About 1.8 million students will graduate from American colleges and universities this month, but their future trajectories will not be determined by the name of the school printed on their diploma. Newly compiled data on the educational background of MacArthur Fellows corroborates this basic claim.
On Friday, the PTA Council in the Mamaroneck Unified School District, in suburban Westchester County, New York, is asking parents at the District's four elementary schools to stage a sit-in after morning drop off.
"President and CEO of Technological Connection Assistance Company" = I helped my grandparents make Facebook accounts so they would stop asking me if I was in a relationship.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools held a conference titled, Race, Rights, and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Our Students Think Critically about Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty.
Last week, as graduation season came rolling around, I thought to myself, "What if a commencement address at an elite college actually told the truth? What would that sound like?" So I decided to record that speech.
"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.
Although recent generations have made great leaps towards recognizing the harmfulness of bullying both in person and online, a recent psychiatry study urges us to readdress the problem of bullying with more force.
Everyone buried in student loan debt wants one simple thing: to be debt free. Simple as that. Even better if someone could just "wave a magic wand" and the debt would disappear. Too bad it doesn't work that way... unless you find a student loan forgiveness program.
Across the country as the clock strikes 5:29 a.m. and p.m. each day, if you're listening to the radio, you may hear a Public Service Announcement that begins by posing a timely and important question: "It's 5:29, are you saving for college?"
The state of New Jersey is in charge and the ball is in Governor Christie's court, to act on student demands that Cami Anderson be replaced; and that school district disruption cease.
Student success today is defined by getting a job. The Common Core State Standards aim to make students career-ready -- and the U.S. Department of Education's mission is to prepare students for global competitiveness.
Repaying student loans in never an easy task. Deciding how much of your income should go towards your loans is as much of a personal decision as any recommended advice.
Lawmakers in Florida recently took a step in the right direction when they voted to put on hold a section of the state's longstanding education reform policy. For the first time since 2003, parents and teachers will have a say in whether their third grader will go on to fourth grade if the child doesn't perform well on their assessment.
If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?
Each of my college students - upon request - has an opportunity to receive individual feedback about their class performance beyond grade assignment at the end of each semester.
Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.