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College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Recognizing Great High Schools By What They Actually Do

Kevin Welner | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

When schools and communities focus resources and efforts on closing the opportunity gaps, they should be recognized, supported and applauded. They should also serve as models for those who wish to engage in true school improvement.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment of the students and communities they serve.

Las Vegas Teens Say Sex Ed Fails Teens, Especially Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

School's supposed to prepare you for the real world, but for many students in America, sex ed class may be doing just the opposite. Now, in Las Vegas,...

10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Why Were 11 Girls Turned Away From Their Homecoming Dance?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Nearly a dozen girls were turned away from Utah's Bingham High School homecoming dance last Saturday, according to FOX 13's KTSU. The reason? Their "i...

50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

I've never attended a school reunion in my life. Not high school, college, or graduate school. Never. But the 50th Oswego High School (NY) reunion was irresistible to me. I asked myself, "If not now, when?" And so I booked the hotel, rental car, and flight, and took off for Lake Ontario.

Do You Want the Good News Or...

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

Pushing towards graduation is a worthy pursuit -- an important and achievable goal. And graduating 80 percent of kids on time -- phenomenal. But with these 12th grade math and reading scores, it does raise the question: What is the quality of these graduates?

Haven't Talked To Your Doctor About Sex? You're Not Alone

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Molly Cunningham, Rivers...

The Seven Stages Of Post-Finals Grief

Lana Gorlinski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Teen
Lana Gorlinski

For one week, school halls fill to the brim with bleary-eyed, sweat pants-clad students aimlessly wandering around like zombies, nose buried in a study guide or textbook. That's right. It's finals week.

Teens Pump The Brakes On Getting Their Driver's Licenses

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Tanya Kurepina, New Trie...

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

If All Else Fails, Turn Your Homework Into A 'Lord Of The Rings' Tribute

Posted 12.30.2013 | Teen

In the words of Gandalf: Alex, you shall not pass this homework assignment. (And be careful -- the teacher clearly has their eye of Sauron on you.) ...

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

RIDING HIGH

tv | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Julia Rubin "It was the scariest thing ever." That's how 16-year-old Ashley, a high school junior in Nevada, describes her experience driving hi...

'Cheating Is Just The Norm'

tv | Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin These days, cheating scandals seem to be in the news more often than not. We read about cheating at the country's most prestigious s...

Feeling Over-Tested?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By McKayla Braid, Plainfiel...

How To Visit College Campuses Like A Pro

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Breana Brill, Niles West...

A Prom Story With An Ending She Couldn't Have Calculated

Posted 11.25.2013 | Teen

Last year, STEM high school student Regina Reynolds told her friends, "If nobody asks me to prom, I'm taking my calculator." When the time came and...

Are Colleges Really Creeping On Your Facebook?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katherine Kiang, Hinsdal...

Teachers Turn Bathroom Vandalism Into Masterpieces (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2013 | Teen

The teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley, Mass. know EXACTLY how to deal with student graffiti in the scho...

Taking A Stand Against The 'S-Word'

tv | Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen

By Kaitlin Menza When two clothing brands released graphic tees this summer with cheeky allusions to how many ex-boyfriends Taylor Swift has, they ...

Teens' (Hilarious) Reactions To Smart Phones

Posted 10.29.2013 | Teen

"Is that guy taking a selfie while proposing?" Yes, he is, and the proof is in the latest edition of the "Teens React" series by the Fine Bros, whe...

'A Thousand Pieces Of Me Come Together For One Moment'

Annie Schugart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Annie Schugart

As I watch the football players play their hearts out, I think about all the players who had done the same in the exact field years before. I think about the thousands of fans who pile into the bleachers year after year.