Within the past week, the University of Delaware announced a four-year pilot program to make standardized tests optional for in-state students. It's a stunning turn of events. Something tells me the floodgates are about to open.
In 2013, I went to prom. It was my junior prom, to be exact, at an art gallery on the outskirts of downtown San Antonio. I wore a black dress with a ...
In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.
As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
Every SAT and ACT follows predictable patterns and requires an understanding of the same basic formulas, rules, and techniques. When the pencil meets the bubble sheet, it comes down to you, the test taker. But within the test prep process, there are also opportunities to join forces.
Sad Sam fell in love in tenth grade. He was quiet and cautious. He and his girl made good friends. They talked to each other about anything. By his s...
Rather than wait for juvenile justice system involvement or a tragic, preventable early death, the time is now to expand community-based resources that can support young people in their recovery journeys.
The most exciting moment in your college search is here--you open the mailbox, notice a letter from your dream school, and unfold it to read that you ...
This is a busy month for high school juniors. Please help them get ready for college by heeding our tips, so they can move strongly into college appli...
In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?
Every time I hear someone say "I don't like poetry," or "I'm not a poetry person," I think the opposite is true. I believe everyone is a poetry person. Poetry is just a form of storytelling, and we're born to tell stories.
Without widespread changes from the top down, the idea of a "level playing field" in higher education is a fallacy.
The boy I pushed in the stroller is now learning to drive.
The "next big academic move" for any member of the family often becomes an endeavor for the entire family these days.
To begin exploring recent global economic developments tied to a Chinese economic downturn students can read and analyze a modified version of a recent New York Times economic report and use it to identify their own questions and topics for research.
I'm proud of my high school for celebrating Martin Luther King Day meaningfully. While this day of seminars may not be perfect, it's certainly better than letting another day pass where we refuse to acknowledge racial injustices, and our role in ameliorating them.