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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.

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 06.16.2015 | 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.