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More White, More Male: Trump’s Demographic Trend for Judgeships

• Sen. Scott puts court nominees’ credentials over diversity<br>• Fight brewing over judicial pick’s work for Helms during 1990s<br>The face of the federal …

Lena Dunham Is Caught-Up In An Ugly Feud With A No-Kill Animal Shelter She Adopted A Dog From

The saga of Lena Dunham and her beloved dog Lamby has taken some awkward turns in the past few months. Once a fixture of Dunham’s social posts and media appearances, even appearing in a Vanity Fair photo shoot with the <i>Girls</i> creator, the dog had disappeared from view and seemingly replaced by a pair …

Lena Dunham

5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier

In my first year of teaching about a decade ago, I was given very straightforward instructions for what I was charged to do. I was told to follow the curriculum, ensure that my students didn't disrupt the classroom, meet the state standards for my subject, and make sure that my students passed the …

6 Tips for Managing Millennials

They're the future of the workplace. What are you doing differently to manage them?<p>Millennials have been mystifying leadership for years. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers' inability to figure out this generation has spurred dozens of negative stereotypes about people born between 1980-1998. Millennials …

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Literally Get Smarter

Train your brain and get smarter.<p>In today's world, brain is worth more than brawn, and even ancient tricks can help. We live in a digital age surrounded by smart devices and connectivity, where everyone is trying to get smarter, faster. Plus, we're not just competing with humans anymore, thank you …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Homework Policy

If teaching time in school is used effectively, not much homework needs to be given, writes MS teacher Cheryl Mizerny. "When I do give homework, I …

To Raise Kids With More Empathy, We Need to Do Everything Wrong

Every parent wants their children to excel, so we line up tutors, buy the latest electronics, arrange after-school classes, and anything else to help …

Should kids still learn cursive? New laws mandate handwriting in school

Another school year, another intense debate over the fate of cursive in the classroom.<p>Many schools now limit handwriting instruction, noting children are better off preparing for the real world, where nimble texting thumbs and quick typing fingers create most written communication.<p>But many kids are …

Why Black Lives Matter in Education, Too

Last month, the New Schools Venture Fund Summit in San Francisco—an invitation-only conference of education reformers—opened with words from a Black …

Here's the full transcript of Jesse Williams' amazing BET Awards Speech

BET Awards

Stereotypes and prejudice still beset Latino students

“Don’t worry about taking AP classes. You won’t be going to college anyway,” says their high school counselor.<p>Every time I raise the topic of the …

Lower Expectations And Stereotypes, Biggest Challenges For Latino Students

Education Trust President Kati Haycock travels around the nation spreading her non-profit organization’s mission of promoting high academic achievement for all students and closing the gaps in opportunity and achievement for young people, especially those from low-income families as well as African …

The undeniable reason why we need more black teachers

As children, most of our time is spent in a classroom learning the fundamentals before we are ready to go out into the world. Spending so much time …

Education

When College Students Start Behind

Almost two-thirds of students who enter community colleges every year are judged to be academically not ready to engage in college-level coursework.1 …

Education

Univision Anchor Booed At Commencement After Speaking Spanish, Mentioning Trump

Graduates reportedly yelled things like "Trash!" and "Get off the stage!"<p>A Peabody Award-winning anchor for the Spanish-language Univision network was booed and called "trash" at a commencement address in Orange County, California, this weekend after she spoke a few words in Spanish and mentioned …

Never Forget: America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas

In 1919, after the end of World War I, Black sharecroppers in Arkansas began to unionize. This attempt to form unions, triggered white vigilantism …

The Church Needs 'Lemonade'

<i>This post was originally published on TheSaltCollective.org</i><p><b>Intuition. Denial. Anger. Apathy. Emptiness. Accountability. Reformation. Forgiveness. Resurrection. Hope. Redemption.</b><p>If one were to put these words together on a Sunday morning, slip them into synthesizer led worship, announce them from …

This Formerly Homeless Harvard Grad Is Using Her Story To Change How We Help The Homeless

It’s difficult not to be dazzled by the accomplishments of Connie Chung. The 40-year-old is a published author with a bachelor’s degree from UC, …

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national …

School Districts

As Trustees Will Learn, Fixing Dallas Schools Means Fixing Segregation

Part of this, as we highlighted when we profiled Koprowski and his team a couple of months ago, involves wooing middle-class families back to the …

Education

Psychiatrist: Overprotective Parents Are Creating Easily-Offended College Students

My colleague Lenore Skenazy and I have previously expressed concerns that helicoptered kids turn into helpless teenagers. When college students …

In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

On a quiet street in Detroit, light pours into the back windows of the Kirksey home. In the back of the house the walls are lined with textbooks, workbooks and multicultural children's books. It's a home — but it's also a classroom.<p>Brandon, 8, is wearing pajamas and a paper crown from Burger King. …

What Black Women Are Asked to Leave Out When We "Lean In"

<b>by Danielle Rene</b><br>Often, it seems that our blackness and our womanhood may leave us with two hands tied behind our back, trying to swim upstream in a …

The Best Leaders Answer These 3 Questions

In last week’s post, we talked about how leadership is an inside-out craft. To effectively manage all the nuance and complexity of our roles, deliver …

7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know

Education Trends<p>Experts weigh in on the challenges of student success and the need for innovation in higher ed.<p>In order to close the growing …