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8 Essentials for Nighttime Travel Photography

College Tourist | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

"It's dark out" is no excuse to put your camera away. Nighttime photo safaris are an exciting way to explore a destination whilst at the same time capturing some amazing photos.

The Common Core State Standards Are Good for Democrats and Republicans

Bill Richardson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Bill Richardson

The fact is, these standards are good for everyone. That's why none of the efforts to repeal the standards this year--that's zero--have succeeded. And for the sake of our students, I'm proud to say I'm confident they never will.

Mental Health Crisis -- Even Privileged Children Can't Escape

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?

It's Personal

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime
Bill Couzens

School shootings must end. I appeal to you to reach out to civic and political leaders and make them act. Yes, there are solutions, and they lay with us. Children must not die in school and we must end these senseless deaths. Engage today. Get involved.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Teachers' Mental Health

Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Building mentally healthy teachers, who can subsequently build emotionally healthy students, is a benefit that many in the education community have taken seriously.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Donald Trump vs. Pope Francis: When It Comes to Social Justice, Words Matter

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The Pope's inspiring words move us all to do better in the service of humanity. Compare that then to the words of another man who has dominated the news cycle lately: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.

Nikki Bollerman: Wishing for a Change

A Teacher Like You | Posted 09.24.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

I've been teaching for five years now, and I feel like my philosophy on education changes every year. But one thing that hasn't changed is the simple fact that I love my kids and I want what's best for them.

Is Student Loan Debt Preventing Women From Reaching Their Professional Dreams?

Christie Garton | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Christie Garton

While we're far away from an ideal situation for students to affordably fund their college educations, and ultimately their future professional dreams, there are many things female students can do to make the best of a bad situation.

Outthinking Robots: How Authentic Learning Leads Black and Brown Children to Equity and Opportunity

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students know the difference between teaching that is superficial -- what a robot could do -- and teaching that is passionate and informed.

When the Ivory Tower Tilts

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I hope higher education doesn't demise as a result of its corporatization. I hope we don't cover up what needs to be illuminated and corrected. I hope we are wise and committed enough to change what we need to change to ensure that the next generation has a chance to enjoy the benefits of a college experience or education.

See the Horrible Conditions of Student Halls in Macedonia

Kosta Petrov | Posted 09.18.2015 | College
Kosta Petrov

A country that, according to World Bank reports, has lost ¼ of its population due to migration needs to take better care of its future leaders before they decide to leave and build some other country's future.

Sharon Clark: A Different Kind of Success

A Teacher Like You | Posted 09.17.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

As teachers, we have what we have. Of course I wish that things were different, but I have to do my best with what I'm given. Parents don't wake up and try to send you the toughest kid at their house just to aggravate you.

Don't Be Fooled by the Back-to-School Frenzy

Vicki Abeles | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Vicki Abeles

For too many of us, back-to-school comes with a high price: an achieve-at-all-costs educational culture that drives too many kids to sickness and sadness. All those practices and tutoring sessions and test prep classes add up to anxiety, stress, depression and disengagement.

It's Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

As students compare the actual Constitution with their classroom-generated Constitution, they realize that the framers took sides. But why these particular sides? Inevitably, most students want to learn who wrote the Constitution and which social groups they represented.

This 500-Person Town is Leading on Education

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

Now, in the sphere of higher education, we often talk about the potential for OER to save students billions of dollars in textbook costs, but what's happened at Williamsfield since the switch reveals that the value of OER over traditional learning materials extends far beyond the difference in price.

Join Me in Celebrating National Arts in Education Week!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Unfortunately, we all know that when school budgets tighten, the arts are the first to go. But when we celebrate, we also bring attention to the decision makers who decide what gets cut. Let's get informed, let's get out there, and let's get some attention.

4 Businesses That Were Started in a College Dorm Room

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

While many people think of dorm rooms as a hub for late night shenanigans, over time these university housing facilities have proven to be one of th...

Moving Beyond The Classroom at University

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 09.09.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

While I am always happy to give advice based on my experience, it is never guaranteed what job you may land. However, working hard and thinking outside the box, to ensure you graduate with more than a qualification is a great plan to consider.

State of the Girl: Challenges (and Solutions) Facing Today's Young Woman

Christie Garton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Christie Garton

Young women are dedicated to doing everything they can to make their dreams come true, starting first by acquiring that critical knowledge. Unfortunately they are failing to launch because many of them simply need better access to opportunities.

Sarah Loyola: Opening Doors to the World

A Teacher Like You | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

If you ask anyone what they want to do with a language, it's speak it. When I first started teaching Spanish, I taught it from a grammatical perspective, which is how we were all taught it when we were young.

What Homelessness Is Really Like

Uloop | Posted 09.06.2015 | College

When you think of a homeless person, a certain stereotype comes to mind. A middle-aged to older man who's addicted to drugs and too lazy to get a job living on the streets. I'm not going to pretend that I never thought that, but everything changed when I became homeless.

Yes, You Can Interest Us in Teaching

A Teacher Like You | Posted 09.04.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Stepping into a classroom for the first time can be a very daunting experience for a first year teacher. They've spent countless hours studying theory, observing veteran teachers and then putting their skills into practice under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional as a safety net