This is a moment of reckoning for our country -- a battle for its soul and for our children's future. These two conventions last week highlighted very different visions for our country. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." That's true, but it doesn't bend on its own.
A strong support network and ongoing mentoring is needed to help navigate the unique challenges most will face while narrowing down and applying for college admission.
Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?
Admission to your dream college is not only contingent on academic success, but also your extracurricular work. College admission officers want to know you as more than just a number- they want to know what makes you tick - what are you passionate about, what drives you?
One commonly held belief is that gifted students don't need help and will do fine on their own. This perception may be due to the empirical evidence showing that many gifted students do end up quite successful later in life.
In his eloquent and powerful speech in support of his father, Donald Trump Jr. said it. Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) said it. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich echoed it. That 'great lie' is the ruse of school "choice."
Mainstreamed Deaf students put in a lot of effort to succeed. They have a vast array of survival skills that help them get through the day. But no matter how well they pull this off, they still have to deal with gaps in incidental learning, meaningful relationships, and self-esteem.
It was the second day of Eid and I had traveled with my companion, Iqbal Qaiser, to the village of Makhdoom Pur Pahuran, almost halfway between Lahore and Multan.
Student loan debt is a total pain in the ass and I get it, we all would be a lot better without it. However, under no circumstances am I considering contracting illnesses or giving up sex just so I can pay off my student loans.
There is no easy way to learn a new language, what with the cultural and psychological barriers we would have to overcome. Learning a new language is attainable but requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the learning process.
If I could declare July, "National College Essay Topic Month," I would. Right now, there are millions of rising high school seniors wondering what they should write their college essay about. It's a nerve-wracking time for them, and it shows.
Teachers deserve respect and support, not inane insults. I'm not one to give political advice, but denigrating an entire profession, the very backbone of our society, was a bad move.