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Why getting into college is getting easier

Why getting into college is getting easier

Posted on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Getty Images Earlier this month, scores of high school seniors submitted their applications to college. Now comes the worst part: waiting. In the wake of a college admissions scandal and as the super-low admission rate at many top colleges receives widespread attention, the business of getting in to college is more intense than ever. However,…

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How Can You Be an International Student From Home?

How Can You Be an International Student From Home?

Posted on Tuesday January 14th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

One of the many personal and professional advantages derived from studying abroad is that employers increasingly prize international experience. But not everyone can afford to leave their jobs and other commitments behind for months or years at a time to pursue an international degree — even if it means better career prospects down the line….

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Michelle Obama Continues To Encourage Students To Reach Higher

Michelle Obama Continues To Encourage Students To Reach Higher

Posted on Tuesday January 14th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

As part of her latest effort to get more students to pursue education beyond high school, former Former First Lady Michelle Obama has often told her story—including in her recent memoir, Becoming —of being a first-generation college student who dared to “reach higher” and enroll at Princeton University. Her experience drove her to launch an…

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5 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Stand Out

5 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Stand Out

Posted on Tuesday January 14th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Students hoping to earn scholarships, a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid, often must compete with hundreds of other applicants and sometimes for a very limited number of awards. Free financial aid plays a significant role in helping students in the U.S. pay for college. According to the 2019 How…

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State Universities: 60,000 A/L students to be admitted this year

State Universities: 60,000 A/L students to be admitted this year

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

The government will admit 60,000 students to State universities this year in two batches based on the results of the GCE Advanced Level examinations conducted in 2018 and 2019, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday. “There is a batch of students pending admission depending on the results of the 2018 examination. We are hoping…

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Annual Horoscope 2020 | Prediction for Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and 6 other zodiac signs

Annual Horoscope 2020 | Prediction for Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and 6 other zodiac signs

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: What does the movement of the stars say in your life? Will you achieve success this year or you will have to wait for another year. Nowadays, everyone makes best efforts to upgrade his life, but they are worried about their future. Despite working hard at times, the results…

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UAE private schools see boost to January pupil intake

UAE private schools see boost to January pupil intake

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Some private schools in the UAE have reported a rise in new pupil enrolments for January. Reem Mohammed / The National Numbers of pupils enrolling at some private schools across the Emirates for the start of the January term have risen by almost a quarter, new figures suggest. Schools said the bulk of the new…

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School counseling is not for the faint of heart

School counseling is not for the faint of heart

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

“Much of what I do is negotiate personal and emotional obstacles that are getting in the way of students’ learning,” said Basil Steele, the social worker on staff at Mount Desert Island High School. MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — While many kids are doing just fine, there is a lot of angst in schools these days….

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19% increase in admissions in 4 years under Right to Education Act

19% increase in admissions in 4 years under Right to Education Act

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

In the tenth year of its existence, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009, has resulted in an increase of 19 per cent in admissions year-on-year since the academic year 2015-16. Indus Action, a New Delhi-based not-for profit organisation that works on the landscape of education in the country, came…

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Maths mastery: Everything you need to know

Maths mastery: Everything you need to know

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Here is everything you need to know about the alliterative maths teaching style favoured by high-performing East Asian education systems. What is the mastery approach to education? The concept of mastery learning was developed by Benjamin Bloom in the 1960s, building on work by previous theorists. The bottom line of mastery learning is the idea…

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Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times There was no shortage of news about American education in 2019. Presidential candidates debated school segregation, college costs and charter schools. Federal courts considered the future of college admissions and sentenced wealthy parents to prison for cheating on behalf of their children. Here are five of the biggest…

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US Medical Schools See Decline In Rural Students

US Medical Schools See Decline In Rural Students

Posted on Saturday January 4th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Medical schools across the country have seen a sharp decline in rural students. This comes at a time when Wisconsin and other states are facing a physician shortage in sparsely populated communities. Medical school students from rural areas made up less than 5 percent of all incoming medical students in 2017, according to a study…

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