Between the student debt crisis, admissions scandals, and colleges buying student data to boost exclusivity, there’s a lot to dive into when it comes to higher education. In this week’s edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore topics centered around issues faced by higher education institutions, students, and graduates.
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Students taking the ACT next year will have the option to retake individual sections of the college entrance exam instead of the entire exam, making it easier for students applying to college to submit a higher score. But, some are wondering if this will provide an unfair advantage to students with means to take the exam multiple times and cultivate a higher superscore than their peers who can only afford to test once. Read more on this topic, Harvard’s admission process, the value of homework, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
What are some things that you as a parent can do with your child without completely taking over the college admissions and selection process? Here are some tips on how parents can support their child as he or she makes this significant decision about his or her academic future.
I want to share six of the courses I would recommend for learners in the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound Program to consider, as I’ve personally seen these courses be well-received by military learners (and adult learners in general).
Whether it’s certificates versus certifications or degrees versus licenses, let’s discuss these four different types of credentials and the length of time and maintenance needed to upkeep them, and we’ll look at a few examples for each type so that you can get a better idea of what they entail.
We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
We have three updated and newly created preparation courses for the ACT WorkKeys exams that reflect updated standards and requirements from ACT®. Each of these courses is leveled to match the assessments and help students improve their knowledge. Students will find that each level builds upon previous levels, requiring cumulative knowledge of prior and current levels to move ahead successfully in a course.
Since her appointment as Secretary of Education by Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received much criticism for many of her decisions in office. Now, Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is saying the role of Education secretary should be held by an educator. Read more about this story, and more, in this week’s EdNews Round Up.