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Democracy and the Rankings

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

In a national and international environment where the fate of democracy hangs in the balance, it is crucial to push back. We need to build the democracy movement in and around higher education. One task is to overturn the rankings, a new tyranny which holds us all in thrall.

Blended Approach to Empowering South Africa's Youth

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

How do we empower the youth of South Africa to not only become future leaders but also to uplift their communities, provide for their families and pull themselves out of the cycle of poverty?

An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The long-term deterioration of the middle class, accelerated by the Wall Street crash of 2008, has not been pretty. Today, we have more wealth and income inequality than any major country on earth.

Stop Meaningless Debates and Learn From Schools That Work

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

There are good public district schools and not-so-good district schools; good charter schools and not-so-good charters. The challenge is to learn from...

Our Students Can't Wait; The Time To Revise Teacher Prep is Now

Teach Plus | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Claire Steinbeck When I completed pre-service training to become a teacher through the DC Teaching Fellows program, I performed well on rubrics ...

From Desperation to Education

Lori Sokol | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

The Women's Forum created The Education Fund in 1987 to provide annual awards to encourage mature women in need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education.

Patrolling the Boundaries Inside America

Robert Reich | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

The boundary separating white Anglo upscale school districts from the burgeoning non-white and non-Anglo populations in downscale communities is fast becoming a flashpoint inside America.

Evidence of Abundance #20: Global Education

Peter Diamandis | Posted 11.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We're rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.

Janet's Class

Richard Abrons | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

If you are of a certain age, retired, without an office and somewhat bored. I have an idea for you. Join an acting group, class, whatever you want to call it. What you need is an experienced leader to guide you and a dozen or so pleasant people who will commit to the venture.

Lessons Learned From 9 Months Voluntarily Locked-Up

S. L. Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
S. L. Young

In approximately nine months, a child can be born, a college year can be completed, beliefs can be altered, and lives can be changed. For me, it was a life-altering experience that happened during an unexpected journey toward new discoveries, which started while teaching inmates at the Arlington County Detention Facility.

Real Estate and Travel Agents -- Not the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Articles from doomsayers that the real estate agent is going the way of the dinosaur are premature and overstated, at least until bigger technological advances come along.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 11.26.2014 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

Communicating Climate Change: A Story of Apocalypse, Money and Mind-Games

David Saddington | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a deeply important issue to all of our lives and we need to start recognizing that. We must talk about climate change in an everyday context and learn how it will affect us as individuals.

Everything Is Everything and It's All in the Game

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Is your kid ready to "discover the power of social and emotional learning"? This is the challenge and opportunity presented in IF... The Emotional IQ Game, which was created by Electronic Arts founder and video game pioneer Trip Hawkins.

Philadelphia. Ferguson. Institutionalized Racism. The March.

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

In both communities -- Ferguson and West Kensington -- community members have been told in no uncertain terms that some lives matter more than others.

5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology

Rob Furman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

We know that technology has changed education and it is only going to continue to do so. Teachers will not only accept these changes in technology, but will embrace them if they feel confident in the learning experience.

Neuroscience of Learning

Amy Brann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

When we think about organic learning I can't help but watch my 2-year-old daughter. I have been amazed to see first hand how she dives into learning and how much she has become accomplished in, in such a short space of time.

How Teachers Around The Country Plan To Talk To Their Students About Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Monday night that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killin...

If School Leaders Don't Get It, It's Not Going to Happen

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

It is time for the profession of education to catch up to society. In order to start moving schools in a better direction we must help leaders experience the true value of technology.

A Letter to Educators in Response to the St. Louis County Grand Jury Decision

Mark Otto | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Mark Otto

There is no script for what to do with our students in situations like these, but I do believe that more than anything else, they need to feel loved and cared for. I ask that, regardless of how you are feeling, we all work hard to maintain safe spaces in our school and show each of our students how much we love them and care for them and that we want to keep them safe.

Good For Business, Great For Families: Let's Finish What The President Started

John Atkinson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
John Atkinson

The president's plan steers us in the right direction, but it is up to Congress to permanently fix our broken immigration system. Let's put pressure on the people who are supposed to represent our best interests.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

Higher Learning: A Pilot's Journey Begins

Christine Hannon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Flying is soaring between Heaven and Earth with a very real sense of mortality and responsibility. It is a balance of forces to create lift and a balance of focus to maintain attitudes. For the pilot governed by Visual Flight Rules, 20 percent of one's focus is on the instruments while 80 percent looks outside at what God created.

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem

David Flink | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
David Flink

We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.

Building Education Hubs in Emerging Markets

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Providing a better education, that connects to the values of entrepreneurship and private sector skills, will be key for this generation -- as the WISE community knows well.