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Education’s Role in Second Chance Month and National Reentry Week
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Education’s Role in Second Chance Month and National Reentry Week

Education’s Role in Second Chance Month and National Reentry WeekBy:Sean Addie – Director of Correctional EducationDr. Amy Loyd – Acting Assistant Secretary This week we are joining our colleagues at the U.S. Department of Justice, agencies across the federal government, and our partners across the country to mark National Reentry Week and lift up the important work being done to support individuals reentering society from incarceration. The week also bookends Second Chance Month, and here at the Department of Education, we understand the pivotal role that education plays in helping people rejoin and contribute to society. Education can have a transformational impact on an individual’s life –– and education plays a vital role in easing an individual’s reentry from jail or prison back into...
How Covid-19 Has Made Online Education The New Normal
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How Covid-19 Has Made Online Education The New Normal

How Covid-19 Has Made Online Education The New NormalHistory has shown that with crisis, there comes a hidden opportunity. Covid-19 is not an exception. And its education where we have been witnessing some sweeping changes that will definitely define this decade. 2020 & 2021 – these two years will be remembered as milestones in the field of education, skills, and jobs. Millions of students have embraced online learning and organizations are moving to digital workforce.  Education’s age-old three Rs – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic – are being joined by a fourth: Rethink. It’s time to reimagine and redefine education.  We’re living in a world of digital technology and the evolution of online education during this crisis has made it the new norm. Students are now encouraged to learn ne...
Reframing the ‘Lost’ College Visit
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Reframing the ‘Lost’ College Visit

Reframing the ‘Lost’ College VisitiStockEditor’s note: A version of this column was first published by the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools. As we find ourselves in pandemic spring 2.0, college visiting is not possible for the majority of juniors just beginning their college journeys and seniors finalizing enrollment plans. When my mother was alive she would say, “If you can’t fix it, feature it.”  Her sound advice reminds me to invert the problem of canceled college tours. Instead of wringing hands over the lost college road trip, we can emphasize the opportunity facing institutions and students. Covid is inviting us to reinvent college discovery and student engagement. The majority of college-goers don’t have the resources for multi-day visiting trips. Indeed, col...
Finding colleges offering big scholarships
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Finding colleges offering big scholarships

Finding colleges offering big scholarshipsIt’s late in the college admission season, but schools are still giving out college scholarships to those who know where to look. The pandemic caused many colleges to provide better scholarships than they would have liked. And actually, some schools, long before the pandemic hit, were giving out large merit scholarships. I wrote about one aspect of this phenomenon earlier this month: One senior’s scholarships and wait list results so far… Today I am sharing award letter results that a teenager in Los Angeles received this year from Midwestern liberal arts colleges along with the colleges that waitlisted her. Emily applied to 14 private colleges and was rejected outright from just two of them – Colorado College and Haverford College. Eight schools ...
The College Transition: Tips for Students with Disabilities
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The College Transition: Tips for Students with Disabilities

The College Transition: Tips for Students with Disabilities iStockPreparation is key for all college-bound students, but thinking through what you’ll need to be successful is especially important for students with disabilities. Here are some ideas and insights to help you settle into college. Did you have an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 Plan in high school? Plan to apply for accommodations in college. Recognize that increased academic demands will require more academic support. Services received in high school will not automatically follow students to college and not all accommodations granted in high school are considered reasonable in college. However, colleges do grant accommodations to students under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The proces...
Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic
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Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Rory Levin, a sixth grader in Bloomington, Minn., used to hate going to school. He has a health condition that often makes him feel apprehensive around other students. Taking special-education classes did little to ease his anxiety. So when his district created a stand-alone digital-only program, Bloomington Online School, last year for the pandemic, Rory opted to try it. Now the 11-year-old is enjoying school for the first time, said his mother, Lisa Levin. He loves the live video classes and has made friends with other online students, she said. In December, Bloomington Public Schools decided to keep running the online school e...
Student Demand:   The Critical Metric for Program Investment Decisions
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Student Demand:   The Critical Metric for Program Investment Decisions

Student Demand:   The Critical Metric for Program Investment Decisions In the face of financial shortfalls, many schools make a fundamental error:  they focus on employment data to find new programs or current programs to grow.  Unfortunately, there is a very limited relationship between employer needs and program margins.    Focus on Student Demand to Increase Margins If you need to grow and increase margins, focus on student demand–it is students who fill seats and pay tuition.  Our analysis, illustrated below, shows that student demand is four times better than employment in predicting potential margins for current or new programs. Let’s look at the data behind these claims, which was drawn from actual program markets and margins.  Gray ran analytics to see which market factors bes...
Quality doctoral programmes are vital for development
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Quality doctoral programmes are vital for development

Quality doctoral programmes are vital for developmentGHANA Ghana’s National Accreditation Board was established in 1993 by the government of Ghana for four primary purposes.One is giving official quality approval to both public and private tertiary education institutions in terms of curricula content and standards of academic programmes.Two, it constantly monitors tertiary education institutions to ensure compliance with normative standards and ethics of organisation, governance, academic and administrative leadership.Three, it ensures that education institutions satisfy appropriate standards in physical facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, academic and professional staffing.Four, it determines the equivalence of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by institutions inside ...
Higher Education:  Are You Ready for the Economic Boom?
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Higher Education:  Are You Ready for the Economic Boom?

Higher Education:  Are You Ready for the Economic Boom?   We have a great deal to be optimistic about in higher education.  For one, most state budgets didn’t fall much and the federal government just gave them billion dollar booster shots.  The U.S. economy is poised for a boom, led by federal spending and pent-up consumer demand.   Optimistic Outlook for Higher Education   Neil Irwin of the New York Times inspired this optimism with his article “17 Reasons to Let the Economic Optimism Begin.”  He describes past recessions that gave us every right to be skittish about recoveries. “… a mild recession was followed by a weak recovery followed by a financial crisis followed by another weak recovery followed by a pandemic-induced collapse…an economy in which a persistently weak job market has...
MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION :  Eminence and Leadership in Education
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MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION : Eminence and Leadership in Education

MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION : Eminence and Leadership in Education(Image credit- KshitizBathwal/ Wikipedia) What comes to your mind when you think MANIPAL? Well it is MAHE for sure! An ‘Institution of Eminence’ that has many firsts to its credit, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is synonymous with excellence in not one – but multiple disciplines. Formerly known as the Manipal University, the name MAHE and the glory of its constituent colleges is a tribute to the visionary founder of the university, Dr. TMA Pai. In the early 1930’s Manipal was just a hill with a few houses on it and surrounded by the forests of the Western Ghats.  The legendary Dr. TMA Pai was a pioneer, and holds the record for establishing the maximum number of educational institutions. He is also r...
Gap Year After 12th- Is It Worth Taking?
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Gap Year After 12th- Is It Worth Taking?

Gap Year After 12th- Is It Worth Taking?Acing the 10th class board exams by sweet 16; school farewell before the 18th birthday; graduation by 22; and an enviable job before hitting 25 – sounds perfect, right! Nothing could be better if you wanted it this way. But what if you want to take a break en route – like a gap year after 12th?  So, are you in a dilemma to take or not to take a gap year? This is certainly a question that needs the right reasons to qualify as an option. What is a Gap Year? A gap year, also called a sabbatical year, is a semester or a full year break a student takes after completing class 12; and before joining an undergraduate degree.  While one year is usual, in some cases the break may extend beyond this period. Do students take a Gap Year? Of course! Lot...
Absurd UVA microaggressions case shows just how badly schools can abuse professionalism codes 
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Absurd UVA microaggressions case shows just how badly schools can abuse professionalism codes 

Absurd UVA microaggressions case shows just how badly schools can abuse professionalism codes The case of a University of Virginia medical student banned from campus for asking skeptical questions at a campus panel on microaggressions illustrates just how seriously graduate school professionalism codes continue to be abused to violate students’ most basic rights. FIRE has seen time and again these codes used to punish an array of speech that would otherwise be fully protected. FIRE has been sounding the alarm for years on the abuse of so-called “professionalism” policies for graduate students in programs focused on medicine, teaching, counseling, dentistry, law — even mortuary science — and more. In contrast with the broad expressive rights students typically receive (either by virtue of t...
University of Pittsburgh | Two Minute Tour | Niche
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University of Pittsburgh | Two Minute Tour | Niche

University of Pittsburgh | Two Minute Tour | Niche See if Pitt is right for you! Pitt ranks as our #25 Top Public University in America for 2020. Explore more student reviews, statistics, and college rankings on Niche - https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-pittsburgh/
Adam Ruins Everything – Why College Rankings Are A Crock | truTV
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Adam Ruins Everything – Why College Rankings Are A Crock | truTV

Adam Ruins Everything - Why College Rankings Are A Crock | truTV U.S. News and World Report's college rankings may be popular, but rewards schools that lie, cheat, and manipulate the system. SUBSCRIBE to get the latest truTV content: http://bit.ly/truTVSubscribe Check Adam’s Sources: http://bit.ly/1Q7MHpK Check out videos from Impractical Jokers: http://bit.ly/IJTruTV Check out videos from Billy On The Street: http://bit.ly/BillyOnTheStreet Check out videos from Adam Ruins Everything: http://bit.ly/ARETruTV Check out videos from The Carbonaro Effect: http://bit.ly/TheCarbonaroEffect Check out videos from Comedy Knockout: http://bit.ly/ComedyKnockout Check out videos from Hack My Life: Inside Hacks: http://bit.ly/HackMyLife Check out videos from Talk Show The Gam...
Will Community Colleges Rally After COVID-19?
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Will Community Colleges Rally After COVID-19?

Will Community Colleges Rally After COVID-19?We took a look at our data to find out which programs offer the most promise. Following the 2008-9 recession, enrollment at public two-year colleges and for-profit institutions grew to 7.6 million, up from about 6.4 million in 2007.  Over the following ten years or so, the growth ebbed a bit, but when Covid-19 brought another economic recession, it was expected that community college enrollment would pick up again, especially in Certificate programs–displaced workers would seek short-term training for new jobs.  If you are reading this, you probably know that is not what happened. Trends in Community College Enrollment According to the National Student Clearinghouse, as of October 2020, enrollments at two-year public institutions decl...