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So Your Youngest Child Is Going to Kindergarten?

Susannah Lewis | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

He's ready, I know he is. It's time for me to cut the cord, loosen the apron strings. It's time for me to let him grow up. He's a good kid- smart and well-behaved. He's going to do fine in kindergarten. His sister did. He's ready. But I'm not.

Explore the Richness of the United Arab Emirates With a Semester in Sharjah

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With fast growing economies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE quickly becoming hot destination for international companies, students who are looking to gain experience in a culture that will help their future job prospects should take note.

School Bells Start Ringing Again Soon, Get Kids Ready with Great Hair

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style
Gina Rivera

School is right around the corner, and you know what that means ... back-to-school shopping and new hairstyles!

Slugs, Bullies and Raising a Boy

Vicki Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

My son came home from preschool one day and said a boy was mean to him. I tried to get some specifics -- what did he do? Did he say something? Take away a toy? My son didn't explain much. I tried not to worry.

The Five Percent Solution

Peter Greene | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Five percent. It's a figure that turns up again and again in reformster rhetoric, usually teamed up with the word "bottom." It has a fine long history, all the way back from June 2009. That was six years ago. Since then, the five percent have been cropping up regularly.

Learning to be a Quiet Leader

Quiet Revolution | Jake Millman | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Something happened when I began middle school that forever changed the way I thought about myself. Before that event, I knew that I was more soft-s...

Planning for the New School Year

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

So far away, yet right around the corner. It's only July, yet that's exactly how it seems when thinking about the upcoming school year. The summer might provide a time for some rest and relaxation, but it's also a time to make plans.

The Process of Learning: The Elusive Key to Academic Success

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Digital or not, learning necessitates development of awareness among students about the process of learning. Such developments require cooperative efforts among teachers, educators, and computer scientists to conceptualize and use technology in an efficient manner.

Tongan, Micronesian, Hawaiian Students Most Likely To Be Suspended | Posted 07.15.2015 | Hawaii

On the surface, Hawaii’s school suspension data paints a rosy picture of student discipline trends. In 2013-14, less than 4 percent of students ...

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

The Haircut That Got A 5-Year-Old Sent Home From School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Black Voices

Jalyn Broussard was excited to show off his haircut at school last December. It was the first time the 5-year-old sported a different haircut than his...

Class Participation: Let's Talk About It

Quiet Revolution | Jessica Lahey | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Participation Penalizes Quiet...

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

What Are Schools For

Amber Kane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Schools need to reframe failure. School should be the safe place where students learn to fail. Where they learn to ask questions, search for answers, make mistakes, course correct and try again. If you don't learn to fail in school, where will you learn.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Ivy League Dropouts and Glints Founders Are Building the Linkedin for Youth

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Glints, a career discovery platform, has gotten a lot of buzz in the last few months because of its three young and entrepreneurial founders Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah and Looi Qin En.

Shaw: Chicago Public Schools Officials Need to Take a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Chicago Public Schools has its fair share of problems, and after the resignation of former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett following questionable contracts and a federal investigation, Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association wants to see CPS take steps to right its ship.

A Tale of Two Teachers

Maureen Costello | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Maureen Costello

The two most important days of school might well be the first and the last. On the first day, teachers work hard to set expectations, start routines and establish a certain tone.

9 Reasons I'm a Summer Mom

Chana Frid | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Chana Frid

Don't get me wrong; I believe in education. I make sacrifices for my kids' education. School opens doors. An education is a gift no one can take away. I know all this. But between you and me -- and please don't tell my kids -- I'm a summer mom.

I Wasn't Prepared For This

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Don't focus on achieving some dream made up by someone else; focus on fostering independence and becoming someone you're proud of.

Every New Beginning Ends

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.05.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

After two years of semi-independence, I returned to my mother's home in the middle of Nowhere, South Carolina. At first I relished in the comforts of home; no roommates were there to leave dirty dishes in the sink and I never had to watch out for a male stranger in my bathroom. I was eager to claim sanctuary in a familiar place.

An End Of Year Deal for Teachers

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Sonya Spillmann

Here in Virginia, we are in school for three more weeks. THREE. MORE. WEEKS. (Even though most of us parents were done about a week and a half ago, if not more.)

The Perils of an Early Start

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.04.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

It was hard to not feel as though everyone had it together. I saw friends soar through classes that I fought to get a D in. It was never a question of intelligence, but rather the choices I made when I was 15.

A Letter to My Children's Teacher From a Grateful Parent

Elizabeth Laing Thompson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Laing Thompson

I'm sad that my children's time with you is drawing to a close. Not just their time in this grade, with these friends. Their time with you. Their teacher.

Watch Out For Bullies!

Amber Sabathia | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

As much as no parent would ever want to admit it, it may not always be your child who is the one being picked on. What do you do when your child is the bully? Parents have to understand that at some point their child could possibly be the one bullying. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed by it. How can a child learn if you don't teach them?

Young and Entrepreneurial: How College Entrepreneur Eileen Phoan Uses Her Jewelry Business to Tell a Bigger Story

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Eileen and Fabian were the Malaysian representatives for the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards held last April in Washington D.C. Their business Left and Right Artisan Handcraft connects people, and captures moments through the form of handmade jewelry pieces that can be bought in their physical store in Malaysia.