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At Valley Forge, 'Cadets' Earn Complete Education

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Cecilia Attias

As secondary school graduation season wraps up across the nation, I am reminded of the outstanding education my son is receiving at Valley Forge Milit...

Jane Goodall: We Can Save the Elephants

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

The Jane Goodall Institute is working towards a critical mass of young people who will go on to become the next generation of conservationists, teachers, parents, lawyers and politicians, forging forward with an inherent understanding that if we really do care about the future we have to make tough decisions today.

Protecting Students in Online Schools

Capital & Main | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Capital & Main

I have worked for CAVA for eight years -- since my oldest son was nine months old. For several years I recommended CAVA to homeschooling friends and colleagues with young children. Then things began to change.

The Critical Importance of Civil Rights Activism and Educational Collaboration

Marcus Bright | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Marcus Bright

The month of May marked the 51st consecutive month of private sector job growth in the United States. Despite this fact, Black Americans are still twice as likely to be unemployed when compared to their White counterparts and Hispanic Americans lag behind as well.

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

Navigating the Culture of Schools and Communities

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Brooke Troutman, a Northwestern University intern with the Coalition for Community Schools, at the Institute for Educational Leadership, contributed t...

Deserving of Celebration: Public Education Done Right

Elaine Weiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Student poverty needn't be an "intractable" issue that we can't address, or that we must set aside while we "fix" public schools. Rather, our schools are microcosms of our increasingly diverse, but also increasingly unequal, country.

Go Ahead, Tell Them Your Age!

Nicole Lavonne Smith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nicole Lavonne Smith

A student and I sat reflecting on the dance we had just performed for the school talent show when he asked me, "Nicole, how old are you?"

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

How A Group Of Parents Fought And Won The Battle For Better Schools

Sibyl Reagan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Sibyl Reagan

Kids might not have minded having nine extra days of summer vacation, but many parents like myself were frustrated. Many were confused and wanted to understand what was behind this stalemate that was keeping our schools closed.

Perhaps "Compromise" and "Politics" Can Coexist? Candidate Fishman Switches Sides and Hopes So

Kevin Walsh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This "all-for-one and none-for-all" mentality might not make those four musketeers cringe, but it did cause one young Republican to leave his party.

Carlos Rosario School Educates and Graduates the New Americans

Franklin Garcia | Posted 07.01.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

The faces of the graduates depicted every race known to man. But what is unique about this graduating class is that the majority of its graduates are immigrants.

Make Today Your Day of Action

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Here's How To Get Kids Excited About Math. (Yes, It's Possible!)

Nigel Nisbet | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Nigel Nisbet

I'll never forget my first day as a high school teacher in America. My dream was pretty simple: Mold eager minds into future science, technology, engineering and math leaders who will help define the 21st century.

Everything's Negotiable -- Including Real Estate Commissions

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Real estate is a business, and selling your home is a business transaction. You shouldn't have any hesitation in negotiating the cost of marketing and selling your home.

For Young Syrians, School's Always Out and Not Just for Summer

Maysa Jalbout | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Maysa Jalbout

As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. But today, for more than five million Syrian children inside and outside the country, summer is not a joyous break from routine.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself at UC Berkeley

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.03.2014 | College
Andrew Lam

Pelaud had always been an outsider. Born in 1965 to a French father and a Vietnamese mother who didn't speak much French, she grew up in rural France feeling isolated, both geographically and culturally. She had trouble making friends and didn't do well in school. No one believed that she would amount to much.

What Is A Teacher?

Natasha Walizer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Natasha Walizer

A teacher believes there are no bad students, just challenging ones. A teacher will question and teach her students how to question. A teacher's day does not end when the buses pull out.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable and entertained while being informed.

Future of Learning: Educational Reforms in India via Technology

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

While the four year college education would help students who aspire to go abroad for higher studies, the same would mean a disaster for students from a lower middle class section of the society, who want to quickly graduate and join the workforce.

If Public Education is Outsourced to Private Businesses: A Cautionary Tale

Alan Singer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Alan Singer

In some quarters in the United States, the supposed superiority of unregulated capitalist enterprise over government programs for the delivery of social services is a virtual religious mantra. But should it be?

12 Ways Teaching Is Like Baseball

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Rick Ayers

Often teachers work behind closed doors, alone. But the colleagues are important to hold you up, back you up, and make that awesome diving catch.

Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Marc Joseph

We are a well-educated society, so how did we get ourselves into this cycle of putting this financial burden and stress on the teachers who we entrust with our kids every day?