Ms. Place’s Ninth-Grade Students Visit UC Berkeley to Picture their College Futures
Only three years ago, students at Mt Diablo High School in Concord, CA had only a vague idea of what they wanted to achieve in their lives. When asked, many simply replied that they wanted to make their parents proud. 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
Mr. Escobar Used Small Padlocks to Unlock His Students’ Curiosity
Mr. Escobar is a social science teacher at Tranquillity High School located in California. He is clearly a creative thinker when it comes to teaching social sciences to his 120+ students. He created a series of “escape room” lock box puzzles for them. After they discover a piece of historical information contained in each “room,” they unlock it and move on to another one. Read more
…But Be Sure to Read the Fine Print
Do you know a student who just plain cannot afford to pay any money at all for college?
Well, there is no shame in that. And the good news is, tuition-free colleges really can be found. The issue is that even though they really do exist (unlike leprechauns and unicorns), they usually only offer free tuition to students who meet certain requirements. Read more