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The War on LGBT Teachers

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

It's easy to focus on big-ticket LGBT legislation as the solution to everything, but even states that have same-sex marriage still have an anti-gay bullying epidemic and gay teen suicides.

Ty Smalley Death Causes Father Kirk To Lead Fight Against Bullying (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Since 11-year-old Ty Smalley committed suicide in May, his father Kirk Smalley has vowed to fight bullying every chance he gets. "I have a pretty big...

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy

washingtonpost.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

Good Schools for All: A National Imperative

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

Our global status has slipped in recent years, but it will plummet if we don't muster the will to turn things around and provide these students with the educational opportunities they need and deserve.

We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World

Josette Sheeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Josette Sheeran

There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Here are 10 new approaches -- permanent solutions to ensuring all people throughout the world have enough nutritious food.

Vacation Liberty School: Tea Party-Allied School Aims To Re-Teach Civics With Emphasis On Faith

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Call it vacation Bible school, Glenn Beck-style. Some three dozen kids ages 10 to 15 are spending five nights this week learn...

Dan Froomkin

Social Immobility: Climbing The Economic Ladder Is Harder In The U.S. Than In Most European Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is America the "land of opportunity"? Not so much. A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) finds that soc...

Happy National Arts and Education Week, America

Freddie Gershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Freddie Gershon

I didn't see any Resolution from the U.S. House of Representatives about sports or cheerleading, and when did that become core curricula?

No Turning Back For D.C. Kids

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Public education is a marathon, not a sprint. Yes, there's urgency to fixing our schools, but we have to set ourselves on a long-term path toward constant and sustainable progress.

School's Back; So's Homework

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Homework: teachers love it, kids hate it. Right? Wrong. But there is one sort of homework I feel very strongly about: reading.

Sports, Christian Values and the Arts?

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Freddie Gershon

Athletic programs have been supported in school for a very long time. We shouldn't have to choose one over the other. How about giving the arts parity with sports and seeing what happens?

How New York City Ruined My Ability to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Catherine A Pishal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Catherine A Pishal

Well, if I fall asleep by one, I get six hours of sleep. That's not too bad... Okay, now it's two. If I fall asleep RIGHT NOW I can manage five hours. I can function on five hours.

Waiting for "Waiting for Superman" (VIDEO)

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Hidary

A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.

Emotionally Disturbed Inner City Students

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.

Universal Benchmarking Is Essential in the Fight Against Global Warming

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Our homes and city buildings are responsible for over 70% of some cities' environmental footprints -- and yet we don't know how they compare individually with one another. There are no benchmarks.

Requiring Parents to Send Children to Gang- and Drug-Infected Schools Is State Sanctioned Child Abuse

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

Most adults do not encounter gangs and drugs at work each day. Why do we force millions of our children to encounter gangs and drugs at school each day?

Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later: Mixed Recovery In Storm's Wake

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A mother of four feels trapped in the same New Orleans public housing complex from which she was rescued when flood waters ravaged...

Lack of Sleep is a Nightmare for Teens

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Over the years, I have noticed an increasing problem in many of my teen patients: sleep deprivation.

The Surprising State of College in America [Infographic]

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Clark Howard

Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

The Science of School Renewal

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sam Chaltain

Instead of focusing solely on standardized tests in our educational system, we should sharpen our assessment tools to become more finely attuned to the relativistic learning needs of children.

Education News: Themes from the week of August 15, 2010 - College readiness, teacher effectiveness and community development

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

A round-up of the week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report....

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Yours Make the List?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

How (and why) Sierra came up with its list of America's greenest campuses Intercollegiate rivalry is a long and hallowed tradition. That was the ope...

50 Area Schools Make Newsweek's 'Best' List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every year, Newsweek rates "America's best high schools," based on the percentage of seniors taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate of...

Why New York Needed the Federal Fiscal Relief - And Should Get More

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

The fiscal relief bill signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday will unquestionably benefit New York City and other states and municipalities acr...

Back to School Tips for Parents

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

A new year means a new start and here are some strengths tips that will make the transition back to school easier for you and your child.