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10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Peak Johnson

So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends.

What I Learned at Kindergarten Drop-Off

Karen Cordano | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Karen Cordano

He shook me off halfway to the sidewalk. "Mom. I've got this." He trotted towards the school without a backwards glance. My throat burned again as I watched him.

Help? Can ANYONE Teach Me to Sing?

Hilary Wilce | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Hilary Wilce

Why can't I do what most other people seem to find so easy? Why can't I simply learn to sing, and then sing better than I did before? And hold on to it?

10 Ways Studying Abroad Ruins Your Life

Breana Brill | Posted 01.15.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family from my home town, but studying abroad made me realize how boring my little suburban town is and how much there is to do out in the world.

Rising to the Challenge...in Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

Ten year old Piero ( imaginary name) wakes up every morning at six a.m. He washes his hands and face, brushes his teeth, combs his hair, gets dressed and rushes down the stairs.

Teacher Evaluations Require More Than a Check in the Box

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

This leaves principals and school administrators tasked with conducting teacher evaluations in a rapidly changing educational environment that can be unfamiliar if not altogether intimidating.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School -- Part 11

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

In choosing aphorisms, I always made a point of exposing students to different viewpoints and cautioned them not to accept any aphorism as true until they have critically evaluated its claim. I suggested that they think of at least three strong arguments both for and against each aphorism's truth

4 Ways to Prepare for Next Semester Now

FindSpark | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
FindSpark

While you enjoy your winter break, next semester may be the last thing you want to think about. But if you want to make it the best one ever, we both know that now is the time to start preparing.

Taino Farms Adventure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

The eco world is all abuzz over aquaponics as the latest go-to green technology. It is an effective method for raising seedlings and fish farming in closed-loop systems. With this knowledge, Schools for Sustainability trekked across an island to find this still-rare system in action in a country that has been using aquaponics since pre-Columbian times!

Hazard for Whom?

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

My second grader brought a test home from school, some sort of comprehension test, reading and vocabulary. I noticed she got a couple of questions wrong, so I wanted to look them over to see what exactly she was not comprehending, not understanding. What follows is the actual conversation I had with my 8-year-old regarding a question she got "wrong."

7 of the Best Overall Top Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

When students are looking for their best fit in a university, there are dozens of metrics to consider, such as specific academic programs, sports teams, location. But it's good to have an overall picture of the best schools too--the whole experience

The Good News About Being 'In Transition'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We do, however, have the power to determine how we respond to what befalls us. Each rupture in our life is fraught with opportunity for growth. Transformation involves a shift in our attitude or perspective that allows for the experience of new possibilities. Each transition provides a chance to come back to a truer version of who we are.

The Dreaded Christmas Concert

Sue Robins | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Sue Robins

Planning for success is all about perspective: it is a kids' Christmas concert, not a Broadway show. I need to take my own advice: most of all, relax and enjoy -- your kid is awesome just the way they are.

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

Frank Fredericks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While we can't grasp the motivations of all these murderous mad men, we can deduce from their actions. These heinous criminals fear the pen more than the sword. Education, from basic literacy to professional training, gives young people a real chance to live a better life than their parents.

America's Oldest Black College Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | David DeKok | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on th...

Crime Of The Century: Chatting with Roger Hodgson, Simon & Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell Box Reviews and a KMC Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Regardless, Simon & Garfunkel's The Complete Albums Collection is an absolute essential. Each of these albums -- even the folk-drenched Wednesday Morning, 3am -- paint a picture of their era and suggest what we've lost spiritually and intellectually since then.

Where Illinois School Districts Get Their Funding: Local, State and National Money

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.11.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

When Illinois lawmakers get back to work in January, they'll have a lot of decisions to make on the state budget and minimum wage laws. They'll also be faced with the question of whether or not and how to restructure school funding in Illinois.

Leaders -- Too Cool for School?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Opening up to a new, curious mindset is not an easy thing. For most of us, true change takes time and commitment. It is far easier doing the same things that we already know, that we've always done.

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

No Lovin' Feeling... for Science Fair

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

Hard to believe, but at one point in my life I was actually eager for my kids to participate in the Science Fair. So help me, it's true. I loved being in the Chicago Public School Science Fair when I was a kid.

MakeSchool Co-Founder Ashu Desai Talks about, "The Computer Science Degree of the Future"

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
David Ongchoco

MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.

To Overcome Poor Schools, Students Need to Be Engaged

Karen Pittman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Engagement is one of the most powerful determinants of success for people of any age. It has been an ingredient that has helped the academically weaker students in strong high schools graduate on time; yet its absence allowed the stronger students to fall behind.