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ABC Family Generation

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.

I'm a Child, So Why Is College My Baby?

Eden Friedman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Teen
Eden Friedman

College searching should be fun, not so anxiety-inducing that my nails are just constantly bitten down all the way. I should be enjoying my summer, not desparately searching for the answers to a question that will not even be considered for months.

Inhale Slowly Through Your Nose; Exhale From Your Mouth: Mindfulness As a Way of Handling Teenage (and Parent) Stress

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Just back from a delightful trip to Barcelona and Berlin, I have been thinking a lot about how we, Americans handle the stresses of all we do, especia...

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Beverly Low

Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

So You Want to Be a Counselor/Therapist? Let Me Tell You the Different Ways

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.

High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Teen

"Survivor" may be in its 30th season, but a high school just put a whole new spin on it. On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off its own ve...

Older Students Are Less Likely To Think They'll Get A Good Job

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business

Older students are less confident than younger students that they will land a good job upon graduating, says a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The G...

Financial Literacy and U.S. Teens: Global Study Reveals Path for Improvement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.

Reflections of an Octogenarian: Kids -- What Do They Know, Anyway? Raising the Social and Political Literacy of the Young

Larry Paros | Posted 03.14.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Between 1964 and 1968 Yale Law School was the scene of Perspectives, whose purpose was to encourage and sustain an interest among high-school students in the issues confronting a free society by exposing them to a variety of perspectives. Our goal was the development of an analytic and questioning spirit -- elevation of their social, political, and artistic literacy.

Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

Scott Anderson | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Scott Anderson

None of the tips listed here are explicitly designed to make you a better college applicant when you get to that point, but that's exactly what they'll do if you follow them. And by "better," I don't mean competitively packaged. I mean authentic.

Nowhere Safe: A Must-See Anti-Bullying Film by Paul Parkinson

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Kristen Houghton

Anyone who is truthful about their childhood remembers that they were either the victims of violence themselves or they had been unwilling witnesses to a bullying incident. The fact is, bullying has been an unfortunate fact of life for too many generations of children.

Stop the Cheating: An Open Letter to the College Board and ACT

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Honest kids suffer in so many ways because of unregulated test sites. They work so hard, and then other kids cheat, reducing the impact of their scores, statistically and psychologically. When agencies hold back scores, these honest kids get punished a second time.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

News For High Schools: Digital Media Plus Teaching Equals Support For Freedom

Eric Newton | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Eric Newton

This year, for the first time, American high school students show a greater overall appreciation for the First Amendment than do adults.

3 Things High School Students Should Know About College

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As the stakes rise regarding the necessity of a high school diploma for lifelong success, so do the standards to earn one. High school graduates today must know more than the generations that came before them.

Creating a Pipeline for Talented Youth to the Technology Sector

Adam Rabinowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Rabinowitz

The sound of sirens, hammers and car horns disrupts Raul del-Llano's concentration. He lounges back in his swivel chair and shifts his gaze to the panorama of Times Square that lies beyond his office window.

Sophomore Year: Time to Begin Thinking About College

Stephen Secora | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Stephen Secora

Usually this time of year, we speak mostly to rising high school upperclassmen -- juniors and seniors -- who have college on their minds and are closest to the application process. Increasingly, however, we host families with students who are just entering their sophomore year.

Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

So You Want to Be an Engineer? How to Tell if This Is (or Is Not) a Good Idea

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As a result, more and more students are declaring, "I want to be an engineer!" When I hear those words, I usually say something like, "That's great! Why do you think you want to do that?"

To Maximize Admissions Yield, Engage Students

Stephen Secora | Posted 08.05.2014 | College
Stephen Secora

Most college-bound high school students are foregoing a lengthy discussion with the college counseling office and heading directly online to research their opportunities for higher education.

College Essay Writing Over The Summer: An Exceptional Choice

Jeannie Borin | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Summer should be a time of freedom where students can find the space and quiet to just write. This is not an assignment nor will it be graded. The idea is to get comfortable writing in the first person. This is not an easy thing to do and summertime is the best because there are few distractions and generally, is a more relaxed period of time.

So You Want to Go to Medical School? 5 Think-Ahead Tips for High Schoolers

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"

9-Year-Old Girl Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Fingers Thanks To Innovative High Schoolers

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

If ever there was an argument made for getting more 3-D printers into schools, this might be it. MyFoxPhilly recently did a report on 9-year-old Ky...