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Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

Why My Kids Have Never Been To School

Outside Magazine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

In early September, in a clapboard house situated on 43 acres just outside a small town in northern Vermont, two boys awaken. They are brothers; the o...

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

14 Reasons to Never Doubt Yourself

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.15.2014 | College
LuxEco Living

By Alanna Rosette Brown, a writer/filmmaker, LuxEcoLiving Advocate, and author of Moonpennies. Follow her blog at alannarosette.com Self-doubt is one...

Tips for Navigating the School Year With Your Ex Spouse

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Navigating the school year is tough enough, but when you are divorced and trying to co-parent with an uncooperative ex spouse, your job as the primary parent gets even more difficult and stressful. Here are some tips to lessen the stress of dealing with your ex...

Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.

Find Your Joy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've taken this leap of faith and put myself out there publicly with my honest words, and I simply need to keep moving forward on this path. It's hard not to dwell on negative stuff that's happened though; when you have anxiety, you tend to dwell on the past and worry about the future instead of living in the moment.

Self-Regulation: Just as Important as Learning Your ABCs and 123s

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Most adults think the focus should be on academic skills, such as counting or knowing the letters of the alphabet. However, it is just as important to teach children to regulate their emotions, thoughts and behavior.

What Dead Poets Society Taught Me About Being a Teacher

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

The Best Investment in Africa

George Srour | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
George Srour

The U.S.-Africa Summit has created an incredible amount of momentum, but we mustn't stop there. Without recognizing the inextricable link between investing in the education of Africa's youth and its burgeoning private sector, we will let slip perhaps the greatest opportunity of all.

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

The Most Annoying Things That Teachers Say

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

To give everyone a better idea, I had my students list the most annoying things that their teachers (including me) say, and, some of my amazing colleagues and I decided to turn that list into a Vine.

The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Many wonderful parents across the United States were kind enough to open their doors to me so that I could observe their family routines while writing case studies for my forthcoming book, The Learning Habit.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

Lessons from Mister Rogers For A High Tech Generation

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Lesli Rotenberg

Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.

Colleges Should Be About Education First

Nick Desai | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Nick Desai

Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Schools Need to Work Better for Kids than Adults

Eric Sheninger | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The world is changing, but many schools are not. Are the needs of our learners being met, and will they be prepared to succeed in this world?

Failure of D.C. Education Reform Initiatives Revealed

Elaine Weiss | Posted 08.12.2014 | DC
Elaine Weiss

This year's release of D.C. Public Schools standardized test scores came with much less fanfare than in 2013 -- growth in "proficiency" is smaller, and district leaders were recently called out for lack of transparency in past releases, and for using averages to hide growing race- and income-based gaps.

What Is Freedom, Anyway?

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Patrick Stephenson

What happened? How did "freedom" go from being all you can be to carrying an assault rifle into Chipotle? It's the idea that if somebody different from you is getting their rights then yours are being taken away.

Mobile Learning and the Long Tail of Education

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.08.2014 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

The challenge is for teachers to identify or learn the effective use of mobile learning to implement any combination of the automatic differentiation strategies.

What's the Next Book Title Corporate America Will Sneak into Kids' Libraries?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

"Won't someone please think of the children?" We'd like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons.