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Give Volunteers the Credit They Deserve

Michael Lombardo | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, it's compelling to consider why it is that the word "just" is so often attached to the word "volunteers."

The Value of Reginald Jackson, Child of My Church Shot to Death

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

They're angry that violence exists and that in this culture, it's acceptable to some degree. They understand that where you live can determine whether you have a better future than someone else."

Supporting Your Teen's Academic Success

Sandra Dupont | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Sandra Dupont

The following tips will help parents minimize their involvement and allow teens to take the lead in maximizing their own educational experience.

How Facing Challenges Helped Me Build My Business

Cory Zacker | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

When I meet a prospective tutor for the first time, I always ask myself, Would I want this person working with my son? If the answer is no, then he or she is not added to our roster. Trusting my mom gut is one of my greatest tools as a business owner.

The 1 Place We Should All Be Volunteering

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

At an age when they should be reading to learn, most economically-disadvantaged fourth graders are still learning to read.

College Timeline for Neurotic Parents

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

You know the drill: Rural or Urban? Large or Small? Rah Rah or Nerdy? Come up with a dream college list and go on an eight-state bonding tour with your teen, who will rarely want to leave the car.

No Child Left Behind Waivers Will Likely End $650 Million Tutoring Program

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds...

LISTEN: The Tutoring Boom's 'Tutoring Industrial Complex'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

As students settle in to the new school year and as mid-semester grades start trickling in, students who are looking for another boost in their academ...

Schools Should Not Be Islands: Building Bridges in Mexico Through Academic Encounters

Sara Vogel | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

This is not just a story of the resiliency of children and adults in distressed communities. It is a moment that demonstrates how important it is for educators -- and students and families -- to communicate and collaborate with each other to promote learning.

The Right Time To Hire A Tutor

Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents

Back to school season is right around the corner, and, as parents are busy buying supplies and helping their kids register for classes, many are also ...

Bartek Ringwelski And Brian Rothenberg, SkillSlate: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Home

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Everyday Heroes Building Stronger Communities

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

In the next two weeks over 1,000 children in Los Angeles will enroll in our after school program and pledge to become of part of the solution that keeps their communities from falling behind.

High School Entrepreneur Founds Tutoring Service To Help Peers

The Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ian Anderson knows there are high school students who can't grasp a difficult math or physics concept or who are stymied by conjugating Spanish verbs....

It Just Takes One: School On Wheels Changes The Lives Of Children And Their Families

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

Better Grades In 2010 -- Making This Year An Academic Success For Your Kids

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

I've pulled together some new research on ways that might help your kids improve their grades and do better in school in 2010. Think of it as a little homework for you to help your kids do better with theirs!

Use Your Volunteer Time Wisely: Help Often, One Kid At A Time

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.