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Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Our top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer? You have to be a great writer to work here, in …

Teaching Writing

News Report - ESL Writing Activities for Kids & Adults

This is an effective activity for improving students’ writing skill by summarizing information from a news broadcast. The goal of the news report ESL …

Language Learning

Can we really teach writing? | Gray Scott | TEDxTWU

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p><i>I think therefore I am.</i><p><i>Don't sweat the small stuff.</i><p><i>All you need is love.</i><p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

How Stephen King Teaches Writing

Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity.<p>Stephen King’s <i>On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft</i> has been a fixture in my English classroom for years, but it …

Insights Into Class Size, Degrees, And Financial Aid - College Admissions

Many students and parents are interested in the classroom experience beyond the name of a brand-name university. Changes in degrees issued also gives some insight into how universities are thinking about class growth over time and degree completion. In addition, financial aid is an area with a lot …

For-Profit Colleges Say New Obama Rules Will "Crush" The Industry

A sweeping new set of regulations include a rule barring colleges from using legal fine print to prevent students from suing them.<p>Colleges will be banned from using legal language that prevents their students from suing them, under a sweeping reform package announced today by the Obama …

How A Toronto-Based Storytelling App Is Becoming A Hollywood Idea Factory

By Nicole LaPorte8 minute Read<p>For a few years now, the Toronto-based storytelling app Wattpad has been a crucial piece of Hollywood marketing. After …

Two-Thirds of College Grads Struggle to Launch Their Careers

Every year, high school students and their parents spend much time, effort, and money on the college search. By comparison, they spend very little time focused on how they will spend their undergraduate years while in college. Yet a series of decisions that start the moment they secure their spot …

Amazon Goes Open-Source With Career Development Program

Postsecondary Learning<p>Amazon Goes Open-Source With Career Development Program<p>By Marguerite McNeal     Jun 1, 2016<p>Image Credit: Eric Broder Van …

Peter Thiel

Doubts About Career Readiness From College Seniors

Only 40 percent of college seniors say their experience in college has been very helpful in preparing them for a career, according to the results of …

How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

On San Jose State University's lush inner-city campus, students in their graduation gowns pose with their families in front of ivy-covered buildings.<p>They're the lucky ones.<p>Just 10 percent of students graduate from this public university in four years. After six years, it's only a bit more than half.<p>…

It’s Not Just For-Profit Schools That Are Failing Students

<i>A new report points out that many private, not-for-profit colleges have abysmal graduation and loan re-payment rates.</i><p><b>By Dwyer Gunn</b><p>Donald Trump holds …