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Of Teachers and Educational Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

With the digital revolution spreading its wings into all aspects of society, its inroads into academia are unavoidable. It is therefore essential that teachers be prepared both mentally and skill-wise in the use of technology in the classroom.

Students Tell Mayor de Blasio, Turn Off the Metal Detectors!

Alan Singer | Posted 02.23.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

The existence of the metal detectors is a constant irritant to the Black and Latino students who attend these schools, a repeated statement about their second-class educational citizenship, and a reminder of police repression of minority youth and the school-to-prison-pipeline that infects American society.

An Open Letter to College Students: Learn How to Embrace Failure

Christina Berchini | Posted 02.21.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

I spent last year writing my dissertation and looking for a job so that I might one day meet you. You remind me of how much fun I have when I teach, and for you, I am grateful. With your help, I am able to look back on that day at the Pleasantville Diner and laugh.

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis County Prosecutor: 'I'm Pretty Sure All Lives Matter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A couple dozen protesters were escorted out of an event at St. Louis University on Friday after disrupting a speech by St. Louis County ...

Young and Entrepreneurial: Googler and Every Vowel Writer Jon Youshaei

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.19.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

The first person I'll be featuring in this series is Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei who is a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur. Jon Youshaei is a first-generation American whose claim to fame has been having every vowel in his last name.

How to Deal When You're Not Invited

Uloop | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Being invited by your friends to different events, whether it's a birthday party, a New Year's party, or a party just for fun, is always nice. You feel like you're a part of something and that feels good. This is why not being invited somewhere can sometimes hurt.

Namaz in Fear

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Janesh Rahlan

As the West ramped up its "War on Terror", the media portrayed the battle as us versus them. "Us" being the good Anglo-Saxon Americans and "them" being the freedom hating fundamentalist Islamists of the Middle East.

UTA Foundation Mentors the Youth of L.A.U.S.D

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

The agents hail from nearly every department of the agency, including talent and literary for TV, film and digital media, Corporate Communications, Client Development, Advertising and more.

Sorting the Big Standardized Tests

Peter Greene | Posted 02.15.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Since the beginnings of the current wave of test-driven accountability, reformsters have been excited about stack ranking -- the process of sorting out items from the very best to the very worst. But you know what we still aren't sorting? The big standardized tests.

North Carolina Students Respond to Chapel Hill Shootings

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Barbara Sostaita

Snowflakes fell as the three students were laid to rest Thursday afternoon. Surely this is Allah's message that He was listening to Deah's prayer three years ago.

Coming of Age: Ukraine's Maidan Student Generation Assesses Next Moves

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

One year ago on Maidan square, Kiev's young generation played a pivotal role in protests which eventually managed to topple the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Schools for Sustainability Attends Marc Brasof's Talk: Student Voice in School Reform

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

They've lost my trademark sparkle and I feel sad -- because I am exhausted -- because I spent 50 percent of my energy today redirecting students and another 50 percent trying to inspire students and staff to want to be in school! Something isn't working.

Housing Is for All

John Feffer | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
John Feffer

Balint Misetics and I talked about his views on militancy, how homeless activism connects to other political struggles in Hungary today, and why this kind of work can be traumatic over the long run.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Your College Admissions Saner and More Successful

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Brainstorm, write, and then write some more. Edit and edit and then make sure spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect. Teachers, college admissions officers and future employers pay a lot of attention to this.

Democracy's Colleges: An Emerging Alternative

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

In the changing landscape of work and higher education there are signs of an emerging alternative to Ivory Tower detachment or scrambles to adapt.

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

8 Startup Tips from Student Entrepreneur and Investor Christopher Gray

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

I recently got to interview Drexel University Senior, former Dorm Room Fund partner and Scholly Founder Christopher Gray who has been featured in mult...

Why Teachers Are Real Life Superheroes

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my completely unbiased opinion, teachers are the last bastion of hope for most children in America; they have such a profound impact on the future of the world, and are in a position to influence many children.

Triage for the Bullied Child -- Guidelines for Parents

Jodee Blanco | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Jodee Blanco

If you're a parent, here are some guidelines on the two types of bullied students, the danger signs of a child in crisis, and how to avoid the most common mistake parents make and perform effective triage.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet a closer examination of the science behind social-emotional learning reveals a story of human development that suggests an even deeper reason for implementing it -- one that goes beyond teaching these skills solely to remedy our social ills or to enhance academic success.

Teacher's Image Takes a Hit in America

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Andrew Lam

Something about our fast-paced, super consumerist society seems to have robbed the teaching vocation the respect it deserves, disposing that once concrete and tender human relationship to a matter of mere transaction.

Who Owns Student Artwork?

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Going to college (for art students and everyone else) is an opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of ideas, academic and practical pursuits, but by enrolling in a college both the student and the institution enter into a legally binding agreement.

College Student Carried Around Extra Socks To Help Homeless On The Spot

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact

If you came across Josh York over his winter break, there's a good chance he would've had an extra pair of socks on him -- not for himself, but for pe...