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Customs, Not Costumes: Why I Wear the Local Attire While Traveling

THINK Global School | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must ...

When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

This Online University For Refugees Was Inspired By Cofounder's Chance Encounter With Gambian Refugee

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact

How can the millions of refugees arriving in Germany be integrated? This will be Germany's biggest challenge. Many politicians and experts would agre...

GOAL Academy Shows How to Help Disenfranchised Youth Succeed

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.30.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

While administrators may see GOAL as something other than a traditional alternative school, the reality is that the talented team that comprises the staff has created an alternative, and it's a model other states are eager to replicate.

University of California Admissions Policies Are Working...for Some

C. Rob Shorette II, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
C. Rob Shorette II, Ph.D.

When it is increasingly difficult for qualified Black and Latino students, who are California's future, to find their spot at the UC, we have a problem and dealing with race head on is the solution.

Demand Better Schools, Not Fewer Tests

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Education
Michael R. Bloomberg

The argument that teachers spend too much time "teaching to the test" misses the crucial point: When curriculum and instruction are aligned with high-quality tests, as they often are in Advanced Placement classes, classroom work will prepare students for success.

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Part 5: Why is There Suffering in the World? -- Eight Theories

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.01.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

We were dealing with Aeschylus's view of how one might reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that so many good people suffer, as do children and infants, and yet so many bad people prosper.

'L'Africana Celebration' -- Culture, Charity and Connections

Allison Valderia | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Allison Valderia

When I first thought about the idea of going to a charity event in Midtown Manhattan, there were three terms that came to my mind "stuffy, boring and uneventful."

In Dialogue With Thysson George Williams at the Nexus Youth Summit 2015

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

The first time I met Thysson George Williams was at the United Nations at the Nexus Youth Summit earlier this year. I was impressed by his sharp style, his attention to the details of what he was talking about and the amount of success he had achieved early on in his life.

Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Jack Nadel

Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.

Oratile Mmolawa: On Life After University and Holding Onto Your Dreams

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

You might not know who Oratile Mmolawa is but you might be familiar with Cassper Nyovest or Tshego. Both Cassper Nyovest and Tshego are South African artists, who have released hit songs in South Africa, that have gained the applause of fans throughout the African continent.

Be a Thinker and Doer

John A. Roush | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
John A. Roush

Making the investment in a college education remains a ticket to a better, more productive life, but be mindful of choosing a college or university that stands ready to assist your student in taking full advantage of all the ways to prepare for an extraordinary life of work and service.

What Drives Student Debt

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Student debt is one of the most pressing problems facing the United States today. What might appear to be mainly a challenge for young people and their families actually has a more far-reaching effect on the national economy.

Tutoring Program Fosters Love of Learning in Its Students and a Love of Service in Its Volunteers

Zachary Azrael | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
Zachary Azrael

Throughout its existence, Baltimore has been a city divided by race. As a major port city, Baltimore once was a major center for slave trade. After slavery ended, Baltimore, like many cities south of the Mason-Dixon line, segregated itself. And today, despite decades of effort from civil rights activists, Baltimore remains a city divided.

Pono - To Be Whole

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Khary Lazarre-White

At Bro/Sis we have worked to create an array of programming for our young people. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness.

A Convenient Truth: Why He Named Me Malala Is a Must-Watch

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

After the screening, which predictably received a lengthy standing ovation, producer Walter Parkes admitted that the film was meant to be a narrative, inspired by the book I Am Malala, which Yousafzai wrote with the help of Christina Lamb.

How a Children's Book Can Teach Writers About Engaging Storytelling

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

The truth of the matter in writing is that writers all too often over-complicate the notion of engaging an audience, especially when writing mysteries, thrillers and compelling dramas.

Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.

Sarah Rich: Finding the Right Pieces

A Teacher Like You | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Having such a small amount of confidence and not having teachers who truly, genuinely believe in you can really interfere with your education. Students have to have life lessons to help them survive in the world.

What the Video of the South Carolina School Incident Tells Us

Byron Garrett | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Byron Garrett

As an officer of the law, this detective took an oath which he not only violated but soiled the very intention behind having school resource officers in the first place.

NYC Students Deserve Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex Education

Joan Malin | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Respect. Inclusivity. Empowerment. Communication. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of sexuality education. But unfortunately, for many New York City students and high school graduates, these words are far from how they remember their sex education experience.

For the Bold: The Campaign for William and Mary

Marissa Beale | Posted 10.30.2015 | Education
Marissa Beale

It's all about relationships at the College of William and Mary, the smallest public university in the nation to embark upon a $1 billion fundraising campaign, the largest campaign in the school's 323-year history.

5 Tips for a Low Stress First Rental Property Investment

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Sure, doing anything for the first time can be a little stressful. And, it's definitely a major investment to buy your first rental home. But, you really can make it happen without going into stress overload.

Articulating the Value Proposition in Higher Education

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Frederick M. Lawrence

There has never been a greater need for articulating the value of higher education. It is not only the critics of higher education but also core members of our communities who question both the utility of a college education and the cost of obtaining that education.

Arne Duncan on Education -- and Injustice

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Fran Moreland Johns

At a recent Commonwealth Club of California program moderated by EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald, Duncan spoke briefly about educational gains made during his seven-year term as U.S. Secretary of Education.