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The 9 Kids You Meet on a Field Trip

Claire Wapole | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

While most students assigned to parent chaperones happily go along with the field trip flow, the following list of archetypical personalities keep chaperones on their toes.

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 04.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.

Autism and Anxiety: Common Companions

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child on the spectrum experience less anxiety in their day and feel calmer inside.

Teachers: Please Stop Encouraging My Kids to 'Go for the A!'

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

I have almost never met a teacher I didn't respect tremendously. Teachers seriously rock and my two daughters have had some of the best. But I have a gripe.

Quality Over Quantity: The Case Against Essay Length Requirements

Mark Bemesderfer | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Mark Bemesderfer

By demanding a number of pages or words, the thinking goes, teachers force their students to move beyond superficial observations into deeper analysis. Unfortunately, I believe that length minimums do not achieve that goal. Quite the opposite, in fact.

The New SAT: What Are We Really Testing? (Not What You Think)

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Jennifer Dziura

I enjoy beating tests, but I also think the United States would be better off with a completely different set of college admissions requirements that don't unduly privilege personalities like mine. (After all, no one is more annoying than adults who brag about their SAT scores.)

The 5 Stages Of A 4th Grade School Project

Wendi Aarons | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

There's no way you're going to get this done in time. Especially when you think it's cool to make each letter a different color and you keep inserting pictures of bacon into a report about Steve Jobs.

Son's Grades Slipping: Is it ADD?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The transition to middle school is a big one. Some children get overwhelmed by the pace, the changing of teachers and the many social distractions.

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

On Studying Russian Literature

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Lots of people around campus ask why I decided to take this class, considering the high volume of assigned reading. I'm in this class because I've loved Russian Literature since I was a sophomore in high school.

Cutting School Is Great Fun, Until You're Drenched In Your Lover's Blood (NSFW) (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Weird News

Hey, Kids: Thinking about cutting class? Maybe you'd like to skip out on that boring lecture and hit the beach, work on that tan, catch a buzz -- and ...

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Didn't Mean to Eavesdrop

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Teasing Over Vaginal Flatulence On School Bus Leads To Groin Attack

David Lohr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weird News

A 13-year-old male high school student was teasing an 18-year-old girl about her vaginal flatulence before being struck in his testicles, police said....

Why Christie's School 'Fix' Is Misguided

Vicki Abeles | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

As if getting Garden State residents into one jam wasn't enough, Gov. Chris Christie is calling for a longer school day to make New Jersey students more "competitive." But Christie's proposed fix is a simplistic and misguided solution to a nuanced and complex problem.

Steps Forward on School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his legacy. But in too many of those same schools, Black and other nonwhite children's extraordinary talents are still being wasted.

Yes, I'm a Quitter

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

I finally acknowledged that this lifestyle is not sustainable. It is both unbearable and irrational. I seemed to have lost all agency in my own life.

Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Robyn Gee The 30-second PSAs from the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign, run by a coalition of major corporations and Teach for Americ...

Dept. Of Agriculture Permanently Eases Up On School Meals

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Thursday they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childho...

School-Business Collaboration as a Model for Supporting Public Education

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Haberman

As we come to the end of this whirlwind year in education reform, leading education blogger Alexander Russo recently summarized The Most Notable Educa...

On Not 'Ruining Christmas'

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I somehow had to go along with this Santa myth to protect the practices and beliefs of other families while de-prioritizing the beliefs my husband and I were endeavoring to instill in our own. How is that fair?

What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whatever your memories of high school, your lunches may stick out like a sore thumb.

Kindergarten Is Too Late -- We Need to Strengthen Brains Earlier Than That

George Halvorson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Studies have shown that the children who come to kindergarten best equipped to learn to read have been read to -- on average -- nearly 1700 hours between birth and kindergarten.

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

A School for Strippers: The ABC's of Stripping (NSFW PHOTOS)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

She taught them how to walk, when to take it off, how to bump it and "don't forget the grind, which preceded the bump." She ran a school for strippers and her name was Lillian Hunt.

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.