Friday 24th November 2017,
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Education

The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

There’s no shortage of efforts to solve our nation’s $1.3 trillion student debt crisis. Just last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced the Reducing Educational Debt Act, bills aimed at giving student borrowers new debt refinancing options and allocating more federal money to Pell Grants and community colleges. One week before, the Obama administration announced its [...]

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Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Gotham: a dark, stormy city, beset with crime and corruption. There is rampant violence and unrest. The psychopathic and sadistic Joker is on the loose, reeking mayhem on a law-abiding people. But just as the city is about to be eviscerated, Batman swoops in, saving innocent lives and brightening the skies once again. Gotham is [...]

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How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric is heavily focused on improving America’s ability to compete. He promises a better deal for American workers in trade agreements, and a more restrictive border policy in part to prevent competition from immigrants for low-wage jobs. These positions are well-known, but another area of interest for Trump also plays into concerns [...]

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Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent. But a disproportionate amount of those suspensions fall on black students, who are four times more likely to be suspended than white students, and students with disabilities, who are twice as likely to [...]

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In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

In pictures: famous British public schools with branches abroad

Harrow was one of the first major British public schools to expand abroad when it opened Harrow International Bangkok in 1998. Since then, it’s opened branches in Hong Kong and Beijing, with another due to open in Shanghai in August 2016. There’s a long list of famous old Harrovians, including Winston Churchill and Benedict Cumberbatch. [Source:- [...]

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Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

Can you find the hidden letter in this memory puzzle?

This red dot puzzle tests your ability to recall images and has been shared by thousands online this week. Those who can easily answer the puzzle may just have an eidetic memory, the ability to recall images with vividness bordering on actual visual perception; also called a photographic memory. To solve the puzzle you must [...]

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what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

what is the most effective way of getting students to retain the information you’ve imparted during a lesson?

We all know that the students who are able to focus for the longest periods of time on what we’re saying without their attention wandering are the ones most likely to retain the information. Conversely the students with short attention spans are also the ones most likely to be disruptive in class. No news there. [...]

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Why do people mock us geography students?

Why do people mock us geography students?

I’m tired of everyone giving geography students like me a hard time. For years I’ve experienced jibes, sarcastic comments and mockery for the fact I like geography, but I didn’t think it would carry on at university. My friends and I have heard all the digs, from: “where are your colouring pencils?” to “do you [...]

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Want to retire in comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on free college tuition

Want to retire in comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on free college tuition

Bernie Sanders, in his election manifesto, has argued for making tuition free at public colleges and universities. This is a proposal that has struck many, including prominent economists, as ludicrous. For sure, there are scant details about how all this would work in practice and I don’t mean to shove those under the rug. And [...]

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Sixth form college teachers walk out

Sixth form college teachers walk out

About one in ten colleges are closed but the government says most are open or partially open. On Monday the court rejected the government’s bid to stop the National Union of Teachers’ action on the grounds that it is political. NUT members will rally outside Parliament later on Tuesday. They plan to march to the [...]

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ACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial Climate

ACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial Climate

Campus racial climate has become a larger priority for college and university presidents and their institutions, finds a new national online survey by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS). The survey is the first in CPRS’ Pulse Point series, short surveys of college and university presidents on timely higher education topics. A full [...]

March 10, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on ACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial Climate

The ACE CREDIT College and University Network

The ACE CREDIT College and University Network

​Information for Institutions The ACE CREDIT College and University Network is a group of more than 2,000 higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations and other credit for prior learning options for transfer to degree programs. Institutions can join the Network by completing this form. By recognizing ACE credit recommendations, institutions within the College and University Network help advance students’ [...]

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