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Want Your Kid to Go to College? Start with these Five Books
November 2, 2018
College is a goal many parents have for their kids. However, the portrayal of academics in children’s books is often clichéd and outdated -- not to mention biased against women and other minorities. The good news is not all representations of academics are all bad. In fact, some might even spur kids to pursue degrees in certain subjects. Read on for a roundup of books aimed at inspiring passion for five different fields of study. Do you have an inspiring children’s book you have shared with your children or remember from your own childhood? If so, please share it in the comments.

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How to Write an Effective Statement of Purpose
November 1, 2018
One of the most crucial parts of your application to any school or program is the statement of purpose (SOP), otherwise known as the personal statement. It’s the part of your application that allows admissions officers to see who you really are, what you’re about -- and it’s your shining oppor...

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Five Ways Test Scores Matter and Don’t Matter
October 30, 2018
Whether you like them or not, standardized tests -- defined by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) as “any examination that's administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner” -- are ubiquitous in 21st-century classrooms. But just because they serve many ...

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What Does Research Say About Learning?
October 26, 2018
One of the most fundamental questions of education -- how we learn -- shapes what we do and why. So what does the research say about how we learn? Let's take a closer look.

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Why Student Debt Concerns Everybody
October 23, 2018
While we often think of college debt in terms of its crippling effect on students, the reality is that its impact extends much further than that. Here’s a closer look at why everyone should be concerned about student debt, along with a few things that can help lighten the load.

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Off-The-Beaten-Track Extracurriculars You Can Do in College
October 19, 2018
Into geocaching? How about E-sports? Maybe mock governance? The extracurricular world has so many opportunities that there's bound to be something for everybody. Let's take a closer look at six off-the-beaten-path extracurricular activities in college.

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Think You Picked The Wrong Major? Here's What You Can Do
October 16, 2018
Picking the wrong major isn't the end of the world. Don't worry too much. There's time to fix it. Here's what you can do.

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Four Questions About National Hispanic Heritage Month
October 12, 2018
Millions of Americans trace their roots back to Spain, Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Lasting from September 15th through October 15th, National Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration honoring their collective ancestry. Wondering what this annual event is all about...

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How to Get Involved in Campus Life
October 5, 2018
Whether you are just starting school or a few years in, it is never too late to get involved in campus life. Looking for some fun activities outside of your classes? Let's take a closer look at how you can get more involved in campus life.

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Top Reasons to Study in Rome This Summer
October 4, 2018
Are you a summer-loving fine arts major already plotting your escape from winter this summer? There’s a place just for you. From art and design to architecture and engineering and everything in between, the answer is clear: Rome. Let’s take a closer look at why to study in Rome this summer.

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...