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Awesome Lecture Series Brings Free Flowing Knowledge To New York's Bar Scene

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.03.2014 | College

Tired of the same drunken drivel you hear inside bars? A new project is hoping to elevate the conversation at New York City watering holes by hosting ...

Ron and Cornelia Suskind on Autism, Animation

Jane Williams | Posted 05.30.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

When the veil of autism descends on a child, devastated parents confront a series of difficult questions and decisions, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind whose new book recounts his family's 20-year odyssey across the elusive realm of autism.

Jeb Bush Seeking Common Ground With Dems On Key Issue

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the partisan divide isn't so wide when it comes to improving higher education. Bush has invited...

Obama To Speak At UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff deliv...

School Choir's Cover Of Pharrell's 'Happy' Will Make Your Whole Week Better

Posted 03.17.2014 | Good News

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is such a, well, happy song that it's made people around the world dance. But this version by an elementary school choir in...

This 'Expert' Claims Gay Parents Are Bad For Kids, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

An expert witness in the federal trial on Michigan's gay marriage ban who found that same-sex relationships have a negative effect on children was den...

Education Advocate Canada Says 'We Need Different Schools in NYC'

Jane Williams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

On Bloomberg EDU this week, Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) president and CEO, discusses poverty, "no excuses," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, early childhood education, public charter and traditional schools, and parent engagement.

Duncan Says 'Preschool Education Is Ultimate Bipartisan Issue'

Jane Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Bloomberg Radio's Jane Williams last week to talk about the state of education in this country.

Children's Zone President Geoff Canada to Step Down

Jane Williams | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

The Harlem Children's Zone [HCZ] announced today that Geoffrey Canada, the educational, social and health service organization's president and chief executive officer, will step aside on June 30 to make room for Anne Williams-Isom.

If Anybody Ever Tells You It's Too Expensive To Solve The World's Problems, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The world's problems are so staggering that they sometimes feel completely unchangeable. Every day seems to leave more suffering, disease and tragedy ...

California Students File To Nix Tenure Law

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say ke...

Louisiana School Accused Of Religious Harassment

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixt...

Jindal Makes Big Reversal

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After six years of suggesting cuts, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday he'll recommend that lawmakers increase state financing f...

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?

School Prayer Measure Gets Push From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A group of South Carolina lawmakers have renewed a push to allow students to pray in public schools. The measure, originally introduced last sprin...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Case On School Bullying

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from sisters in western Pennsylvania who sued the local school system for its failure ...

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

We learned the results of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) last week, and American students performed the same on the we...

PANIC: Butt Slapping Is A New 'Trend' The News Will Try To Scare You With

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

Recently, a few 8th grade boys threatened to slap a girl's butt at a Florida middle school. The victim's enraged mother, Land O'Lakes resident Tony...

Another Surprising School

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

After visiting dozens of high-performing schools that serve significant populations of students living in poverty and students of color (I call them "It's Being Done schools") I have come to expect certain things.

It's Time We Take Responsibility For The Education of Our Children

Dr. Patricia Phipps | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Patricia Phipps

We can no longer wait on politicians and policy makers to solve the educational issues facing our community. We, as a community, have to take responsibility for what happens to our children.

Obstacles Preventing Access to Higher Education for All

Meghan Mason | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Meghan Mason

I had the opportunity to meet with incredible young adults, ages 17 to 24. These young people are so resilient -- each one overcoming numerous barriers while juggling classes, jobs, family commitments and piles of financial aid paperwork.

Literacy Crisis in Middle Schools Demands Professional Development in Key Teaching Areas

Sheena Hervey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Sheena Hervey

While some progress has been made in middle school literacy, it's clear that a significant number of current middle school students will graduate unable to understand complex texts necessary to succeed after high school.

Emma Mustich

This Boy's Mom Wants Everyone To Know The Truth About Her Son

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents

Jodie Howerton's son, Duzi, 8, has always known he has HIV. "He knows that his birth mother died of AIDS," Howerton said. "And he knows that if he ...

Here Are The Most Tasteless Mascots You'll See Outside Of A Redskins Game

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

The Washington Redskins may be the most notable sports team clinging to an offensive name, but they are hardly the only squad in America with a monike...