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How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million stu...

Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools

Bob Williams | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

The Kansas Supreme Court is threatening to shutter schools across the state - unless the legislature shells out another $38 million in K-12 funds. If the legislature fails to appropriate these additional funds, the state high court will put a hold on $4 billion in school funding as of July 1, invariably triggering widespread school closures.

Have We Lost Our Compassion? Can Our School System Help?

Rob Furman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

I believe that as an educator I look at world affairs a little differently than the average or typical citizen. As an educator, I look at what is happening in the nation and in the world and tend to make judgement based on our educational system.

Here Is What Colleges Can do to Admit More Top Low-Income Students

Harold O. Levy | Posted 06.24.2016 | College
Harold O. Levy

Growing up, children have high hopes and big dreams. We tell them that if they study hard and do well in school they can go on to college and achieve ...

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it...

To The Child at the Awards Ceremomy Who Knows Their Name Will Never Be Called

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Ah, end of term. Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course the all important end of year award ceremony. Proud parents just as ex...

Lesser Government

Misty Anderson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Misty Anderson

A few weeks ago, a grammatically incorrect billboard appeared along Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN's main thoroughfare. The billboard declares, across th...

Core Competencies to Master: Uncovering Your Leadership Potential

GenDIY | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education

By: David Pumarejo When entering high school, I assumed that the most powerful leaders I would encounter along the way would be my teachers. Instead,...

Seven Ways Schools Are Failing Transgender And Non-Binary Students

Virginia Soave | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Virginia Soave

It's amazing how many teachers are continuing to divide students into "girls and boys." Whether this be for sports teams, quiz games, uniforms or simply for seating plans, transgender and non-binary students are immediately made to feel out of place to classmates and alienated by the teacher.

'Suck it, Bipeds': Finding Dory's Disability Narratives

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Media
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Rarely, if ever, have I encountered a movie, animated or live action, so replete with positive representations of multiple disabilities, that simultaneously avoids stereotypical pity and triumph narratives and refuses to deny truths like bullying, isolation, despair, and grief.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

The Care of One Teacher Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

Sometimes, if we're fortunate, a person can briefly enter into our lives and end up redirecting its entire course for the better. It's a powerful trut...

Taking Children To An Aquarium Is A Lesson In Cruelty

Skye Cleary | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Skye Cleary

Aquariums can, of course, be centers for conservation and research. But there is a special issue when we take children to visit them. We are setting an example of how we think we should live, and this might be done only by ignoring what's in front of us, lying just beneath the surface.

The Serendipitous Learning Dilemma

THINK Global School | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
THINK Global School

The best kind of discovery is a serendipitous one, whether it be discovering your future wife in line at Starbucks, an unclaimed $20.00 bill on the si...

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...

New Nancy Drew Mobile App Teaches Skills to Young Girls

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Kyriaki Chonacas

How invigorating to meet a humble brainiac, whose kind, compassionate, a feminist, in 2016 who's has pulled tote for almost two decades! Here's a message from the one and only Penny Milliken, CEO of HeR Interactive.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Jeff Ray | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Jeff Ray

There are those who look at the Digital Revolution and question just how much longer it can continue. The truth of the matter is that we are only just beginning.

Business Leaders Need Not Apply

William E. White | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
William E. White

The broad realization that business leaders do not hold all the answers had better come soon, because reliance on business leaders in government and public institutions is not arresting the alarming deterioration of our public infrastructure and institutions.

Dear Educators: Stop Staying You're Doing It For The Kids

Calvalyn Day | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Calvalyn Day

I anticipate some mixed and charged responses to this post, read it through and then let’s chat. Hit me on Twitter @FamandBizCoach Dear Educators, ...

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Changing College Admissions Into A Double-Blind Matching Process

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

College admissions has become increasingly competitive -- and stressful. Colleges love the current system -- they earn millions each year in applicati...

The Management Education Case for Millennials

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

With business school tuition on the rise (averaging around 120K for a fulltime 2 year MBA at a top-ten program; which doesn't include relocation fees, international study nor the opportunity cost of giving up a salary for two years) and an economic forecast that is consistently unclear these days, it is a wonder why anyone, let alone a tech savvy and highly entrepreneurial generation (the Millennials, those born between mid 1980s-2000) would make that sort of economic sacrifice.

When Gratitude Meets Creativity: How A Thank-You Note Inspired Marie Arturi, CEO of Buncee, to Build A Platform For Digital Storytellers

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Robyn Shulman

There are thousands of people making a difference in the education world today. Please enjoy this interview with Marie Arturi, founder and CEO of Bunc...

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

To Live Is To Leave... Along A Yellow Brick Road

Stuart Dow | Posted 06.21.2016 | College
Stuart Dow

We all know that the proverbial sayings are true, that whether your road is paved with yellow bricks or grey concrete, everyone's life path will encounter difficulty. When facing the inevitable hardships, it's worth remembering this bit of navigation advice.