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The Debt Free College Degree

Attending college is the dream of many, but the thought of graduating with a ton of debt can make any prospective college student think twice about a college degree. Fortunately, there are a number of financial resources available to make one’s college dream come true without the crushing debt. 

School Bullying Outbreak

To create bully-free classrooms, it’s necessary that we educate teachers, students and parents about the prevalence and consequences of it. We all believe a school should be a safe place for the children, a place where they can learn without fear or apprehension.

Withdrawal.org

This resource is a complete guide to the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and drugs.

Raising Concussion Awareness

This article provides a variety of information on concussions, including how they can occur and statistics about their prevalence. Symptoms and importance of getting proper medical care are also discussed.  

Texting and Driving: A National Epidemic

This article discusses the origins of texting and driving, what age groups are most at risk for texting and driving, the dangers of texting and driving, and texting laws by state. 

LGBT Youth at Risk: Education, Health and Safety – 2012 Policy Briefs

In 2010, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) initiated a new series of publications to address policy issues in our mission areas of gender, sexuality, and women's issues.
CSW Policy Briefs comprise outstanding applied feminist scholarship by graduate students. For the 2012 set of briefs, we put out a call for policy recommendations in the area of “LGBT Youth At Risk: Education, Health and Safety.” CSW was pleased to receive submissions from graduate students in both the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Fielding School of Public Health.

The Creativity Conundrum in Educational Leadership

The Creativity Conundrum in Educational Leadership discusses the decline of creativity in the American education system due to its emphasis on standardized test scores and how local education funds (LEFs) and public education funds (PEFs) may be able to fill the void.

What Are We Doing to Girls: The Early Sexualization Phenomenon and How Communities Are Responding

This report identifies forces driving early sexualization of girls, from media and marketing to biological and social factors. It describes community-based efforts to combat the phenomenon, including parental education, sex education, adventure and girls empowerment groups, media education and advocacy campaigns. It also examines theoretical underpinnings of these approaches and what evaluations have shown about their effectiveness. What Are We Doing to Girls?

Why Service-Learning is Such a Good Idea

Provides a summary of the research on academic engagement and links the research to the practice of service-learning.  Published by Colleagues magazine and publicly available.

Young People Like Me: What Teens and Young Adults in the Northern NEK Think, Want, and Hope

In 2010, New England Network for Child, Youth &  Family Services (NEN) administered an online survey to young people ages of 14 and 21. This report summarizes the findings about the people, places  and activities that young people found helpful or encouraging in their communities; the people, places or activities that troubled or upset them; and what they thought their communities could do to  improve life for them and their peers.