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VIDEO: HIV Negative Men on Sex, Fear and Poz Guys

Mark S. King | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

It is meant to provide a forum for these men to speak their truth without interruption -- and perhaps help us see them as men stumbling through life as we all are, trying to make the best decisions they can with the information they have.

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The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though getting tested for HIV may be a daunting experience for many people, a new ad campaign wants you to know that it's nothing compared to som...

Why Doesn't the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 06.20.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

How can the nation's "newspaper of record" be so seriously indifferent to or ignorant of the major education issue of our day?

Why I'm Resigning After 11 Years As A Teacher

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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.

Learning Differences in College: When Students Seek Help and When They Don't

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

By the time students reach college, they are familiar with the kinds of challenges that their own learning differences present for their ways of study. Rather than trying to get special assistance, many students prefer to "just deal with it" on their own.

The American Curiosity Crisis

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.

Everybody is scrambling for the quick answer, or wanting to know how to beat a test, which incidentally doesn't work.

How My Third-Grade Daughter Feels About Standardized Tests

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

As long as my daughter is in school in a town and state and nation where this is the law, I suppose she'll have to comply. But we're never going to pretend that we think this is a valuable tool.

Think Twice Before Jumping on the Anti-Testing Bandwagon

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.01.2014 | 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.

Whatever Will We Do If We Dump Common Core?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.01.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

If self-declared "reformers" promote non-CCSS education as substandard, and all of these "reformers" lack a CCSS-based education, why should anyone bother heeding any advice they should push onto the public?

Opt Your Child Out of State Testing: Don't Feed the Machine

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

This week begins the make-or-break, do-or-die standardized testing that will label your child a success or a failure. I urge you not to let your child take the state test. Opt out.

Why Didn't Your Child Pass the State Math Test? States Better Have a Clear Answer

Linda Rosen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

Is your child a good student? You might be in for a shock. Come next year, he might fail your state's math test, and that could be just the wake-up call you need. Yet if you're like most parents, you won't just accept the state test result on faith.

Field Testing Common Core Assessments -- A Big Step Toward a Worthy Goal

Chris Minnich | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Chris Minnich

The week of March 24 represents a milestone in American education that I think is worth taking a few moments to reflect on.

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

Aging Gracefully, Inside and Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney disease often develops slowly with few outward symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it until the disease is advanced. Awareness, especially for those at risk, is the first step to preventing or slowing the progression of kidney disease.

The New SAT: What Are We Really Testing? (Not What You Think)

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Jennifer Dziura

I enjoy beating tests, but I also think the United States would be better off with a completely different set of college admissions requirements that don't unduly privilege personalities like mine. (After all, no one is more annoying than adults who brag about their SAT scores.)

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

Helping Your Teen Cope With the Dreaded SATs

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Kristen Houghton

Helping your teen feel self assured and comfortable for this important part of their high school years is something every parent can do.

Who's Cheating Whom?

Vicki Abeles | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

All too often, I think we're actively teaching our children that external, material, quantifiable indicators of accomplishment are the most important.

Want Better Essays? Ask Narrower Questions

Mark Bemesderfer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Mark Bemesderfer

Anyone who has raised or spent much time with teenagers knows that they can argue. Passionately, effectively, and tirelessly. Yet these same skills seem to abandon many high school students when the topic is not personal but academic.

Holding Arne Duncan to a Higher Standard

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

Pearson, the testing company that has gotten rich by making American students fill in little bubbles all day long, is advising the White House on how to whip us all into college-ready shape.

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HuffingtonPost.com | Amory Blaine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Training

11-year-old Byron becomes anxious when he learns from a friend that the British government will add two seconds to its clocks. He pesters his mother f...

What Asia Can Learn From Philippines About English Education

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Amy Chavez

According to an Educational Testing Service (ETS) ranking based on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores for 2010, the Philippines ranked 35th out of 163 countries world wide.

Teaching and Learning Over Testing

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Will the powers-that-be continue to be more concerned with creating a testing and data system that ranks and sorts schools and educators, in the quest for the perfect industrial algorithm to judge teachers, students and schools? Or will they look at the evidence and join educators, students and parents in fighting to reclaim the promise of public education?

What You Need to Know About the International Test Scores

Diane Ravitch | Posted 02.02.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

The news reports say that the test scores of American students on the latest PISA test are "stagnant," "lagging," and "flat." The myth persists that once our nation led the world on international tests, but we have fallen from that exalted position in recent years. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

What's Good for Microsoft Turns Out to Be Bad for Public Schools -- and Microsoft

David Morris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
David Morris

Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an op ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools.