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When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

Early College Preparation Is Important

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.30.2016 | College
Jeannie Borin

There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend.

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Beverly Low

Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.

How To Survive The Senior Year Stressfest

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

The same way I didn't want to look back on Katie's last year at home with regret for having spent it stressing out about college, I didn't want to look back and think we spent any spare time boo-hooing that time was winding down.

College Will Be a Blast, Just Say Yes!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
David Kanegis

You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.

How High School Really Prepared Us for College

Uloop | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Uloop

There are a few unforgettable lessons high school did teach me that helped me prepare for college better than anything I could have memorized for the ACT.

7 Thank You Notes You Need To Write After Getting Into College

| Posted 06.05.2013 | Teen

By Minh-Y Tran Once college applications, financial aid forms, and scholarships are all filled out, the only things you want to do are kick back, r...

The Global Search for Education - Is the AP Worth It?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What does the research show? Is there value to the Advanced Placement Program or does it do more harm than good?

Professional Practice Scans

Ron Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Ron Jones

We who educate aspiring artists, whether we're public or private, liberal arts or research university, or a professional school tend not to give sufficient attention to what ensures proficiency, what prepares our graduates to act upon an indifferent world.

How Pop Culture and Comedy Can Help Millennial Teens Ace the SAT

Jared Friedland | Posted 02.28.2013 | College
Jared Friedland

I've found that the most effective way to defuse test anxiety and boost scores is to coach students in a way they find appealing: with pop culture and comedy. Here are three tips if you or someone whose cell phone bill you pay is taking the SAT this spring.

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg Rails Against Teacher Evaluation Deals (And No Deals)

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Mayor Of New York State? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had it. Speaking to a joint legislative panel in Albany, Bloomberg said the school districts that submitted teacher evaluation plans that expire in a year have committed "fraud," reports the Buffalo News. Bloomberg also said that the holdup over NYC's evaluations -- the so-called "sunset" provisions -- surprised him. Ernest Logan, who heads the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators, is miffed, to say the least. "The mayor turned the truth upside-down," he wrote in a Monday letter to his membership that was forwarded to HuffPost. "We can't comprehend how he can claim surprise when the issue was on the table throughout both unions' negotiations and was approved ... for virtually every other district statewide."

Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

Cristina Lara | Posted 01.07.2013 | College
Cristina Lara

If our congressmen and congresswomen can subject themselves to performance-based pay, then I believe we can have a more meaningful dialogue about teacher performance pay.

Four Common, But Avoidable, College Application Mistakes

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As fall early application deadlines approach, frequent "Help me, PLEASE!" phone calls and emails remind me that in college admissions, seemingly small details can become big headaches for students.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Richard Steinberg | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Richard Steinberg

My students will go to college having succeeded in a school system that emphasized high-stakes, low-level tests. They will not be prepared to think critically in college. Those that succeed will do so despite their education, not because of it.

The Road to College: Surviving the Junior Year of High School

Nya Marie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Nya Marie

Junior year is the most important year for college applications. On top of prepping for the ACT and SAT, I have to try and maintain my grades. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't have been easier if I had just gotten a couple of Bs.

Tertiary Education in the U.S. Is Broken

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

The old formula -- get a degree, get a good job, have a good life -- is breaking down. More people are attempting degree programs but many of them didn't receive adequate preparation in high school.

The Land of Opportunity -- An American Fairytale

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

There are many things American schools need. More early academic emphasis is not one of them. In fact, early academic emphasis is one of the root causes of the intractable achievement "problems" in public schools.

Under the Watch of Principal Randall Delling, North Hollywood High School Racks Up Local and National Attention

Laura Sturza | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Laura Sturza

North Hollywood High School recently earned a Washington Post ranking in the top 1 percent of schools in the nation to prepare its students for college. It's not enough for Principal Randall Delling.

How Important Are Your Child's SAT Scores?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Parents of high-achievers are getting the message: Stop the pressure. But what happens when your kid is the one refusing to let up?

Slate: What The College-Bound Really Need To Read

Slate Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Injustice and undesirable furniture aren't so great for the beach. So we thought we'd offer incoming freshmen an alternative list, one better suited t...