Back to School: More reasons to celebrate

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The back-to-school season never fails to excite as I realize how many first-year students are taking their initial steps down a pathway that will lead them toward a more fulfilling life and career. Or when I think of returning students, ready to delve deeper into their field of study and eager for the challenges of upper level coursework and advanced research.

But, as someone who’s dedicated her life to education, I know that the phrase “back to school” misleads. For most of us, it’s not that we’re returning to something we’ve left, because we’ve been here all along.