Articles

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 purposes as part of the modern education system doesn’t mean they’re not without their share of criticism. If you are like many students, you may be wondering just important standardized tests really are. Here’s a closer look at five things all students should know about their standardized test scores.

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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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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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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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Rural Students and Higher Ed: Bridging the Gap
September 28, 2018
The Atlantic recently declared the existence of a “rural higher education crisis" while Capture Higher Ed proclaimed rural students to be “higher ed’s newest under-represented minority.” The good news? Now that the problem is on the collective radar, several strategies can help reverse the t...

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Six Things All International Students Should Do Before Traveling
September 25, 2018
Studying abroad is an exciting and potentially life-changing experience. However, it is not all fun and games. In fact, there are some less exciting -- and let’s face it, even downright boring -- details you need to attend to in order to survive and thrive as an international student. Start with t...

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Five Humanities Majors For Students Interested in Business Careers
September 21, 2018
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. HBO CEO Richard Plepler. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. What do all of these business luminaries -- and many others -- have in common? They’ve all got humanities degrees. The takeaway if you’re thinking of studying the humanities but have business aspirations? You’re...

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What's the Difference Between AP Courses and the International Baccalaureate?
September 11, 2018
If you have started high school recently or about to, you have probably heard of both Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB), but do you know the difference? To know what these tests are and how they can help you, read on.

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Six Things to Know About Brazil Before Studying There
September 7, 2018
Today is Sete de Setembro, or the Independence Day of Brazil! This national holiday is celebrated with patriotic displays and military parades throughout the country. We are celebrating by highlighting these six things to know about studying in this spectacular spot.

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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 ...