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Kids Are In School for About 15,000 Hours - Does How They Spend That Time Make a Difference?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The question of whether schools affect student achievement has been debated ever since the publication of James C. Coleman's landmark 1966 study, "Equ...

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.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

College Parenting 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.

True Blue at University of Kentucky

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.25.2014 | Style

The University of Kentucky is constantly evolving, and its fashion scene is certainly no exception. The diversity of style seems to expand every day, and I am constantly impressed by the confidence with which Fashionistas/os wear their outfits.

Only at Tulane, Only in New Orleans

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style

Every student of Tulane University has heard this statement, and it perfectly sums up the experience of attending school in NOLA. It's impossible to talk about Tulane and its fashion scene without first understanding the city that encompasses it.

Johnny Fashionistas at Texas A&M University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.12.2014 | Style

If you thought Texas A&M was only known for Agriculture and football, think again. We're a top university enriched in tradition and spirit and it is known once you step onto our campus.

The Bohemian Vibe at Penn State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style

From boys in corduroys and Vans, to the trendsetting gals rockin' Dr. Martens and knee-highs, those at Penn State are no fools when it comes to style.

How to Be a Hipster at Northwestern University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style

Trying to define how a typical Northwestern student dresses is next to impossible. Our diverse student body comes from a vast array of cities, states, countries, religions, political backgrounds, sexual orientations and much more.

Lumberjack Chic at Northern Arizona University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style

The fresh air of the mountain town refreshes the students and leaves them with a more laid back attitude. Out go the sandals and tank tops, and in come the boots and flannels.

Teen's Brilliant Invention Could Save Kids From Hot Car Tragedies

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Teen

Alissa Chavez is just approaching her senior year of high school, but she already has a patented invention that could potentially save lives. She ...

Finding and Renting an Apartment in Europe

Andy Steves | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

There are two routes you can choose from when you are looking for an apartment in Europe. You can use a direct booking website or you can go through a rental agency.

Layers Beat the Heat at Michigan State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 09.06.2014 | Style

At Michigan State, with its campus boasting over 100 miles of sidewalks, being prepared for anything is a quality every Spartan needs in their wardrobe.

Expression Through Style at Illinois State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 09.06.2014 | Style

When the sun goes down, an even more exciting and busy time begins. Roommates' closets are raided in a race to find the most perfect outfit. Style is always present and always evolving. We may be in the town of Normal but there is nothing uniform or routine about us.

The Top 5 of Florence

Andy Steves | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

As many people around the world know, Florence, Italy is the European capital of renaissance history and art. Before you go across the pond, make sure these five activities are set in stone as you plan to walk the same streets as Michelangelo.

Emerson College's Fusion of Bright Colorful Prints and Unique Vintage Finds

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.23.2014 | Style

What seduced me about studying at Emerson was the ability of the students to be unique and follow their own path without breaking any rules. In fact, there are no rules to break.

East Carolina's Pirates Show No Quarter When It Comes to Fashion

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.21.2014 | Style

Whether they're rocking their pirate pride in all shades of purple and gold or through the latest fashion trends, the relentless attitude of showing "no quarter" is ever present when it comes to on campus style.

Time for Congress to Smarten Up and Reduce Student Loan Debt

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

We already knew this debt was harming the economy by undercutting young graduates' ability to buy homes and cars, hampering consumer demand in two key sectors of the economy.

Jumping Into Jumpsuits at Western Illinois University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.10.2014 | Style

This Fashionista takes a tip from each aspect of what makes up a typical summer outfit for a Western Illinois student. There is nothing easier than pulling on a jumpsuit when the days are long and the temperatures are rising.

Go With the Flow at Florida State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.02.2014 | Style

Tallahassee is a thriving creative community with a strong passion to experiment with different styles and an incentive to keep innovating. Here at FSU, students are doing just that.

Hard Lessons Learned by the Temporarily Homeless

Stephanie Lam | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Stephanie Lam

Every college student is excited to be going home, graduating, or embarking on a grand adventure for the summer. I was supposed to have an internship with an amazing PR company and a whole summer in NYC. What I hadn't planned for was being kicked out onto the street at the last minute. In other words, I was homeless.

Northeastern University Students Make Successfully Stylish Statements

CollegeFashionista | Posted 07.29.2014 | Style

Due to our popular co-op program, students are used to dressing professionally and looking put together. This job-ready attitude lends itself to Northeastern students' just as composed off-the-clock style.

Fashion by the Sea: Standing Out from the Crowd

CollegeFashionista | Posted 07.13.2014 | Style

Aside from appreciating the traditions of my home by the sea and its standard of excellence, I immediately fell in love with the fashion. Hampton University is known for their fashion forward student body.

How George Fox University Created a Double Standard of Exclusion for Transgender Student

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Jake Dockter

GFU should not get to respect a student on paper, in press releases, and in letters by using their preferred pronoun but then in practice and policy choose not to. If you choose to see Jayce as he is in one context, you must see him as he wholly in all situations.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Clara Lieu

Working as a TA can be a highly enriching and rewarding experience. By collaborating with the professor and students, you learn to cultivate vital relationships and gain essential perspective.