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Confessions of a College President: What I Wish I Had Done More of As A Student

Keith Wade | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Keith Wade

Live on campus (scrimp somewhere if you must). Travel abroad (get a summer job or put in some overtime if you must). Take math (actual math math) even if you don't really like math. Having spent more time in school than many of my students have spent on planet earth, that's what I wish I had done differently.

10 Strategies for Colleges to Retain and Graduate First-Generation Students

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.05.2017 | College
Carol J. Carter

All faculty and support staff need a basic frame of reference on access and equity issues. They must be able to engage students in meaningful ways to respect differences and promote a variety of opinions. College, after all, is about learning to respect and value yourself while learning and working with people whose views you may not hold, but whose collaboration you need.

Sports Are Education

Chris Waddell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

It's taken me a long time to figure out that simple is the goal. Maybe now that I know it, I can win at the start by knowing where I want to go.

The Pressure to Attend Every Game

Nina Badzin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Nina Badzin

I feel a sense of dread and panic if I cannot attend Sam's soccer and baseball games. Okay, exaggeration. I'm fine if I'm not the one there, but it's not an overstatement to say that I arrange the entire week around making sure that someone is there.

It's OK To Let Your Kids Be Bored

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, I have my children loaded with after-school and weekend activities, but when it's vacation time, they follow me around all day wanting ...

Worried About College Decisions? Take a Lesson From Sara

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Sara is a senior, waiting to hear this week from her colleges -- but the question you should be asking yourself is not "Where will she get in?"

Budget Cuts May Spell No More High School Football

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

High school football is undeniably a focal point in many American communities. Friday nights find students, parents, teachers, alumni and other locals...