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A Mile In Our Shoes: Helping At-Risk Youth Find An Alternative Path

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Gunshots and police sirens served as my alarm clock. I didn't think I would survive. I didn't think I would make it to 18. I was afraid I would end up just like my dad. Fortunately, my mother was there to provide the discipline I needed.

3 Questions to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher

Amber Kane | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Teachers of all kinds, public, private, homeschool, need to remember why they're teaching, they need a framework that brings focus to chaos.

5 Awesome School Movies

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Fall is now upon us, and whether we're 15 or 65 years old, it's impossible not to associate this time of year with that the pros and cons of being back in school. The pros: chilling with your friends again, showing off your sick wardrobe. The cons: well, pretty much everything else.

I've Interviewed Hundreds of 'Dropouts.' Most Are Heartbreaking. This One Is a Real Success Story.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Arlene was lucky enough to have a supportive family and to find a perfect stranger who asked her why she was crying in front of a school that wouldn't let her back in, who showed her how to take online classes and get the credits she needed to graduate.

Amid The Ruins, Gaza's Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes du...

"Is My Child Gifted?" Sending Up a Flare from Lake Wobegon

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I just tire of parents who ramble on about presumed or actual giftedness for the purpose of deflecting attention away from other reasons their child is going off the rails in school.

Here Are The Most Emotional Images In The Aftermath Of The Oregon Shooting

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

In the aftermath of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, America saw another town come together to mourn victims of gun violence...

Is Your Child Avoiding School?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids are asked, "How was school today?" or "How was your day today?" some kids don't answer at all or gratuitously give a shrug. Other kids gaily mention at least one thing they did which they enjoyed. What do we do with the kids with the shrug?

3 Mistakes to Avoid During Your First Two Months of College

Christie Garton | Posted 09.30.2015 | College
Christie Garton

Your first two months on campus can set the pace for the rest of your college career. Think of it like running a marathon: you want a strong start to guide your attitude and determination through future miles, but set out too fast and you'll be out of fuel before you can finish.

Back to School Sucks!

Elisha Wilson Beach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Elisha Wilson Beach

My Facebook feed is filled with parents celebrating back to school and here I am feeling like I just received a sentence to 9 months of torture. I can't be the only parent that feels this way?!?! No offense to all the hard working teachers, school administrators but frankly, back to school sucks!

Eggs, Toast and a Side of Cynicism

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

For whatever reason, the gods of morning madness have been smiling upon me these past few weeks. And like any good cynic, I keep waiting for the bottom to fall out.

The First Day of School and Bullying

Christina Pacella | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

We talk about statistics and laws and punishments but we forget that as human beings we all have one thing in common: a heart. We need to open our hearts and feel.

Should We Pay Kids for Grades? Yes or No?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.

How Does A Transgender Person Navigate The Dating World?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Do Transgender Women Of Color Have A Harder Time Being Accepted?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

How Long Does A Gender Transition Take?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Do Transgender People Still Need To Take Hormones After Their Reassignment Surgery?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Isis King Talks About Caitlyn Jenner Coming Out

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Tips From Isis King On Being Transgender

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

When Did Isis King Feel Safe Enough To Reveal Her True Self?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Isis King's Advice To Those Who Feel They Are In The Wrong Body

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Mondays With Marlo - Transgender Model and Designer Isis King

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

We love sharing stories that help us promote acceptance of all types of people, and we had an incredible opportunity to do so the other day, when the ...

The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

Melissa Roy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Education
Melissa Roy

When I go on about why we choose to homeschool, I just want my teacher friends and readers to know: this is not about you. I know the hard work you put in to your job and the amazing people you are.

Antonio Banderas Wants To Make Men's Capes For A Living. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Style

It's back to school for Zorro Antonio Banderas! After announcing his interest in fashion design back in April, the actor has now shed more light on h...

A Letter to My Son's First Teacher

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.13.2015 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I assure you, this letter is not filled with requests. I will not ask you to love my child, to care for him, and treat him like your own. I will not ask you to understand his uniqueness and appreciate his strengths. I will not ask you to guide him, challenge him, or encourage his independence.