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The Common Core is a reminder of the credo literature professors live by. Language is the building block of great sentences, great paragraphs, great chapters, and great books. We cannot take it for granted.
Many of the students who enroll in developmental classes are promising students, bright and capable of college-level work. The issue for a number of them is they do not know how to prepare for college -- and just as importantly, their families do not know how to prepare for college.
It's unacceptable that, at best, 34 percent of low-income first-generation students graduate from college. When I think that only about 2 percent of foster kids in America will graduate college, I'm outraged. When will we decide to honestly and effectively address this shameful situation?
When all is said and done, the best case for colleges admitting you is offering them a stellar application that articulates who you are as a student and person. Here are seven things you can do to make sure your application stands out from the crowd.
If you are able to meet face to face with an admissions representative and make a very good impression -- particularly in an official admissions interview -- that rep might become an advocate for you, arguing your case in admissions selection meetings.
For seniors, the college application process has begun (or is beginning now). In my last blog, I identified four common, but avoidable mistakes college applicants make in completing applications, and promised to follow with more.
You often hear the Department of Education brag about our improved graduation rates in NYC. But what good does it do to graduate more students if only a handful of them are prepared for the future?
The old formula -- get a degree, get a good job, have a good life -- is breaking down. More people are attempting degree programs but many of them didn't receive adequate preparation in high school.
This San Jose high school goes out of its way to find students that were not successful in middle school. Through building relationships and hard work, each student leaves DCP college-bound.
Parents of high-achievers are getting the message: Stop the pressure. But what happens when your kid is the one refusing to let up?
By bringing new career and college planning programs at a fraction of the price of traditional independent advisers, Theba hopes others can avoid similar career-choosing struggles.
Race to Nowhere isn't about how the education system is failing low-income kids. It's about how as a society we have put so much pressure on our children.
The key to providing career readiness lies in integration. Career education and traditional academic subjects actually support each other.
On this National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, I hope we can agree to move forward on solutions and not get sidetracked by debates that will slow real progress.
The phrase "ready to learn," frequently applied to young children, is rather odd when you stop to think about it, because the implication is that some kids aren't.