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4 Things To Think About If You Want To Go To Harvard

Quora | July 29, 2016 | Education
If after all of that, you still land on Harvard, here are some tips that can help with admissions (no guarantees).
Justin Kitch

From Talking Birds to Ghost Cities: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | July 29, 2016 | Education
Every day of the year, 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,...
The QUESTion Project


The QUESTion Project | July 29, 2016 | Education
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...
Kermit S. Randa

How One Educator's Courage And Compassion Are Changing The World

Kermit S. Randa | July 29, 2016 | Education
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.
Kikanza Nuri-Robins

There Is Nothing Wrong With Those Kids: How Implicit Bias Affects Black And Brown Students

Kikanza Nuri-Robins | July 29, 2016 | Black Voices
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.
Melody Breyer-Grell

On Your Feet Writer, Birdman's Oscar Winner, Alex Dinelaris "Flies Back"--to School

Melody Breyer-Grell | July 28, 2016 | Education
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.
Jess Kapp

Plagiarism: It's More Than Just Borrowing Words

Jess Kapp | July 28, 2016 | Education
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.
Ishan Puri

Should Your Student Treat The ACT/SAT Like A Class?

Ishan Puri | July 28, 2016 | Education
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...
Donald Cohen

Without Planning And Oversight, Charter Schools Hurt Neighborhood Schools

Donald Cohen | July 28, 2016 | Education
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.
Ishan Puri

The Benefits Of Waiting A Year (Or Two) To Apply To Law School: Part II

Ishan Puri | July 28, 2016 | Education
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.
Robert E. Slavin

Keep Up the Good Work (To Keep Up the Good Outcomes)

Robert E. Slavin | July 28, 2016 | Education
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...
Alan Singer

Pearson Targets India to Profit from the Poor

Alan Singer | July 28, 2016 | Education
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...
John W. Traphagan

GOP's Approach to Reducing College Debt is Wrong-Headed

John W. Traphagan | July 28, 2016 | Education
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...
The Zinn Education Project

Genocide In East Texas: A History Of The Slocum Massacre

The Zinn Education Project | July 28, 2016 | Education
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...
Marybeth Gasman

Who's Working to Educate our Diverse Nation? Not the Republicans

Marybeth Gasman | July 27, 2016 | Education
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...
Stephanie R. Caudle

Which College Degrees Have the Worst Return on Investment 2016?

Stephanie R. Caudle | July 27, 2016 | Education
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...

Education For Recent Immigrants In NYC

JOHN MORENO-ESCOBAR | July 28, 2016 | Education
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.
Michael J. Sorrell

A Call For Peace And Unity From America's HBCU Community

Michael J. Sorrell | July 27, 2016 | Black Voices
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.
Gloria Larson

The Biggest Mistake New Hires Make

Gloria Larson | July 27, 2016 | Education
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."
Dayna Steele

6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

Dayna Steele | July 28, 2016 | Education
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?
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