So, when I call my son at his college, the conversations are like this: "Hey, pal. How's classes? Yeah, great. Now look, can you tell me why my phone keeps showing messages from someone who died five years ago?"
When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.
One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.
This has been a big week for Michigan's future. A federal judge allowed Detroit to continue its journey into bankruptcy, a decision that has caught the attention of city pensioners, art lovers everywhere, and soon, a federal appeals court.
Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.
Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.
2013 is not a year that many students of color as well as students of all races and ethnicities who fight for tolerance, acceptance, diversity and inclusion will look back on with undiluted fondness. It has been a very troubling year on several levels:
When filling out college applications, remember this is the time to present yourself in the best possible light while still using your actual past record. Colleges want to know the following things about you.
As a young graduate student from India, attending North Carolina State University was as much an education in psychology (my chosen field of study) as it was a life lesson about cultural differences in how knowledge is imparted and acquired in the United States
As I come to West Maui for another year to cover tournament host Chaminade and deliver another edition of PacWest Magazine, I find myself searching for the next local boy in the stands that may get the chance like me to be on the other side of the rope in a decade or so.
College loans have exploded the market, and exploited our youth, in the U.S.; so why does Vittana work relentlessly to create loans for students in developing economies? The answer will surprise you. Get to know this scrappy, data-driven, crowdfunding education-equalizer.
When I read Angela's college application essays this week, my heart broke. She revealed information that I never knew about her and her family even though her mother has worked as my cleaning lady for almost 10 years.
The shift in culture from one that "questions authority" to one that demands data memorization for standardized testing asks the public to yield power rather than challenge it. Those in these transformative crosshairs are none other than the students of America.