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Important Things to Know About Medical School Admissions
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Important Things to Know About Medical School Admissions

In a research study done by the "Journal of Medical Education", it was found that when applying to medical school, it is most important to get your letters of recommendation from people who know you and have actually supervised you throughout all or part of your clinical training. The results show that 36.6% of students received an interview offer when those letters were deemed effective, and only 8.7% received interviews with letters seen as ineffective. This shows us how important these three little pieces are in getting into a residency program for medicine after college or graduating from college without a degree in medicine because they can help get you into one of the top schools for medical education (medicine). There is also another way to make stand out to the medical schools,...
An essay writer who's a dean only mentions his faculty title (letter)
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An essay writer who's a dean only mentions his faculty title (letter)

An essay writer who's a dean only mentions his faculty title (letter)To the Editors: I just finished reading "Academic Prioritization and the Faculty's Social Contract" by Brian Peterson, and I felt I needed to write to mention a significant, troubling factual inaccuracy and to respond to Peterson's central premise. First, the factual inaccuracy: it is true that Peterson is "chair of the department of philosophy and religion and professor of economics," as his bio says, but he leaves out that he is also Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Development -- a full-time dean position that does not include teaching, other than a 1-credit college success course for transfer students." In other words, he writes this piece not as a faculty member who "teaches students," as the final para...
Title IX protects transgender students, Biden’s Education Department says
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Title IX protects transgender students, Biden’s Education Department says

Title IX protects transgender students, Biden’s Education Department says“It could very well be a game-changer,” David Hinojosa, director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the nonprofit Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in an email. “States accept federal moneys and agree not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, etc., under federal laws including Title IX. If they are discriminating against students on the basis of gender, they could be jeopardizing their funding.” Published at Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:09:59 +0000 Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/16/title-ix-transgender-students-discrimination/
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Ultimate Guide to College Grants and Scholarships for Minorities

Ultimate Guide to College Grants and Scholarships for MinoritiesScholarships and grants are a valuable tool for students who need funds to pay for college. These programs typically have criteria that consider your background and interests. One major category of gift awards is minority scholarships and grants. Minorities are groups that have historically faced societal disadvantages or challenges due to factors including: ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Students whose backgrounds qualify them for these awards can access financial assistance that they don’t need to pay back. Like all scholarships, minority scholarships will usually have additional merit or need based criteria for selection. Minority scholarships are offered by colleges, private organizations ...
Just Admit It: What is the Transfer Admissions Process Like?
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Just Admit It: What is the Transfer Admissions Process Like?

Just Admit It: What is the Transfer Admissions Process Like?Learn the Ins and Outs of the Transfer Admissions Process With approximately one in three students choosing to transfer colleges at least once during their undergraduate career, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the admissions process. While there are some parallels to first-year admissions, there are also some key differences that transfer applicants must be aware of. If you’re considering transferring colleges, preparing in advance and doing your research can help set you up for success. Keep reading to learn more about our tips for transfer applicants and check out our Just Admit It! podcast episode for even more insights on the topic. Understand Your Why Every student may feel frustrated with their college exper...
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FIRE urges transparency in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial at University of North Carolina

FIRE urges transparency in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure denial at University of North CarolinaFallout continues at my alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where news broke last month that the board of trustees refused to approve the faculty’s recommendation to offer tenure to award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times’ 1619 Project. The controversy has dragged the campus community into a bitter dispute, pitting many faculty and administrators who side with Hannah-Jones against multiple trustees and at least one high-profile donor who have expressed objections to Hannah-Jones’ candidacy.Last week, FIRE sent a letter to the board detailing our understanding of the facts and expressing concern that it appears to have deviated from its normal tenure appo...
First Amendment News 301: The ACLU free speech controversy flares up yet again
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First Amendment News 301: The ACLU free speech controversy flares up yet again

First Amendment News 301: The ACLU free speech controversy flares up yet again“At a time when liberals and conservatives are locked in a bitter debate over where the real danger to free speech lies, is it still possible to have an organization that fights for the full spectrum of civil liberties — for all Americans?”— Marin Cogan, The New Republic (July 16, 2018) “We need to consider whether some of our timeworn maxims — the antidote to bad speech is more speech, the marketplace of ideas will result in the best arguments winning out — still ring true in an era when white supremacists have a friend in the White House.” — Susan Herman, former ACLU president (Sept. 21, 2020) “If the Brandeisian view of speech is fatally flawed, what is a better, or at least a more realistic, view?” — Ellis Co...
How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health
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How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health

How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental HealthTwo years ago, I had the distinct honor of facilitating a conversation with Lorena Sanabria, a student who was present during the 2017 Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., at a national education conference. As we sat together on stage, Lorena, who was 17 years old at the time but wise far beyond her years, shared that one of the hardest things after the tragedy was the pressure to go “back to normal.” Within weeks of a shooting that killed 17 people, well-meaning teachers and parents were encouraging Lorena and her peers to reclaim their old lives. But, as she shared, “We were trying to tell them that normal will never be ‘normal’ again.” Lorena’s words struck a chord with me that day, a...
Is Journalism Dead? Gray Data Reveals Some Interesting Facts
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Is Journalism Dead? Gray Data Reveals Some Interesting Facts

Is Journalism Dead? Gray Data Reveals Some Interesting Facts“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain   Competition in Journalism   Journalism is the 40th largest program in the country, with over 11,000 students completing the program in 2019.  International students show a great interest in journalism programs as well, putting journalism in the top 4% of international web page views.  However, competition for these students, as well as the job market, indicate a bleaker picture.  For all award levels, completions fell 11.5% and the number of programs fell 2.5% from 2014 - 2019.     Journalism Keyword Searches   Our data shows that in April, Google keyword searches for journalism programs decreased 15% year-over-year.  Student interest had grown for nine months before...
The rapid creation of possibly the coolest new high school in America
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The rapid creation of possibly the coolest new high school in America

The rapid creation of possibly the coolest new high school in AmericaIt started a few months ago, when a friend asked Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, if he wanted to open a new public high school. He wasn’t asking for himself but, rather, on behalf of Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine. Published at Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:00:35 +0000 Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/14/the-creation-of-possibly-the-coolest-new-highschool-in-america/
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US College Admission and “Crazy Rich” Chinese

US College Admission and “Crazy Rich” ChineseIn reading NACAC’s spring Journal article, “History of Chinese Student Mobility and Today’s Trends,” I was struck by some of the differences in my experiences and observations working with Chinese families, who by law are not permitted to attend international schools. Working on the ground in China gave me a lot of insight about why Chinese families choose the US for their child’s education. In 2009, when I was first working in China, it quickly became clear that many Chinese love Americans and everything American—food, music, clothes, education…. For the next five years, I consulted with a small Chinese company that sought to bring the US AP curriculum into their public schools. We traveled all over China to meet with Chinese families, from Be...
Professor: Why I teach the much-debated 1619 Project — despite its flaws
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Professor: Why I teach the much-debated 1619 Project — despite its flaws

Professor: Why I teach the much-debated 1619 Project — despite its flawsThese are gruesome details, but they are the sorts of details largely missing from the collective consciousness of the United States when it comes to slavery. More, they are details that can be related to conditions still shaping the lives of African Americans. For example, in her 1619 essay on medical inequality, Linda Villarosa cites studies indicating that myths about Black people, such as their resistance to pain, continue to influence modern medical education, resulting in inadequate pain management of Black and Hispanic people compared with White people. Published at Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:37:47 +0000 Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/14/professor-why-i-teach-controversial-1619-pr...
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Ultimate Guide to College Grants and Scholarships for Minorities

Ultimate Guide to College Grants and Scholarships for MinoritiesScholarships and grants are a valuable tool for students who need funds to pay for college. These programs typically have criteria that consider your background and interests. One major category of gift awards is minority scholarships and grants. Minorities are groups that have historically faced societal disadvantages or challenges due to factors including: ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Students whose backgrounds qualify them for these awards can access financial assistance that they don’t need to pay back. Like all scholarships, minority scholarships will usually have additional merit or need based criteria for selection. Minority scholarships are offered by colleges, private organizations ...
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Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids? Get important education news and analysis delivered straight to your inbox In 2013, families at a Seattle high school raked in more than $100,000 for a raffle to win a Tesla Model S. The year before, the parent teacher association at Garfield High cleared $40,000 in raffle tickets for a Nissan Leaf. Other schools in this tech-boom city rely on lavish galas to raise as much as $422,000 in a single night, and some spend almost as much as they haul in. During the pandemic, parents at the John Stanford International School spent $249,999 — one dollar less than the school district allows before the board steps in to review such spending — on teaching assistants for a dual language program...
A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch
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A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch

A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch“I hear it from kids all the time: I want to get out of here,” said Kristin Johnson, a 24-year-old middle school teacher at Mount View who lives in Princeton, W.Va., about an hour’s drive away, and is itching for a teacher job to open there. “Those who do get an education know they can make more money somewhere else.” Ms. Keys returned, in part, out of loyalty. “When I was in high school, we started losing a lot of teachers,” she said. “People feared there would be nobody there to take those jobs.” But a stable teaching job, as well as free housing at her grandmother’s old house, played into her calculations. This may not be enough to hold her, though. Even dating locally is complicated. Her boyfriend lives over an hour away, o...