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3 Tips for Inspiring Your Kids to Volunteer

Brad Jamison | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Giving back to your community is a gift that gives right back, and habits and viewpoints instilled at a young age are much more likely to stick with a person than those developed later in life.

Public Education (Finally) Speeds into Digital Age

Jane Swift | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Jane Swift

Despite the endless partisan gridlock in Washington, a groundbreaking vote by the Federal Communications Commission to restructure how it spends taxes on mobile phones will make a real difference in America's public schools.

Teach Plus Teachers Share New (School) Year Resolutions

Teach Plus | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

As students and teachers return to the classroom for the 2014-15 academic year, Teach Plus teachers across the nation reflect on their goals and aspir...

Hopeful Teaching and Learning: The One Who Makes a Difference

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

May teachers seeking to rekindle their passion for the job regain the spark that ignites a transformed learning environment -- one where educators, parents and students collectively work to improve opportunities for all young people.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Don't Sweat the Advice: Welcome Class of 2018

Wayne Meisel | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Wayne Meisel

An occupational hazard (or should I say opportunity?) of my profession is that I often get last-minute calls asking me to substitute for some famous commencement speaker who suddenly can't make it.

Here's Why Parents Have No Business Giving Their Kids Life Advice Anymore

Michael Price | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Price

The only person who knows what's best for your kids is your kids. That may sound like a radical and ridiculous idea, but think about it.

How One Of Robin Williams' Final Generous Gestures Is Helping Students In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

Along with good laughs and memorable characters, Robin Williams' legacy will live on for decades through the education of underprivileged students. ...

Do Religious Classes Focus Too Much on Fantasy?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
John A. Tures

Last month, a study in the Cognitive Science journal found that kids exposed to religion struggle with distinguishing between fantasy and reality. Are lesson plans geared toward kids to blame?

The New Orleans Experiment in School Reform: Lessons Learned

Scott Cowen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Scott Cowen

In New Orleans after Katrina, there was general agreement that the old way had to go, to be replaced with a new approach. Nine years later, the voice of the public continues to be crucial.

The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner Diane Ravitch,...

To the 12-Year-Old Student I Pushed Too Hard

Amanda Trusty | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

You're too young to know what your dreams are but yet I've already designed them for you. You haven't developed enough to control your emotions but I'm asking you to let them show all over your face every time I press "play" on the iPod.

Back to School and Winning the Future

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

It's back-to-school season, and here in Maryland our schools have already begun welcoming students back for the new academic year. Initial estimates show there's a good chance we'll reach a new record enrollment this year with more than 860,000 students filling our classrooms -- and we're ready for them.

Vermont Stands Up for Education

Peter Greene | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

I grew up just across the Connecticut River from Vermont, playing in my front yard and looking at the big beautiful mountains, but I have never loved Vermont more than I do reading this resolution.

Beacon Art Creates Bronze for West Point

Jack Meyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, located in the bucolic seaside hamlet of Stone Harbor, NJ, is home to a diverse array of contemporary artwork. Gary Jacketti, a classically trained sculptor, founded Beacon Art in 2009. His latest masterpiece, Goodbye, is a tribute to US military families.

Dear Students

Katie Manley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Katie Manley

If you think no one cares, we do. If you think no one wants to see you succeed, we want nothing more than that. If you think no one understands you, we will try. If you think you can't do it, we think you can. If you think you aren't special, we think you are. We are in your corner.

Preparing Future Educators: The Right Training as Foundation

Teach Plus | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Marisol Castillo During my first year as a teacher, when every day left me feeling spent, a veteran educator described overcoming challenges in t...

'Who's Looking for Me?': God's and America's Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope every Black leader, parent, grandparent and preacher will mount a united and irresistible voice to end the structural exclusion of millions of children from the education and other opportunities required to keep them from dead-end lives.

8 Ways to Get Grandparents Involved in Your Child's Classroom

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Carpenter

Grandparents are often ready, willing and happy to attend school activities, but may fear overstepping their boundaries when it comes to helping out with educational matters.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

What Ferguson Means to Students

Emily Richmond | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

In addition to concerns in Ferguson about lost learning time educators have a more urgent worry: making sure students who typically rely on school meals don't go hungry.

Memo to Three Year Old Slackers

Peter Greene | Posted 08.22.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

It has come to our attention that your older brothers and sisters have been showing up to Kindergarten completely unprepared for the requirements of a rigorous education. It is time to nip this indolent behavior in the bud.

Corporal Punishment: The Monster That Won't Leave Us

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Devishobha Ramanan

Schools have the potential to break the patterns of violence by giving children, their parents and communities the knowledge and skills to communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts in more constructive ways. Losing this great opportunity could cripple the entire human race.

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

What I Did This Summer, or How I Ended Up on Mr. B's Joybox Express With Jeff Daniels

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Khalid Hanifi

It started when my friend Mark Braun, better known as the blues and boogie-woogie piano phenomenon Mr. B, asked me to go for a bike ride with him, or rather with him and his custom built piano-bike contraption, the Joybox Express.