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Steve Nelson

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | June 2, 2015 | Education
Several weeks ago a number of organizations joined in a lawsuit against Harvard University, claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian and Asian-American students by setting quotas and/or restricting the number admitted. An Asian-advocacy group called Students for Fair Admission was plaintiff in a similar action last...
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

Summer Vacation, Teacher Style

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | June 1, 2015 | Education
From the first day I accepted the esteemed title of educator, I recall taking the hits from my peers and family members who were unable to take advantage of the same summer vacation schedule I inherited.
Leo Sheng

Caitlyn Jenner Has Always Been Beautiful -- Even Before Her Debut

Leo Sheng | June 1, 2015 | Teen
I support Caitlyn. I respect her journey and her story. And I am so, so proud stand behind her and watch her find her happiness. Welcome to the world, Caitlyn Jenner.
Zane Rubin

I'm a High School Dropout -- and I'm OK With That

Zane Rubin | June 1, 2015 | Teen
On May 27, 2015 I should have graduated from high school, but I did not. I am a dropout. Many would be disheartened to learn I was unable to accomplish something so simple, so necessary. But actually, I am fine.
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Let's Get Real: Prison Is No Place for Elitism

Rev. Vivian Nixon | June 1, 2015 | Crime
Targeting corruption in prison education programs without targeting it elsewhere only serves to limit options for an already-disadvantaged population without solving any wider problems.
Heather Risinger

My Daughter's Education Didn't Meet My Expectations; It Got Rid Of Them

Heather Risinger | June 1, 2015 | Parents
As I watched everyone happily posting their kid's prom pictures and making their big college announcements, I was going through something completely different with my daughter. This was the last semester of my her high school career, and nothing was going according to plan.
Alan Singer

An Imagined Interview With the New New York State Education Commissioner

Alan Singer | June 1, 2015 | Education
This has to be an imagined interview. There were no open meetings with candidates where they were required to lay out their views about educational issues to the public.
Paul Emerich France

Coming Out to the Classroom, A Teacher's Story

Paul Emerich France | June 1, 2015 | Gay Voices
The truth is that being gay isn't something I "do" privately. It's a part of who I am, and it has shaped how I view the world. It develops my understanding of the human condition and dictates the empathic interactions I have with each of my students.
Peter Greene

Christie Dumps Common Core? So What?

Peter Greene | May 31, 2015 | Education
So Chris Christie has decided to repudiate the Common Core. Big frickin' deal. Here are just a few of the reasons that his newly-discovered disdain for the standards is unimpressive, and unlikely to help save the fantasy of Christie running for President, ever.
Robert Kuttner

Needed: Prophetic Voices

Robert Kuttner | June 1, 2015 | Politics
Last week, I went back to Oberlin for my 50th reunion where much of the weekend was a celebration of our graduation ceremony in 1965, whose commencement speaker was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine what his prophetic voice might have accomplished had he lived into the 21st century.
Helen Young

It's All About the Books, About the Books, About the Books

Helen Young | June 1, 2015 | Education
Like a lot of teachers Amanda Lodermeier frequently dips into her own pocket to buy materials for the fifth grade class she teaches at the Andersen United Community School in Minneapolis. Some two thousand children attend the Pre-K to 8th grade school where a majority of them qualify for free...
Kirsten Brown

Ten Things We Want to Tell You About Disability

Kirsten Brown | June 1, 2015 | Education
It's a strange thing, I think, that the voice of people living with disabilities is so rarely heard loudly and clearly, and without judgement. It is even more rare, that so many people who do not consider themselves to have a disability, are so unaware of the thoughts and feelings that come with living with one.
Barbara Sostaita

For Colored Girls in Academia

Barbara Sostaita | June 1, 2015 | Education
As a first-generation Latina at a PWI Ivy League, feelings of isolation, uprootedness, and not belonging have become all too familiar.

Want to Consolidate Your Student Loans? Here's How

Credible | May 31, 2015 | Education
The average American college student graduates with several student loans with an average total balance of $29,000 in student loan debt. Each academic year, students need to reapply for new loans to cover the upcoming tuition and school related expenses.

5 Student Loan Tips for Recent College Graduates

Credible | June 2, 2015 | Education
After graduation, student loan management is the last thing you want to think about. If you have landed your first full-time job, the reality of paying back your student loans is right around the corner. If you have been out several years, this is still an opportune time to learn more about your student loans and potentially save money.
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: Robert De Niro's Commencement Address and Mine

Joel Shatzky | May 31, 2015 | College
We live in an age of magical thinking. It is a time in which whatever confidence we have that there will be a future for humanity is promised through the wonders of technology wedded to the wonders of "the market."
Smart Parents

Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? Yes! But Not for the Reasons You Think

Smart Parents | May 29, 2015 | Education
Coding is having its 15 minutes of fame. Journalists regularly quote facts about the shortage of computer programmers in the U.S., entrepreneurs fund coding camps for low opportunity kids and even the President has given learning to code a thumbs up.
Stuart Rhoden

What It Means to Be a 'Proficient' Teacher?

Stuart Rhoden | May 29, 2015 | Education
Imagine if instead of introducing ourselves by the number of years we have taught, we introduced ourselves as the number of students we have helped educate and prepare for life? How would the discourse surrounding public education change if we focused on these outcomes as opposed to simply a matter of attrition or number of years in the classroom?

When Do You Need a Cosigner for Your Student Loans?

Credible | May 29, 2015 | Education
There are certainly many benefits to take advantage of when apply for a student loan with a cosigner, but there is also added responsibility to make sure you repay the loan on time and in full. Read on to learn more about when you might need a cosigner and what exactly that means.
Ken Mazaika

When the Heck Did Learning to Code Become Cool?

Ken Mazaika | May 29, 2015 | Technology
With the prevalence of social media, and the epic rise of companies like Instagram and "tech celebrities" like Zuckerburg, it has never been cooler to be a software developer. Breaking into the world of development is radically different, but the process is the same: Don't be afraid to break stuff.
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