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Would You Drop Out Of College If You Won the Lottery?

Breana Brill | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Breana Brill

College is about the whole experience. Going to class and learning is a given, but along with that package is learning how to live on our own for the first time and starting a life separate from the hometown we were raised in.

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously, but let's hear it for teaching our kids just a little bit of guilt and a whole lot of empathy.

I'm Privileged and I'm Proud: America's War Against the Advantaged

Neel Swamy | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Neel Swamy

Yes, unpacking the war against privilege in our country is almost as dangerous and convoluted as unpacking privilege itself. For one reason or another, our nation as a whole is wired to socially excommunicate and extradite those who are born into superior circumstances.

Scott Walker Decimates Wisconsin Higher Education To Build A Basketball Arena

John A. Tures | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's state faced a big budget deficit. To solve it, he plans to decimate one of the most respected and productive university systems in the country. And he plans to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for a professional basketball arena.

What Does It Really Mean to Get a Perfect Score on the SAT or ACT?

The Prospect | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
The Prospect

A plethora of guide books, websites, and College Confidential threads are clamoring to give students advice on the right way to study in order to get a 2400 and/or 36. Simply put, it's something people care about, like, a lot.

A Conversation About Conversations

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Tons of research suggests that we enjoy social interactions like conversing, dancing, partying and drinking with friends. Yet we spend our time alone on devices, loosely connected even when we are amidst our social kind.

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attacks, France Must Look Beyond 9/11 Response

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Mariya Yefremova

What French policymakers and legislators need to be discussing is marginalization of Muslims in France, education, housing, particularly in the suburbs, rental discrimination, and true political participation and repect in the public and private sphere.

Schools for Sustainability Attends Marc Brasof's Talk: Student Voice in School Reform

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

They've lost my trademark sparkle and I feel sad -- because I am exhausted -- because I spent 50 percent of my energy today redirecting students and another 50 percent trying to inspire students and staff to want to be in school! Something isn't working.

Successful CIOs Must Be Resourceful

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The pressure for CIOs to drive organizational change is at its peak. CEOs, line-of-business senior management and business partners demand value creation that is measurable, sustainable, and scale-able, driving business results.

Campus Sexual Assault

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The concern with campus sexual assault has begun to take on the characteristics of a panic in which government officials and school administrators have increasingly lost sight of other fundamental values that must shape the culture of institutions of higher learning.

Can You Be a Global Woman?

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

Whatever their nationality, women share a need to better themselves and secure their families through better food, better education and more awareness in safety. Surely there are moments of humiliation and humbling ones-yet even through all these moments, even the negative ones, women move forward.

The Art of Learning by Doing

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Driven by the synergy of technological advancements and instructional innovations, simulations are rapidly gaining importance in the classroom in tech-savvy nations as robust add-ons, either as a supplement to traditional teaching methods or as a substitute for sections of the curriculum.

Teaching for Social Justice: The Case of Charlie Hebdo

Noumane Rahouti | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Noumane Rahouti

By incorporating real life events into the classroom, the content of the class becomes more interesting and more meaningful to students. Further, it assists in creating responsible and autonomous citizens who are critical of the information presented to them in order to destroy the dichotomy of "us" and "them."

What Do Non-farm Payroll & Interest Rates Mean for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Investors will need to be more selective and double-check their due diligence, but rising rates also discourage consumer home buyers. The already lackluster home market will see fewer buyers, which means more renters.

To Learn or to Educate?

Meral Barlas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Meral Barlas

To be honest, at times it seems like one company is ruling my life. No, not some designer brand or worldwide corporation, but the College Board -- from AP classes to administering the SAT, it pretty much monopolizes my life.

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

Iva Turgut | Posted 01.30.2015 | Huffpost Code
Iva Turgut

Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.

A Bold Plan to Revitalize Our Educational System

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Keep this system as it is, but build another educational system on top of it, one that addresses the deeper and unfulfilled needs of children, particularly the unprivileged.

Connecticut School Gives Women Opportunity for a Better Education

HooplaHa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Since 1987, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) has educated and supported over 9,000 women. They provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment.

Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond 'Black or White'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended interracial families like mine?

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

Can President Obama Make Equal Access Headway?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The bottom line here: What needs to change so that we ensure all children have access to a quality K-12 education?

The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

S. L. Young | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices
S. L. Young

There aren't any justifiable reasons that the alarming school-to-prison pipeline trends should continue. These systemic issues don't just take a village to address; it takes a nation and a world to resolve any ongoing and preventable injustices.