| May 17, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As the class of 2013 dispenses with college, reflects on commencement oratory and embraces quests beyond the campus cocoon, the rest of us would do well to consider their context and our choice.
This is a class rooted in the last century (born in 1991),...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Yes, sugar daddy! With student loan debt topping a trillion dollars, it doesn't sound half bad, does it? But before you start getting vulgar ideas, we're talking about legal ways to get other people to pay for some or all of your...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Meet the L.A. school board candidates...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Teach for America -- a nonprofit organization that places college graduates, professionals and others without traditional teaching degrees in schools -- has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education.
But in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
| Sep 14, 2012
As an actor, Tony Danza had conquered nearly every entertainment realm TV, the movies, even Broadway when one day three years ago, he felt a powerful urge to chase a childhood dream and become a teacher. He'd been inspired, watching a documentary made...
| Jul 15, 2012
It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce.
Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:36 AM
An update to a story we first reported at WDBJ four years ago. It's the story of a young Roanoke woman who is the first in her family not only to go to college, but to go to Harvard University.
It was 2008 when we first met Salena Sullivan, the bubbly...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:58 PM
It’s not just the first day of school for the 9th graders at Helen Cox's Algebra 1 class, their teacher is experiencing his first day as well. Brandon Rapp is a Yale graduate with a degree in chemical engineering but because of Teach for America he...