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What to Expect During Your Teen's Senior Year of High School

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Senior year of high school is a mixed bag. It's not Santa's gift bag, but is instead a bag full of emotional joys, disappointments, separations and boredom. Yes, boredom.

Making Health a Habit in College

Uloop | Posted 06.25.2013 | College

What many people do not understand is that being healthy does not mean you have to be a fitness addict. There are small tweaks you can make to your everyday routine that will not only make you feel better now, but will add years to your life.

A Brief Guide To Beginning The College Search

Sejal Hathi | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Sejal Hathi

At about this time every year, high school juniors across the nation began to feel trembles of trepidation as they commence the college search process. That most important of senior-year rituals, the capstone of students' pre-college career, is finally in sight. And it is nearly impossible not to fret.

College Decision Time: Preparing Low-Income Students for Higher Education

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.23.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

College preparation should start earlier and should address the material barriers -- students need to see the whole college puzzle, not just the pieces for their application.

Choosing Your University

Michael Roth | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Whatever school students choose, I hope they get at least these three things from their college experience: discovering work they love to do; getting better at it; learning to share that work with others.

Students Balance Studies and Style at Purdue University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 06.22.2013 | Style

Purdue places a strong emphasis on academics and a lot of students are here on scholarship. That means that many are either too busy with school to care about fashion or simply don't have it in the budget to sport the latest trends.

Gloria Allred, Leading Civil Rights Attorney, Takes Sexual Assault Cases Against Occidental College

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

we will no longer live in a world in which going to college increases one's risk of sexual assault, in which administrations promote rape myths and stoke rape culture, in which reporting a sexual crime exposes you to further trauma and betrayal. 

April Showers, May Showers

Bijan A. Stephen | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Bijan A. Stephen

I want us to renew ourselves this season. I want us to pay attention to the problems that so often lurk beneath the surface and bring them aboveground. I want us to help others to help themselves. I want us to do this for the springtime.

Doing Right by Veterans With College Tuition Fairness

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The New GI Bill is a great tool to help transform the New Greatest Generation of service members into a new generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and civilian leaders. It is only fair that we evolve this benefit and improve the impact of this investment in those who have fought.

Thoughts During National Financial Literacy Month

Mary Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Having a nationwide goal to increase the number of college graduates is important, but it must be paired with a companion goal for understanding and building students' financial health.

Accuracy Falls Short In Media Race

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.18.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

On Monday morning, more than 23,000 individuals began running the Boston Marathon eager to cross the finish line. But at 2:45 p.m., two bombs detonated at the final stretch of the race leaving 5,756 runners unable to finish.

To All the Colleges That May Never Get a Chance to Reject Me: From the Poor Black Kid With Two Moms

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

If I had been an upper middle-class, able-bodied, U.S. born white girl with heterosexual parents, perhaps I would not dread going to my classes that are filled with bullies and racial microaggressions, and I would be able to fully concentrate on my studies.

Making Sense of the College Decision Roller Coaster from an Almost Empty-Nester

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

That time in parent's lives when we get to be even more in debt, and our kids will graduate with thousands of dollars in college loans before moving back in with us in our trailer. Oh what joy!

A Test of Our Commitment

Jon Whitmore | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

If you're willing to read the blog of a person who works for ACT, I'm guessing you probably have some college experience. If you attended college, ...

A Teacher's Delight: My Students Are Talking About Class Behind My Back -- But in a Good Way

Susan D. Blum | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
Susan D. Blum

Sometimes formal education works. And when it does, when the students are buzzing with interest in the subject, when they don't even tell the teacher about their out-of-class conversations--this is worth every moment.

Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

K12 CIOs, and in fact all CIOs, must embrace the power of social media and leverage it -- not just for their personal benefit, but for the sake of the organizations you serve.

9 Reasons Parenthood Doesn't Get Any Easier

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Sure, your little kids may not have slept, may have barfed in your hair and thrown tantrums in the grocery store, but teens still throw up, only now it is a much bigger worry, and good luck picking them up and putting them in their rooms when you want to change their behavior.

22 Acts of Kindness for My 22nd Birthday

Serena Lee | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Serena Lee

A few friends told me that by thinking about kindness, they began to change the way they lived their lives. I hope that we always continue to be kind.

Is This The Secret To Acing Your Final Exams?

HeartMath LLC | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Learning to release stress at this age will not only help you address what you face now, but help you set a new baseline for building resilience and a larger reservoir of capacity for future stressors as a young adult and beyond.

America's Best College Bars

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Writer David Wood once joked that college was an amazing time--when parents fork over their savings to let kids go to a strange town and spend four years in a bar.

The Spring Tradition That Causes Anxiety For Parents

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

As annual duties go, completing the FAFSA in spring is as pleasing as having a mammogram while filling out your 1040. Warming winds lure young and old to neighborhood cafes and parks as middle-aged parents of college kids collectively growl at computers.

Having 'The Talk' Before Your Child Goes to College

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

Even though she's heard the speech, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't say it yet again. I cringe as the words come out of my mouth, knowing what's coming, "Mom, you don't have to tell me this. I'm not stupid." But, I say it anyway.

What If We All Lived With an Immigrant Spirit?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with international students is that I get a constant reminder of what it's like to be "new." These students ar...

Harvard and How Silence Isn't Golden

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

When we refuse to even have conversations on divisive issues, we help create a culture that fosters silence instead of exploration and innovation. New ideas cannot flourish and progress cannot be made in a society that fears talking it out.

The College "Wait List" and 3 Ways to Survive It

Scott Weingold | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you've already applied to college (or soon will), there's always a chance this could happen: Placement on the "wait list." For many students this "admissions limbo" means an added layer of stress. That's why it's important to get a grasp on it... and possibly even come out of it on top.