Students

What Kind of Hook Do I Need to Get Accepted to an Ivy League College?

Part 5 in our series on Who Gets Into Harvard<p>If you’re applying to a highly selective college, you may have heard about hooks like legacy—having a parent or grandparent who graduated from the institution—or connections to a major donor. These are out of your control, and actually make up only a …

Ivy League

No, California, Requiring Students to Take Algebra Is Not a 'Civil Rights' Issue. Allowing Them to Skip It Is

<i>Drop algebra.</i><p>This is the radical proposal making the rounds in California after it was floated by the chancellor of its community college system.<p>Eloy …

Mathematics Education

In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition

Prices of higher education are rising in line with inflation as enrollment stagnates<p>U.S. college tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades, following a nearly 400% rise over the past three decades that fueled middle class anxieties and a surge in student debt.<p>Tuition at college and graduate …

Education

Jeremy Corbyn admits he was 'unaware' of size of student debt when he pledged to 'deal with it'

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he was "unaware" of the size of the student loans debt when he said he would "deal with it" during the general election campaign.<p>The Labour leader said in June that he wanted to look at ways to deal with "the massive debt" of school leavers and "reduce" the burden of …

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn denies promising to wipe student debts

Labour leader said before election he would ‘deal with’ debts, but now says that was not a commitment to write them off<p>Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour did not commit to wiping graduates’ student loan debts during the general election campaign, after Conservative MPs accused the party of knowingly …

Jeremy Corbyn

Republicans are Right: Going to College Hurts

By <b>Jessicah Pierre / OtherWords</b>New public opinion polling shows most Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. Unfortunately, …

Education

Province 'reining in' $400,000 in overspending on sports scholarships

Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference administrators want a meeting with government to discuss funding alternatives after they were told the province …

Canadian News

Student job search finds working students are earning more

Students are collectively earning more than they have in nine years, a student job finding organisation has found.

New Zealand News

What are your secondary/high school course...

Does Columbia admit students who have not completed high school?<p>Prior to enrollment, students admitted to Columbia College or Columbia Engineering …

Education

Classroom Rules Minions Video

• This Minions Classroom Rules video currently has 2,041,332 views on YouTube <br>• Use this video to introduce, discuss and develop a set of class rules …

Education Technology

Deepening Assessment, Digitally

This week, I head to Rhode Island for my second year as a faculty member in the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence. I’ve been …

Pedagogy

School wins £5,000 to spend on interactive whiteboard and virtual reality headsets

TOTTINGTON Primary School has won £5,000 to spend on technology which will make a “massive difference” to children.<p>The school, in Moorside Road, came …

Interactive Whiteboard

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Want your class to make the most out of learning opportunities? Try focusing not just on the task itself, but how they approach it<p>Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education …

Pedagogy

A dean of MBA admissions says you should ask everyone who proofreads your essay the same question

The key to writing a business school essay that will get you noticed requires you asking one question: <b>Does this sound like me?</b><p>"The general principle about what stands out are people who are really speaking from the heart," Isser Gallogly, associate dean of MBA Admissions at New York University's …

Education

Leopard-print leggings and iPhones in class: how do we teach professionalism?

Today’s dental students can seem like they’re on their own planet. But really they just want to learn from our example<p>Here’s a typical day. It’s 9am: half my students are missing. I only have six, but that’s 50%. I have six patients booked for dental treatment at 9am and half the workforce is …

University of Minnesota

23,000 students left without a place to stay as year begins

Ireland is short of 23,000 purpose-built student bed spaces to meet the demand from college-goers this autumn, according to a new report that …

News (Ireland)

College groups warn new rules could keep the most talented international students out

A dozen higher-education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States.<p><i>[Overseas students would face close scrutiny under proposal floated at</i> …

Education

It's Not Parents Who Make The Biggest Contribution To College Costs

Financial aid is now the single biggest source of funds in paying for a college education, according to new research.<p>Scholarships and grants make up more than a third of college costs, outstripping the contributions made by parents and students themselves.<p>And the financial commitment is …

Education

75K students applied for Cuomo’s free tuition program

About 75,000 students have applied for free tuition at New York’s public colleges under the new Excelsior Scholarship Program, Gov. Cuomo’s office …

Education

What to Look for in Private Student Loans

Watch rates and payback terms to maximize savings, experts say; seek scholarships, too<p>With the new academic year starting in a matter of weeks, student-loan and college-finance experts say there is still time to make some smart money moves.<p>On the to-do list: Shop around for private student loans …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Education Technology

Education Initiatives Increase Bitcoin Adoption - Bitcoin News

News<p><b>Educational initiatives aimed at minimizing Bitcoin adoption resistance are on the way. For example, RSK is developing a specific learning</b> …

M-learning

'RACISTS!' Evergreen State Student Describes Social Justice Activists Turning On Other Students

Remember that whole Evergreen State College debacle in which social justice warrior students, spurred on by some of their progressive professors, …

Racism

Everest College Changes Name To Altierus Two Years After Turning Nonprofit

More than two years after Education Credit Management Corporation swooped in to purchase 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses previously owned by defunct …

Consumer Protection

Top Melbourne school targeted by student

A student claims she left faeces on the bathroom floor of an elite Melbourne girls' school in protest at teacher performance.<p>A flyer posted at the …

Education

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the …

Education

Choosing the (digital) pedagogical tool fit for the learning

source: pixabay.com @byrev<p>The list of digital technologies that might be used for teaching and learning is extensive. It includes: LMSs (Learning …

Pedagogy

Can a simple classroom redesign inspire student achievement?

Imagine a 5th grade classroom in the middle of a lesson. What do you see: charts, letters, and drawings on the wall? A teacher writing notes on a …

Education

The 60 Best Books for Teachers to Transform Learning and PD

Teachers love reading, as any great leader and innovator does. If you’re looking for some more books for teachers covering a range of different …

Education Technology

Up to $5B in student loans could be erased due to missing paperwork

National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, one of the country's largest holders of student debt, has lost several lawsuits because of missing documents. Video provided by Newsy Newslook