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Teens confront John Boehner on immigration reform.

Teens Get Real with John Boehner on Immigration

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Immigration activists 13-year-old Carmen Lima and 16-year-old Jennifer Martinez bravely approached John Boehner, as he enjoyed breakfast in a DC diner, to share their stories and ask him to take immediate action on immigration reform. Few adults…
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We Heart It; A Facebook Alternative for Teens

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It seems like every time we look at the news, there’s another terrible story of a tween or teen being bullied on social media. Their vulnerability, combined with relentless tormenting from their peers even drives some to suicide. It’s…
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Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

In this slender anthology, stories, poems and autobiographical essays (including one in comic book form) tangle with what it's like to be a hyphenated American. Most of the authors approach the subject with a strong dose of humor, following…
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20 Rules for Parents of College-Bound Kids

There’s a lot of preparation needed as your child readies to leave for college, and not all of it involves tuition payments and picking out a bedspread for her dorm room. As the senior year of high school gets underway and the rush to campus…
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10 Traits Your Child Should Seek in a Mentor

Having a mentor outside of the family can be an incredible asset for students young and old. For college students in particular, a great mentor offers hard-earned perspective and wisdom as well as an objective assessment of his mentee, when…
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The Right Fit: A Smart Internship Plan Can Lead to Great Opportunities

By September, your son or daughter is probably getting into the swing of college life. It’s easy for students to get wrapped up in being on campus, enjoying the remaining weeks of nice weather, and having fun before exams start up and they…
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Does Your High School Student Suffer From Senioritis?

Senioritis: An insidious germ cloud that roams a myriad of high schools, lurking in the shadows between the cafeteria and the decrepit boiler room…seeking to devour wayward 12th graders! Cuidado! It’s the dilemma that parents and high…
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Is Your Child Right for Fraternity or Sorority Life?

To frat or not to frat; that is the question for many first-year college students. And if you're a Latino student, then maybe the question is: Which Latino fraternity or sorority should you join? Sure, we all saw the movie “Animal House.”…
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For College Applications, Ditch these 6 Old Rules

Well-meaning parents all want to help their kids succeed in the college application process. But they often don’t realize how much the application process has changed since they themselves applied. Former admissions officers Anna Ivey and…