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How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school
When the Taliban closed all the girls' schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching -- and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.
How to Balance School and a Job
When I first started college, I remember being blown away by how much my algebra textbook cost. Over a grand on books alone? How did anyone afford college, much less a bunch of broke young people? Aside from piling on student loans and hoping for the best, there were the few people I knew who took on part-time jobs to help pay their way through school. I saved my working hours for summer, when I wasn’t immersed in classes. But looking back on…
This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids
Jennings, Mo., schools leader added more mental health care, a food pantry and shelter for homeless kids.
What to Do the First Day of School (and Why)
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.
What it's like to be a Black girl criminalized and pushed out of school
Last fall, only a month into the school year, a video of a confrontation in a South Carolina high school classroom went viral. The video, about 15 seconds long, showed a school resource officer...
Infographic: How to become a connected educator
Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids
HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
3 tips for transitioning from community college to university
If you are thinking of moving on to a four-year school from community college, keep these tips in mind.
Celebrating 10 Years of Safe Routes to School and International Walk to School Day
Written by Margaux Mennesson, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Thousands of kids, families and school staff are getting out of their cars and walking to school on October 7, 2015 to...
How to Use Technology to Prevent School Bullying
To support National Bully Prevention Month, I decided to author an article aimed at helping schools use edtech solutions to prevent bullying.
Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids
With the school year fast approaching, parents are gearing up for their children's enrollment with a plethora of forms, orientation seminars, immunizations and the standard yearly physical. August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month , which serves not only as a great reminder to get your children's eyes checked before school starts, but also to remember the importance of maintaining good eye health and safety…
100 Schools Worth Visiting
By Tom Vander Ark - Based on a couple thousand school visits and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled a list of 100 schools worth visiting.
The School Marketer's Guide to a Successful Social Video Strategy
Learn how to implement a social video strategy with examples from Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Loomis Chaffee, and Forman School.
Healthy School Lunch Ideas and Packing Tips
Healthy school lunch ideas with a two-week meal plan, recipes and tips for packing in reusable containers and letting kids help!
What Healthy School Foods Mean to My Family
With updated national school nutrition standards, and the increased availability of fruits and vegetables, parents are happy to know that students are selecting healthier school meals.
Dental Tips for Kids: Back to School
Your child may be ready for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth and the tools to maintain it? Find out more on dental tips for kids, here.
11 things to do before your little one starts school
Starting a new bedtime routine is one thing parents can do now to prepare young children for the first day of school.
How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping
Back-to-school is the second-biggest shopping season of the year. Here are 8 ways to save some cash.
How to fix our crumbling schools
U.S. school infrastructure is failing. Time to find a new funding scheme.