Renita D. Terry

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How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

'Because Of Them, We Can': How This Social Entrepreneur Is Empowering Young Black Children

The death of Trayvon Martin shook Eunique Jones Gibson. With two sons born the year Barack Obama was elected and reelected respectively, she started to reflect on the responsibility and fear she sometimes felt as a mother raising black boys.<p>A social media and online marketing consultant, Gibson …

A Promise for Education

The future of democracy is predicated upon world-class education. Without it, thoughtful learning will be replaced by a mindless failure to sustain the vital center, and a failure to understand the reality of our increasingly complex world. Without it, cable news slugfests become our primary …

Community Service Requirements Seen to Reduce Volunteering

—Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune/AP<p>New study sees drop for older students<p>Requiring students to take part in community service to graduate from …

One Big Reason To Worry Your Bachelor's Degree Isn't Enough

Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's degrees.<p>The inflation-adjusted wages of workers with just a bachelor’s degree actually declined between 2002 and 2012, according to a new report from …

An Educator-Activist Praises the Community College Movement

As a former faculty member and current community college president, I proudly wear the label of educator. But I also wear another label just as proudly: that of activist. For before colleges and universities were buildings and sprawling campuses, we were a movement -- a movement centered on giving …

The Missing Half of the Education Debate

As employers, as citizens, and as parents, executives the world over are increasingly becoming concerned about the education systems, especially post-high school, that are supposed to prepare young people for work and life. The crescendo of concern is shaping public discourse, policy debate, and …

Why You Shouldn't Have 'Education' at the Top of Your Resume

Resumes? Who needs them!<p>That's the thinking of folks at LinkedIn, who recently announced you can use the professional network to apply for jobs -- and you don't even need a resume.<p>Now, fire off a job application using your LinkedIn profile (click 'Apply Now'). Sounds pretty nice if you're applying …

'I'm An Oakland School Kid,' Rihanna Parody Fighting Truancy, Is Absolutely Awesome

We didn't think Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" could get any better, but a group of Oakland school kids just blew it out of the water.<p>In an adorable parody video dubbed "I'm an Oakland School Kid," students from the Oakland Unified School District (and former Oakland student, Seattle Seahawks …

The Paradox of Classroom Boredom

Commentary<p>Why do students drop out?<p>An oft-cited 2006 study by the public-policy firm Civic Enterprises asked then-high-school dropouts that question …

What Really Matters in Education: Compassion

Commentary<p><i>The following is based on a speech the author gave upon her retirement from the Massachusetts education department in March.</i><p>As educators, …