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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.

4 Innovative Ways to Keep Poor Children in School

Rhema Hokama | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Rhema Hokama

Children who live in the world's poorest regions are most likely to be deprived educational opportunities. In the developing world, children from the poorest households are four times less likely to be enrolled in school than those from the richest.

Lessons Learned from Standardized Testing

Mary McVeigh | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Mary McVeigh

Under pressure to show immediate, positive results, there is less time to grow, to improve, or to fail. A race for results puts pressure on programs to measure outcomes too soon, with weak methods, and without funding to invest in trained researchers. That race benefits no one.

Improving Schools for Every Student

Harriet Sanford | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

More often than not in recent years, schools have had to go it alone in trying to meet the needs of our most underserved students. So it's encouraging to see a renewed emphasis on context, and on the kinds of solutions we've seen work in some of our neediest communities

No Teacher in the Classroom: Mobile Education on Tap

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Cristina M. Regalado

Consider the hoops that a busy working adult has to jump through to get to a classroom to learn English as a second language or to improve their reading, math and communication skills. Work schedules don't usually fit nicely with classroom schedules. And what about childcare, meals to prepare, long wait lists in school or the long commute to get there?

Policing Schools and Dividing the Nation

Anindya Kundu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Anindya Kundu

If school disturbances cannot be subdued by teachers, but rather require officers to control them, the climate of a school is bound to be bleak. If students are forced to witness these events in schools, resentment towards law enforcement is bound to form at an early onset.

Syrian refugee children portray life before and after displacement

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

Jesuit Refugee Service Acting International Communications Coordinator Jacquelyn Pavilon recently visited the JRS center in Jbeil, Lebanon, where she ...

Randi and Eva: Stop Suspending Our Babies!

Reggie Harris | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Reggie Harris

The best action that either of you can take for Black kids is to decide to stop suspending them now. Commit to the hard work of being creative in finding new restorative justice models. Support organizations that truly consist of the people that they are supposed to help.

Protect Our Black Children

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Who can we count on to protect our children if the police and their teachers believe it is justifiable to treat them like animals?

If Ben Carson Is Elected, Would He Target Me Over My Columns?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

If unleashing the Department of Education on colleges that have whatever Dr. Carson's opinion of "extreme political bias" is isn't intimidating, I don't know what is. Given that I've critiqued Dr. Carson on several occasions, I don't fancy my prospects of avoiding such a list.

Childhood Social Difficulties: The ADHD/Autism Relationship

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

One of the basic wishes most parents share is that their children get along, play, and interact well with others. Most often, these social abilities develop intuitively. But for children who instead struggle with peers, the earlier interventions start, the earlier they catch up. Since both ADHD and autism impact relationships, sorting out the 'why' behind social difficulties is often a first step towards figuring out how to best support this vital area of development.

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty -- What's Going Wrong?

Laurie Jones | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Laurie Jones

In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and working at a college or university would seem like a sure bet for anyone. And yet, in 2015, a PhD does not guarantee a great living.