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The Everyday Racism I Face As A Black Woman In Germany

Lisa Tracy Michalik | Posted 01.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa Tracy Michalik

Without asking permission, strangers touch my afro and seem surprised when I don't welcome the behavior. I receive compliments on how beautiful my skin tone is, because it's not too dark. These are not compliments, this is a form of racism.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Teach for the Test Versus Learn for the Test

Eric Eisner | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Eric Eisner

The hundreds and hundreds of middle school students we see are more concerned with managing teacher expectations and less with learning. Standardized tests calibrate approval exclusively with right and wrong answers instead of any grasp of why an answer is correct or, better yet, why the question was posed in the first place.

Universities: Requiescat in Pace

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 12.28.2015 | College
Joseph A. Domino

The "modern" university has completely transformed itself from a bastion of humanism and critical thinking to a corporate business model, where the riches reside in the top administrative positions and athletic programs.

3 Clever New Networking Trends from Today's Undergrads

Porter Braswell | Posted 12.28.2015 | College
Porter Braswell

While it's hard to even think about summer with the holidays coming up, summer internship search season is in full swing for college students. And at Jopwell, my teammates and I get to both watch and help thousands of undergrads from schools across the country navigate the process.

An Open Letter to Fellow Educators & Leaders Regarding Religious Literacy in Schools

Anisha Ismail Patel | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Anisha Ismail Patel

Our American Muslim students are counting on us for our consistent efforts in doing what's best for our nation's schools. As educators, let us continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of each and every child.

College Protesters Are Not a Threat to Free Speech

Alan Singer | Posted 12.23.2015 | College
Alan Singer

I have never been invited to be a college commencement speaker, because of my ideas, and also because I will not bring in donor dollars. In this country money drives access. By the way, if a college is interested, I charge much less than Condoleezza Rice.

Letter From A Sixth Grade Student: How A New Generation Is Fighting Bullying And Mafia In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

" I want mafia defeated " grade six student On July 13th 2013, during a speech at the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said: " O...

The Perfect Rock for Christmas

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Linda DeMers Hummel

My daughter's favorite story is one she calls "Daniel's Rock." A far cry from Frosty the Snowman, it is one I can count on being asked to recite as Christmas approaches. It begins when she's picked up the small rock that sits on the southeast corner of my desk and has nestled herself in my lap.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2015 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

Don't Blame Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Growth has lifted humanity from the caves to the cities and given us civilization. Yet today it is scapegoated by its critics for causing many societal ills. Growth's critics rightfully sound the alarm on environmental and social problems. But their criticism of growth misses the real issues of poor policy and misguided public values.

8 Ways College Students Can Earn Money and Still Make it to Class on Time

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 12.16.2015 | College
Margarita Hakobyan

Student life is already hard and expensive enough as it is. Most of us had to balance classes and work, and were expected to have good grades. Work study jobs may not provide enough money, or it may all need to go to tuition, and finding a job for just the summer, or that fits into a limited schedule, can be difficult. But by using creativity, it's entirely possible to get through college with some interesting work experience, great stories, and a little extra cash.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Harvard Student Built a $18M Fintech Startup to Solve His Own Payments Problem

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

A lot of people say that in order to start a company, you must be knowledgeable in the space that you're trying to enter. While this is true for most entrepreneurs, sometimes, what is more important is the problem you're trying to solve.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Boston College Entrepreneur Dropped Out & Raised $3.3M For His Marketing Startup

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

You don't always have to be a tech guy or business guy in order to start a startup. There are so many moving pieces in a startup that your degree of study doesn't really matter. What matters is your conviction to your idea

What Happens When Students Discover Their Purpose?

The Future Project | Posted 12.14.2015 | Education
The Future Project

When we launched The Future Project almost five years ago, we knew that we wanted to work with young people across the country to discover what they really care about, what gets them out of bed in the morning and keeps them awake at night -- their unique passions and dreams.

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

The Speed of Social Media: A Boon to Student Protesters

Karen Gross | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Karen Gross

Not that many years ago, news did not travel fast. I am old enough to have lived in a time when using the telephone to make long distance calls was a...

The Powerful ROI of Giving Back to Your College

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

By cultivating the minds and talents of each generation, education expands the resources of society. That's an ROI that matters in the holiday season--and in every season.

A Game Changer for Education - And American Students

Michele Jolin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...

China's Economy in Transformation: A Momentum for Change

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

It seems that there is a need to reconsider the economic path China has taken so far, a need for change. Acknowledgment, of course, is a first step. The government, companies and all seem to have become aware that the situation escalated.

Student Voices On Climate Change

Kristy Otte | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Kristy Otte

What I want to say to students today is this: don't be stopped by a political system that seems like it doesn't care. Your voice matters. I encourage you to continue learning about our environment and standing up in its defense, because it is all of our homes.

Watching a Novelist at Work

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

I never thought about the writing process in terms of what it looks like. It's not pretty; at least not for me. Or exciting. For one, my clothes are shlumpy. I can't be productive when I'm dressed nicely. Secondly, it's very quiet (unless I'm editing--the bawling could get disorderly).

Online Lenders Woo Students and Homebuyers

Shindy Chen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology
Shindy Chen

As marketplace lending reaches a tipping point, the biggest companies must figure out how to differentiate themselves.

The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The IB has concerns for humanity hardwired into it, in its philosophical heritage, its mission, and today's curricula." -- Siva Kumari Siva K...

Student Anti-Scanning Campaign Spreads

Alan Singer | Posted 12.03.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Dennis and Ibrahim, students at Smith are real life Hunger Games Mockingjays. They have created a modern day Committee of Correspondence to pull together students from different New York City schools to join their campaign to get metal detectors out of school buildings.