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Profiles in Courage: JFK's Lasting Legacy

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

ISEE or SSAT? Choose Wisely...

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Alex Mallory

Many theories abound about which test is easier or which is weighted more favorably by schools, but there is little evidence to back up these hypotheses. So, how do parents make an informed choice about which test will be better for their student?

Back-to-School Lesson in Kindness

Ana Homayoun | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Ana Homayoun

With the new school year approaching, we frequently talk with children about how to academically have a good school year -- how to be organized, complete homework on time, study for tests and get good grades.

Fatherly Advice for Cancelled Moscow Summit

Jim Moore | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Jim Moore

When I was in junior high school in Lincoln, Neb., and living on a nearby military base, there was, in the same school, a local kid -- a townie -- who...

What Teens Remember About Junior High! (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.27.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

ReThink Review: Brooklyn Castle - Making Chess Club Cool

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's impossible to watch Brooklyn Castle and think that a program like this and the kids who benefit from it should be sacrificed so multi-millionaires can get a tax cut, so hopefully this scrappy, inspiring doc and its chess wizards get all the attention they deserve.

First Goodbye to a Friend

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.01.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

I had other friends, but Renee was my favorite. I admired her in a way that I didn't admire anyone else.

My Daughter's 'Inappropriate' Outfit -- And Its Aftermath

SParker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
SParker

Defiance is an alien concept in a rural Mormon community, but when it is packaged as safe, kid-friendly and uncontroversial it is quite popular.

The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble

SParker | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
SParker

Yesterday I get one of "those" phone calls that parents dread. My daughter had been escorted to the front office by the principal, and was cooling her heels there until a parent could come in and sort stuff out. Her life of crime had begun.

That Girl From High School Writes

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

If I had one message for all those kids out there, it would be this: I was a hopeless, miserable kid, every single day, for the first 15 years of my life. Then I escaped. And my life has been interesting and satisfying and sporadically fantastic ever since.

Eighth Grade Out!

Kenneth Danford | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Kenneth Danford

Somewhere along the 12-year stint of schooling, students need the challenge of answering, "What do I really want to learn? What kind of help do I need to pursue my dream?" Considering those questions is the seed for maturity.

Science Teacher Accused Of Using Cameras To Look Up Skirts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

Dave McMillen, a ninth-grade science teacher in Selah, Wash., resigned Thursday after a student found a camera hidden underneath a classroom desk, the...

I Almost Forgot, I Hate Politics

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighann Lord

In seventh grade, we set up my school's first student council. Being a shoe-in for valedictorian I naturally planned to run for president, until I found out that my best friend, Jennifer, was running too.

Have an Underperforming Teenager?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Take a deep breath./Stop reacting from your frustration/and read what follows below.../Does it sound like someone you know?