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Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

College Parents: How to Say the Long Goodbye

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

When families arrive at move in day, there is a subtext to the college's drop-off invitation. While the message is direct and blunt, it's important for parents to understand that the rules have changed.

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

Embracing the Unknown After Graduation

Bryhana Moore | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Bryhana Moore

I highly encourage you to feel out the streaming currents of life by allowing yourself to go with the flow. In the mist of searching for your entry-level job opportunity, try to focus on who and where you are right now in this moment.

Education Data Use Has Come a Long Way and Needs to Go Further

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Education data are in the spotlight like never before. More people than ever are talking about data's power to transform systems and help students ach...

Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

We Must Relentlessly Fight For Education Reform

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Brizard

Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.

Class of Whatever -- Let's Be Honest

Natasha Walizer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Natasha Walizer

I pride myself in my honesty with my students. I am as honest as I can possibly be with them. I'll give this advice to a few recent graduates before they leave, but it is here for anyone.

4 Ways to Make Money After Graduation

Her Campus | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Her Campus

Let's face it: The job market is tough, and it's hard to find a "big-girl job" after graduation. Even though you filled out application after application, you might still be without a full-time job.

A Tale of Two Graduations

Bill Marriott | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I recently attended the graduation ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our grandson, Matthew, was receiving his masters in hotel administration. It was a great thrill to see him walk across the stage and receive his diploma.

Elsa the Snow Queen and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

Jason Powers | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.

Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The "real world" right after graduation may look a little different than you or your son anticipated. But that doesn't mean he should stop trying to get a good job -- or that you can't help him get a handle on real-world finances.

It's Not a Race: A Letter to My Daughter Before College

Vicki Abeles | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

I'm proud of how bravely you've survived the one-size-fits-all pressure cooker that American high school has become. But now that you're preparing to go away to college, I only hope your university experience won't be more of the same.

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

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.

11 Options for MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Simon Tam | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.

9 Realities That Slap You in the Face When You Graduate College

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

Graduating college and entering the real world comes with some realities that'll be waiting there for you, with open arms to hug you hello, as you start your first job. I won't wish you luck -- because it's never luck that you need. It's determination, so I wish you lots of that.

How I Endured The Perfect Storm Of Life Stages

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I never thought of myself as someone who defined herself by her children. Whose life was so closely intertwined with theirs that I would feel lost once they left home. But apparently I am.

Why Graduates Should Reconsider Their Bank

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.20.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Graduation is a turning point personally, socially and professionally. While those changes may take months or years to fully develop, getting your degree sets you on the beginnings of a new path.

Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.

The 8 Most Important Lessons from My First Year Out of College

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Nile Cappello

During college, your hobbies are limited to drinking, eating, and maybe a small quotient of attending class. Not to say maintaining a good relationship with Netflix isn't a respectable way to spend your time... just maybe not all of it.

4 Things Every College Graduate Must Know

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Ask yourself, "What is even bigger than what I'm thinking, because that's what I really want to do?" That's how you raise the bar far higher on yourself. If you can't imagine it, you will never achieve it.

Rites and Rituals

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Ends of seasons signal transitions, and the one from the long winter through the questionable spring before the hopeful leap into summer also engender...

6 Vintage Graduation Tips That Still Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty

Remember in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman's character Benjamin was given just one word of advice upon his graduation? "Plastics." While there...

The Real Pain Of The Empty Nest

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

The moment they walked out the door for nursery school, middle school, college or their "real life," I will know them a little less.