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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.

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.