“Thousands of Students In New York Face Shuttered Schools,” an article in The New York Times on March 10, 2020, reports that more schools could close because of the current Coronavirus scare. The article reports that public schools have closed in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York. And it you do a little searching online, chances are you will find that public schools near you are have either closed down temporarily or have contingency plans to do so if students, teachers or administrators become ill. Read more
There are many career and aptitude tests online. But what about creativity tests? Are any worth recommending to students, or worth taking yourself?
We recently took four online creativity tests, and here is what we found. Read more
Are online colleges improving the quality of education they provide? Are more of their students completing four years of study and graduating? And are online colleges becoming fully viable options for students who, due to factors such as having children or being employed, want to complete all their coursework online? Read more
Back in 1985, a group of educators founded fairtest.org, an organization dedicated to the idea that standardized tests like the SAT and ACT should no longer be used to evaluate college applicants. In the years since, the “test optional” movement has picked up speed. On the fairtest.org website today, you can find a list of more than 1,000 colleges and universities that do not require either the SAT or the ACT. Read more
Are you a high school student who is interested in becoming an engineer? Or do you know a student who is interested in majoring in engineering in college?
If so, there are lots of online opportunities to learn what engineering classes are like. Visit the links below to take a seat in a virtual engineering classroom. Read more
Finish College in Three Years
With college costs soaring to new heights, completing college in three years is becoming more attractive. It’s basic math. If you finish an undergraduate degree in three years instead of four, you will save something on the order of one-quarter of your college expenses. Read more
We watched a segment on the evening news last week that showed a group of students who were gathered in their high school’s college counseling office, happily logging in and discovering all the wonderful schools where they had just been accepted.
There were whoops and shouts. They all looked happy, except for two students in the back of the room, away from the computer. They looked glum. Could it just be that they, unlike the cheering students, had just gotten bad news about their college prospects? It could be. One thing for sure was that the news segment wasn’t focusing on students who had been rejected. Read more
Are you thinking about becoming a surgeon? Do you know any students who are?
If so, you should know about Live from Surgery, a unique learning experience that lets students observe surgical operations remotely, and in 3D, no less. The program is currently being offered by the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, where students can sit in a comfortable modern theater and get a close look at operations as they are happening. As an extra bonus, surgeons talk to students about the surgery before and after it takes place and – when appropriate – while the procedure is taking place. Read more