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Schools for Sustainability Inc. Praises Stanley and the Green Technology Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
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Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stanley Dorsainville. His captivating personal journey and commitment to human rights have driven him to...

Legal Documents for the College Bound

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Once a person turns 18, their parents no longer have the automatic right to make legal and medical decisions. The thought of a phone call with news of an illness or accident is a parent's worst nightmare. Imagine receiving this dreaded call and not having the legal ability to participate in medical decision making.

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

Body Shame In Our Schools

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

At lunch that day I crossed the open expanse of concrete with a few friends and ran across a member of the administration. She looked pointedly down at my neckline and told me that I had "nice cleavage," and to conceal it so that nobody would see it "too soon." Horrified, I pulled my neckline up to my chin and walked around flushed for the rest of the day.

8 Back To School Tips Every Student Should Know

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.26.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

It's that time of year again and we can hear the school bells ringing! It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year. Here are eight tips to get back into the school mode and start this year off right!

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

Daniel Wong | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Daniel Wong

Education is about much more than getting good grades or earning prestigious degrees. Reflecting on the purpose of education, I've come up with a list of three truths that students must understand if they want to be happy and successful.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I'm encountering much that is familiar, much that is new, much that will require the best in my new campus family and me. It makes the season of moving in all the more exciting, demanding, and maybe a little disconcerting.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

Teaching At-Risk Youth in Trauma-Sensitive Education Environment

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Bill Baccaglini

We believe that in bridging the gap between educators and child welfare professionals to create trauma-sensitive schools, we can also bridge the education gap between at-risk youth and students of the general population nationwide.

11 Student-Athletes On What They Learned From Playing College Sports

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports

As college students across the country head back to campus this month, thousands of student-athletes are also headed back to their on-campus...

5 Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Although many schools do give homework to keep the mind working during the off months and many parents practice educational activities at home with their children, there's nothing like a little priming to ease back into a heavy, weekly academic regimen.

Great Gadgets and Gear for Back-to-School

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Back-to-school is underway and the leisurely dog days of summer will soon be a distant memory. This time of year always breeds a mix of excitement and dread, depending on who you ask, but everyone can agree that there are many handy tech products out there to help with the transition.

Hope and Higher Education -- The Role of Citizen Professionals

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

"Citizen professionals" are civic leaders with a large sense of public purpose who know how to work as equals in public problem solving, with their specialized knowledge "on tap not on top."

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

Jeff Montgomery: The Long Way Home

A Teacher Like You | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Society as a whole doesn't expect much out of students. I want to tell them, you can start doing big things today. If you're going to make a change in your life, do it now.

4 College Tips That Won't Make Your Teenager's Eyes Roll

Lynda Bekore | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Lynda Bekore

Here are a few tips that you might consider offering your future collegian -- some of which I know for a fact work, some I wish I had been told when I went to college, and all of which probably will make you shriek in horror but will guarantee your child's attention.

What Is a Master Teacher?

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

My youngest daughter has wanted to play piano for over a year now. I know my daughter through and through, and not just any teacher would do. I know...

8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Students may also be sampling different foods and tastes for the first time, and they may indulge in over eating and excess alcohol in an effort to fit in and make new friends. Advice for students entering freshman year:

10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Your vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along with technology and support.

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital

David Levin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
David Levin

In a world where results matter, it's clear that the future of instructional resources is digital and we are pricing these resources at a much lower level than print.