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Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

James Goldgeier | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
James Goldgeier

In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.

MakeSchool Co-Founder Ashu Desai Talks about, "The Computer Science Degree of the Future"

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
David Ongchoco

MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Institutions, Schools and Parents Must Reject or Change Stereotypes that Foster Racism

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Racial stereotypes -- faulty perceptions based on race -- have blunted black Americans' achievement in just about any area you care to measure: from education and employment to housing and economic success.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Mr. Mayor, It's Time to Take Racism Out of the Equation

Elissa Stein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Instead of changing an admissions policy that rewards hard work and preparation to a process that is subjective and that could be manipulated, how about putting systems in place to get kids ready? Provide test prep to those who don't have access. Share information with families early.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

How I Went From Dropping Out of College to Freedom in Two Years

Sean Kim | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Sean Kim

I spent months doing research and spoke with several career advisors and successful business leaders before I made a final decision to drop out of college -- I had to make sure I was making the right choice.

Debunking the Myths About Boys and Emotions

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet scientists are discovering that what society says about men's (and boys') social and emotional abilities is simply not true, and that cultivating their natural capacity for emotional attunement and relationships is critical to their overall well-being. But we need to start when they're young.

Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping Supreme Court Religion Rulings

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Why is mindfulness sweeping American public schools? There is a perceived crisis in U.S. public education.

How Many Colleges Should You Really Apply to?

John Katzman | Posted 12.05.2014 | College
John Katzman

The best way to gain acceptance to a school where you will be happy and successful is to be yourself on your application and do enough research that your list contains only colleges that are genuinely a good fit.

Technology in Schools: How to Hire the Best People

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

The technical jobs in schools are now more strategic and service oriented. Cloud computing, SaaS, mobile devices, and Google Apps for Education have changed the game by offering free or inexpensive solutions to replace the traditional server/client configuration.

9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas

AK Turner | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

If you can survive traveling with your kids, you can survive schooling them, as well. Here are nine tips to keep in mind when homeschooling your kids away from home.

How to Introduce Your Kids to Internet Ethics

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

It is easy to teach a child that stealing other people's pencils, crayons -- "stuff" -- is unacceptable and, more importantly punishable. But in the online world, the idea of stealing becomes murky.

Beware of Vague Common Core Hype

Jason Endacott | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Jason Endacott

As voters we must be careful about believing the rhetoric of anybody who stands to gain or profit on the backs of our children. Each of us is responsible for developing a better understanding of why we support or oppose major reform initiatives such as the Common Core State Standards.

Helping Children Today Changes Tomorrow's Outcomes: Home Visiting Is the Key

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Education
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

life is more complicated now. Parents may be struggling to manage two, or even three, jobs, or school, while taking care of their children. That's why I have been an avid supporter of various home visiting programs that are available in hundreds of communities across the country.

A New Year, a Bolder and Better E-Rate

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

Before our students file out of their classrooms and head home for the holidays, the FCC should act. Because it is within our means to choose a future where all American kids have access to digital age learning, no matter who they are, where they live, or where they go to school.

In Room 201, It Takes Two to Tango

Teach Plus | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

"What's your job?" I ask my third grade students. "To learn!" they exclaim enthusiastically. "And what's my job?" I follow up. "To teach us!" they reply, matter-of-factly.

Fight Ebola. Reopen the Schools.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The Ebola crisis is not a health crisis. It is at its core a crisis of crushing poverty where health services are nonexistent or inadequate.

Singularly Bad Idea: Wall Street Taking Over Public Education

Mike Lux | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Will we have charter school-backed securities that these hedge funds can speculate in and manipulate the price of? Charter school bubbles that will blow up in our faces? If charter schools don't make quite as much money as the hedge funds think they will, will there be a massive disinvestment in schools?

Designing New Foundations for Public Health

Robert Ivy, FAIA | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Ivy, FAIA

Here are just a few collaborations from across the country that highlight how design can help create active, connected, toxin-free and equitable spaces for the 21st century.

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

Globalization of Knowledge via the Internet

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

We have come far in our quest for education. The journey of knowledge and exploration is quite fascinating and deeply speaks about the interconnectedness and the interdependence of the world.

Chronic Absenteeism, Poverty and How Community Schools Can Help

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest blog by Nicole Mader, Education Policy Analyst at the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School. All school leaders know that children have to ...

Meld the Best in Chinese and American Parenting to Inspire Both Nations' Children

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

We find Chinese teenagers who come to Hyde to prepare for American universities begin to emulate American values by expressing their unique potentials -- initiative, creativity and enterprise -- and become far more confident individuals, leaders and attractive candidates in careers beyond college.