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7-Step Checklist for Graduating Seniors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Usually, our main priorities would be to finalize our winter break plans and start thinking about some internships we want to apply for during the next semester. Today, we are coming to a quick realization that our lives as we know them are about to transform entirely.

10 Things to Do Before You Graduate

FindSpark | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
FindSpark

For most people, college goes by in a blink of an eye. Through all the studying and projects, you need to make sure that you get the most out of those four years. Here are the 10 things I believe all students should do before walking across that stage and getting their diploma.

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.

Life After College

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the end of sophomore year, tradition suggests that most college students should think about how they can narrow their interests to a range of opportunities after graduation. It's not that college is over for them, it's just more a case of the need to plan ahead.

6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.28.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

7 Helpful Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

Uloop | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Uloop

Among standardized tests required for admission into various higher educational institutions, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) measures verbal ability, quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking ability and analytical writing skills and is used for admission into graduate school.

How to Mentally Prepare for Life After College

FindSpark | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
FindSpark

The years spent in college are a time of personal growth, invaluable education, and a plethora of new experiences. We live, we learn, we discover. The awesome part is that this process continues beyond these four years-- it's lifelong.

Lingonberries in the Cafeteria? Not So Fast

Lynda Bekore | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Finland is the new black. Or so it would seem, from the many accolades increasingly heaped upon it by education experts, who tout Finland's treatment of teachers and education as a model of instructional progress.

8 Things You Should Do to Make the Most of Freshman Year

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

To help you get off on the right foot, here's what every freshman can do to ensure success long after that first year of college is in the rearview mirror.

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

Yes, Life Does Come With Instructions

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Jennie Sutherland

In the early 1990s Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was a New York Times bestseller and a perfect graduation present. With its unassuming red plaid cover, the book consolidated more than 500 suggestions, observations and reminders that Brown shared with his son who was going off to college.

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

7 Things To Make Sure You Do During Your Child's Senior Year

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It seems like the kids are grown, that the need to document their gorgeous faces has lost its urgency as the transitions slow. Wrong. That just-finished-childhood-not-quite-adult look is fleeting. Get someone who knows what they are doing to capture it.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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...