Extra Credit: The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

American teenagers do more community service than any other age group in the country - a collective 1.3 billion hours a year. And more of them are doing it. Almost twice as many 12th graders volunteered in 2014 than in the year 2000. You might think these kids want to get a leg up on the college admissions race, but there are academic benefits to volunteering.

Extra Credit: Teachers Loved and Lost but not Forgotten

Remember that one teacher who changed everything for you? So does Anna.

Extra Credit: Experiential Learning on New York’s Harbour

At this school in New York the day starts on a boat then moves to the beach. Its city-dwelling students are learning through nature.

Extra Credit: The Economics of Love and Sex

There’s an off-the-beaten-path course being taught at a Canadian university. It involves love, sex and economics.

Extra Credit: Diversity on Campus: What Lies Ahead

We live in an increasingly diverse and global society. We need to be able to learn and work and live alongside people from a multitude of backgrounds. Increased diversity on our country’s college campuses is a goal for most institutions, but what still lies ahead?

Extra Credit: Timely Texts Cool the Summer Melt

There are many reasons freshly graduated high school students experience summer melt. That is, failure to follow through on their college-bound intentions. But research has shown that well-timed texts with specific, actionable messages can counteract this trend.

Keeping Students Engaged: Tapping Curiosity in Elementary School

How can schools keep students engaged as they grow from elementary school to middle school to high school? According to the Gallup Student Engagement survey 76% of students are engaged in elementary school as opposed to a meager 44% in high school. The answer to this engagement challenge may just be in a trait demonstrated by so many elementary students: curiosity.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

Timely Texts, the Economics of Love, and Diversity on Campus

Today we air Episode 5 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes, featuring stories and interviews with students and educators exploring innovative topics in K-12 and higher education. Join more than 1 million listeners who have made Upgraded one of the most popular education podcasts on the air.

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What’s New with Naviance eDocs in the 2016-17 school year?

This school year, we’re pleased to introduce several key improvements to Naviance eDocs. Here is a brief summary of eDocs additions new for the 2016-17 school year.

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