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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.

Teacher Lets 9-Year-Old Student Shave Her Hair After Boy Was Bullied For His Haircut

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News

This teacher's mix of spontaneity and compassion deserves an A+. Tori Nelson, a teacher at Winlock Elementary School in Washington, found Matthew F...

This Dad Painted His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents

When a 4-year-old Brazilian boy was bullied at school, his parents, Thiago and Laura Sagrilo, had the best response. Arthur, it seems, has a...

Young & Entrepreneurial: Global Student Entrepreneur Awards High School Winner Yasmeen Haider -- 'Entrepreneurs are Hungry People'

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

It's really amazing to see how transformative entrepreneurship can be and the lessons one can learn from starting a business. This was the case for high school student entrepreneur Yasmeen Haider, the founder of Cake Pop Place.

5 Things Teens Want To Tell You

Joni Edelman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Every time my 17-year-old has a concert or performance, he says, "Oh you don't need to come. It's OK, Mom." That's a lie. It's not OK. They understand if you miss some things, but they really do want you there. They want you to say, "I love you," and mean it. It matters.

Gregory Drew Confronts Obesity And Himself In This Stunningly Candid Biographical Photo Essay

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Gregory Drew, Courtesy of Gregory Drew At first blush we might be quick to dismiss Gregory Drew's work as just another artist...

School Sends Uplifting Note To Students Before Test: 'There Are Many Ways Of Being Smart'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News

A school reminded its students that they are much more than just a test score. With many of its students taking the SATs, (a UK educational assess...

The Mid-May Slide (aka Senioritis for Elementary School)

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Now that the end of the year is here I can't wait to throw our old school routine out and switch over to pool time, and I feel like if I have to pack another little sandwich into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunchbox I will scream. All I can ask is please, please don't send their recorders home for summer break.

5 of the Top-Rated High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The publication awarded each school's student body a college readiness score out of 100, designed to measure how well-prepared students are to move on to a university or college setting after graduation.

Just Don't Ask, 'How Was Your Day?'

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

When you stop asking, "How was your day?" as soon as your kids walk through the door, you're more interested in being attuned to their feelings than satisfying your pressing need to know something. From what students tell me, this will be much appreciated.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 5: The Miracle

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

We pulled on to the dirt lane. You couldn't see the entrance to the school from the sea of little people. The line of children was easily two hundred deep. They were here for shoes.

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

How to Hire Good Candidates

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

Recruiting and staffing a company is time-consuming and complex. The pressure to fill an opening has as much pressure for the employer as it has for the candidate. In fact, there is more pressure for the employer as a bad hire is very expensive on may levels.

Managing Test Anxiety in Today's High Stakes Testing Era

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?

I'm Tired of People Telling Me My Kid Needs to Be Fixed

Meredith Spidel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Meredith Spidel

Let me be clear from the get-go: no one has actually ever said these words. No, this is purely my sensitive Momma's heart hearing implications that may or may not be there.

The Dynamics of Listening

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Catherine Gobron

My suggestions are most easily applied in settings where both teachers and students have considerable autonomy, but I hope these ideas may be useful to teachers even in traditional settings.

The Swan Song of School

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Part of me completely loathes the end-of-school-year insanity -- especially the frenetic pace at which we parents must perform. We dutifully ferry our charges hither and yon without complaint, cram our schedules with more events than it is humanly possible to attend.

Great Teaching Is The Real Test

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

In math, our students do extraordinarily well not because we teach them how to take a test, but because our teachers guide them to fall in love with problem-solving.

Illinois Counties With the Most Public Libraries

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Libraries can be an important part of civic life in Illinois, providing spaces for reading, quiet work, Internet access, public gatherings and, of course, a place to hold a community's books. Not every Illinois county has the same number of public libraries available for their residents, though.

Ode to Sophomore Year

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Susan Kaufman

As the school year starts rapidly coming to an end, I'm forced to think about what's next. I must mentally prepare to spend next semester away from Tufts, studying abroad, and prepare to return just in time to watch some of my friends graduate.

Learning Is Something You Choose

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Catherine Gobron

Learning is something you choose. This isn't news. Just look at your own life and observe your own interests, hobbies, and passions. Does anyone make you do them?

Not Even Her Parents Burning Her Textbooks Could Keep Woman From Becoming A Teacher

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact

A driven woman from a rural village in Vietnam stopped at nothing to pursue an education. Tay Thi Nguyen, 21, came from a poor family with parents...

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!

Working to Solve the Frustration Equation

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I made a promise to myself that if I ever had a child with a learning challenge, I would do everything in my power to make sure that they never had to feel lost in the world. If I could spare my own kids the pain and frustration I went through then everything I endured would be worth it.

A Glimpse Into A School Lunchroom In France

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

My eyes have been opened, and I am amazed by what the French public school system does daily at noon. It's no wonder French kids can be seen in very nice restaurants on their best behavior, eating whatever is given to them.