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How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom

Karl Gude | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Karl Gude

Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.

10 Tips for Teens

Bill Donius | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Bill Donius

Since I am in my fifties and sport more than the occasional gray hair, as a former bank CEO and author of a recently revised book I seem to be asked this question more often than in previous years.

Mom, 19 Years Later

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, families and communities from cancer.

Neuroscience Improves Early Childhood Education Quality

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Who doesn't want the education and care for young children to be high quality? Parents look for it, advocates fight for it, policy makers debate it. But just what is it?

Teach Kids About Africa as if Our Lives Depend Upon It -- and Maybe They Do

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

On top of the shear panic unleashed by the spread of the Ebola virus from West Africa, an astonishing amount of ignorance has reared its ugly head. As some have commented, this ignorance may be more dangerous to millions of people than the actual virus.

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.