Five things students need to be “college-ready.”

FIVE THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO BE "COLLEGE-READY." "The phrase “college and career ready” is today’s education reform mantra.  John Warner, writing on Inside Higher Education, takes the educational politicians to task and tells you what he thinks students really need to succeed in college, aside … [Read more...]

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

When schools de-emphasize the intellectual benefits of higher education, like college, students become less imaginative about their futures. A 12th-grader wrote a college admissions essay about wanting to pursue a career in oceanography. Let’s call her Isabella. A few months ago, we edited it in … [Read more...]

The Growth of College Grads in Dead-End Jobs

In most majors, college graduates come out of school making closer to $30,000 than $45,000. Take the 44 percent of all working grads who are underemployed and multiply it by 20 percent. You get 8 percent of the whole. These post-recession years have not been gentle on young college grads, and by … [Read more...]

5 Tips From School To Help You Keep Progressing As An Adult

Read, write, listen, talk--put them together and they add up to thinking. 1. Attend class. Not only are students in their 50s and 60s becoming more common in college classrooms these days, but there are also a range of classes suited specifically for them. Colleges, art galleries and museums also … [Read more...]

When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools

Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. Worth trying though. Many parents of color send their children to exclusive, predominantly white schools in an attempt to give their kids a "ticket to upward mobility." But these well-resourced institutions can fall short at nurturing minority students … [Read more...]

Even Gifted Students Can’t Keep Up In Math and Science, the Best Fend for Themselves

In a post-smokestack age, there is only one way for the United States to avoid a declining standard of living, and that is through innovation...The nation has to enlarge its pool of the best and brightest science and math students and encourage them to pursue careers that will keep the country … [Read more...]

Women Under 35 Have Achieved Something Remarkable in Modern America

A new Pew Research poll shows that the wage gap between men and women has almost collapsed for Americans aged 25 to 34. While young women were paid only 65% as much as their male counterparts as recently as 1980, millennial women, on the whole, make approximately 93% as much as their male … [Read more...]

Teachers Tell Us How to Fix Science and Math

There was some good news today for New York City high school students interested in computers--the city's Department of Education announced it would spend $1 million in public and private money to train 120 teachers in computer science and coding. Dozens of new computer science classes taught by … [Read more...]

7 Time Maximizing Tips for 2014

The most successful people I know are masterful at maximizing their time. They've learned that squandering productive time eats away at high-level success. Time management is for people who have modest goals. If you want to join the ranks of the highly successful, you must learn to maximize, not … [Read more...]

Here’s Where Teens Are Going Instead of Facebook

Facebook's demographics are changing. Some of the most devoted there now are women between 35 and 55 and share mostly pics of dogs, friends and kids. Click below image to read on. … [Read more...]