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Graduation

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Advice to My Past Self

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mudit Kakkar

To all heads, which caps have ever been flung off of, and to graduates who didn't get the occasion to, here is sage advice to find your feet when the bubble of college bursts. You won't hear the pop sound. Act. Now.

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

Do You Have the College Grad Blues?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

We could land a dream job. We could fall in love. We could fail. We could make mistakes. We could change our minds and start something new. We can do anything we want to do -- we just need to put ourselves out there and actually go after it.

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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.