China’s $250 Billion Education Budget
Apr08

China’s $250 Billion Education Budget

Historically, China’s high school graduation rate has been low, but with a $250 billion education budget, that is quickly changing. Are there things the U.S. can learn about educational investment, and about the challenges of such a rapid increase in graduates?

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U.S. Students Lag In International Math Scores
Apr01

U.S. Students Lag In International Math Scores

The U.K. recently hired 60 math teachers from China to help raise international test score averages in the subject. Should the U.S. consider doing likewise?

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College Application Holiday Deadlines: Submit Your Applications Early!
Nov29

College Application Holiday Deadlines: Submit Your Applications Early!

Encourage  your high school student to submit their college applications before the New Year. By: April Bell, Director, Counselor Advocacy | The College Board Help your high school seniors get ahead in the college application process by beating the college application holiday deadlines, and avoid the stress of the “rippling effect” by  implementing a target deadline. Come New Year’s Day, they’ll be celebrating the successful completion and submission of their college applications, and can relax, enjoy the holidays and return to school prepared to take on the remaining portions of the college admissions process! Senior year, students experience a number of changes as they end their high school career and prepare for their future after graduation. It’s easy for them to become overwhelmed with the lengthy to-do lists for college applications. Parents should encourage their teens to complete each portion of the application process on time and avoid the rippling effect that comes when even just one deadline is missed. Applying before the new year gets the applications out of the way so students can focus on other tasks such as financial aid applications, securing housing and selecting a meal plan. Bigfuture.org will help seniors outline a plan that’s tailored to their individual needs with calendars, deadline alerts, and holiday breaks, all the while keeping your teenager on track to reach their goal of receiving a college acceptance letter in the Spring! But remember, college applications are important for all students, regardless of their grade level. Many college applications require information about extracurricular activities, scores from tests such as the SAT, and of course an academic transcript. This means, from freshman year in high school to senior year, students can always be working towards creating their best college application package possible. See the tips below to discover more on how to assist your high school students with maximizing each year of high school. Freshman Year It’s important to be on track, even as early as Freshman year, and resources such as BigFuture by the College Board can help your high schooler personalize their path and stay ahead of the curve. As a parent, you are vital to the success of your teenager by ensuring they excel academically and establish effective work habits. But remember, you don’t have to do this alone. Helping your high school student understand the roles of their school counselors and teachers  in the college application process early will encourage them to establish relationships with their counselors and teachers throughout all four years of high school. Make it a goal to urge your teenager to begin talking about college with their educators at the start of their freshman year. Sophomore Year To help prepare your high school student to be strong college applicants, remember to reassure your teenagers that what they do in high...

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College Admissions Essay Writing Tips
Aug14

College Admissions Essay Writing Tips

A common question college-bound teens ask during a campus visit is: “What do you look for in the college admissions essay?”

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Takeaway Tweets: Back-to-School Super #CampusChat
Aug12

Takeaway Tweets: Back-to-School Super #CampusChat

Back-to-School Tips for Juniors & Seniors Best tips for high school juniors: Focus on grades and course selection Create a college-prep calendar Maintain a strong GPA Study vocab and take time to prep for the SAT/ACT Best tips for high school seniors: Finalize college lists Ask for recommendation letters if you have not already done so Complete college applications Create a calendar of deadlines Write college essays Retake SAT/ACT if necessary (It's not too late) These are just some of the many great tips shared by parents, students, and college experts during #CampusChat on August 8,2012. Go here for the full transcript of awesome back-to-school tips.  Join us every Wednesday at 9PM, Eastern, for #CampusChat. Check out our line up to see what's comping up...

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The Education of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan16

The Education of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929- 1968) – Graduated from high school at the age of 15 – Received the B. A. degree from Morehouse College (Atlanta, 1948) – Received B. D. from Crozer Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania, 1951) – Ph.D. from Boston University (Boston 1955) – Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)     Related Links: Where’d They Go to School?™ Top Tweeters Fortune 500 CEOs Stars of Glee U. S. First Ladies U. S. Presidents    ...

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