Sunday, June 30, 2013

Department of Education: It Gets Better



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As part of the It Gets Better Project, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and employees from the U.S. Department of Education share their personal stories and a message of hope that we are working to make it better today, not tomorrow.  Check out StopBullyingNow.gov.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Updates to Drivers’ Education Reflect New Dangers on the Road

Updates to Drivers’ Education Reflect New Dangers on the Road
By KAREN ANN CULLOTTA, NYTimes


The old drivers’ education simulators at Maine West High School near Chicago are being replaced by equipment that will teach the realities of the modern road.
New simulators for training young drivers feature technology aimed at teaching them the dangers of talking on cellphones and texting while driving.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Amy Tan Performs at the White House



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Amy Tan performs at the White House as part of a Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community heritage month celebration. Check out her reference to the SAT and the AP tests.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ways to Study the U.S. Supreme Court With The Times
By MICHAEL GONCHAR, KATHERINE SCHULTEN and SARAH KAVANAGH, NYTimes Learning Network Blog

This week, the Supreme Court is issuing a series of decisions that have the potential to transform three fundamental social institutions: marriage, education and voting.

In honor of those decisions, we’ve updated our Supreme Court resource page to include new ways to teach the Supreme Court. This list helps bring together some Learning Network “greatest hits” on the subject with key articles from the Times archives, current Times reporting and multimedia and additional resources from around the Web. (read more)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Justices Step Up Scrutiny of Race in College Entry

Justices Step Up Scrutiny of Race in College Entry

The 7-to-1 ruling was both modest and significant, and its recalibration of how courts review the programs is likely to give rise to a wave of challenges to college admissions decisions.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Online Classes Fuel a Campus Debate

Online Classes Fuel a Campus Debate

A heated discussion has emerged over whether free online college classes will lead to better learning and lower costs — or to a second-class education for most students.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

American "Dreamers": Kevin Lee



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Kevin Lee is a Deferred Action recipient. His parents emigrated from South Korea in 1999, when he was 9 years old.

There are no stories that bring home the hope and optimism of immigration reform more than the stories of "Dreamers." They are productive members of society, brought here as young children, who grew up in our communities and became American in every way but on paper.

For more info, see: USCIS Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Biggest Mistake Parents Make With College Finances

The Biggest Mistake Parents Make With College Finances
WSJ.com


Our group of industry and academic thought leaders weigh in on the worst pitfalls to avoid when preparing to fund your child's higher education.

Look Beyond the 529 for College Savings

  • Look Beyond the 529 for College Savings

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    Dan Yu of EisnerAmper says once a child reaches age 15, parents should redirect 529 contributions to an investment savings account in their own name.

Friday, June 21, 2013

With College Costs Ahead, a Need for a Better Plan

With College Costs Ahead, a Need for a Better Plan

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The Spaldings seem to have the projected college costs for their three sons in hand. But as a result, the Mishawaka, Ind., couple thinks they won't be able to retire. A financial adviser looks at their situation.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WSJ Readers' Tips on Paying for College

WSJ Readers' Tips on Paying for College By DEMETRIA GALLEGOS

Readers offer their ideas on who should pay for college, and whether costs should affect where a student applies

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Japan’s ‘Science Women’ Seek an Identity

Japan’s ‘Science Women’ Seek an Identity

Universities in Japan are pushing to increase female enrollment in science and technology, despite a culture that pushes most women toward the humanities.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

China Dissident Says He’s Being Forced From N.Y.U.

China Dissident Says He’s Being Forced From N.Y.U.

Chen Guangcheng, the legal advocate, said he was being forced to leave the university over concerns that his activism was harming its relationship with China.