Friday, October 28, 2011
The College Board said it was hiring a former F.B.I. director to review its testing procedures.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Clearing Up Some Confusion About the New Federal Student Loan Rules By RON LIEBER, NYTimes
Ron Lieber, Your Money columnist, answered readers’ questions about the recent changes announced by President Obama on federal student loans.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A conference in Madrid ponders an era of escalating costs and ever-increasing mobility, predicting that the duration of academic programs would shrink and that huge classrooms will become less the norm.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The sticker price keeps some students from applying to certain universities. But by Oct. 29, colleges will be required to post calculators on their websites that provide a better idea of what students will pay. (download mp3)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
VOAVideo: Radio Essays Explore Technological Creativity
There are mechanisms in nature as well as in human endeavors like engineering and art. Since 1988, the creative manipulation of these mechanisms has been explored in short radio essays about the history of technology called 'The Engines of Our Ingenuity'. The man behind the series is retired University of Houston engineering professor, John Lienhard, who broadcasts his essays Monday through Friday from the university's public radio station, KUHF. Through the Internet, he now has fans all over the world.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Over at The Times’s Economix blog, Motoko Rich reports today on a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce that indicates that college students might do well to study science, technology, engineering or math.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
HowCast: How to Take the SAT
Doing well on the SAT can mean the difference between attending your first choice and your safety school, so you'd better learn what to do.
To complete this How-To you will need:
A computer with internet access
A registration form
A photo ID
2 #2 pencils
A library or bookstore (optional)
An SAT registration book (optional)
SAT resource books (optional)
Step 1: Register for the test
Register to take the SAT by signing up online at collegeboard.com or by mailing the registration form found in the SAT registration book, available in your school counselor's office.
Tip: Signing up for an online account allows you to register, view your SAT scores, and send them to colleges.
Step 2: Get registration confirmation
Receive your registration confirmation and admission ticket either online or via snail mail.
Step 3: Prepare
Prepare for the test well in advance by studying, reviewing, and taking practice tests that can be found online.
Tip: There are many books available at your local library or bookstore that will assist you in preparing. Ask a librarian or bookseller for assistance in finding them.
Step 4: Bring supplies on your test day
Bring your SAT admissions ticket, a photo ID, two no. 2 pencils, and a calculator.
Step 5: Take the test with confidence
Be confident and relaxed when taking the test. The payoff could be entrance to the college of your dreams.
Step 6: Arrive on time or early
Arrive to the test center on time or early. Your confirmation will affirm your test time
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Online college courses have proliferated, and so have financial aid scams. Investigators are fighting to keep up.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
While more time in the classroom may benefit children from disadvantaged backgrounds, is it right for everyone?
- Help for Parents and Society Geoffrey Canada
- Quality vs. Time in the Classroom Vicki Abeles
- Naps, Recess and the Arts Annie Murphy Paul
- Let Teachers Teach Vern Williams
- Let Students Sleep Mary A. Carskadon
- Why Not Internships? Kathleen Porter-Magee
- Targeted Time and Programs S. Paul Reville
- For Us, More Time Is Critical Richard Barth
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Seton Hall University, a private college in New Jersey, will give early applicants with strong academic credentials a tuition discount of some $21,000.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Applying for Scholarships? Think Small by Emily Glazer, WSJ.com
Emily Glazer explains why students can likely forget about scoring one big scholarship and instead should try piecing together money from a host of smaller scholarships and grants.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Ignorance by American students of the basic history of the civil rights movement has worsened, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
More public and private school systems are wiring up parent-accessible data-management systems that keep track of schoolwork, grades and attendance. There are opportunities for overuse.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
wh.gov: At the White House with the Google Global Science Fair Winners
President Obama welcomes the winners of the first-ever Google Global Science Fair to the White House. Go behind-the-scenes with the three remarkable, young, American women that swept the awards and hear what the journey to success has been like. http://whitehouse.gov/stem. Also read the WhiteHouse Blog post about Google Science Fair Winners.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The group Complete College America cites factors like whether enrollment is full- or part-time, or at a two- or four-year institution.
Friday, October 7, 2011
By Dan Kadlec, Time.com Sep 28, 2011
In the muddied global effort to teach young people about money, one thing has become clear: college graduates pretty much have, or through experience and learning ability soon will acquire, enough personal finance smarts to effectively manage that part of their life.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Here is the link for the essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in October 2011.
Also check out CollegeBoard's Writing Practice webpage.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Decrying the state of American education, President Barack Obama on Friday said states will get unprecedented freedom to waive basic elements of the sweeping Bush-era No Child Left Behind law614 words
Obama’s Education Waiver Plan: No Child Left Behind’s Final Chapter? By Kayla Webley, Time.com Sep 23, 2011
President Obama announced on Friday his plan to offer relief to states that are chafing under the strict requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education standards championed by George W. Bush in 2002.
Obama Encourages Learning to Students By Ap Sep 28, 2011
President Barack Obama is encouraging students to work hard in their classes, saying the country is counting on them.
Coming Together to Kill Education Reform By Andrew J. Rotherham, Time.com Sep 29, 2011
A new consensus is emerging in education politics. But can the center hold? And would reformers even want it to?931 words
Monday, October 3, 2011
President Obama's Third Annual Back to School Speech
Tells America's High School Students that They Are America's Future. September 28, 2011.
Obama Urges Students to Set Their Sights on College By MARK LANDLER
In a back-to-school address to students at an elite Washington public school, the president urged youths to work hard and set a goal to get college degrees.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A 19-year-old college student from Long Island allegedly charged local high school students up to $2,500 each to sit for the SAT in their name, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday
After Arrest, a Wider Inquiry on SAT Cheating By JENNY ANDERSON, NYTimes
Testing officials said a Long Island case involving seven students was an isolated event, while others argued that the problem was widespread and emphasized the need for better security at the test.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
- Wake up fifteen minutes early to focus your thoughts.
- Eat breakfast (skip the quad latte and Red Bulll--you'll crash during the test).
- Bring Student ID
- Bring pencils, calculators, ear plugs, water, energy bar, etc.
- Leave the house early.
- Arrive early--use the spare time to encourage yourself and your friends to do your best.
During the Test
- Stand up and stretch!
- Drink water.
After the test, meet up with some friends, and celebrate. Good luck!