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On Remembering 'Democracy'

Creston Davis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Creston Davis

Memories don't just spring up from nowhere; they are shaped and controlled by power. Those in power desire to keep their power. This is why the loss of the public sphere in America since the Reagan era in the '80s has introduced an anti-public logic that gave birth to privatizing schools, prisons, and institutions in the public sectors.

The Pathway to Recovery from Childhood Trauma

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

I am not my PTSD. I never was - and never will be - crazy. The trauma therapy, however hellish, is a pill I must swallow. Through it, I will heal. The darkness in my life will, someday soon, brighten, and I will excel when that time comes.

Merging Lenses: Humanities and Science

Write for the Future | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

I was in Egypt a year before the Arab Spring and saw deeply rooted social divisions well before the country cracked like an egg in January 2011. I stepped off of the plane into blistering Egyptian heat to meet my tour guide, Tarek. I

The Promise of Career and Technical Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Policymakers, business, labor and community can come together to make CTE a thriving component of our 21st-century education system -- and with it, an engine that helps more young people have access to good jobs and the American dream.

Go Ahead. Ask. No, Demand.

Arthur Camins | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Arthur Camins

Ask your elected officials and those entrusted with making decisions about education, if they agree. Of course, they will. However, too many avoid the next critical citizen demand: Act on and fund what we already know contributes to effective teaching and learning with those goals in mind.

Losing Democracy's Messengers: The Congressional Page Program

Adam DeAngelis | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Adam DeAngelis

In 2003, I had the distinct honor of being a Messenger of Democracy or simply put, a Page. Today, this program has been shut down due to finances.

Transforming Schools With Five Ingredients

Cami Anderson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Newark is a city comprised primarily of financially struggling residents -- with over 50 percent receiving public assistance and 71 percent of students eligible for free lunch.

By Trying to Reduce Class Sizes, We're Solving the Wrong Problem

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Are smaller class sizes the key to breathing new life into today's public schools, or a misguided effort to solve the problems of a dying era? I am surprised to say I have come to believe it's the latter.

Love and Equity: The Genius of Silvester Henderson, Gospel Impresario and Social Activist in Public Education

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Joanna Perry-Folino

Where is hope when images of men and women are shown again and again as they're beaten, tasered or killed by police and become so commonplace that our hearts and minds become numb to it?

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

5 Non-Traditional Education Systems Doers Should Consider

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Chirag Kulkarni

Education doesn't have to be tedious, boring, and repetitive, but it should be a self-discovery process that encompasses not only your intellectual growth, but also your professional and personal development.

In the DRC, Determined Women Learn New Skills for Respect and Revenue

Claire Armitage | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Claire Armitage

At emerge poverty free, we have seen the effects of this empowerment on the ground in East Africa, where we run a variety of projects to educate and train women, working closely with local partners like the BCHC in eastern DRC.

Education Is a Becoming Process

Isa Adney | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Isa Adney

How do you measure who someone has become after an education, a class, a teacher, a degree? How do you measure hope, trust, citizenship, critical thinking, art, respect, self-esteem, or a desire for growth and contribution?

Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursd...

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Horn

While demographic data may suggest otherwise, I still consider myself a minority, albeit a less common one. I am a young woman in medicine, and I am a natural blonde.

I'm Guilty Of Being Competitive At School -- And You Are, Too

Tiffany Lu | Posted 11.13.2014 | Teen
Tiffany Lu

I am, too, very guilty of seeing school as a competition that I must come out on top in, but after many steamy showers spent contemplating life's issues I have decided to try and stress less about my grades and simply enjoy the experience as a whole.

California Voters Have Clear Education Priorities

Jonathan Voss | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Jonathan Voss

Seventy percent of voters say that "Stopping Wall Street and corporations from taking over schools for profits" was important in deciding who to vote for, including 56 percent who said it was very important.

Ebola Could Cause Girls In Liberia To Fall 'Way, Way Back' In School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

The implications of Ebola go far beyond West Africans' physical health -- the outbreak has made it increasingly difficult to keep young people in scho...

To the New Congress

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Our children can't wait for better educational programs and practices. They need them now. This is something that all people of good will can agree on.

Literacy for All, Yes! The New Literacy

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The more we ask of children, the more they can do; the higher the standards we set for those who teach children, the farther they will reach.

The New Normal: The Problem of Grade Inflation in American Schools

Angelina Massoia | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Angelina Massoia

A freshman walks into my writing tutor office hours last week visibly upset and nearing the point of tears. "I just don't understand," she says, "I didn't think I did a terrible job on my last paper, but I got a B+."

Jesse Hazelip's "Mark of Cain" at Known Gallery Highlights Prison Injustice

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own "ad campaigns" with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.

The Education Paradox Requires New Ways to Think About Schools

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It is physically impossible for every teacher to know everything necessary to teach every student. Is it possible to solve this paradox? Yes. But it requires doing things a little bit differently.

This Dyslexic-Friendly Font Could Help The 1 In 5 People Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

A few subtle tweaks to a letter's shape can make a world of difference to some readers. By creating a new typeface with slight but impactful change...

'Mommy, Are You Eating Chocolate?'

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

Damn it, I was busted. He interrupted me exactly at the moment I was just about to bite a crunchy chocolate caramel (one of the only sweets I eat happens to be a Swedish Chocolate, which is a rare find in Cleveland!).