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'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) | 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...

New Curriculum Focuses On Positive Boy-Girl Relationships

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Education reform is full of silver bullet ideas. A favorite among some communities is single-gender education. But Richard Fabes, dir...

What I Plan to Tell the For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Michelle Rhee | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

This is the basic truth I want to tell these schools: it doesn't matter if a school is a for-profit or a non-profit, it needs to be doing a good job educating students. And if it's failing to do that, it should be shut down.

Teacher Investigated For Choking, Slapping Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.13.2012 | Education

Andrew McCool, a teacher at South Lake High School in Seattle, Wash., is under investigation after allegedly choking and slapping a student on Wednesd...

Auction 2012: Greedy Bastards and Student Debt

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Like banks and oil companies, those who run our universities push the hidden risk they incur to taxpayers. It's not as obvious as what we saw with subprime home loans, but it is potentially as destructive.

Perfect Attendance: Cold and Flu Season's Public Health Menace

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Working while you are sick doesn't make you productive. Kids don't do well in school when they should be at home recovering, and their peers sitting next to them don't win either.

Libraries: Are They Obsolete?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

As time goes by, and our reliance on electronic gadgets increases, there will be less funding provided for our beloved brick-and-mortar establishments. We must never let this happen.

VIDEO: Ohio Students Rap About Math

| Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

The students at Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio are triple threats: they can sing, they can dance, and they can solve quadratic equ...

Up on the Roof, Part 1

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.18.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of September 14th, 2011 (Yes, the title of this post is taken from the Carole King song, which I'm not ashamed to say I first heard in the IMA...

5 Best Items to Steal From the Dining Hall (and Ways to Use Them All Week Long)

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

At least once or twice a week, I go food shopping. While you might imagine me pushing a cart through the aisles of a grocery store, these weekly trips actually take place in my dining hall.