Saturday, April 19, 2014

Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words by TAMAR LEWIN

The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College Advice From A High School Counselor

College Advice From A High School Counselor WBUR

With this year’s high school seniors finalizing their college plans, we turn to the juniors, who are gearing up to make big decisions about what colleges to consider and how to get accepted.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Questions About Financial Aid?

Questions About Financial Aid? By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Richard Pérez-Peña and Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors, answered reader questions on paying for college.

Monday, April 14, 2014

What You Don’t Know About Financial Aid (but Should)

What You Don’t Know About Financial Aid (but Should) By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, NYTimes.com

Students have more tools than ever to decipher and compare financial aid packages. But why is it still so confusing, and why can’t you afford what colleges say you can?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The incredible history of infinitesimals and the birth of modern mathematics

The incredible history of infinitesimals and the birth of modern mathematics BY Amir Alexander, Scientific American, via Salon.com

Learning to see the infinite in lines, planes and solids gave birth to calculus as we know it

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Educators Survey State of Higher Learning in Asia

Educators Survey State of Higher Learning in Asia By KARIN FISCHER | THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
March 30, 2014, reprinted by the NYTimes.com

SEOUL, South Korea — A desire to produce well-rounded graduates, an influx of Chinese students, heartburn over university rankings: Such universal topics were among the subjects of discussion at the three-day annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education in Seoul, South Korea, which ended March 20.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

How Businesses Use Your SATS

How Businesses Use Your SATS By SHAILA DEWAN, NYTimes

THE news about the SAT has been confusing lately. On one hand, so many colleges and universities have opted not to require it that the College Board, which administers the SAT, has announced a top-to-bottom revamp because the test is out of step with today’s academic expectations. On the other hand, many employers are still asking job applicants for their test scores, even if they are years out of date.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Adding Coding to the Curriculum By BETH GARDINER, NYTimes.com

Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

U.S. Students Strong at Problem Solving, but Trail Other Nations

U.S. Students Strong at Problem Solving, but Trail Other Nations By MOTOKO RICH, NYtimes.com

 Fifteen-year-olds in the United States scored above the average of those in the developed world on exams assessing problem-solving skills, but they trailed several countries in Asia and Europe as well as Canada, according to international standardized tests results being released on Tuesday.