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High School Students

The Disenfranchised Changemakers

Zak Malamed | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Zak Malamed

The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.

This Teen Is The Person You Wish You Were In High School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

Washington D.C.’s Ward 8 may not be a neighborhood known for its affluence. But five of America’s most prestigious universities are fighting for o...

What My Students Worry About the Most

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my nine years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

College fairs are unique opportunities for you to meet college admissions people face to face and begin the process of showing colleges your "demonstrated interest."

Students and Parents: Holiday Texting Contest!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
David Kanegis

Parents vs. Students: Fun and Good Food! Who Will Be The Grand Prize Winner? Hold this contest any time of the year, but the holidays always m...

Stop Trying To Make Me A 'Cookie Cutter' Student

Jane Han | Posted 02.26.2014 | Teen
Jane Han

The school system itself, which often tends to turn every individual into a cookie cutter shape, may be the reason why not all students are actively engaged in the learning process. So what should schools do?

The Big Decision I Don't Want To Be Pressured Into Making

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.18.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

Young students shouldn't be rushed into making a decision about their education without really knowing what that decision means.

Parents and Teachers Declare War on Common Core

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Anne Hendershott

Those promoting the Common Core standards maintain that local districts can still design their own curriculum to meet these federal standards. But parents and teachers know that standards drive the curriculum.

Bored-o-Ed: An Educator's Plan for Making the NYC Public Schools Work

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.23.2013 | New York
Michele Somerville

If I could change one thing alone, I would change this: Currently New York City Public School students have physical education twice a week.

Are You Helping Your Child Succeed in School?

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Romero

Research has confirmed that parent involvement positively correlates with academic success, regardless of parents' level of education or income. That's good news, but how do you know if you are doing this part of your parenting job correctly?

Silence My Voice, Not My Religion

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Stephanie R. Caudle

While this story is powerful and especially resonates with me because of my roots in the school, this act of standing for your religion is a trend sweeping the nation.

Did Technology Just Control, Alt, and Delete Your Internship?

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

What are internships? According to, an internship is on the job training for white collar and professional careers and is similar to app...

Before the Rankings: Learning About the History of Our Colleges

Grant Calder | Posted 07.05.2013 | College
Grant Calder

Since American history is generally a requirement for graduation why not take the opportunity to make this standard eleventh or twelfth grade class more "relevant" by presenting it, at least in part, as the story of higher education?

Google Search Is a Teen's "Best Friend" When Looking for College Admissions Information

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The City of San Diego Public Library system is at the forefront in California, if not the U.S., in providing information and resources about college a...

High School Seniors Have No Idea How Much College Debt They'll Be In

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Half of all high school seniors have no idea how much money they'll need to borrow to pay for college, a new survey from the Credit Union National Ass...

Social Justice in the Classroom: Not Always the Easiest Lesson

Holly Spinelli | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Holly Spinelli

"Tears are tears," Gloria Steinem said. The profound message in that small phrase pertained to each of us, because all of us, no matter our differences, experience struggle. This is a powerful lesson we can teach all of our students.

Our Student Voice to Discover

Zak Malamed | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Zak Malamed

We came together because we believed in the platform that social media provided us with. We came together because we believed we could share the platform that we were using to exercise our student voice with all students.

In Connecticut, Student Ask: What Does A High School Diploma Mean?

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The school board has begun to tighten graduation requirements in effort to keep kids from...

Ending Bullying, One Dog at a Time

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Cesar Millan

What is instinctual is empathy -- the ability to understand how other people are feeling and to take their feelings into consideration when dealing with them.

Popularity, Heterosexism and Girls' School Success

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?

What We Can Learn from Chicago's High School Students' Perspectives on Money

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

I have no doubt that these smart, talented, and college-bound students will continue to acquire the practical skills necessary to make good life decisions. I am confident that each of our own unique experiences can allow us to do the same.

Six Tips For Choosing The Perfect College Major

tv | Posted 03.04.2013 | Teen

By Casey Lewis The start of the second semester marks a time when many universities require college sophomores to declare their majors. By the time...

More Than Just Numbers: TAFE and the Role of Extracurriculars in Forming Students

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

They were what our school system considers "high risk". I always thought of them as "high potential".

What Do You REALLY Think Of Your Teachers?

Posted 01.25.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Ruining Our Children: The Scourge of College Admissions

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Sometimes love is far worse than indifference. Parental love powers the frenzy over college admissions, but in the process it distorts every ideal of higher education while it robs adolescents of dignity and even of selfhood.