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More Than a Glorified Teacher's Aide

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We also are doing a far better job at staffing our schools with the special education personnel that can oversee the progress of these students and offer appropriate advice and support for teachers and parents.

Not Just Ayotzinapa: A Day in a Narco-Ravaged Mexican City

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

So much continues to go unreported in Mexico's Narco-ravaged cities. This becomes especially jarring when you've been living in Boston for the better part of the last year. This is what a normal day looks like at home.

Students and the Right to Cheat

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right.

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats And Home

THINK Global School | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

The Privilege of Engagement

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

The most important ingredient in ensuring a happy workforce is to offer them meaningful tasks that help them grow as people and professionals. And that comes from an appreciation for what we do, each and every day.

Colleges as Agents of Change -- The Public Work Approach

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

There needs to be much wider knowledge about the "democracy's college" tradition, its public work approach to creating change, and its differences with the politics of protest.

Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In fact, Adsit was hit by the car as he was returning to his beat after escorting the protesters on their march. The protest was still happening when Adsit was hit, but Adsit was going back to his 16th Street Mall assignment.

Back to School at 30?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Tinatin Japaridze

With a manic week of review sessions, study groups and final exams to follow, accompanied by endless supply of free pizza, stale coffee and overpriced veggie juices, one fact remains undeniable, day in and day out: This was the best spontaneous decision I ever made.

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

MakeSchool Co-Founder Ashu Desai Talks about, "The Computer Science Degree of the Future"

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
David Ongchoco

MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.

Worthy of Sacrifice

Eric Morris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Eric Morris

We are the athletes, the students and the workers. We embrace sacrifice and we strive for improvement. Some day sports will end for us, but our years of dedication will not be lost.

What Is It Like to Grow Up in the Silicon Valley Right Now?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Quora

I'm going to come at this from the perspective of a teenager that's currently growing up in Palo Alto. I attend Palo Alto High School. There are many Pros and many Cons.

Technology in Schools: How to Hire the Best People

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

The technical jobs in schools are now more strategic and service oriented. Cloud computing, SaaS, mobile devices, and Google Apps for Education have changed the game by offering free or inexpensive solutions to replace the traditional server/client configuration.

School Funding and Educational Technology: Less Is More

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

Teachers and students don't want to use slow, outdated, archaic equipment. For technology to be routinely and seamlessly integrated in the learning process, it needs to be on par with the technology used in our homes.

Chronic Absenteeism, Poverty and How Community Schools Can Help

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest blog by Nicole Mader, Education Policy Analyst at the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School. All school leaders know that children have to ...

Two Former Baristas on What You Can Learn From Working at Starbucks

Quora | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Quora

You learn basic skills to interact with people and I soon realized that "small talk" is a really great thing. I became friends with a lot of my customers and learned about their lives, stories, kids, etc.

Life of a Resident Assistant: Part 1 - Introduction to the Job

Alexander Vassiliadis | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Alexander Vassiliadis

You hear free living, free dining, and cheap parking and you immediately jump. Especially as a college student. But that's not what entirely pulled me in to applying to be a Resident Assistant.

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Dr. Adjunct or: How I Learned to Stop Suffering and Love Collective Bargaining

Tracy Strauss | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Tracy Strauss

If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.

Bullshitting Ebola

Ivy Nyayieka | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Ivy Nyayieka

We are bullshitting on Ebola. It is impossible to know everything. But I am concerned that we are using only news headlines and not informative content to shape our discussions about Ebola, and the actions we are taking to help combat it.

Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

Amy Murray | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Amy Murray

Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You're worried that THAT child is detracting from your child's learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can't tell you.

What Veterans Have Taught Me About Teaching

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Briallen Hopper

Just as much as students need concrete academic help, they need us to notice their drive and their struggle. We can do this by making sure that we acknowledge the work they're putting into the class, whether it's showing up in their grades or not.

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you ask almost anyone involved in the conservation movement for the main reason why they fight to save endangered wildlife, they will often mention their children or the need to save threatened species for future generations.

The No-Complex Generation In Romania

John Feffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

Of all the countries that I've visited in this region, the mentality of people here in Romania seems to have changed less than in the other places.