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The Pursuit of Education: A Story of Homelessness, Perseverance, and the Impact of Caring Educators
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The Pursuit of Education: A Story of Homelessness, Perseverance, and the Impact of Caring Educators

The Pursuit of Education: A Story of Homelessness, Perseverance, and the Impact of Caring Educators By: Jahnee S. I was 8 years old when I first experienced homelessness. Homelessness then became a struggle that my family and I couldn’t escape. I experienced standing in the snow, hoping my family and I had a place to sleep on a church floor; how packed and unsanitary emergency shelters are, as I got lice within two days of staying there; how “The Florida Project” brought me flashbacks to the many months my family lived in motels, and how I viewed peers with “the basic necessities” with such envy. Constantly moving and being disappointed led me to become extremely detached and avoid relationships of any kind out of fear of abandonment. Eight years later, at 16 years old, I was still experie...
Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?
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Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?

Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss? Over the past year, Deprece Bonilla, a mother of five in Oakland, Calif., has gotten creative about helping her children thrive in a world largely mediated by screens. She signed them up for online phonics tutoring and virtual martial arts lessons. If they are distracted inside the family’s duplex, she grabs snacks and goes with the children into the car, saying they cannot come out until their homework is done. She has sometimes spent three hours per day assisting with school assignments, even as she works from home for a local nonprofit organization. It all sometimes feels like too much to bear. Still, when her fifth-grade son’s public-school teacher told her he was years behind in reading, she was in disbelief. “That was very off...
Envisioning Alternative Course and Program Portfolios
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Envisioning Alternative Course and Program Portfolios

Envisioning Alternative Course and Program PortfoliosThe importance of envisioning future course and program portfolios will be familiar to readers of my recent blogs.  Provosts, deans, and others responsible for academic resourcing invest time and money to get better data on their portfolios:  e.g., by using Gray Associates’ Program Economics Platform (PEP).  These data help them identify strategies for improvement, which is especially important given the current Covid-19 disruptions.  We are pleased to introduce PEP+, our new predictive model for envisioning the consequences of changing a school’s lineup of courses and programs, just in time to help mitigate these disruptions.  Changes in student demand and modes of teaching can upend an institution’s operational activities and finances,...
Why Republican efforts to ban the 1619 Project from classrooms are so misguided
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Why Republican efforts to ban the 1619 Project from classrooms are so misguided

Why Republican efforts to ban the 1619 Project from classrooms are so misguided Republican legislators in a handful of states are trying to cut funding to schools and colleges that use the New York Times’ award-winning 1619 Project for classroom lessons — efforts that have served to keep the provocative retelling of American history in the spotlight.The project, published in the newspaper’s magazine in August 2019, is a collection of essays and stories that argue that America was not founded in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was adopted, but rather in 1619, the year that enslaved Africans were first brought to the land that became the United States.The project annoyed President Donald Trump so much that he appointed a panel — the 1776 Commission — to write a report about the “pa...
Nominate Your Students for CollegePoint
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Nominate Your Students for CollegePoint

Nominate Your Students for CollegePointTwitterFacebookLinkedinemailiStock It’s a persistent problem: Talented lower-income students are less likely than their peers to enroll at selective colleges. And amid the pandemic, many students—particularly those from low- to moderate-income families—face even greater obstacles on the journey to higher ed. For those reasons, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ CollegePoint has expanded its eligibility criteria and is calling on counselors, teachers, and others to nominate talented teens in the class of 2022 who would benefit from its free advising program. Prior to the pandemic, the nonprofit—which provides personal support throughout the college search, admission, and selection process—relied on standardized test scores to help identify students for the prog...
Applying for a Master's Degree // Advice, Rejection, Personal Statements
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Applying for a Master's Degree // Advice, Rejection, Personal Statements

Applying for a Master's Degree // Advice, Rejection, Personal Statements hey all ?in today's vid we chat through the process of applying to a Master's degree in the UK (in other words, applying to grad school), all the stuff you need and my own experiences. I initially wanted to apply to UCL, Imperial and Cambridge for a Msc/MPhil in Management, but upon my Cambridge rejection (that was fun) did a total 180 and instead applied to Film School. Doing a master's degree is highly subject to your personal career goals, there is right or wrong answer. Luckily I can at least help you prep for the process, the personal statements, applications, interviews and just getting started. GOOD LUCK! The Blog Post: https://sarcasticfish.com/2019/10/18/graduate-applications/ ...
PhD Application Tips! | Advice for Applying to PhD Programs
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PhD Application Tips! | Advice for Applying to PhD Programs

PhD Application Tips! | Advice for Applying to PhD Programs I've been running PhD admissions for our department for years, and these are some of my best PhD application tips! Covers organization, reaching out to prospective advisors, personal statements/letters of purpose, tips for letters of recommendation, and how much GRE scores matter. This advice is most relevant for STEM and maybe especially Computer Science PhD programs, but a lot of it is definitely broadly applicable. The first video in this series was about whether you should get a PhD at all: https://youtu.be/p4QiJNPSdWs The next video in this series is about how to choose PhD programs to apply to. #gradschool #phd + RELEVANT LINKS + Template for reaching out to potential advisors: https://twitter.c...
Top Five Tips For College Fairs
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Top Five Tips For College Fairs

Top Five Tips For College FairsCollege fairs are in full swing around the country. To make sure you have the best strategy for the college fairs you might want to follow these five tips. 1. Research which schools will be attend the college fair. For most college fairs you can find a list of schools that will be attending. It is worth getting a copy of this list. Then going through it to see if there are any colleges that you are considering on the list. Go through and highlight them and consider going to their tables first. You might also find other schools that you weren’t aware of that you want to talk to. No matter what, it is nice to at least know who will be in attendance to make sure you don’t miss visiting with any schools. 2. Register in advance for college fairs. Many ...
MET Fund | Graduate Management Admission Council
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MET Fund | Graduate Management Admission Council

MET Fund | Graduate Management Admission Council Future Media Corporation produced this short video for GMAC‘s Management Education for Tomorrow (MET) Fund. The video highlights GMAC’s long-standing commitment to investing in strategic philanthropic initiatives that benefits business and management education globally. Produced by Future Media Corporation View more Future Media produced videos at https://futuremediafmc.com
Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education
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Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher EducationNew Limits on Students at 2 UniversitiesFeb. 17, 6:18 a.m. Two more universities have imposed limits on student movement as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases. Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire, moved classes online and canceled all athletic events until at least Feb. 21, WMUR reported. The University of Virginia is keeping in-person classes, but banning students from leaving their rooms for most other purposes, except attending classes, obtaining food, individual exercise and being tested for COVID-19. -- Scott Jaschik Student Parties Criticized as Unsafe at 3 Campuses Feb. 16, 6:02 a.m. Officials at three campuses are criticizing recent student parties as unsafe during the pandemic. At Syracuse University, athletes...
Grad School Admission Decision Reactions | Masters/PhD 2020-2021
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Grad School Admission Decision Reactions | Masters/PhD 2020-2021

Grad School Admission Decision Reactions | Masters/PhD 2020-2021 I applied to various graduate programs in the education field, 8 master's and 2 PhD programs. Here are my reactions to each admission decision. The school, along with the program I applied to, is noted on the bottom left corner of the screen. Music Credits: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Forward by Declan DP Music https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement: http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2BwdHQ3 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ET9zvLo87mY –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.l...
PhD Application Tips that got me into Stanford, Berkeley, MIT etc COMPREHENSIVE
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PhD Application Tips that got me into Stanford, Berkeley, MIT etc COMPREHENSIVE

PhD Application Tips that got me into Stanford, Berkeley, MIT etc COMPREHENSIVE I cover the entire application and explain the proper mindset to craft a great PhD graduate school application. Using these tips, I was fortunate to get into EE / BioE PhD programs at Stanford, UC Berkeley / UCSF, Princeton, MIT, UCLA, UPenn, and Cornell. This advice is most relevant to STEM PhD grad programs, and I hope you learn something useful. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE if this was helpful! Other PhD Videos: What is the PhD? Is it worth it? Comprehensive video: https://youtu.be/5eUXmpzlU58 My EE Quals experience at Stanford: https://youtu.be/f6s0zcWRDHg #phd, #stanforduniversity, #gradschool, #school, #student, #students, #ee, #electricalengineering, #phdstudent, #phdstudents, #gradl...
How to start ending the school-to-prison pipeline — by an educator just elected to the U.S. House
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How to start ending the school-to-prison pipeline — by an educator just elected to the U.S. House

How to start ending the school-to-prison pipeline — by an educator just elected to the U.S. HouseJamaal Bowman was the founder and principal of the public Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx before he was elected in November to the House of Representatives, after defeating a 16-term incumbent who was expected to win his primary earlier that year.Bowman has long been focused on social justice and that’s the subject of this post, in which he urges the Biden administration to focus on ending the school-to-prison pipeline.Biden’s choice for education secretary, Miguel Cardona, the state superintendent of Connecticut, goes before a Senate committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing, and is expected to be approved by the full Senate.Bowman addresses his comm...