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Education Losers Now Recovering

Richard Whitmire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

ow often does Tennessee get cited nationally for producing great academic gains for its children? Almost never, about the same number of times Washington, D.C., gets touted for its superior academic results.

The Top Three Things Male and Female Homebuyers Under 35 Disagree On

Ellen Haberle | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ellen Haberle

At Redfin, we looked into preferences among our own young homebuyers, and found that, what a shocker, men and women disagree on some major stuff. Namely, how long they plan to stay in one home, where they want to live and who they plan to live with.

"Committed to Mediocrity Would Have Been So Much Easier"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Pass Christian demonstrates what can be done when schools take seriously a commitment to excellence.

WHiP It! 'The Real Deal' Education

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Amy Elias, MS

As a woman who has dedicated her life to connection, to health, to the natural laws of the universe, to whole education, to integrity, to authenticity...

Essential Elements of Effective Leadership

Eric Sheninger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Leadership is a combination of art, science and human nature. For some, it is an innate process; for others, it evolves and is refined over time. We all have the ability to lead, although many choose not to lead.

Political Extremism Has No Place in Our Classrooms

Matt Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matt Brady

A further drop in revenue for public education, therefore, could be catastrophic, resulting in staffing cuts, increased class size, less individual attention for children, and the elimination of extracurricular programs.

Computer Analysis Overturns the Common Core: Educational Research Strikes Again!

E. D. Hirsch, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

In the midst of this raging Common Core battle now appears this new article on "complexity," calling into question the linguistic research behind the Common Core standards. It aims to be used as another weapon as the two armies struggle by night.

Should We Begin the Criminalization of Online Harassment in the Classroom?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Should we be throwing the book at these teenagers when they are supposed to be hitting the books? The failures of our legal system to properly address online harassment begin with our schools and with children.

The Power to Change Lives

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Walking into a school is always an adventure. You're never sure exactly what you'll find. Will you find bored kids, angry teachers, neglected hallways, and overwhelmingly cluttered or barren classrooms? Schools, in other words, that make you despair that schools can help kids prepare for their adult lives.

Parents Should Be Charged Along With Kids in Bullying Cases

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Siebold

While we may always have bullies, we don't always have to have bullying. We owe it to our children to protect them and provide a school and community environment where they can successfully and fearlessly learn and grow.

Homework Excuses

Tom Falco | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Subscribe to Tom Falco's daily comic strip Tomversation at Tomversation.com or make it part of your comics page at GoComics at www.GoComics.com/To...

Countering Flim-flam With Science

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

I was talking with a big-city school superintendent the other day who cynically -- but accurately -- observed that vultures are swirling around schools and education. His city is beset by flim-flam men and women promising to educate impoverished children.

Asthma Shouldn't Kill -- Every School Needs a Nurse

John H. Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John H. Jackson

Trained to recognize when a student is in need of emergency care and to provide it, a health professional is a critical resource that no school should be without.

Co-opting Children's Health: How the Shutdown Stopped Free Help for Schools and Parents

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates October as Children's Health Month. Children are more vulnerable to environmental hazards than t...

Education: It Takes a Community

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

If we want to strengthen schools serving those most in need, we must strengthen the communities in which they are located. Yet, the trend across the country has been to close "poor performing" schools thus attenuating the community-school connection.

The Kinder Chronicles, Part Two

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Shaun Johnson

My title is kindergarten teacher. It may be the most difficult work I've ever done.

What To Do When Politics and Schools Mix

Joel Gagne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joel Gagne

Schools don't want to be political but sometimes find themselves in that area. The fact is, at last count, more than 20 states now require some form of public action -- ie: ballot issue approval by voters -- to fund schools.

Note to New NYC Mayor: Continue Bloomberg's Focus on Our Schools

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.

Educate All Girls, Especially in Our Own Cities

Ann Tisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ann Tisch

Our girls stand as examples of what can be achieved when programs exist to get girls into the right academic environment.

Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michele Somerville

If charter schools really do so well with educating children with special needs, does it not make sense for many more children with autism and other developmental disabilities to attend these schools? Why aren't the charter schools clamoring for more?

It's Called Dyslexia

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

A diagnosis of dyslexia is not the end of the world. In fact it can be the beginning of a beautiful journey because as you learn to deal with the obstacles, you also discover the gifts that a dyslexic brain has that open doors to an amazing future.

The Impending Teacher Shortage

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

There is time to take the necessary steps to turn this shortage into a meaningful education reform that will improve the quality of and broaden the racial demographics of those individuals who enter the teaching profession.

Chicago School Closings a Blow to Parental Involvement?

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Journalists are often criticized for supposedly focusing on "bad news" and ignoring the positive. Yet in reality, we're happy to report good news -- if the evidence backs it up.

Bad Reporting Bamboozles the Public on Food Policy

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Our nation got itself into this mess of poor nutritional habits, rampant obesity and declining health over many decades. Let's make sure that the facts about food reform policies don't get left in the dust of sensationalism.

Joy Resmovits

Inside The Boot Camp For Cops Charged With Keeping Our Schools Safe

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The same week protests erupted around the nation over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon...