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Afterthoughts

Ginny Gilder | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Ginny Gilder

Although I don't feel any less unhappy over the fake classes, manipulated transcripts, and unfair advantage taken of both student athletes and competitors, I am reminded to tread a bit more lightly in my condemnation of the folks who forgot their better selves in going for big wins.

Shouldn't Educators Be The Ones Discussing Education On Cable News?

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media

Only a fraction of those discussing education policy on cable news this year have actually been educators, according to a new study by Media Matters, ...

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

What He Doesn't Know

Debra Pickett | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

My boy was as amazing as I'd ever dared dream him to be. His "school self" was what I aspire to be on my best days. It was a joy to watch. I could have stayed forever in that moment.

The Greatest Power and Privilege of All

Isa Adney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Isa Adney

Love may not raise test scores. But I think it creates the kind of safety net that helps people develop the kind of resilience and skills and motivation they need to fight through whatever lack of privilege they may have been born into.

The Alchemy of Purpose

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

It seems to me that the Social Innovator's Dilemma is how we balance the patience required for building enduring impact with the urgency that compels us to impassioned action.

National Service and My Brother's Keeper

The Corps Network | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO, The Corps Network This post was originally published on The Corps Network's website. Recently released repo...

It's Not Too Late to Add Real Estate to a Retirement Plan

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Single family homes are still a great asset, but getting creative can provide alternatives that involve less competition and at far higher yields than other investment types.

Who Benefits More...the Children ... or the Volunteers?!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Volunteers enter our magical world and immediately lose their adult demeanor. They stop being grown-up and in moments revert back to the cuddly, carefree children they themselves once were.

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

Michael Mulligan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Michael Mulligan

he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.

How Universal Access to Technology Could Advance Evidence-Based Reform. Or Not.

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Even as technology's past should make us wary of unsupported claims and premature enthusiasm, the future can be different. In all areas of technology other than education, a time of tinkering yields to a time of solid accomplishment. This can happen in education, too.

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Breaking a Silence -- Colleges and the Changing World of Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Wages have been stagnate for years. As Steven Baker put it in the New York Times, the recession, "devastating for working people everywhere in America," followed decades of largely flat wages.

'The Smartest Kids in the World'

John M. Eger | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

There is no either/or, no STEAM versus STEM.

Why We Must Honor the Teaching Profession

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

To begin righting the U.S. education system, our nation needs to reclaim the belief that the teaching profession is a highly regarded, extraordinarily valuable position in society.

Judge Hearing Lawsuit Over Pledge Of Allegiance's 'Under God'

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey fami...

EdTech Apps for the Collaborative Classroom

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

Most parents and teachers agree that students need to build their critical thinking, communications, and collaboration skills. These are basic requi...

Yagana Shah

11 Things People Over 50 Wish They'd Done Differently At 25

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty

Call it life experience or the school of hard knocks, by 50 we all have the hindsight to know which decisions were good ones and which decisions were,...

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Preston Smith | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Preston Smith

As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles.

10 Tech Trends That Will Impact (Virtually) Every Teacher

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Brad Spirrison

More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston.

Actor Andra Fuller of Adult Swim's Black Jesus Talks About His Battle Scars and Scares

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I don't know how to cook food, but I have a new recipe called Andra Fuller. This guy is educated, good looking AND funny. I know, right? Where'd he come from?! Step aside, people! Yeah, that means you. I'm in line first.

This 17-Year-Old Has Given 45 African Girls An Education By Selling Headbands

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

About five years ago, Mary Grace Henry of Harrison, New York, asked for a sewing machine for her birthday. She wanted to design and sell headbands to ...

An Uptick in Stats Means Greater Demand for Special Needs Education

Cari Shane | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Cari Shane

There are more than 6 million children in the U.S. with disabilities, from physical to developmental, and the numbers keep growing. The epidemic is leaving parents overwhelmed while the area's educational systems work overtime to meet demand.

Leveraging Social Innovation for Impact: Making Education a Priority in Armenia

Carrie Rich | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Carrie Rich

On a recent trip to Armenia, I witnessed what it takes to launch a new educational initiative.