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Hearing on Abstinence-Only - Knox's Testimony. Hope to Haiti 2012. Valuable Girl Project: Empower 1000 Girls in Egypt. Summary This educational mentoring program empowers 1,000 at-risk girls in Egypt by creating and providing role models, increasing self-esteem, leadership skills, creativity, and educational attainment.

Valuable Girl Project: Empower 1000 Girls in Egypt

What is the issue, problem, or challenge? Because of poverty, many girls and young women throughout Egypt must neglect their education in order to marry early, help in the fields, gain immediate employment or carry out domestic labor to meet family needs. When in school, they face gender bias in the classroom and lack positive, educated, female role models to support and inspire them. These conditions gravely limit their economic, political, and social empowerment. GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services. We Don’t Need No Education (That Doesn’t Recognize Queer Identities)

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Jeff Biggers: Day After in Tucson: As School Board Padlocks Program, Mexican American Studies Will Rise Again in Courts and 2012 Election. With their district already under an embarrassing desegregation order, the Governing Board of the Tucson Unified School District acquiesced to the demands of notorious Tea Party state officials last night and voted 4-1 to terminate the city's nationally acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program.

Jeff Biggers: Day After in Tucson: As School Board Padlocks Program, Mexican American Studies Will Rise Again in Courts and 2012 Election

While Kansas school board members made national headlines in 1999 for their brief ban on the teaching of Darwinian evolution theory, Tucson school board member and Tea Party activist Michael Hicks propelled Tucson onto the forefront of national disgrace when he stumblingly read the motion to kill what educational experts have called "the nation's most innovative and successful academic and instructional program in Ethnic Studies at the secondary school level.

" Who's afraid of "The Tempest"? - Books. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. The Ingenious Business Model Behind Coursekit, A Tumblr For Higher Education. At universities, educational software largely means enterprise-scale, expensive, feature-stuffed "learning management systems.

The Ingenious Business Model Behind Coursekit, A Tumblr For Higher Education

" Blackboard has the majority of the market, but professors and students are about as enthusiastic about its various updates, crashes, and bugs as people are with the latest version of Windows (Blackboard scores a whopping 93% "hated" rating on website Amplicate). Last week, a new alternative was launched--built by students--that looks and works a lot more like the social platforms people actually choose to use in their spare time. The core of the site is a constantly updated social Stream where instructors and students can conduct discussions or easily post rich media. Picture a cleaner-looking Facebook news feed, centered on a single academic theme, or a group Tumblr blog where each picture, question, or video can accumulate its own discussion in the attached comment thread. George carlin Bankers. Rhett Felix, Illinois Teacher, Suspended For Showing Jon Stewart 'Daily Show' Clips In Class. Mario Savio & Occupy Berkley. Cloud Education. Education Reform. TechTools for Teaching.

Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd. Granderson: Nerd or jock, why pick?

Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd

LZ Granderson: People tend to applaud athletics more than academicsHe says his son is talented at sports but he wants him to excel at academic subjectsHe says the economic rewards for being a nerd are greater than for being a jockGranderson: If parents want children to embrace education, they have to set an example Editor's note: LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he has contributed to ESPN's "Sports Center," "Outside the Lines" and "First Take.

" He is a 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism and a 2010 and 2008 honoree of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for column writing. Follow him on Twitter: @locs_n_laughs. NYU Exiting National Merit Scholarship. New York University pulled out of the National Merit scholarships, becoming at least the ninth school to stop funding one of the largest U.S. merit-based aid programs, because it doesn’t want to reward students based on a standardized test.

NYU Exiting National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. distributed more than $50 million to students in the 2009-2010 year based on the PSAT college entry practice exam. Most of the money comes from almost 200 colleges, including Northwestern University and University of Chicago, to fund awards of as much as $8,000 over four years. Companies such as Boeing Co. and Pfizer Inc. By Mobify. By Will Creeley on April 11, 2014 FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be a guest on FOX News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ this Saturday morning to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding Brandeis University’s reversal of its decision to grant women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree.

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Greg is scheduled to join the program around 7:45 a.m. tomorrow morning, so be sure to tune in! » Read More Category: The Torch Schools: Brandeis University By Susan Kruth on April 11, 2014 The University of Notre Dame’s College Republicans student group invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak to students Thursday night, and Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College student newspaper The Observer relayed refreshingly pro-free-speech remarks from students about the event. » Read More Category: The Torch Schools: University of Notre Dame. The Story of Stuff. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.

Milk + Bookies - Read, Give, Grow!!! Transcendental Meditation : Education : David Lynch Foundation. Amanda Palmer Discusses the Launch of David Lynch Foundation Music. Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 07/30/2011 Jul 30, 2011 11:57 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost UPDATE Aug. 2: Here is a link to the video, posted on YouTube.

Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally - The Answer Sheet

Here is the speech that actor Matt Damon gave today to thousands of teachers, parents and others who attended the Save Our Schools march on the Ellipse near the White House to protest the Obama administration’s education policies that are centered on standardized tests. (Related update: Matt Damon “disgusted” by debt ceiling.)