If after all of that, you still land on Harvard, here are some tips that can help with admissions (no guarantees).
Sleep + Wellness,
Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered unconditional basic income, new Prince music,...
By Mohamed Ramy Student, Amherst College When I came to Amherst College, I left Egypt - a safe, familiar space of confined questions and censored answers. Without a doubt, I would have proclaimed, "I am ready for America!" Yet, when I...
Dr. Cribbs has proven time and again that she is indeed capable of anything she sets her mind to doing. Even in pursuit of her ultimate goal: changing the world.
The under-education of black and brown children in this country is a societal problem with no simple solution; however, it can be addressed one classroom at a time, one child at a time.
Birdman's protagonist Riggan did a fair amount of flying, with no one quite sure to what end. But after his almost Sisyphean start, Alex Dinelaris Jr.'s star continues to ascend. Last year I was fortunate enough to interview the break-out writer at possibly the most exciting time of his life.
Last week, plagiarism became national news. It got me thinking about the bigger picture of plagiarism, and why it is about more than simply borrowing someone's words or ideas.
College Admissions Process,
By Adam Lawrence and Ishan Puri With the school year fast approaching, it's time for students to begin thinking about how to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT. One question that we regularly receive at Prep Expert...
All children deserve great, stable schools. When charter schools are allowed to open up shop with little consideration for other public schools and the surrounding community, all some children get is disruption.
Harvard Law School,
Yale Law School,
Law School Admissions,
Law School Debt,
Stanford Law School,
Regardless of which law school you choose to attend, having more savings heading into law school is a good thing, as it will help reduce your overall debt load. How much it will help depends on a number of factors, including where you choose to go to school, but in the end, the principle holds true.
Evidence Of Effectiveness,
First Step To Success,
Academic Achievement Measures,
Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT),
I just read an outstanding study that contains a hard but crucially important lesson. The study, by Woodbridge et al. (2014), evaluated a behavior management program for students with behavior problems. The program, First Step to Success, has been successfully...
With its North American textbook and testing market shrinking, with profits and stock prices in decline, and with its African and Philippine ventures drawing the attention of critics, Pearson (Mis)Education hopes to restore profit at the expense of millions of poor people in India. Once "innovations" are in place, there...
A recent study by the Bookings Institution raised questions about the extent to which students who graduate from college are actually facing the kind of crushing debt that is typically presented with anecdotal evidence by the media and politicians. The report indicates that only 7 percent of young-adult...
One of our most read "This Day in History" posts is about the July 29, 1910, Slocum Massacre—the racially charged murders by whites on the Black population...
Hispanic Serving Institutions,
Historically Black Colleges And Universities,
Tribal Colleges And Universities,
Minority Serving Institutions,
I've been researching Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and the issues pertaining to their students for over 20 years. I have a new book out - Educating a Diverse Nation - co-authored with Clif Conrad - that urges everyone in higher education to deeply consider our country's changing demographics...
College is possibly the largest financial investment people make for their future. We all want to study something we love, but there is an underlying question that prevents us from making a quick decision: "is it worth it?" As the cost of education becomes greater by the semester, the...
Despite the fact that New York City is known for the diversity of its people, growing up as immigrant youth in this colorful city is not so easy. Limited opportunities due to language barriers, immigration status, family separation, work responsibilities, trauma or lack of support are some of the various factors that constantly affect the lives of many young immigrants.
As we move forward in our endeavors, we will forever remember the lives of those slain and the loss their families have experienced. While we pray that their hearts and minds will one day know peace, we pledge to aggressively continue our efforts so that these types of prayers will one day become unnecessary.
Don't lose who you are. It may sound like simple advice, but it can help set you on the right path for your professional journey. I tell soon-to-be-graduates about to embark on their first jobs, as well as those who have several years of work experience: "You were hired for a reason. You were selected among a pool of qualified candidates for what you bring to the position and you need to stay true to yourself."
In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives?