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An Open Letter to the Silent Yale

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 11.04.2015 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

Dear Yale, I may be Black, but I'm not silent. I spent a year at Yale, and I am still taken aback by the lack of acknowledgment of the issues that take place on this campus day in and out. The racism, both explicit and implicit, bothers me, and I can no longer be (publicly) silent about it.

Schools Must Call the Parents First

Tina Karkera | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

It's a rare occasion when I get a call from my daughter's school. But when that phone number pops up on my cell phone, I predictably take a deep breath before I answer it. Maybe it's just me, but I'm the parent who wants to know.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College
Avelist

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

WATCH: How a Bench Fosters Friendship At Schools Across the Country

HooplaHa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Being a kid can be tough. Especially if you are shy, making friends doesn't come easily. 10-year-old Christian agrees and did something to help.

3 Bad Habits While Studying Foreign Languages

Samuel Buchanan | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Samuel  Buchanan

The journey to language acquisition can be exhilarating and empowering, or frustrating and unsuccessful. As a student of foreign languages, I can say that the most cumbersome aspect of my journey has been my attitude towards learning.

Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.

Sarah Rich: Finding the Right Pieces

A Teacher Like You | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Having such a small amount of confidence and not having teachers who truly, genuinely believe in you can really interfere with your education. Students have to have life lessons to help them survive in the world.

A Teacher's Response to the Spring Valley High Video

Natalie Holm | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Natalie Holm

Around year four of my career, something clicked for me. I realized that my job -- teaching mathematics to a room full of teenagers -- isn't actually about me. It isn't about my wonderful lesson plans or my overall pass rate for end-of-course tests.

Free Speech is for the Speech You Hate, Not for the Speech You Like

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I can relate to the impact of saying what one believes to be true when other people don't want to hear it. That is why I feel alarmed today about the campus-based and society-wide movement toward censorship.

Why New College Graduates Should Consider Self-employment

Bob Lotich | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Bob Lotich

As a college student, a job after graduation is like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is especially true if you have student loan debts that you need to begin servicing soon after graduation.

It's Hard to Hate Up Close: Recovery Advocacy in North Carolina

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Tim Rabolt

We need more recovery advocates like Christopher Campau. As a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, he's been in recovery from a substance use disorder since May of 2006. He continues to share his story publicly in a manner that includes emotions, honesty, and a call to action.

Articulating the Value Proposition in Higher Education

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Frederick M. Lawrence

There has never been a greater need for articulating the value of higher education. It is not only the critics of higher education but also core members of our communities who question both the utility of a college education and the cost of obtaining that education.

Today's Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Ten years, eight months. That's how long I've been an academic librarian. And, still, I love what I do.

Improving Schools for Every Student

Harriet Sanford | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

More often than not in recent years, schools have had to go it alone in trying to meet the needs of our most underserved students. So it's encouraging to see a renewed emphasis on context, and on the kinds of solutions we've seen work in some of our neediest communities

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty -- What's Going Wrong?

Laurie Jones | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Laurie Jones

In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and working at a college or university would seem like a sure bet for anyone. And yet, in 2015, a PhD does not guarantee a great living.

Just Ask!

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Who's To Blame When a Student Fails a Test?

Serena Piper | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Serena Piper

I teach at a preschool and I find every way I can to work with my kids to make sure they take something away from each activity. Why should college be any different?

Video Contest About Money in Politics Draws New Artists and Activists Into the Movement

Rio Tazewell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Rio Tazewell

Americans across the country, most of whom have never before spoken out in support of a constitutional amendment, are sharing their creativity with the movement to get big money out of politics -- and our movement is stronger for it.

Melting Iowa's Quarters: Undermining Public Education in Iowa

H Glenn Penny | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
H Glenn Penny

A political battle is being waged in Iowa. The battleground is the University of Iowa, and the most recent clash has been over the Iowa State Board of Regents' appointment of Bruce Harreld, a former executive at Boston Chicken and other companies, as President of the University of Iowa.

Clipped Down...

Erin Musto | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

I was a good kid, I had different skills and tools. We all do. I don't want my girls to grow up thinking that we all need to be amazing and fantastic every day. I also know that this knowledge and support of our kids being human and real starts with us, parents.

Ellie Gilbert: You Are Worth Something.

A Teacher Like You | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Every day at school, I feel like I'm paying back a debt to every teacher I've ever had. I've been given this beautiful gift, and I get to re-gift it. The fact that I get to do that every single day? That's wonderful.

Cheers and Jeers: 5 Takeaways From My College Debate Watch Party

Andrew Plotch | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Andrew Plotch

At Middlebury College, a rural Vermont liberal arts school and headquarters of the College Students for Bernie movement, I learned a few things about my peers. From talking with students who attended debate parties across the country, I learned even more.

Why We Chose the Bernie Sanders Rally to Make a Statement

Negin Taleb | Posted 10.13.2015 | College
Negin Taleb

At a Bernie Sanders rally in Boston on Saturday, October 3, members of our group, Boston Students for Justice in Palestine, were threatened with arrest after the campaign staff had requested the removal of a banner that read "Will Ya‪ ‎#FeelTheBern 4 Palestine??!"

7 Things I Did Better When I Was 17

Avelist | Posted 10.12.2015 | College
Avelist

I am embarrassed to count how often my eye drifts to the clock during the workweek. But then those two short days come to an end and Monday is here again. At 17, I lived every day to the fullest.

Here's How I Was Raped

Viviana Maymi | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Viviana Maymi

On a chilly night in 2013, as the stress of the semester was coming to a peak, I had the most scarring experience of my life. Being sexually assaulted -- raped -- shattered my self-image and confidence in my own voice. My self-worth was stolen from me by someone I previously trusted.