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Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

Oklahoma bill would force women to get men's permission for abortion

An Oklahoma bill that would require women seeking an abortion to first get permission from the father has moved forward. The male Republican lawmaker …

President Barack Obama's Farewell Address: A Stunning Photo Essay from Chicago

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama returned to Chicago, where he began his incredible run for the White House, to address longtime supporters and the country about the accomplishments of his eight years in office. It was an emotional speech not just because it drew to a close a progressive …

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

A former Stanford dean reveals the keys to successful parenting

Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshman at Stanford University, is the author of "How to Raise an Adult," and gave the 2015 TED talk "How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting."<p>In both, she argues that today's parents care too much about their kids' short-term happiness, rather than …

The Complicated Legacy of Our First Black President

As we bask in the glow of the Obama legacy, it's important to remember who was left behind.<p>Tonight President Obama will deliver his farewell address. He will use the opportunity to remind the nation of what he accomplished during eight difficult but historic years in office. And because President …

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation's 6.7 million children with disabilities, perhaps by requiring public schools to offer a special education program that will ensure they can make significant progress.<p>The case of a Colorado boy with …

Disability

If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too

<i>José A. Cabranes, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was Yale University’s first general counsel and later served as a trustee of Colgate, Yale and Columbia universities.</i><p>Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and …

Higher Education

College Degrees Are Due for Reform

Can we fix higher education? Is it possible to reform an institution so plagued by bloated costs, academic failure, debt and political correctness? …

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Technology in School<p>How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms<p>By Natalie Davis     Aug 30, 2016<p>Natalie Davis<p>How often do you hear your …

Hey, Kids -- Tell John Oliver To Back Off Charter Schools And Win $100,000

On a recent edition of HBO’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, British comedian John Oliver decided that American charter schools are just too, too funny. He pointed out that poorly managed ones sometimes close down halfway through a school year! He didn’t mention, however, that poorly managed traditional public …

Education

Donald Trump started to describe his education policy. Then he never finished his sentence.

This week was supposed to be Donald Trump’s big week on education.<p>At least, that was the plan before the controversies and confusion of last week’s "immigration week" stuck around to steal education’s spotlight.<p>But there is some indication that Trump’s going to emphasize education more in the …

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

<i>Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>You might call it a silent epidemic.<p>Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.<p>So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues …

Mental Health

They have the money and the political power: Wealthy whites are more represented than people of color at every level of government

Data shows a disproportionate representation at the echelons of government that most impact people’s daily life<p>Though much political science research and news coverage focuses on federal and state level politics, most Americans interact far more often with municipal government. Yet research at this …

39 Historical Photos of the Aftermath of World War II

Sep 30<br>2015<p>39 Historical Photos of the Aftermath of World War II<p><b>The new cemetery where 13,000 people who died after Belsen Concentration Camp was</b> …

9 of the world's most awesome aqueducts

Ancient and beautiful, these stunning aqueducts - from Peru to France to India - have stood the test of time to become must-see constructions<p>1. Pont …

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:<p>TRADE<p>In this angry election …

Government

Republicans are doomed: How the GOP’s cynical election strategy is imploding

In the past two weeks, judges have ruled against voter-ID laws and other limits on voting in five states<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>As Donald Trump enmeshed himself in a bitter fight with the parents of an American Muslim military hero — and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and John …

Yes, You Can Still Teach Kids To Love Books

The Internet has not killed the book.<p>For film critic David Denby, this wasn't immediately obvious. He would watch young people hunched over their phones — on the subway, in coffee shops, walking down the street — and wonder: Are kids still learning to read books?<p>Denby<i>,</i> who is best known for his …

Teaching

Bill Gates explains why classroom technology is failing students and teachers

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has many personal passions. Among them are the eradication of malaria, childhood healthcare, and—of course—education.<p>Tuesday (Mar. 8), Gates offered some fresh thoughts on the future of schooling in an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on Reddit. A user posed the …

Bill Gates

Court: No First Amendment right to videorecord police unless you are challenging the police at the time

In recent years, lower federal courts have generally held that the First Amendment protects a right to videorecord (and photograph) in public places, especially when one is recording public servants such as the police.<p>Because recording events that you observe in public places is important to be …

U.S. Federal Courts

Students' View of Intelligence Can Help Grades

A new study in the scientific journal <i>Child Development</i> shows that if you teach students that their intelligence can grow and increase, they do better in school.<p>All children develop a belief about their own intelligence, according to research psychologist Carol Dweck from Stanford University.<p>"Some …

Teaching

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

Teaching

‘If you want your pupils to think you’re a great teacher, then own what you teach’

My youngest daughter and I discuss all sorts of things during the half-hour school run: her inevitably yo-yoing friendships, too much homework, …

Teaching

Empowering Students Through Reflection and Feedback

Student Self-Assessment and Reflection<p>Benefits of reflection<br>• Facilitating reflection<br>• Reflection activities<p>The Art and Science of Teaching: When …

Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular With General Election Voters

Several recent stories, like this one from the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, report that influential Republicans have become …

17 Democrats Ran for President in 1976. Can Today’s GOP Learn Anything From What Happened?

With 17 candidates in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, many have mused that the contest looks more like a Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baily circus than an orderly competition to decide who will govern the nation. Conservatives worry the unruly competition will undermine the …

Government

This Is What It's Like To Live On $2 A Day

Extreme poverty is on the rise in America, but we can change that.<p>What's it like to have no source of income? That's life for millions of Americans, although the political debate barely acknowledges that reality. When conversations about poverty take place in Washington, they typically focus on the …

A Parent's Advice for a New Year Teacher (or Any Teacher)

Dear Teacher,<p>This past week I had the stressful experience of starting three kids at three new schools. In one situation, all the parents were expecting to have a teacher adored by the community, but instead discovered over the summer our children would be with a first year teacher. I admit this …