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High School Graduation

No Room for Life: One Student's Journey from Eviction to Graduate School

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

There is no room for life when it comes to housing policies. We're above a certain line of income, so we don't qualify for help. We pay rent well over the rent we used to pay before being evicted, but in order to prove that we can have a home again we would have to pay almost triple the amount.

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Dreams Alive... Even After Graduation

Zanele Mutepfa | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Zanele Mutepfa

Keeping your dreams alive is the one job from which you will never be rejected, fired, or laid off. Just because you don't get your dream job right after graduation doesn't mean it's impossible.

The Resilient Five

Viridiana L. Benitez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Viridiana L. Benitez

Unlike the typical student, however, our childhood years were spent dealing with economic struggles, feelings of not belonging, teenage pregnancy, and run-ins with the police. My four siblings and I had to overcome these hardships to graduate. For each of us, our high school graduation day was a moment of triumph for our family, because the odds were against us from the very beginning.

When Adults Don't Quit on Youth, Youth Won't Quit on Themselves

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Seeing what happened to him, and to so many others, taught me a tough lesson: Without the presence of caring adults and support systems, students often leave the public school system feeling unwanted and rejected.

The Problem With Poverty Statistics

Dan Cardinali | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Dan Cardinali

As a natural optimist, I like to think that we're making headway on the poverty issue, but that does not mean we can pat ourselves on the back and unfurl the banner proclaiming "mission accomplished." In fact, I would argue that any progress thus far represents the proverbial low-hanging fruit and that further advances will require even deeper commitment and more creative thinking.

Trying To Keep Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Erris Langer Klapper

I SO didn't want to be THAT mom. You know the type, whose life revolves around her children to such an extent that she decompensates the summer before her firstborn goes to college. Nope. Not me. I'm productive and busy.

15 Things Parents of First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Harlan Cohen

1. Get Carried Away in Hysterics: No one wants to be the freshman of the mom who literally couldn't let go, fell, hit her head, and got carried aw...

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2015 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

Dear Graduate... 50 Life Lessons You Should Master

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Ashli Mazer

I, just like you, made mistakes and continue to make mistakes daily. I am no martyr. I am just a human who has a few more years under my belt. Life has a way of opening your eyes as you get older, especially once you leave the comforts of your classroom.

Teen Gives Valedictorian Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.01.2015 | Good News

A daughter showed gratitude for her father's hard work through her tremendous achievements. Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New Yor...

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

J. Cole Attends Fan's High School Graduation And Offers To Help With College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Teen

In case you thought J. Cole was like every other celebrity, think again. According to MTVNews, the rapper took a break from his national tour in order...

High School Graduation , Prize Day and Huck Finn

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Wayne Meisel

It did not start out as a memorable day. As usual, my parents forced me to an event, in this case a graduation at Lawrenceville School for my first cousin. The event was held outside, and I can still see the space to the left of the stage where I played.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

What It's Like When All Your Friends Leave For College

Kamrin Baker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

In 10 weeks, all of my friends and favorite acquaintances will be in college. Freaking out about how the size of their refrigerators has shrunk. Studying maps to find exactly where Psych 101 is. Catching whispers of being the new kids on the block. Without me.

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

"It's a Ceremony!"

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

It's the season of graduations and my newsfeed is filled with caps and gowns and diplomas. This year, I had two kids doing the Pomp & Circumstance walk.

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

MiddleSexy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce

So here's the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There will be birthday parties and graduations. Weddings and grandchildren.

Keep the Change: Life Lessons From a Little Money (a Commencement Address)

Stuart Dow | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Stuart Dow

This morning, I want to talk about money. I'm not referring to financial literacy, and no, I'm not planning to lament the pursuit of the almighty dollar or even discuss the subject of materialism at all.

From Graduate to Grown-Up: 10 More Tips

Nell Minow | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

Last year, I wrote about ten tips for going from graduation to being a grown-up. Once you've mastered those, especially never using the word "busy" and writing lots of thank you notes, here are ten more to help you find meaning, success, and happiness at work, at home, and in love and friendship.

Top 10 Things I Love About Graduation Season

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

Mylar graduation balloons and gushy cards. The Last Lecture and Oh, The Places You'll Go, graduation parties and the jubilance that comes with them.

Thank You To The Haters. This One's For You.

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Erin Whitten

Yes, I did kill my GPA freshman and sophomore year. Yes, I did get a bad stomach disability, resulting to an intense surgery. And yes, I have done things I deeply regret. But there are positives as these years went on.

This American Soldier Saved The Life Of A Baby In Iraq. He Just Attended Her High School Graduation.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.05.2015 | Teen

A Kurdish-American teenager invited the soldier who saved her life to her high school graduation. Lt. Col. Greg Pepin first met Lava Barwari 19 ye...

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.