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Environmental Education Bridges the Partisan Divide in Congress

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Jackie Ostfeld

I have seen the look of surprise on kids' faces when they come to understand that water does not starts its journey at the kitchen sink, or when they do something as simple as pull a carrot out of the ground for the first time.

Young People Use Tech to End Violence Against Women in Nepal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

There were thunderstorms. There was a strike. And there was the hackathon to end violence against women -- all happening on the same day in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Don't Let Student Loan Interest Rates Kill Dreams of a Brighter Future

Jodi Okun | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

With tuition, living costs and transportation costs all escalating, some students are opting to cut back on their academic career, attend a different college than their first choice, take longer to graduat and even stall or forego the college process altogether.

Fixing the School-Business Breakdown

Michael Haberman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Even if educators and business leaders initially speak different languages, we're all saying the same thing: we need better-prepared graduates and employees, with the skills, preparation, and qualities needed to support a thriving economy.

Lawmakers Prep to Abandon Our Most Vulnerable Children

Kati Haycock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?

Engaging Children Through Costumes

Justin Moss | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Justin Moss

Although the season is over, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues its efforts to bring opera to the community through partnerships targeting local children with an interest in the arts.

American Dance Festival (1)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

If the mention of a summer dance festival and school conjures up Fame-like visions for you -- long-legged lovelies stretching in crowded halls, ragged leg warmers, bare shoulders and naked ambition -- getting to know the American Dance Festival may take a little adjustment.

Master Planning Writ Large: The Campus and the Community

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In a global economy, universities must plan for the world beyond their gates. They must see their regions much as regions must see them-as an unparalleled asset that can drive their collective future.

College Grads: You're Better Off Than You Think

Roberto Angulo | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Roberto Angulo

You are graduating at a good time. The economy is gradually improving and no one is expecting much from you. If buying a house or a car is what you really want, you'll have plenty of time to do this later. Take advantage of this freedom to try new things and explore various careers.

The Cooper Union & Tuition Spikes: What Does It Mean for Students?

Uloop | Posted 09.10.2013 | College
Uloop

A college education continues to be more of a necessity for the job market today, yet at the same time it seems to grow more unattainable for students from lesser financial backgrounds.

The Value of Education

Neale Godfrey | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Neale Godfrey

While a four-year traditional university is preferable, it may not be for everyone -- other post-high school education is also beneficial. Community colleges, vocational training and even online universities play a valuable role.

How Parents Ruin College

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

All parents (including me) are driven by a visceral instinct to aid and protect their children. It's hard for parents to watch their children struggle, especially if it's in their power to fix the problem.

Charting New Frontiers for Charter Schools

Jeanne Allen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Jeanne Allen

Charter schools have moved beyond curiosities; they are full-fledged players in our national quest to turn around what so many agree had become abysmal school performance and unreliable education outcomes.

Drop Out or Opt Out? Let's Not Cop Out

Larry Strauss | Posted 09.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Larry Strauss

There is an epidemic in my city and probably yours too -- and I'm not too sure that the common core or any other standards are going to help: there are too many children out of school not doing much.

Parents, It's Time to Have 'The (Money) Talk' With Your Student

Jodi Okun | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Some children dream about the school they want to attend or the career they want to pursue for years. Most parents don't want to introduce the harsh reality of money into dreams like that. It's not easy, but it's better to sit down now and face facts.

Top Five Financial Tips for Students

Justine Kay | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Justine Kay

After the graduation parties, job hunting, and teary goodbyes are over, it's time to figure out the heavy stuff: finances. How much debt are you going to be in? Do you need a cosigner on your loan? Is there an app for this!?!?

Tracing the Steps of History Through Hollywood

Andy Steves | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Just as traveling opens your eyes to things unknown, movies help you visualize them that much better. Of course, be sure to look past the Hollywood filter, but enjoy tracing the steps of the filmmakers and protagonists alike. What are your favorite historic movies?

What 2013's Graduates Need to Know About Repaying Student Loans

Jodi Okun | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Without a plan these recent graduates could become part of the one in 10 who defaults on their student loans, risking high penalties and ruining their credit ratings before they even get into a full-time career.

Coast to Coast Style at High Point University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.24.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

Though casual and comfortable, this Fashionista paints the portrait of a student on the rise. Surrounded by an atmosphere that inspires high goals and success, our appearance beings to mirror such ideals.

When Education Is a Business

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Lawrence Wittner

To what extent is education corrupted when it becomes intertwined with profit-making businesses?

Why Student Travel Is More Important Than Ever Before

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

Now, more than ever, it is becoming increasingly important for college students to go abroad. Our world is growing in its demand for globally-minded people, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through travel and exploration.

Higher Ed's Vital Role in Civic Learning

George Mehaffy | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
George Mehaffy

Given the multitude of perplexing challenges that our democracy faces today, it is vitally important -- if not imperative -- that we support colleges and universities in their work to educate future citizens.

Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources?

Liz Wiseman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Liz Wiseman

Our schools must now solve problems for which they were not built. But instead of looking to our nation's capital for leadership, we should be asking if we have the right leadership in each of our schools.

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Discusses Youth Employment

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Young people 16-24 are unemployed at more than twice the national average, and teenagers are unemployed at more than three times the national average....

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.