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4 Apps for Apps (College Apps, That Is)

Courtland Thomas | Posted 11.04.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

College applications should not be immune to the improved productivity that results from smartphone apps; they can easily help any student safely fair the stressful process in today's technology-driven world.

All Children Deserve Teachers Who Care About Them

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Janol's good grades allowed him to attend an excellent magnet high school but he realized he didn't see his own experience reflected in the curriculum. He wants to see a new kind of teacher training become a priority throughout the educational system.

Not Another Post-grad Statistic

Serena Piper | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Serena Piper

At first I really thought I'd made a mistake choosing The Republic of Georgia as my first abroad experience. Who does this? Who chooses a completely odd and unusual part of the world to see their very first time out of the country? It's either the adventurous or the insane.

Ready for School?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's time for broad bipartisan support for critically important investments in young children. And we must get this right for children: not for test makers, not for adult interests, but for children -- especially the poorest children.

Common App Changes and What They Mean to Applicants

Courtland Thomas | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

The topic changes should not be entirely surprising, as these were announced in February -- although the lack of freedom for a student to compose a topic of their own choice will still be hard to swallow.

Teacher In Student's Shoes: Trying The Common Core Exam

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Standardized testing week at the middle school where I was a teacher from 2008 - 2010, was a big deal. Signs went up in the hallways, &...

3 Tips on How to be an Effective Student Manager

Uloop | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Uloop

Something important to keep in mind as you manage your fellow employees is that you are not more important than them. While you may have the title of manager, you need to be able to work as a member of your team in order to help your business run smoothly.

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Budget-Friendly Destinations of 2013

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
VisualNews.com

It's the halfway point of 2013, and certain travel hot spots have already been pointed out as excellent money-saving destinations, packed with thrilling attractions, entertainment and thriving nightlife.

'I Was Kicked Out Of College For Being Gay'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Danielle Powell recently made headlines when she claimed that she was kicked out of Grace University for being a lesbian. The school has said Powell m...

Young Immigrants Torn Between Their Futures And Their Families

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Student Carlos Hernandez-Martinez in the "Dream Resource Center," part of the Undocumented Student Program at UC Berkeley. Photo Credit:...

6 Tips on Finding the Best Italian Gelato

Andy Steves | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

After many years exploring Italy's towns and cities sprinkled across the "touristy" spectrum, I've picked up a few tips on how to select the right gelateria for your newly-found discerning tastes.

Labeled And Lost: A Teacher's Reflection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Wesley Pepper I once spent a week in a special ed classroom as a student. I loved it because I was finally in a class with my best friend (who had ...

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

Where To Go After Dropping Out

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By: Joshua Clayton In elementary school and junior high, I was a bad little boy. You could find me in the prin...

With a Mentor, Magic Is Truly Possible

Steven W. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Steven W. Barnes

Cesareo Pelaez was a psychology professor at Salem State College (now Salem State University). I met him in the 1980s when I was a psychology major at Salem State. Placed seemingly randomly under the wing of such a unique individual, my life was and remains forever changed.

Sexual Reassignment Surgeries Are Anything But Optional

Lucas Waldron | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

I hope the next generation of transgender kids, who are panicking the way I did in third grade about impending puberty, will not have to limit their college applications to only those schools that recognize sexual reassignment surgeries as legitimate and necessary.

Teachers Lock Doors To Buy Time Against School Shooters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee School districts all over the country took a hard look at their school safety plans this week in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy...

Student Records Heated Confrontation With Police In Dorm (Strong Language)

www.brobible.com | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

A student from the University of Kentucky in Lexington recorded a heated exchange, he had with university police officers on his laptop, in his dorm r...

Engineering the Student Experience

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

For students, the real-world institutional experience -- the socialization, the sheer human contact with peers, faculty, and the institution at large -- can be one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of the college years.

Faces Of Student Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Duncan Sullivan By: Duncan Sullivan I go to school in Amherst, Massachusetts. An area with five colleges no more than a few miles be...

What To Do When Your Child's Teacher Is Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When to step in between your child and his teacher?

Mapping The War On The Right To Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.

A Teacher's Reach: A Vietnamese-American Writer Remembers His First Teacher

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

The man who stood at the entrance to my New World was my first English teacher, Ernie Kaeselau. He passed away recently, and though I hadn't seen him in decades, the news of his demise left me unexpectedly bereft.

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...