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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.

How to Get Your News From Poems

Josh Stearns | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

"It is difficult / to get the news from poems," wrote American poet William Carlos Williams, "yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there." And yet, we are seeing more and more efforts to combine poetry and reporting.

How Do Anti-Bullying Laws Translate to School Policies?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

For the last year and a half, I have worked closely with the DC Office of Human Rights to conduct an audit of school bullying prevention policies following the passage of Washington DC's Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 (YBPA).

Former Indiana Governor Explains What's Wrong With Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

As Illinois moves ever-closer to decision time on finding a new governor, could our elected officials learn something from looking at our neighbors? S...

Why Performance Incentives And Public Schools Don't Mix

Peter Greene | Posted 10.17.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Performance incentives for public service always -- always -- involve substituting the values of the few for the values of everybody. Imagine if, for instance, we paid fire fighters on sliding scale, based on how many of which type fires they put out at a certain speed.

What a Gay Teacher Would Have Meant to Me

Blake O'Bryan Montgomery | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake O'Bryan Montgomery

I had no idea what I would be as an adult because I didn't see anybody I could be. What I would have given to hear a high school teacher say, "I'm gay," "I'm a lesbian," "I'm queer;" to tell me that I could grow up to be a person a young man would respect?

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

The Five Percent Rule

Peter Greene | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Ninety-five percent of everything is unimportant baloney, crap that we humans use to torture ourselves and each other. Neckties. Eye shadow. Funny hats. Hair length. Only five percent of what we deal with is true and important and lasting.

'I Teach Students, Not Subjects'

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.09.2014 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

Teachers, parents, and administrators are raising their voices louder, and in solidarity, as unrealistic demands for students are being handed down from education policy makers and corporate reformers.

5 Facts About Vision in America That You Need to Know this World Sight Day

Erin Zaikis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

By working with schools, local optometrists, community partners, and a network of sight leaders, Education In Sight bridges the gap between students and comprehensive, quality eye care by bringing the care directly to students in the schools.

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.

6 Things From My Elementary School Days I Wish My Kids Could Experience

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I figured a lot had changed since I was in school, but getting my son's first report card threw me for the biggest loop.

Why Didn't LAUSD Perform a Tech Review Before iPad/MiSiS Purchase?

Cynthia Liu | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Cynthia Liu

Bad ed tech deals continue to plague LAUSD -- currently in its second month of meltdown, the MiSiS student tracking and class scheduling software mandated by a court-ordered consent decree is a ticking time bomb.

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Migraine Research Foundation

Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.

EdTech Startups Make College Students Better

Shayla R. Price | Posted 10.07.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

Entrepreneurs in the edtech industry are shaping the next generation of technology in higher education. From homework help to online mentoring, startups are expanding the possibilities of how college students will learn.

A New School Philosophy

Thomas P. Kimbis | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Thomas P. Kimbis

Abraham Lincoln once said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." In that case, the next generation of policymakers in Washington will be well schooled in solar energy.

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.

Hey! I Am Knocking on Your Door

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green
Bill Couzens

While historically it has been difficult to regulate these harmful chemicals today we can create best practices to work towards preventing this from ever happening again in any school.

Mom Angry That Teacher Won't Serve Her Vagina Cookies to Second Graders

Erica Ford | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

Being made fun of about being a four-eyes was bad enough. So my heart broke for this child who would forever be "the kid whose mom screamed about vaginas in class."

Defining the Third Metric for Young People: Ensuring Well-Being Programs for Children, Across the Board

Rose Pennington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Rose Pennington

Reaching beyond the home, it is important for schools to incorporate themes such as resilience, gratitude and optimism into day to day activities and conversations.

The Disneyfication Of American Education

Frank Breslin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students relish fast-food knowledge without depth or substance, gulped down quickly, savory "factoids" for the sybaritic palate, abetted by a technology which feeds this addiction, while blinding young eyes to scholarship's deeper dimensions.

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

Kids vs. Pesticides

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Bill Couzens

It is an idyllic childhood for children to grow up around farming. However, some farming uses conventional methods of agriculture that include the use of some harmful pesticides.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

School Interviews -- Averting Disaster

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

The truth is that the teachers who are working with your children come with a wealth of experience. In addition, kid's personalities and true characters tend to come out in these interviews.