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In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

An Open Letter to America's Class of 2015

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

While Commencement is a time of celebration and achievement, it is also a time when we can impart a final nugget of wisdom to all of our graduates. Here is what I would like to tell them.

Essential Advice About Paying Back Your Student Loans - Part II

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Money
Beth Kobliner

The total nationwide student debt currently hits $1.2 trillion (yes, that's trillion). 70% of students are graduating with loans, and the average amount owed by each grad is $30,000. That first-job-out-of-school salary may not cut it.

The Dynamics of Listening

Catherine Gobron | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Catherine Gobron

My suggestions are most easily applied in settings where both teachers and students have considerable autonomy, but I hope these ideas may be useful to teachers even in traditional settings.

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

Betsy Hnath | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.

#TakeTheHighRoad When It Comes to Anti-Gay Days

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

How can we support the LGBTQA youth at McGuffey High School and through Washington County and other rural Pennsylvania towns? Here's what we came up with on the ground in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We invite you to join us.

Educators Need to Rethink Punishment

Sheri Bauman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Sheri Bauman

The excluded child loses the opportunity for positive socialization. One cannot learn from positive role models if there are none present, and children cannot learn how to manage their behavior in school if they are not there.

The Technology That's Giving Students With Autism a Greater Voice

Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

Last year, Hanna Rosin, a well-known journalist for the Atlantic, wrote an article about her son’s Asperger's diagnosis. He lived with this label fo...

A Step Forward in Washington, A Step Back in New York

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

There's no silver bullet when it comes to helping all children achieve. Great public schools are our best shot. But until we have more leaders willing to look past ideology, listen to those closest to the classroom, and find common ground, we won't move forward.

South African University Removes Statue Of British Imperialist

Reuters | Wendel Roelf | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

South Africa's University of Cape Town removed a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on Thursday to cheers from students, a symbolic move that ...

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came up with: 10 nearly free things to do in Chiang Mai.

We Need to Pay Doctors to Have End-of-Life Conversations

Emily Cerciello | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Emily Cerciello

In my junior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a team of four Health Policy and Management classmates and I set out to understa...

Changing Residency Standards Attack Student Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

This trend of tough residency standards aimed at limiting student voting rights cannot stand. Instead, we should encourage more participation in our democracy from younger people.

15 Reasons You Know You Go To The University of Indianapolis

College Tourist | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
College Tourist

A look at life at UIndy and the life of a Greyhound.

10 Reasons you Should Study Abroad in College

College Tourist | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
College Tourist

Even though studying abroad three consecutive summers was a little excessive, I had the time of my life and I encourage almost everyone I meet to study abroad in college at least once. Here are the top ten reasons why you should go abroad.

Student Academic Success Gets Boost From Fitness and Nutrition

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

As Mrs. Obama asserted, "if we all keep pushing forward, day after day, year after year, we will finally be able to give our kids the healthy futures they so richly deserve."

You Can't Measure This

Michael Elliot | Posted 06.07.2015 | Education
Michael Elliot

What matters is that the best teachers care. They inspire. They forge relationships that acknowledge that children are complex beings; they see and address students' needs and possibilities.

Why Are Kids Suspended?

Margaret Crotty | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Margaret Crotty

Rather than suspending challenging students, we should create the conditions for them to succeed.

Can Online Fundraisers Save Struggling Schools?

Emily Richmond | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Emily Richmond

A couple of recent stories highlight schools turning to online fundraising to provide students with everything from basic classroom supplies to long-distance field trips.

Despite the Rhetoric, Teachers and Students Are Succeeding

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers are demonized as "failures" in the classroom. Fortunately for all of us, more and more are banding together as agents for justice by believing in the inherent capacity of all students, and seeking strategies and instructional pathways to improve student performance through professional development and collaborative learning.

Student Harvesting and the Dilution of a Discipline

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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.