When a student of color is as strong of an applicant as a white student, the student of color should be accepted to respond to years of oppression and discrimination that people of color have had to face in this country.
For the most part, the majority of students when fulfilling a community service requirement will find that they enjoy giving back and being made to feel as if they made a difference. Perhaps like me, high school students will decide to take on service as a passion of theirs and ...
Students of color are often faced with higher rates of incarceration, but administrators who pay attention to the role of adverse childhood experiences in education can help buck this trend.
Because numerous studies indicate that standardized testing clearly disadvantages students of color, Whitman should consider test-optional admissions to push for more diversity.
Over spring break, 12 Whitman students volunteered at Portland's Emerson Charter School. Columnist Sayda Morales reflects on her volunteer experience and how giving service meant receiving the service of opened minds and outlooks on various education systems.
Aesthetics have more to do with students' ability to learn than you might think, meaning investments in campus aesthetics are well spent.
It is no wonder that Lincoln Alternative High School’s mascot is the phoenix. At Lincoln, the students and staff prove that from a sad and despairing place, someone stronger and brighter can rise. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 I attended a panel in which Principal Jim Sporleder, faculty, and a student ...
Charter schools are the perfect solution to offering immediate aid to those students who are not benefitting from the public school system. It is not fair that those without certain means are left behind because of a system that is too slow to change.
I went to high school with Gossip Girl, and as the series suggests, she also made my life quite difficult. Nestled comfortably in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Nightingale-Bamford School, costing almost as much as a Whitman education, loomed over me five days a week for four years.