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Why I'm Resigning After 11 Years As A Teacher

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

I have sweet, incredible, intelligent children sitting in my classroom who are giving up on their lives already. They feel that they only have failure in their futures because they've been told they aren't good enough by a standardized test.

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.

Mississippi's Horrific Approach to Sex Education

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.

It's a Big Task, but Schools Have the Job of Improving Kids' Opportunities for Success

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

There is one public institution that has providing children with equal opportunities as its primary goal, and that is our schools. That is a heavy burden indeed, given that policy choices have undermined their ability to live up to the job.

WATCH: Pranked Professor Responds To Student's Stunning April Fool's Day Joke

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.09.2014 | College

Thinking of an epic April Fool's Day prank is no easy feat. Sure, the "I'm pregnant" gag has been around for a while, but one college student's execut...

Students Need Push Time and Pull Time

Tim Elmore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Students need stimulating challenges. We all do better when teachers or leaders call out the best in us. I am not suggesting overwhelming students, but rather challenging them to think and try hard.

Why Race to the Top Worked

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top's four-year grants, making this month's anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers' money.

A New Voice in Our City: How Memphis Students Are Becoming Partners in Efforts to Improve Public Schools

Willa Seldon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Willa Seldon

As local school districts seek to produce better outcomes for students, at least one district is thinking about students not merely as those on the receiving end of reform, but as allies in bringing it about.

The University of Texas "Keeps Austin Weird"

CollegeFashionista | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

During my free time I decided to collaborate with other Fashionistas and bloggers, which led me to discover new trends on campus and around Austin.

The Disenfranchised Changemakers

Zak Malamed | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Zak Malamed

The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.

Shoes and Shotguns

Georgina Beven | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Georgina Beven

I arrive at Zumiez, but rather than being confronted by a packed window display of knockoff shoes, I am greeted by the words of a large sign: "Forever in Our Hearts."

Let's Focus on Improving Education for 'At Risk' Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
James M. Gentile

If education was an Olympic sport, you can bet there would be national outrage about such a relatively "poor showing," and no effort would be spared to find and train "better representatives" in the next international competition to carry our flag.

Teaching Our Boys to Face the Competitive Landscape of Today's World

Gabriella Rowe | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Gabriella Rowe

We need students who are okay knowing that there may not be a right answer and there may not be a winner. And this is the opposite of what we traditionally taught our boys as young children.

Retired Teacher Makes Good On Promise To Mail Letters To Students

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.03.2014 | Good News

One retired high school teacher in Canada has a surprise for his former students that is 20 years in the making. In 1994, Bruce Farrer's ninth gra...

High Stakes

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Robert Koehler

A mind is a terrible thing to test, especially a child's mind -- if, in so doing, you reduce it to a number and proceed to worship that number, ignoring the extraordinary complexity and near-infinite potential of what you have just tested.

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

The next generation of government problem solvers

Tom Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Henry Brady is the dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a keen observer of government and politi...

A Southern Fairytale

CollegeFashionista | Posted 04.01.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

Southern fashion doesn't really restrict people to bowties and a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress -- the fashions were amazing.

Think Twice Before Jumping on the Anti-Testing Bandwagon

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Kati Haycock

Parents want to be partners in their children's education, but they can't do that very well without honest information about how their children are doing.

How Students Can Be Entrepreneurial in Their Job Search

Dan Schawbel | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Dan Schawbel

Students can no longer sit around and hope that a job opportunity is going to come their way.

10 Ways College Students Waste Money

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

With student loans ballooning, credit card debt piling up, and the unanticipated costs of life after graduating (such as relocating, buying clothes for work, transportation) -- college students can easily find themselves deep in debt before they even apply to a single job.

How Teaching Prepared Me For Parenthood

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

Teaching taught me the value of lesson planning, to have a game plan, but to also go with the flow, read the situation and be spontaneous. Kids crave boundaries, but you have to be flexible and be willing to deviate fro script. I've learned to read the room and adjust.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Students Make Smart College Choices

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

Involving your child in this process not only makes him or her more motivated to accomplish what needs to be done in school, it also provides skills that can be used for a lifetime of success.

More on Cafeterias and School Culture

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

School leaders play an enormous role in establishing a culture and climate of respect, but every adult in the building is part of establishing and maintaining that culture. And kids reflect the adult culture.

Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Tim Elmore | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Stress becomes destructive when opportunities look like obstacles. Let's help our students see them for what they are and learn to manage stress in a healthy way.