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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 …

Pets

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 | Inc.com

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 have been labeled as lazy, entitled, and narcissistic, with an innate distrust of …

The Workplace

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Literally Get Smarter | Inc.com

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 AI.<p>We have easy access to all …

The Brain

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Empathy

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 …

Calligraphy

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 …

Black Lives Matter

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

<i>Sunday night at the 2016 BET Awards, Grey's Anatomy actor Jesse Williams received the Humanitarian Award from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee, and</i> …

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 …

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 …

Univision Anchor Booed At Commencement After Speaking Spanish, Mentioning Trump

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 Donald Trump.<p>María Elena Salinas spoke at California State University, …

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 …

Black History

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 …

Race & Ethnicity

How This Inspirational Student Went From Homeless To Harvard Graduate

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 | Stanford Graduate School of Education

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

Stanford University

As Trustees Will Learn, Fixing Dallas Schools Means Fixing Segregation

The data isn't meant merely to depress, though it should probably have that effect given how corrosive segregation is for schoolchildren. Rather, …

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. …

Dining Rooms

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 …

Feminism

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Higher Education