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Brown University drops writing portion of SAT or ACT for applicants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University has become the latest institution to drop the SAT essay or ACT writing requirement for future applicants to the …

College & University

Applying the Power of Stories to Excite Students About Science

Ed Kang loved science growing up and ended up earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience. But he left academia to teach high school over 10 years ago, believing …

Teaching

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Education Technology

As A Mental Health Crisis Sweeps Across Colleges, Students Step Up To Fix It

"If it can can save one life, then all of that work is worth it."<p>For Sara Valente, the transition from high school to her freshman year at Harvard was rocky. She was homesick, anxious about making new friends and, as she puts it, “obsessively comparing myself to my classmates.”<p>“The stress of …

Mental Health

The Rise of College ‘Grade Forgiveness’

Universities are letting students take classes over again—a consequence of the pressure schools feel to ensure their “customers” are satisfied.<p>Over the course of the past three decades, the A has become the most common grade given out on American college campuses. In 2015, 42 percent of grades were …

College & University

University Of Chicago Scraps SAT/ACT Admission Requirement

2:31 PM 06/14/2018<p>The University of Chicago became the first top-10 research school Thursday to spike the requirement for SAT and ACT test scores in …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebel

High school history teachers are in revolt over the alteration of a widely taught Advanced Placement course that they say threatens to present a skewed, Eurocentric history of the world to thousands of students.<p>The plan is so incendiary that outraged history teachers protested against it this week …

Education

What It's Like To Design And Build A High School During The #NeverAgain Movement

What is it like to design and build a new high school during the #NeverAgain movement? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Dean Gorrell, superintendent in Verona, Wis., about how his team had to rethink the building of their high school after Parkland.<p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>In Verona, Wis., …

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

Leadership

Mitch Daniels Urges Graduates to Resist Tribalism

The former Indiana governor, who leads Purdue University, believes that the hostility Americans are now showing one another is a threat to democracy.<p>For several years, former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a conservative who now leads Purdue University, has imparted the same caution to graduating …

College & University

Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

A common feedback trap that Brookhart observes can happen when teachers forget the goal of an assignment and give feedback on things like grammar …

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.<p>For generations, two numbers have signaled whether a student could hope to get into a top college: his or her standardized test score and his or her grade-point average.<p>In the past …

DeVos Bypasses NYC Public Schools; For-Profit College Enforcement; NC Teachers Walk

This week, another school shooting is dominating news headlines. At least 10 people were killed, and 10 others wounded, when a gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School, a small-town high school located halfway between Houston and Galveston, Texas.<p><i>This is a developing news story, you can check</i> …

Education

Daydreaming or Distracted? What Teachers Misunderstand About ADHD

Teachers must not wait for a firm diagnosis to make important learning accommodations for students who may have ADHD, writes Kyle Redford.

Can Schools Change Measures of Success by Focusing on Meaningful Work Instead of Test Scores?

<i>This story about project-based learning was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and</i> …

As Expectations of Teachers Change, Administrators Rethink Their Observation Practices

Have you ever been in a classroom when a principal walks in? Planned or random, evaluative or not, the atmosphere changes.The entrance of an …

The Impact Of Asking “Could” Instead Of “Should” In The Classroom

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do is an interesting new article at the Harvard Business Review.<p>Here’s an …

The Best Ways to Fix College Admissions Are Probably Illegal

Cooperation among selective schools would make students’ lives easier. It would also likely run afoul of federal antitrust law.<p>Year after year, the admissions process at selective colleges seems to make high-schoolers and their parents only more anxious. The numbers are wild: Harvard admitted just …

College & University

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like as Much as Food and Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

The Brain

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

harvardbusinessreview

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.<p>"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."<p>So …

College & University

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

Mobile Development

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Hattie thinks of the three inputs students bring to learning as “skill, will, and thrill.” And, while what a student already knows may be one of the …

Pedagogy

The Curse of Being a Highly Selective College

Elite universities’ secretive, subjective admissions processes attract scrutiny—and lately, federal investigations.<p>Getting into America’s top colleges is extremely hard, but making sense of how it’s decided who gets in is arguably even harder. By and large, colleges—especially the most selective …

College & University

What the U.S. could learn from Canada about integrating immigrant students

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>But first: The United States a Canada have a lot in common. But when it comes to education outcomes, the two are very different.<p>Unlike …

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

<i>Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13,</i> …

Education

'High school now, it's a whole other level': 7 adults who posed as teenagers for a semester were shocked by how much things have changed

If you could relive your high-school experience for a day, would you jump at the chance?<p>How about for a whole semester?<p>That was the premise of "Undercover High," an A&E documentary series that followed seven adults as they posed as students at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas, for the …