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Four Kinds of Classroom Mothers: Which One Are You?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

As I draw upon almost five decades of observing mothers as they have interacted with children, I have come to the conclusion that most mothers fall into the following four categories.

I Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: A Student's Right to the Fifth Amendment

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Rainesford Alexandra

High school social studies teacher, John Dryden, was brought before the Batavia, Illinois school board after advising students about their Fifth Amendment rights.

Post Tiananmen: China's Body Image Shifts From Cultural to Sexual Revolution

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Andrew Lam

There came a startling moment when everything shifted. A man carrying two plastic bags, one in each hand, stood directly in the path of a column of armored tanks, effectively preventing them from proceeding down the avenue toward Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

How-To Be An Imperfect Woman Of Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs of both sexes are imperfect beings -- with imperfect answers - acting on imperfect information -- for causes with imperfect resul...

College Students: The GOP Is Coming for Us (Again)

Tori Taylor | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

Even though they claim an elephant never forgets, the GOP clearly doesn't remember what a bad idea it was last year when they tried to raise student loan rates to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. They're trying to raise our loan rates yet again.

5 Things College Girls (and Boys) Should Stop Saying. Now!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Christopher Gurrie

In a world where it seems 144 characters is the maximum typed length anyone will sit long enough to read, it appears glaringly paradoxical that people fill their speech with lengthy words and phrases that do not mean anything.

How-To Make Your Mentor Matter

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.25.2013 | College
Jonathan Lewis

Students are graduating. Hard-won college diplomas are being handed out with hearty handshakes and heartfelt wishes for successful careers. Graduati...

Rediscovering What Education Is All About

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 07.23.2013 | New York
Katherine Damkohler

It's been said that Jean-Jacques Rosseau "discovered" the child, as far as something to study. Perhaps it is time for us to rediscover the child, and make sure the student is always the focus of our efforts in education reform.

2/3rds of College Students Think They're Going to Change the World

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

Some call this entitlement, but I think it's at least as true to say that today's college youth (the self-esteem generation) have been promised things. They've always been told to dream big, and so they do.

The Hope Factor

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We know children are influenced by everything from family income and dynamics to what happens in the classroom. Helping students uncover their strengths, rather than their weaknesses, and develop their potential should be the paramount focus for education.

Celebrating a Year of Progress on Expanded Learning Time

Chris Gabrieli | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Chris Gabrieli

The Time to Succeed Coalition launched a year ago with a simple mission: to ensure all children in our nation's communities have more and better learn..., Student Activism and the End of Reason

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
G. Benjamin Bingham

There were many reasons I took a leave of absence from Yale in 1970 after the National Guard lined the streets looking like aliens with their gas mask...

Annie Leibovitz, DonorsChoose and Myself Walked Into a School...

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with staff, board members, and advisers.

Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How astonishing to have a public servant who actually cares to inform the public about the inner workings of the system of crony capitalism that has wedded big government with big business. This comes at the expense of the free market that corporate lobbyists delight in invoking as an ideal while they subvert it as a reality.

7 Tips for Successful Internships

Louise Hodgson | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Louise Hodgson

When handled properly, internships can not only prepare you for a full-time working role but can also give you a great insight into your chosen future career.

So How Much Will It Cost to Send Your Child to College This Year?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Even experienced parents who have been through the college process before are trying to figure out the sequester's effects on financial aid, but for those parents who are sending their first child to college, the process can be overwhelming.

Top 10 Must-Have Apps for Recent College Grads

Mishri Bhatia | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Mishri Bhatia

Here's a list of the best apps to ease the transition from student to young professional. From managing budgets, to finding hot spots in a new city and keeping in touch with friends, there are several apps out there to help make life a bit easier.

Tackling the Urgent National Challenge of College Affordability: Criteria for System Redesign

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

As we begin the next phase of our national dialogue about college affordability and student financial support, we must focus on the basic criteria that a 21st century system of student financial support should meet.

In Praise of Non-traditional Teachers

Fahad Hassan | Posted 07.05.2013 | Home
Fahad Hassan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI want to bring special attention to the "non-traditional" teachers we've all had that are often the unsung heroes of our lives. I'm talking about our coaches, mentors, friends, and even our first few bosses who hired us for all those summer internships.

For Math Education to Profit, Look to the Nonprofits

Andrew R. Coulson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Andrew R. Coulson

The leaders achieving radically higher educational goals are mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations. Nonprofits, almost by definition, need support beyond current market forces. Visionary and savvy business social investments, though relatively small change to billion-dollar businesses, can be and should be vital support for continuous invention and prove-out.

Student Debt's Unfair Effects On Women, Minorities

us news | EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. The estimated $1 trillion in student loan debt affects individuals from all walks of l...

Time for Today's Lesson: Learn How to Ask Questions, Seek Answers

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I am often asked how students today differ from those of decades past. I don't have any profound answer born of years of observation, but one thing seems to stand out.

RISD Students Stage Nation's First Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

RISD students have been pushing for divestment since January, but after an initially positive response, the Board of Trustees has now refused to move any proposals forward despite large amounts of support from students and faculty.

"Love Has No Color": Georgia High School Students Set to Hold First Integrated Prom

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

A group of Georgia high school students are making history by challenging the segregation of their high school prom. Thanks to their efforts and the s...

College Decision Time: Preparing Low-Income Students for Higher Education

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.23.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

College preparation should start earlier and should address the material barriers -- students need to see the whole college puzzle, not just the pieces for their application.