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Staying in School is Not as Crucial As You Might Think

Catherine Gobron | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

School is optional. That's just true. School is one option for learning, one option for preparation for a successful future, one place to spend your...

Chickens and Roads: Why Compulsory Schooling Is Unnecessary

Catherine Gobron | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

I work at a teen educational program where students have full control over their own schedules and have no academic requirements. Years of enforced, rote tasks may increase a person's compliance with an uninspired adult work life, but is that a worthy goal for education?

Thrive Right Now

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

We put a colossal amount of energy into shepherding students through systems that don't quite fit for many individuals. For some, doesn't quite fit is an understatement. For some, real suffering and damage is taking place as they try to fit but don't.

Happiness as a Priority

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

It's wonderful that so many adults are working to improve their lives. But why wait until you're grown up? Let's empower young people to create happiness and engagement in their lives now.

North Star Not So Close After All?

| Posted 01.20.2013 | Science

By Bruce Dorminey Last November, astronomer David Turner made headlines by claiming that one of the sky's best known objects—the North Star, Polari...

North Star Study Yields Major Surprise

Posted 11.30.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 11/30/2012 02:51 PM EST on SPACE.com The famed North Star has been a beacon in the night sky throughout human history, ...

David Lohr

Special Care For Burned Horse

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

Northstar, the 6-year-old quarter horse who was doused with a flammable substance and set ablaze last month, is receiving specialized care at The Ohio...

David Lohr

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Horse Doused With Flammable Liquid, Struggles To Survive

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

UNION CITY, Pa. -- A horse was struggling to survive Tuesday after being doused with a flammable substance and set ablaze over the weekend. "I don'...

How To Spot The Big Dipper In The Night Sky

Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 06/22/2012 03:33 PM EDT on SPACE.com If you step outside and look skyward as soon as darkness falls on these summer eveni...

Eighth Grade Out!

Kenneth Danford | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

Somewhere along the 12-year stint of schooling, students need the challenge of answering, "What do I really want to learn? What kind of help do I need to pursue my dream?" Considering those questions is the seed for maturity.