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For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

The Importance of Teaching Content

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Quite some years ago I visited a school in Baltimore City that had raised its third-grade reading scores dramatically. I wanted to see what they were doing to be so successful -- and I was curious about why its fifth-grade scores had not improved even as its third-grade ones had.

Responding to Five Trends in Youth Morality (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Many of you reading this work directly with students. Perhaps you might work so closely with them, you've not been able to see a trend in the morals of today's high school and college students. This pattern has increased over the last thirty years, and many of us are missing the forest for the trees.

Mr. Minkel Goes to the White House

Megan Rosker | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Megan Rosker

There should have been a conversation about what it means to educate all parts of a child, from the head to the heart, to the physical body. What can we do to start helping all children to develop ALL parts of themselves?

An Emergent Approach to School-Community-Family Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...

Young Leaders on the Front Lines to Defend Voter Rights

Andrew Gillum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Andrew Gillum

This month courageous students and a handful of civil rights organizations are challenging a voter ID law in North Carolina -- saying it discriminates...

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Startups: Switzerland's New Graduate Program

Student Reporter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Student Reporter

By Eva Perrett, Masters Student at Graduate Institute in Geneva Swiss students have dispersed the summer holidays. Among those graduating and enterin...

To Move Back in with Your Parents After You Graduate or Not: That Is the Question

Uloop | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Uloop

After the caps have been thrown and the goodbyes have been said, it's time to decide where you are going to live post-college life. Moving back in with your parents is always an option, but is it the right one for you?

Facebook Is Just Giving Away Free Internet To Some Teens

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook is giving students access to the Internet. On Tuesday, the company announced a new pilot program to provide free Wi-Fi access to high sch...

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

Funding Disparity Highlights Inequality Between District, Charter Students

Mashea Ashton | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Equity should mean real equality for everyone. Most of all, education reform should be aimed at creating an education system that serves all students, and gives everyone a quality education that prepares them for college and a rewarding career.

U.S. Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Carola McGiffert

When Secretary Clinton launched the 100,000 Strong initiative in May 2010, many naysayers dismissed the idea of sending 100,000 American students to study in China as little more than lip service. Four years later, that's not the case.

Two Cities, Two Students: One Future?

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

Of New York's 1.1 million public school students, one in 12 are homeless. Many live doubled up with extended family or are temporarily housed in hotels or motels. But more than 23,000 live in family shelters on any given day.

Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.

Go Ahead, Tell Them Your Age!

Nicole Lavonne Smith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nicole Lavonne Smith

A student and I sat reflecting on the dance we had just performed for the school talent show when he asked me, "Nicole, how old are you?"

A Cure for Microwave Spectrum Disorder

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

When challenged about the effect on their psyches of what I generically dub anti-social media, students assure me that they are fully social, but their integration and communication is with a society other than the one in the room.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Ugandan Happiness

Nourish International | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

6 Reasons Why We Must Stop Blaming Teachers for Our Failing Education System

Michael Price | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Michael Price

America's education system hasn't completely failed, but it is failing. We're on a race to the bottom, which is unacceptable for a nation that believes itself to be a world leader.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

About Those Vergara Naysayers...

Eric Lerum | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Eric Lerum

The most interesting thing about Vergara v. California may not be the decision itself, but the reactions to it.

Curbing America's Homework Habit, California Parents Press School to Stop the Homework Madness

Vicki Abeles | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Nationwide, adolescents and teens are routinely grinding through 10- or 12-hour days. They're sacrificing a decent night's sleep, exercise, family time, a social life, and spare moments to simply read, invent, dream, or explore--everything that's essential to a growing mind

The 'Slenderman' Debate and What Parents Need to Know

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The Internet offers an unprecedented treasure trove of information and resources for all of us, and for our kids. But the recent "Slenderman" incident, for lack of a more family-friendly phrase, has thrown a spotlight on the uneasy relationship that parents have with the online world.

Skip the Hangover: How to Have Fun Without Taking a Sip

Uloop | Posted 06.13.2014 | Chicago
Uloop

Whether you want to take a break from drinking or just don't drink at all, here are some ways to have fun with your friends without the alcohol.