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How to Succeed in Life

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

A Student's Perspective: Not Taking a Risk, Risks My Future: (Part 2 of a 2-part series on the 'Workforce of the Future') Success in life can be vie...

The Parable of Baltimore

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The parable of Baltimore is one that we need to learn from if our responses are ever to be as deep as the problems are. And admitting that the things we accept and don't accept do indeed have to do with race is a first honest step.

A Heartfelt Breakup Letter to Tennessee: This Is Why I'm Leaving

Mike Neergaard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Neergaard

Our transgender middle school and high school students don't have the option of flight, as I do. I am ashamed to leave them all behind, but you can't guilt me into staying.

How Live Below the Line Provides Education for All

Vicki Escarra | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Live Below the Line helps us shine a light on the most effective way to raise communities out of poverty: education - getting, and keeping, more kids in the classrooms across the world.

The Danger of Self-Help

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

Our success depends on many external factors, but inner peace depends only on ourselves! The question is never "Am I worthy enough or good enough" because the answer is always yes. The question is: "Am I willing to invest my time, energy and effort until I find the way to make my dreams a reality".

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

How to Not Sound Stupid on the Internet

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Shira Lazar

At this year's MIP Digital Fronts in Cannes, France, What's Trending sat down with Veritasium's Derek Muller. The science vlogger was on hand to pro...

A Tale of Two Pretties

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Dickinson College sophomore, Stephanie Applegate, is a double major concentrating on public policy and Spanish. As part of her public policy curriculum, she stayed at Carlisle CARES homeless shelter in central Pennsylvania.

With Child Hunger on the Rise, Food Bank Collaborates With Schools to Feed Families

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

While far too many children are at risk of hunger in our state and across the country, we believe our community has the determination to address the problem. By working together, food banks, schools and public and private funders can solve the problem of child hunger in Michigan and across the country.

Toward Translating Success for Black and Brown Children

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Now, more than ever, eliminating the stereotypes, structures and beliefs that hinder human potential is paramount. We find ourselves in a teachable moment in a campaign for human justice. The path to transformation begins in our schools.

#Teaching Is...Complicated

Nancy Barile | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Nancy Barile

What is teaching to me? At this moment, #TeachingIs annoying, aggravating, frustrating, and exhausting. Today #TeachingIs Isabelle walking into my cl...

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

What Does It Take to Win the Battle Against Girls Dropping Out of School? One Cambodian Girl Will Make Us Think Twice

Sothy Eng | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

Preventing girls from dropping out is not a simple task. It requires concerted efforts from different stakeholders with appropriate resources to win the battle for girls' education. When resources are unavailable or removed from the school, then girls like Kong pay the price.

Five Historic Sites with Fresh Perspectives on Interpreting Slavery and Freedom

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Using different approaches, all of the five sites work to spark a dialogue that will lead to understanding and reconciliation.

I Did Not 'Red-Shirt' My Kindergartner

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

I feel I am giving him one more year of being a kid by graduating when he is actually 18. We have to work for the rest of our lives once we are done with high school or college. What's the rush?

How to Turn Screen Time into Family Time

Smart Parents | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

I loved playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? when I was a kid. That was back when games came on disks that were carefully slotted into a desktop computer, and the process of connecting to the Internet gave you enough time to make a sandwich.

Little Hope in Baltimore for the '2s,' '3s,' and '4s'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Baltimore City is not unlike many inner cities throughout the country where unemployment rates for black youth tops 50 percent, and black adult unemployment hovers around 20 percent. Blight saturates neighborhood.

Union Rights Are Fundamental to Mission of Public Schools

Brian D. Harris | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Brian D. Harris

Our public institutions are strengthened, not weakened, when workers exercise their rights. I wish executives could see that a voice at work for educators fortifies the school, bringing the intellectual assets of teachers and staff to school decision-making.

#UTADNA Grad Student of the Year

Jarryd Willis | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Jarryd Willis

As the University of Texas at Arlington's "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" award winner for 2014-2015, I would like to honor the campus and ...

Transitioning From the Wholesale to Retail Flip

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

I LOVE real estate and every facet of real estate investment. From wholesaling and flipping houses to rental property ownership, there's opportunity for profit in every market, whether rising, falling, or sitting still.

Flat Rate Real Estate Services - Right for Consumers or Investors?

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

If you've sold a home in the past, you know about real estate commissions, and you likely paid between 5% and 6%. There aren't fixed commission rates, as that's illegal. However, that range is popular with full service firms.

Responding to Changes in the Rental Market

Ryan Poelman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Owning rental property has been a path to riches for a great many investors. Rental property is funding awesome retirement lifestyles as well. We've also been enjoying a surge in rental demand and rents since the recovery began after the crash in 2007.

The Wonderful School

Liz Madans | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Liz Madans

Yes, every classroom is different, and every school is different. It is like chasing a tigertail, trying to pin down what is wrong today. But at their heart, doesn't every school want to be a wonderful school?

Hear Their Voices: Robin Wright's 'Pajama Campaign' Changes Women's Lives in Congo (Video)

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

In Congo, a country where women have been deliberately silenced, where they have little or no land rights, where education is not an expectation and it is reported that 2.5 million girls are out of school, these women are speaking up.

A Unique School Struggles to Preserve an Ancient Culture

Hilary Cadigan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
Hilary Cadigan

This year, Mor Wah Kee saw its first two alumni graduate from college, and two more enter to begin their secondary degrees. When I asked a classroom full of sixth graders who else wanted to go to college someday, nearly all the hands shot up.