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What can I do if I fail my university exams?

What can I do if I fail my university exams?

Posted on Thursday March 12th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Kirsty Ackah was in her second year at Southampton Solent University when she went to hospital for 24 hours with mental health problems. “I missed my last exam,” she says. Although her university knew what had happened, it was marked down as a fail. “I was going through severe mental health issues and I didn’t…

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How Machine Learning, A.I. Might Change Education

How Machine Learning, A.I. Might Change Education

Posted on Thursday March 12th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Artificial intelligence (A.I) technologies such as computer vision and machine learning are providing new ways to revolutionize learning and skills training at universities . From doctorate degrees in machine learning (ML) to bots that aid the work of teachers, there’s accelerating interest at the college level in A.I. and ML. Research firm TechNavio projects that…

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5 Tips to Scholarships for International Students

5 Tips to Scholarships for International Students

Posted on Sunday March 8th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

International students who search for an opportunity to study abroad face a big challenge. They have to choose a school and a country where they want to study, calculate their budget and expenses, as well as learn how to apply. Thankfully, while education abroad can be really costly, there are some things that can help…

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Scholarships helping students pursue higher education

Posted on Sunday March 8th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Education is the pathway to success for many people. Whether you plan on entering a four-year or two-year college or if you are thinking of enrolling in a trade or technical school, a degree can open the door to many opportunities. But many students may have difficulty paying for a degree or diploma because of…

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Study: Tough teachers get better results from students

Study: Tough teachers get better results from students

Posted on Thursday February 13th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Credit: Fotolia Teachers walk a fine line, says Jordan Catapano, an assistant principal al James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. On one hand, he says, educators don’t want to frustrate students by setting standards so high an “A” is unattainable. But they also don’t want to bore students and leave them thinking…

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Planning for your child’s overseas education? Here are some tips to consider before sending money abroad

Planning for your child’s overseas education? Here are some tips to consider before sending money abroad

Posted on Monday February 10th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

From navigating remittance platforms to assessing exchange rates, sending money abroad could be a tricky affair. Sending your child abroad for studies is a big step in any parent’s life. Preparing for their overseas education is a long process- right from conducting research for identifying the right universities and courses, checking the eligibility criteria, appearing…

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Celebrating girls and women in science

Celebrating girls and women in science

Posted on Monday February 10th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

FEB 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with this year’s theme being “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”. The theme focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…

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International students are key to a strong economy

International students are key to a strong economy

Posted on Wednesday February 5th, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

Students walk along the T. Anne Cleary Walkway and the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Thursday, March 14, 2019. After stalling in the House last year following contentious Senate passage, a bill aimed at enshrining free speech protections on Iowa’s public university and college campuses has another shot. The full Iowa Senate on Monday passed…

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Girls Can Do Anything

Girls Can Do Anything

Posted on Thursday January 23rd, 2020 by Anna - EDscanner Moderator

I NASIA Weekly Insights and Analysis Some of the world’s best minds are going undeveloped because of our failure to educate girls. It’s surely a truism, but when you hear it directly from Michelle Obama you may get a chill up your spine. That was my experience in December when I joined the Grassroots Leaders…

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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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