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Student Harvesting and the Dilution of a Discipline

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Domino Renee Perez

While what a film does matters as much as how it is made, the richness of film study is found in a dialogue between the two, a dialogue formal film studies fosters and explores.

The Barriers to Technology in Education

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

For technology within the classroom to be effective, there must be noticeable benefits resulting from it and concerted studies are required to quantify the effects of technology on education.

Apply to Found a Nourish Chapter!

Nourish International | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Nourish International

We are looking for college and high school students who are passionate about making a difference to apply to found a Nourish Chapter on their campus. ...

Turning Social Entrepreneurship from a "Thing" to the "Next Big Thing"

Habib Ghazi | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Habib Ghazi

Hult Prize at BRAC University was a provocative experience not only for me, the organizers, and the participants; It is an idea that has already given birth to many more and its impact will be realized when these ideas are materialized.

Unforgettable Lessons From the Science of Life

Madenjit Singh | Posted 03.24.2015 | Education
Madenjit Singh

In 1984, as a Malaysian school dropout, the fifth of twelve children, I was humiliated because I couldn't afford milk for my own two children. This caused a very strong sadness in my heart, but that year I learned about positive thinking and mind science.

The Real March Madness: Slashing Student Aid

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Ethan Senack

For decades Congress has recognized that investment in higher education is the pathway to economic growth and a sustainable, healthy workforce, but last week Republicans in Congress released a budget proposal that includes about $150 billion in cuts to student financial aid.

Sexual Violence and Guns: A Recipe for Disaster on College Campuses

Karen Gross | Posted 03.23.2015 | College
Karen Gross

The approach suggested here initially may seem counter-intuitive: to help college women, we need to help college men.

Why I Teach Feminism at an Urban High School

Sarah Marcus | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Sarah Marcus

During one of our discussions about gender expectations, one of my senior girls says, "A master key is a key that can open any lock. That's how we treat boys having sex. But, a lock that can be opened by any key is a bad lock. That's how people look at girls." Brilliant. Devastating.

Through IGNITE, Students of Greater Newark Get a Fresh Set of Experiences

Golriz Moeini | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Golriz Moeini

The other day on my drive home I was listening KPFK to the story about education. The journalist, who is a producer on the show did a piece on the suc...

What I Learned From Teaching the Children of War

Azizullah Royesh | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Azizullah Royesh

My work in the refugee camps and later in Afghanistan made me realize the challenges were graver than I had initially thought. The school needed to counter the legacies of wartime, such as the culture of violence, hatred and pessimism, through civic-oriented approaches.

The Best High School Hack for Students Wanting to Free Up Time

Quora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Quora

I found that quite a bit of high school work could be completed during the school day. During my adolescence, I wanted to become a professional gamer. I was playing World of Warcraft at an extremely competitive level, and I was spending as much time as possible on my computer. In order for such a feat to occur, I needed all the free time I could find.

Our Schools Were Meant to Serve the Needs of Children, Not of the Nation

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

A child comes into this world experiencing the fear of abandonment. If we in schools can reassure the child we will always be there for him/her and then demonstrate our ability to help the child learn and grow, we will surely become an integral part of the child's life.

Spring Break 2015

Tom Falco | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Tom Falco

It's already past Daylight Saving Time and it looks like Spring Break may be a bit freaky this year. Is this how it looks at your college?

Legislation Should Help Bring Young People Into Our Democracy, Not Block Them

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

College undergraduates are the newest members of our democracy. Suppressing the student vote is contrary to the democratic principles that we aspire to here at home, and that we seek to promote abroad.

How I Learned to Appreciate My Second Voice

Karen Gwee | Posted 03.06.2015 | College
Karen Gwee

I had a lightbulb moment when I realized many, if not all, of the friends I had made here have never heard my first, natural speaking voice. The way I'd so cleanly and definitively bisected my identity bowled me over and led me to worry: was I being inauthentic?

South Korea's School Entrance Ceremonies Are Strange And Adorable

HuffPost Korea | Talia Lavin and Sang-Ah Kwak | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

In South Korea, the school year begins in spring -- a time of new beginnings -- and new students at all educational levels across the country look for...

Why Students Shouldn't Limit Themselves in Their Summer Job Search

Payton Davis | Posted 03.05.2015 | College
Payton Davis

If my story is any indication, students seeking summer jobs shouldn't shy away from opportunities that, one, have seemingly little to do with their desired career paths and, two, take them far from the classroom for a few months.

Cripping the Curriculum: Looking at Disability in Ontario's New Sexual Health Education Curriculum

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.05.2015 | Education
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Almost immediately, it highlights the risks of sex for Persons with Disabilities, and how they may not have the social or emotional faculties to understand, appreciate or enjoy the sexual experience.

How Hashtags Evolved And Changed The Way We Communicate

Uloop | Posted 03.04.2015 | College
Uloop

We've already pretty much streamlined the communication process so we basically don't even talk to each other in real life anymore.

Increased Testing Only Leads to Sharper Pencils, Not Sharper Minds

Natalie Kalin | Posted 03.04.2015 | College
Natalie Kalin

Primary and secondary education is a time for students to mature and find what they love and are good at, a time to find what they want to invest their time and hard work into, not a time to find they are not any good at filling in bubbles.

Do This When Your Child Lies About School

Liz Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents
Liz Frank

As he leaned in sheepishly, his steely blue eyes gleamed with a fascinating mix of fear, shame, and a dash of hope. "Please don't tell my mom." He was referring to his big confession: four overdue math assignments that piled quickly.

Move Now to Recognize Muslim Holidays

Letitia James | Posted 03.03.2015 | New York
Letitia James

New York is celebrated as a leader in our nation's quest for progress because ours is a city built by the labor of a thousand different shades and accents. Now, it is the time to lead once more by championing inclusion towards the Muslim-American community at a time of rising tension, mistrust, and, yes, Islamophobia.

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.