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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 01.26.2015 | 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...

When Students Won't Read

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

Not only do students not read much, some actually express an active hostility towards reading. But being able to read is half the benefit of being human. As far as I am concerned, if I couldn't read, I'd just as soon be running around the Serengeti with the hyenas and wildebeest.

Tackling Racial Disparities within the Criminal Justice System

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Herron Keyon Gaston

This is the sad reality for most people of color in this country, especially African American males. We are guilty until proven lucky. Not even guilty until proven innocent. And very rarely are we even given the benefit of the doubt.

Picking Favorites

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 01.05.2015 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

I have had students in high school accuse me of picking favorites. At that age, it's understandable that they would have difficulties with the way the...

10 Things I Learned As a New Adjunct Teacher

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

This semester I taught two college composition classes at a community college. I started with 23 students in one class and 24 students in the other. Halfway into the semester, 7 students out of 47 just stopped coming to class. But that's just the data I collected. Here is what I learned...

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.02.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment of the students and communities they serve.

Student Projects Apply 'Internet of Things' Principles in Sustainability and Product Design

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology
David Ongchoco

PennOrb provides college houses with color-changing plastic orbs whose color reflects the respective houses energy consumption. The goal of PennOrb is to raise awareness on how much energy we use.

More Than a Glorified Teacher's Aide

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We also are doing a far better job at staffing our schools with the special education personnel that can oversee the progress of these students and offer appropriate advice and support for teachers and parents.

Not Just Ayotzinapa: A Day in a Narco-Ravaged Mexican City

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

So much continues to go unreported in Mexico's Narco-ravaged cities. This becomes especially jarring when you've been living in Boston for the better part of the last year. This is what a normal day looks like at home.

Students and the Right to Cheat

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Tim Elmore

There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right.

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats And Home

THINK Global School | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

The Privilege of Engagement

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

The most important ingredient in ensuring a happy workforce is to offer them meaningful tasks that help them grow as people and professionals. And that comes from an appreciation for what we do, each and every day.

Colleges as Agents of Change -- The Public Work Approach

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

There needs to be much wider knowledge about the "democracy's college" tradition, its public work approach to creating change, and its differences with the politics of protest.

Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In fact, Adsit was hit by the car as he was returning to his beat after escorting the protesters on their march. The protest was still happening when Adsit was hit, but Adsit was going back to his 16th Street Mall assignment.

Back to School at 30?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Tinatin Japaridze

With a manic week of review sessions, study groups and final exams to follow, accompanied by endless supply of free pizza, stale coffee and overpriced veggie juices, one fact remains undeniable, day in and day out: This was the best spontaneous decision I ever made.

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?