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Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

Study Supports Getting Onboard With Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development -- and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.

Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade.

Choosing Your Professors and Keeping Those Ties

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Among the most important people who will influence your college life and, even life after, will be your professors. And they will help you increase your grades if you know how to engage them.

Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA f...

A Cure for Microwave Spectrum Disorder

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

When challenged about the effect on their psyches of what I generically dub anti-social media, students assure me that they are fully social, but their integration and communication is with a society other than the one in the room.

What They Didn't Prepare You for After College

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Jasmine Crockett

Students tend to think while in the classroom they are learning everything they need to know to be successful on their job. I have spoken to so many people who have made the statement that you don't actually learn your field until you're actually working in it.

18 Things You Need To Do To Be Happy In College

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.25.2014 | College

College students have a lot to deal with. Between balancing academics and social life, searching for summer internships and managing stress, “happin...

Conversations on Writing: Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon

Write for the Future | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels Cindy Pon, a YA author, writes heroine centered fantasy series set in Ancient China. Her books are known not only for their action p...

Thriving the Hard Way

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Evgeniya Melnikova

No need to stress yourself out about anything. At the end of it all, nothing will bring us so much joy, as being strong and thriving sisters, wives and mothers. Connecting and caring for each other, we can build a beautiful world for next generations to come. One step at a time.

Jenny Slate Has The Best College Story Ever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy

Jenny Slate stopped by "Late Night" on Thursday and told Seth Meyers one of the greatest college stories of ALL time. While in school, the "Obviou...

Why Distance College Counseling Works

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College counseling professionals guide students through their admissions process on the telephone, through email, via fax, video-conferencing and Skype. Distance does not seem to be a factor in getting to know applicants.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Left For College

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Davis Kho

It's graduation season, and time for inspirational and lofty speeches. But high school grads, I'm here to keep it real and give you more pragmatic advice. Here are the ten practical things I wish I'd known when I was heading off to college.

To Take on the Empowerment Gap, We Need to Change the Narrative of Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

As first-generation college, poor and working class students are exposed to the message of individual success and independence, a strong social class performance gap emerges.

Obama Promotes College Debt Refinancing Bill

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing hi...

To Maximize Admissions Yield, Engage Students

Stephen Secora | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Stephen Secora

Most college-bound high school students are foregoing a lengthy discussion with the college counseling office and heading directly online to research their opportunities for higher education.

College Essay Writing Over The Summer: An Exceptional Choice

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Summer should be a time of freedom where students can find the space and quiet to just write. This is not an assignment nor will it be graded. The idea is to get comfortable writing in the first person. This is not an easy thing to do and summertime is the best because there are few distractions and generally, is a more relaxed period of time.

Having 'The Talk' With Your College-Bound Student

Mary Johnson | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Parents may be experiencing a little trepidation and separation anxiety over their child leaving home, but having the "money talk" is a great way to stay connected and still make a positive difference in their lives.

The 5 Critical Mistakes College Students Make

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

There are secret rules to academic life. Students who know the rules win, others lose. These rules are invisible to most students, and there is no college course that explains the hidden paths to success.

7 Things to Do the Summer Before You Start College

Marvin Krislov | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Marvin Krislov

It's tempting to spend most of your time hanging out with friends and family. But if you use the next three months wisely, they can make a big difference in getting your undergraduate career off to a strong start.

The Answers Always Lead to New Questions

Write for the Future | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Sapp "Justin, come down for breakfast." I hated my brother's impersonation of Mom's morning screech. He seemed to think he was the thi...