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Oversharing in Admissions Essays

Oversharing in Admissions Essays | Education | Scoop.it
The raw and revelatory admissions essay reflects the blinding competition to get into elite schools.
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4 Ways The Internet Is Making Kids Smarter - Edudemic

4 Ways The Internet Is Making Kids Smarter - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
The internet brings so much information to our fingertips. It makes doing research a much smoother, faster process, and it enables us to not have to lug around tons of heavy books. We can connect more easily with old friends and new acquaintances. It streamlines our work in the classroom and our students’ work too. …
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The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test

The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test | Education | Scoop.it
Now here's a really serious college readiness exam.
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Would this style of assessment work in the United States?

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How to teach your kids to code — On Education — Medium

How to teach your kids to code — On Education — Medium | Education | Scoop.it
Something every parent is desperate to know
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If you've been interested in how to help improve your child's tech skills, this is a great place to start.

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Is This Any Way to Pick a College?

Is This Any Way to Pick a College? | Education | Scoop.it
Academic prowess, graduation rates, or the record of the football team? We rank the rankings.
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With so many variables - how did pick which colleges YOU applied for? 

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Different standards for different students

Different standards for different students | Education | Scoop.it
State gets permission from the feds to ditch No Child Left Behind rules Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks,...
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College admission rates for Class of 2018: an imperfect but closely watched metric - Washington Post

College admission rates for Class of 2018: an imperfect but closely watched metric - Washington Post | Education | Scoop.it
College admission rates for Class of 2018: an imperfect but closely watched metric
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Of all college statistics, the admission rate might be the most misleading.
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College admission rates may be misleading, depending on how the school defines "application" and "offer."

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What Louis CK gets wrong on Common Core

What Louis CK gets wrong on Common Core | Education | Scoop.it
There are reasons to be concerned about the standards. But they're not responsible for the rise of standardized testing.
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If you're like Louis CK and feeling frustrated by the Common Core, here is some context on the logic behind it.

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Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work

Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work | Education | Scoop.it
New Hampshire moved to a competency-based education system almost a decade ago, but it looks very different in schools across the state.
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Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
The NCTQ study is the second in two years that argues that schools of education are in disarray.
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“Busy Boys, Little Ladies”: This Is What Single-Sex Education Is Really Like

“Busy Boys, Little Ladies”: This Is What Single-Sex Education Is Really Like | Education | Scoop.it
Supporters of single-sex education in public schools claim that it's meant to provide the best education to both boys and girls. Critics worry that it reinforces gender stereotypes and ignores individual differences or the general needs all kids have, regardless of gender. Now a new complaint by the ACLU of...
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Instruction that caters to students individual interests, needs, and abilities works better than gendered stereotyping.

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For Frustrated Gifted Kids, A World of Online Opportunities

For Frustrated Gifted Kids, A World of Online Opportunities | Education | Scoop.it
For parents, the task of ensuring that exceptionally bright children get the educational nourishment they need is unchartered territory. The path can be frustrating for the kids, and worry-inducing for the parents. But the ongoing boom in online learning opportunities has been a great benefit for many gifted youth because the offerings can cater to a student’s ability rather than age.
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A useful explanation of the unique challenges facing families of gifted children and some helpful resources.

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What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph

What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph | Education | Scoop.it
What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today? And how has it changed since 1970?
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Interesting chart exploring the shifting world of career choices.

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? | Education | Scoop.it
Tests have existed throughout the history of schooling. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed.
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Want a review of the different types of tests your students take? Here's a quick summary!

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Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% - New York Times

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% - New York Times | Education | Scoop.it

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Enrollment at American colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever.

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Say Goodbye To Cramming: Research-Based Study Tips.

Say Goodbye To Cramming: Research-Based Study Tips. | Education | Scoop.it

"I wanted to share some of my favorite research-based resources about the study process..."

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As the school year wraps up, you can help your child structure their study time more effectively.

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