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Lawsuit Shines Spotlight On Whether Parents Should Be Forced To Pay For College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Fifty

Do parents have a legal obligation to pay for their children to go to college? It's a question being played out in a New Jersey Family Courtroom where...

Back to School at 30?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Tinatin Japaridze

With a manic week of review sessions, study groups and final exams to follow, accompanied by endless supply of free pizza, stale coffee and overpriced veggie juices, one fact remains undeniable, day in and day out: This was the best spontaneous decision I ever made.

From Intention to Action: Five Ways to Build Diverse Leadership Teams

Scott Morgan | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Scott Morgan

Across industries, diverse leadership teams drive high performance. They make better decisions, improve financial outcomes, create a competitive edge, compete more effectively for talent, and reduce employee turnover.

The Power of Civic Engagement: Opening the Door to Opportunity for American Youth

Russell Krumnow | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Russell Krumnow

Today, 5.6 million teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 throughout the United States are neither in school nor working. They are disconnected from the very paths -- education and career -- that will help to make them productive participants in our society and our economy.

Why LGBTQ Scholarships Are Crucial: One Gay Man's Personal Story

Tommy Craven | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Tommy Craven

As a young gay man in conservative southern Indiana, I had lots of reasons to argue that LGBTQ scholarships were indeed very necessary. I dreamed of going to college in NYC where I could express myself freely. However, with my mom's very low income the idea of affording college in NY seemed an impossible dream.

Malala: Won the Battle But Not Yet the War

Raheel Raza | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Raheel Raza

Why is this still such a problem? While there are regions of the world in which poverty may prevent people from going to school, why is the deficiency felt so much more powerfully in one gender -- why would it not be equal?

Accountability for the Top 95 Percent

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Moving to a focus on evidence-based reform will not solve all of the contentious issues about accountability, but it could help us focus the reform conversation on how to move forward the top 95% of teachers and schools -- the ones who teach 95% of our kids -- and how to put accountability in proper proportion.

Is Housing Cost as a Percentage of Income a Failing Measure?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Real estate practitioners love times like these for marketing, as they can show that in most markets it's cheaper to buy than to rent. With interest rates still low and owned homes having to compete with foreclosures in the market, prices of homes not in foreclosure haven't been rising much.

Rethinking Unemployment: Why We Need to Invest in Children

Traci Donnelly | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Traci Donnelly

Feelings of security, confidence, and self-reliance; a supportive relationship with a caring adult --a child needs all of these in order to learn and grow.

Malala's Magnificat

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

It's been a particularly dark Advent. And so I give particular thanks today for the gift of "Malala's Magnificat" and the light she is kindling in the world.

Dana Liebelson

Spending Bill Measure Could Give States Millions In Extra Dollars To Teach That Premarital Sex is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The spending package unveiled by Congress this week includes a new measure that allows states to get more federal funding -- potentially totaling mill...

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Saltmarsh

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: Who Are Your Champions And Have You Thanked Them?

Sanyin Siang | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Sanyin Siang

As we plan out our career futures, how often do we reflect on our past and thank those who championed us and helped us recognize our value even before we started a career? And why is doing so such an important building block in our journey towards success?

Understanding the Economics of School Reform

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

It's critical we focus on equalizing education and providing all students -- whether they reside in rural, urban or suburban settings -- with the skills that prepare them for today's technological jobs.

Malala To World Leaders: 'Do Better' On Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai wants to raise the bar in 2015. The Pakistani children's rights activist -- who gained global prominence after surviving gunshot w...

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

An Open Letter to My 131-Year Old (Possibly Closing) Catholic School

Matt Weber | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Matt Weber

Yet, with hindsight comes clarity and the merits of a quality alma mater shine brightest in young adult retrospect. Looking back, you were profoundly characteristic of the Latin for which alma mater translates: nourishing mother.

High School Heroes: You're Never Too Young to Change the World

HeroX | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
HeroX

Don't be jarred. I don't wear a cape, and neither do the other students with whom I collaborate. But we believe that high school students can be heroes all the same.

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

Books as Chariots

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

So many youngsters and teens alike are facing difficult days as the holidays near. They are in search of another world, a more loving community, a l...

Guidance to Help Struggling Students

S. L. Young | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

This story is about the power of choice, a dream, desire, and determination to not quit --- along with an ability to overcome, to persevere, and to excel after struggling academically for many years.

Advice from College Students on Writing the College Application Essay

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
David Ongchoco

Writing the college essay is easier said than done so I went ahead and asked current college students and College Admission Mentor for Peers (CAMP) Philippines mentors for advice on writing the dreaded college application essay.

Why Johnny Can't Read -- Teachers' Literacy Doesn't Make the Grade in NY

Lynda Bekore | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Parents and politicians across New York and other states have been vehemently protesting the more stringent standards of the recently adopted Common Core curriculum, now enacted in 46 states.

The Chinese Dream: A New Interpretation

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Like most Chinese fathers, Y.P. Chan thought he had his children's education all figured out. After all, Chan was educated not only in traditional Chinese philosophy but had also excelled in the worlds of engineering, business and high-stakes finance.

The Toughest Decisions in Life Are Gray

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Important decisions aren't black and white. In fact, they are surprisingly gray. Hard choices don't have a fairytale ending -- the real ending is one we often replay over and over in our minds.