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22 Signs You Were A Theatre Major

You don't get stage fright; the stage gets frightened of you.

Educators! Support Trans and GNC Students!

Watch the webinar. Meet the students. Understand best practices. Use and share the resources.<p>Check out these FREE related resources from GLSEN and …

LGBTQI

Bullying Prevention Programs May Have Negative Impact: Study

As schools enact anti-bullying programs for National Bullying Prevention Month this October, a new study suggests that those efforts may not be as effective as intended.<p>Released in September by the University of Texas in Arlington, the study found that unintended consequences may result from …

How to Make Kindness The Foundation of School Culture

Changemaker School Lusher Charter's number-one school rule is "be kind." Although it may seem simple, making kindness the foundation of a school culture is very challenging in practice. Through a robust social and emotional learning program and a planned effort to help students use empathy to …

Want a career as a professional dancer? Consider college

The mindset of so many young, aspiring professional dancers is this— if you go to college, you won’t make it as a professional dancer. There are many …

College & University

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Welcome to USA Today Educate!<p>This site is dedicated to helping USA-based teachers and students excel in education.<p>We provide free articles and …

Teaching

Am I Ready for College?

George Mason University students performing David Parson's <i>Swing Shift</i> (by Alexis Glenn)<p>In high school, you spend countless hours brushing up on your …

4 Things You Need To Accept During the Audition

A great audition requires you to be in complete command of yourself, your work, and the room. Accepting everything as it is in the present moment is …

Starting Your Prescreen: Prep tips from Mary Anna Dennard

It’s officially October, which for you high school seniors out there means the college search and admissions process is in full swing. If you’re …

Washing Machines

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Socialize in the Art World?

<i>"My greatest challenge has been the art and etiquette of networking in the art world. I have a friend, who is everywhere in the local art scene. Whenever there's an event or a fair, she'll be there; whenever there's the curator or the gallery owner, she'll be right next to him and chatting him up</i> …

I Was a Back-Row Dancer

Nicole Carol Schuman<p><i>She wasn’t the star of her studio, but that didn’t keep Nicole Carol Schuman from having an amazing professional dance career:</i><p>I …

The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

A compendium of horrible things that can only happen to classical musicians. Because sometimes, reeds break. Prepare yourself.<p><b>1. Well, that's the</b> …

Flute

How To Embrace and Enjoy the Audition Process

In the brilliant film “Tootsie,” Dustin Hoffman’s character Dorothy nervously prepares to audition for a soap opera while Jessica Lange’s character …

Robin Hood

Career Paths in Arts Management

By Caitlin Peterkin<p>What is Arts Management?<p>Arts management blends the artistic and business elements of a career in the arts. Depending on where your …

College & University

Why children's theatre matters

<i>This is an edited version of a speech I made at the Unicorn theatre in London last week, on being presented with an award for outstanding contribution to children's arts by Action for Children's Arts</i><p>It often feels as if every review or article about children's theatre represents a tiny triumph. It …

5 College Application Mistakes to Avoid

Share<p>As September draws to a close, you can almost feel the tension rising among high school seniors. You can see it in their tweets and not so …

College & University

How to Avoid Essay Hell

By onJune 26, 2013 in Uncategorized<p>I was thrilled recently when I discovered <b>Essay Hell</b>.<p>I believe any teenager, who will have to tackle a college …

Creative Writing

Campus News, Sports and Events

<i>You can increase your chances of college acceptance.</i><p>Colleges and universities are receiving record numbers of applications, making it very likely …

Campus News, Sports and Events

September is the first full month of education for most high school students with many seniors understanding that this is the last year that they …

7 Steps to Writing a Captivating, One-of-a-Kind College Application Essay

Is there anything more intimidating than sitting in front a computer and saying to yourself, "Okay, I am now going to write an essay that is going to affect where I go to college and maybe the rest of my life"? Yikes!<p>Slow down -- let's get some perspective on this whole college essay business. …

5 Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make When Putting Together Their College Lists

Okay, you're a senior and getting ready to apply to colleges, but the question is... which colleges? Some students begin thinking about college as early as their freshman and sophomore years, but many students don't do anything about it until they're seniors. It's never too early OR too late to …

How to Write College Admissions Essays: A Letter to High School Seniors

Dear High School Seniors,<p>Unfortunately, family tensions often run high when it's college admissions' time. Phrases such as, "I don't need you. You're wrecking my life!" and "You can't go anywhere until your personal statement for the common app is done!" happen simultaneously as doors slam.<p>This is …

Top 25 Colleges Ranked by College Recruiters

<b>Penn State University</b> <br>Penn State University (also known as PSU) is a public, four-year university that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a …

College & University

Confessions of College Admissions Officers

September 30, 2013<p>What really goes through the minds of college admissions officers, and what it means for students applying to college.<p>(Photo …