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Do Mobile Devices Affect Kids' Health?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

All of us are constantly exposed to the radio frequency fields around these devices. The health effects of such sustained and repeated exposure is still being studied, with mixed results.

When Your HS Graduates Choose Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 06.19.2014 | College
Isa Adney

It scares me how much the negative stereotypes of community colleges have crept into the national psyche. Because they creep into community college students' psyches as well and make them feel unworthy of success before they've even begun.

It's Time to Abandon Our Rube Goldberg Accountability Contraptions

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 05.29.2014 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

The preoccupation with students' test scores have sometimes masked -- rather than illuminated -- causes of the real problems confronting our schools.

Watch: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to be an "emerging market."

Educator Evaluation with Teacher Teams is a Powerful Combination

Teach Plus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Erin Dukeshire When my school—the Orchard Gardens K-8 in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston—piloted the new Educator Evaluation sys...

The Global Search for Education: China Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.

French Lessons on Education Reform

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The French approach to education demonstrates a solid commitment to investing in youth human capital, and there is much that the United States can learn from the French example.

Mobile Technology in K-12 Classrooms: More Than a Question of Cost

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Tablets have become a learning fixture in many K-12 classrooms. The quick access to information and capability to provide personalized learning are ju...

College Football Obsession: Sending the Wrong Academic Message?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The football season on the professional level and every tier below it has become an iconic fall tradition of American culture. This glorification of a sport, particularly in the case of college athletes, put priorities in the wrong spot though.

K-12 Online Learning as a Life Skill

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Online learning is more than a fad. The facts are staggering: According to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, there are nearly 1....

Using The Lessons of Financial And Economic Literacy to Teach The Common Core

Nan Morrison | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Nan Morrison

With financial issues dominating today's news, economics and personal finance take on a relevance and immediacy with students, while also encouraging the types of critical thinking skills that apply to all aspects of their lives and that are at the heart of the CCSS.

K-12 Technology: Benefits and Drawbacks

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said, "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous str...

Reimagining the Classroom

Anita Thompson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Anita Thompson

Subtle but important gaps in K-12 learning, coupled with the national drop-out rates, are alarming indeed. But there is hope.

New Data, Real Progress

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

We are not getting the job done in our high schools nearly as well as we are at earlier grades. Our students are entering high school better prepared, but along the way that advantage is not being translated into proportionate gains among 17-year-olds overall.

Educators Are the Heart of the Education System

John Baker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
John Baker

Rote memorization and regurgitation are not the skills employers want. Our assessment systems need to change to better measure the outcomes we are ultimately striving to achieve.

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'

Texas Turns Back the Clock?

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

Texans realized early on that for their kids to compete against students from Beijing and Bangalore, they needed to take rigorous classes in high school. However, after several years of steady progress, state lawmakers are poised to gut what Texas got right before anybody else.

Industrial Age Education Is a Disservice to Students

John Baker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
John Baker

We've all seen teachers assign texts and say, 'There will be a test to follow.' This is how the system is set up -- but it's not the kind of learning that kids need. What are they going to do when they get out in the real world?

Hey Teachers! Integrate Technology Without Knowing How It Works

Caleb Clark | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Caleb Clark

I work with teachers who don't like to look stupid in front of their class. This makes sense in their subject area. But with technology, if they are avoiding looking stupid by because they don't know how to use it, chances are, they are looking pretty silly to their students already.

How Private-Public Collaboration Can Improve U.S. Education

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

As states faced large budget cuts in recent years, forcing teacher layoffs and program freezes in the education arena, schools have had to to look to ...

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

The Role of Instant Feedback in Education

Robert Sun | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Robert Sun

Why is it so hard to create an environment where math becomes a pursuit to be enjoyed, rather than a nightmare to be avoided?

Q&A With 826DC Executive Director Joe Callahan

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Located in the now bustling center of Columbia Heights, 826DC has been a welcome, if somewhat confusing, addition to the neighborhood. ...

Third Graders Help Their School Win Green Cup Recycle Challenge

Veronique Pittman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Winning the Recycle Challenge was a source of pride for the children, which showed them that the work they do every week pays off.

It's All About Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

Many people don't take the term "arts" seriously. It's soft, not muscular. But we now know a lot more about learning and know that "arts integration" works.