College Readiness

By Mr. Fatta | Graduation may seem to be far in the future but it will be here before you know it. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” Although the process of searching for and applying to colleges may seem daunting at first, if you start early and dedicate a little time each day and week it will become easier and more rewarding in the end.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More<p>Massachusetts College of Art and Design Admissions Overview:<p>As an art …

College & University

How You Can Raise Robot-Proof Children

There will still be jobs in the future. Just make sure your child is ready for them.<p>Parents worry about a lot of things—like whether their children will get into college, or become drug addicts, or get abducted by strangers. But I spend a lot more time worrying that my children are going to live …

College Readiness

Graduation may seem to be far in the future but it will be here before you know it. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you are failing to plan, you are …

Woman Complains After Mike Rowe Questions Necessity of College Degree — His Response Is a Truth Bomb

On Friday, Mike Rowe penned a long post on Facebook in response to a woman named Dawn Baker, who had responded to an article that Rowe shared that …

Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

(Corrects 11th paragraph of Feb 24 story to show that March For Our Lives rally is scheduled for March 24, not March 14)<p>(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action …

High School

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once.<p>Students get plenty of advice about …

These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor

Whether you are a student, a professional or an entrepreneur, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. But some people seem to be better learners …

Hacking

The 11 college majors with the highest unemployment rates

According to career site Zippia, which used US Census data to estimate the unemployment rate for people 22 to 25 years old in various fields, there are several areas of study that make job-finding harder.<p>Many of the majors deal with the arts, society, and communication. But some are still related …

How to send your kids to college free or almost free

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “The Complete Guide to Paying for College: Save Money, Cut Costs …

College & University

Millennials Are Overwhelmingly Choosing ‘Useful’ Degrees

Whenever college loans come up, whether it’s pop artists paying off fans’ loans or a student loan provider facing $12 billion in loans disappearing off the books, there’s always somebody checking in with that hoary chestnut of “What did all these kids getting those useless English degrees from …

College & University

The Best Colleges for Your Money

Move over, Ivy League. Schools in our "Paycheck League" offer you the best odds of real-world success.<p>Thirty years ago, when the cost of sending a …

College & University

The 8 best IT jobs for new college grads and other tips on landing a job in tech

So, if you are a new college grad, it may comfort you to know that landing a great job in tech, and negotiating a salary, might be easier than you think.<p>IT consultant and IT staffing provider TEKsystems surveyed 250 hiring managers across the US. These are people who hire college grads for tech …

New York Becomes Only State to Offer Free Four-Year College

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.<p>The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next …

College & University

Here Are Some Tips On How to Get Accepted Into Veterinary School

As most aspiring vets are aware, there are only 28 veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association in the U.S. and …

College & University

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

Robbie Barrat started building AI on a bet.<p>His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few of his peers, however, weren’t so easily convinced and asked for proof by the …

Artificial Intelligence

I graduated from Harvard without debt — here are my 7 best tips to score a full ride college scholarship

Because I had a lot of demonstrated need, sought outside scholarships, and worked during college, I was able to graduate from Harvard completely debt-free.<p>Even if you don't have demonstrated need, though, there are several things students and parents can do to maximize their financial aid.<p>Having a …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Nearly 40,000 people applied to Harvard this year — experts say it's harder than ever to get into elite schools

That's the most applications in the history of the school.<p>The ever-increasing number of applicants at elite schools elicits the question of whether it's more difficult to get into elite schools today than ever before.<p>Former Ivy League admissions directors have some potentially unsettling news for …

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How to Pay for College Without Lots of Debt | Investopedia

With some planning, it is possible to pay for a college education without putting yourself behind the eight ball and piling up debt.<p>Getting a …

One of the largest jobs companies in the world reveals how robots are going to change employment forever

The company released the report, entitled "The Skills Revolution," on conjunction with the World Economic Forum's meeting of the most powerful political and business leaders across the globe in Davos, Switzerland.<p>It surveyed more than 18,000 employers across 43 countries and six industry …

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

Ten Ways For Parents To Get On Top Of The College Admission Process

Holiday decorations have been put away, you’re trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions, and that fruitcake has been re-gifted. It’s time to think about gearing up for the college process with your high school junior! When I first started college counseling, I assumed it was mostly a …

College & University

The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan

Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.<p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced plans to provide free tuition at the state’s public two- and four-year colleges to residents making up to $125,000. Standing next to former …

U.S. News names top online bachelor's and graduate programs

If you want to earn a bachelor’s without ever leaving the house, you could do much worse than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.<p>The latest college rankings from <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> put the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based school at the top of its 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The …

Trump Just Lied About GM. Their Response Is Perfect

Today, Donald Trump decided to boost his “tough on corporations!” image by – of course – taking cheap potshots from Twitter at multinational …

Is Free College Really Free?

"Free" is a word with a powerful appeal. And in the past year or so it has been tossed around a lot, followed by another word: "college."<p>Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent a lot of time talking about free tuition. And this week, the promise has been taken up by one of the largest public …

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.<p>To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …