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Five Things to Know About the Supreme Court

Five Things to Know About the Supreme Court[unable to retrieve full-text content]Brush up on your Supreme Court expertise with USAGov’s five facts to know about the nation's highest court.Published at Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:16:27 +0000 Article source: https://www.usa.gov/features/five-things-to-know-about-the-supreme-court
General Tips for Incoming High School Freshmen
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General Tips for Incoming High School Freshmen

General Tips for Incoming High School FreshmenWhat Should Incoming Freshmen Do to Prepare for High School? As the school year draws to a close, many middle school students are looking forward to their first year of high school and how to prepare. The start of high school is a major milestone that every incoming freshmen student should celebrate. High school is an opportunity to further develop your study skills, challenge yourself with advanced courses, and explore your interests and passions. While the transition to high school is undoubtedly exciting, many students are likely to have questions about how to make the most of the next four years. Keep reading to learn some of our top tips to help incoming freshmen start their high school career off on the right foot.  Stay Academically Eng...
College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2021
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College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2021These Schools Still Have Space For Students in the Class of 2025 For students who maybe got a late start on the college admissions process, or their goals and interests have changed, trying to apply for admission to the fall term may seem impossible. However, there are 195 colleges and universities in the US and abroad that are still accepting applications after May 1 for the class of 2025. Every year after the May 1 College Decision Day, NACAC compiles a list of all of the colleges and universities with space, housing, and financial aid available for those looking to attend college in the fall. This year’s list is much smaller than last year, which had over 770 colleges at this point. This was due to uncertainty about t...
Getting Student Loans for Your Associate Degree
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Getting Student Loans for Your Associate Degree

Getting Student Loans for Your Associate DegreeNote that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * Considering getting an associate degree from a community college? Or maybe just want to save some money on your first two years towards a bachelor’s? The good news is that student loans are available, just as they are at four-year schools. The average community college tuition (currently $3,770) is significantly lower than the price for an in-state public university ($10,560, or almost triple) or a private university ($37,650, or almost 10 times more). Tha...
Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away
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Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away Faiqa Naqvi, a 15-year-old freshman at a New Jersey public high school, logs in to her all-remote classes each night from Pakistan in a time zone nine hours ahead. Max Rodriguez, who also attends school in New Jersey, joined his Advanced Placement history class for about two months from Guayaquil, Ecuador, a port city on the coast of South America. Max’s schoolmate, Naobe Maradiaga, 16, participated in classes from northern Honduras. In the midst of the pandemic, in a year when almost nothing about school has been normal, administrators and teachers are grappling with a fresh layer of complexity: students accessing virtual classes from outside the United States. Faced with pandemic-related financial strain at home or the health ne...
Looking beyond highly rejective colleges to get better deals
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Looking beyond highly rejective colleges to get better deals

Looking beyond highly rejective colleges to get better dealsAs usual, the highly rejective colleges** have attracted the most media attention during this latest admission season. The Ivies, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Northwestern, USC and other highly rejective colleges outdid themselves this year by crushing the college dreams of an historic number of applicants. What gets lost in this slavish attention to the nation’s highly rejective schools is the inside scoop on what’s happening with other colleges and universities and how some families can take advantage of this situation now. 2021 college admissions reality The admission offices at many schools that are still quite popular with ambitious teenagers, but aren’t perched near the top U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, are stressing out ...
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Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters

Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters[unable to retrieve full-text content]Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school.Published at Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:14:25 +0000 Article source: https://www.usa.gov/features/have-an-emergency-plan-for-disasters
The College Applicant Resume
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The College Applicant Resume

The College Applicant ResumeWhat Does a College Applicant Need to Include in Their Resume? If you think resumes are only for job applications, it’s time to think again. A resume is an ideal medium to clearly and concisely present what you’ve accomplished throughout your high school career. Consequently, many students choose to include a resume when applying to college or when requesting letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors. Creating and maintaining a resume is an excellent college prep task, but applicants may be unclear about what they should include in this important document. Keep reading for our top tips for creating a resume that will help you stand out during the college admissions process. Spotlight Extracurricular Activities  Your resume is an ideal format for hi...
Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students Beyond the College Acceptance Letter
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Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students Beyond the College Acceptance Letter

Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students Beyond the College Acceptance Letter Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that pursuing a college education is not just about getting accepted and enrolling in a college. First-generation and low-income college students were burdened with the struggle to pay expensive college fees for a virtual education while being separated from on-campus resources and in-person support from students and faculty. For first-generation and low-income college students, being accepted into a college is a major accomplishment that opens the door to numerous possibilities, such as having higher average salaries and healthier lifestyles. However, there needs to be more support for first-generation and low-income students throughout college, n...
How To Ace Your Covid-19 College Essay
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How To Ace Your Covid-19 College Essay

How To Ace Your Covid-19 College EssayCollege essays over the past year have reflected the turbulence of these Covid-19 times. In response to Covid-19 and in preparation for 2021-2022 applications, the Common Application, the largest college application platform for prospective undergraduates, has replaced one of its prompts with the following: “Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?” This new prompt is based on scientific research on gratitude and kindness. In addition, the Common App continues to allow students to share additional information that’s Covid-19 related. Common Application President & CEO Jenny Rickard shares in a press release about t...
Many Schools Suffering From Threat-Rigidity Response To COVID
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Many Schools Suffering From Threat-Rigidity Response To COVID

Many Schools Suffering From Threat-Rigidity Response To COVIDIn the wake of COVID-19 shattering the traditional routines and plans of so many schools nationwide, I have lamented that schools haven’t done nearly enough to create more compelling learning experiences for each student. Many schools have instead focused on logistics and operations—which are important given health concerns, but also insufficient. In too many cases, schools have sought to replicate the traditional classroom in a new format—a striking 42% of teachers, for example, reported in a nationwide survey by the Clayton Christensen Institute that they replicate their typical day in a remote format. Or they have offered a subpar learning experience in which students don’t receive the supports they need, as this article by ...
Two 30 Year Veterans Discuss The Education Technology Market
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Two 30 Year Veterans Discuss The Education Technology Market

Two 30 Year Veterans Discuss The Education Technology MarketEducation technology is not new. We may think it is because the technology part confuses our senses of fluidity and speed. That’s why in edtech, as with most things, perspective and context are priceless as they help illuminate where we are and maybe remove some of the shadows around where the market and thinking are likely to go. Pam Nelson and Al Kingsley have been in and around edtech for more than thirty years. Not collectively, each. In edtech, that’s basically forever. They’ve been investors, advisors, administrators, entrepreneurs in for-profits and non-profits, and in and out of C-suites. Kingsley, the current CEO of NetSupport is in the U.K., and a member of Forbes Technology Council. Nelson, in the U.S., now runs her o...
Cornel West Is Leaving Harvard For Union Theological Seminary
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Cornel West Is Leaving Harvard For Union Theological Seminary

Cornel West Is Leaving Harvard For Union Theological SeminaryCornel West, a public intellectual, prolific writer and non-tenured professor in Harvard’s divinity school, is joining the faculty at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He made the announcement today in an interview with The Boycott Times, which bills itself as “an independent non-profit publication of global dissent.” West, 67, earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard in three years, graduating in 1974. He has a master’s and a Ph.D. from Princeton where he was on the faculty from 1988 to 1994. He taught at Union Theological Seminary early in his career and at Yale where he had a joint appointment in the divinity school and the American studies department. His departure will conclude his second stint on Har...
Maryland Promise Scholarship
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Maryland Promise Scholarship

Maryland Promise Scholarship Montgomery College president Dr. DeRionne Pollard addresses the details of the Maryland Promise Scholarship, a last-dollar student financial aid program. http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/paying-for-college
Enhanced Loan Counseling Now Available to Student Borrowers
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Enhanced Loan Counseling Now Available to Student Borrowers

Enhanced Loan Counseling Now Available to Student BorrowersTwitterFacebookLinkedinemailiStock New features unveiled this week on StudentAid.gov are designed to help students better understand the process of borrowing for college and choose a repayment plan that’s right for them. Both the website and myStudentAid mobile app are now equipped with enhanced entrance and exit counseling modules. The new, streamlined entrance counseling module uses personalized information to help borrowers estimate the cost of their education, determine how much they can expect to borrow, and prepare for repayment after school. The enhanced exit counseling includes an assessment to help borrowers choose the best repayment strategy based on key factors, such as their marital status, tax filings, and employment s...