On reunion day, the front row of kneelers/sitters was limited to those of any size who would be able to get down on the floor, and, more importantly, be then able to get up without the aid of a harness and pulley system.
As both a college lecturer and a tutor, I participate in the two sides of the academic exchange. With the first role, I am the person assigning projects and essays; with the other role, I handle the multitude of students confused by the directions for their projects and essays.
Generation K refers to Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games series. Here is a cohort of girls coming of age in full immersion with technology; who are experiencing the effects of a major economic recession during their childhood; in a world where terrorism has no boundaries.
It's sorta weird. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it's not like that at all. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.
LBL has spent most of the 50 years since graduation proving that a sharp intellect and an outstanding education is still no guarantee that a human being can function adequately on the planet.
The anticipation. The awkwardness. The fear of rejection. The actual rejection. The logistics. The clothes. The cost. I've been thinking about my high school prom and what went wrong. If I knew then what I know now, what would I do differently?
Forty-four percent of reported sexual assaults take place before the victim is 18. And yet, secondary schools remain woefully unprepared and irresponsibly reluctant to act on this information.
While dress codes are important so that students aren't wearing anything offensive, inappropriate or containing profanity, it is wrong for public schools to set strict restrictions, especially those of which unfairly target young ladies.
A new report was released ranking the nation's most challenging high schools, and 72 schools in Illinois made the cut.
SchoolDigger has ranked the top schools of every grade category in Illinois--elementary, middle and high school. The rankings are based on each school's average standard test score.
Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?
The 2016 SAT is content-based, with less emphasis on logic than the current SAT. Math problems are more likely to look like problems that could appear in a school math class and less like logic puzzles.
The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us.
As African Americans and abolitionists discovered in slavery days, reporting and even legal changes are not always enough. Sometimes the situation demands action. Students need to consider forming their own vigilance committees to protect civil liberties in schools.
I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.
When my eye started twitching fairly consistently for about week, I was annoyed. I can't be talking to customers or writing an essay if my eye won't stop twitching. The doctor's orders were to "Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, and alleviate stress."