to Raise a Woman Scientist

Meg Lowman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

Although things have changed considerably for women in the world of science since the brave and bold Marie Curie began paving the way, there are still far too few women pursuing science careers, including my own field of forest canopy biology. Simply put, we're missing out on a tremendous number of great minds.

Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Is Determined to Crush Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Alessandro Lauria had malaria three times before his 5th birthday. Perhaps just as traumatic is that he had to helplessly watch as his friends suffered from it as well. He was living in Ghana at the time, but the images and experiences seared themselves deep inside him.

The Good News of Poetry That Can Win the Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Barbara Mossberg

Poetry can keep our spirits resilient and able to sustain us -- literally, for a happy life -- even to live at all.

Why Didn't LAUSD Perform a Tech Review Before iPad/MiSiS Purchase?

Cynthia Liu | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Cynthia Liu

Bad ed tech deals continue to plague LAUSD -- currently in its second month of meltdown, the MiSiS student tracking and class scheduling software mandated by a court-ordered consent decree is a ticking time bomb.

Small NGOs Are the Core of Systemic Change

Barry Segal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Besides measuring graduation rates and enrolment in university, I measure our success in how students give back to their communities, by starting girls' empowerment programs, mentoring younger students and actively participating in the EFAC community service program.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

How to Save a Girl's Life With the Power of Literacy

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

It is about cultivating a love of reading, writing and learning. It is about finding new layers of meaning in our lives through the stories we read, and the stories we tell about our experiences.

You Must Learn: What Is Diversity?

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 10.03.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We must listen to all students, regardless of what they look like, their ethnicity, or their sociocultural backgrounds. They remind us of why we are lifelong learners. Meaningful dissent can be the foundation for meaningful change. If we want problem solvers in our society, then we must let all students consider (openly) when things are and are not working.

Free Market Forces Will Not Save US Education -- They Will Destroy It

Peter Greene | Posted 10.03.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Fans of market forces for education simply don't understand how market forces actually work. What they like to say is that free market competition breeds excellence. It does not, and it never has.

World Bank: Cuba Has the Best Education System in Latin America and the Caribbean

Salim Lamrani | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

In terms of education, this Caribbean country has no cause to be envious of even the most developed nations. The Caribbean island is also the nation in the world that allocates the highest share of its national budget, 13 percent, to education.

New Back-to-School Checklist Item in California: Enroll in Health Coverage

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Here in California, it's our goal to enroll even more families as we look ahead to the new open enrollment period beginning November 15, 2014.

In "Politics Before People," Andrew Cuomo "Exceeds Proficiency Standard"

Alan Singer | Posted 10.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In his approach to education, Andrew Cuomo shows that he is a political machine who continually puts politics before principles and people.

On National Manufacturing Day, Congress Must Recommit Itself to Investing in a Strong Manufacturing Future

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. But we cannot take that leadership for granted, as our competitors across the globe seek to lure manufacturing jobs away from our shores.

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Bradford M. Pine

Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.

Better Education and Girls' Rights in Pakistan Start Now

Sarah Brown | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Sarah Brown

Making education fully compulsory and policing it is the next stage in the battle for girls rights around the globe.

Student Success and Opportunities for Families

Cami Anderson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

The debate over the future of our public schools should not be about a small number of individuals who benefit from a polarized debate. Too much has been written about political and local leaders (myself included). This work is not about me, or politicians, or newsmakers. It is about our incredible students.

Shocking: New Research Shows Pollution Inequality in America Even Worse Than Income Inequality

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green
Lynn Parramore

I spoke to James K. Boyce about his research and the impact of environmental inequality on politics, education, economics, and the shape of our society.

A New School Philosophy

Thomas P. Kimbis | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Thomas P. Kimbis

Abraham Lincoln once said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." In that case, the next generation of policymakers in Washington will be well schooled in solar energy.

'Fix & Stay' Your Way into a New Home

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.02.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Some are backing away from fix & flip and moving into rental property investing or other real estate opportunities. There is a big opening here for the retail buyer to use a "fix & stay" strategy to move into a home that's customized for their needs and a bargain buy as well.