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One List- Eleven Schools

October 7th, 2015

One List- Eleven Schools  

The Dying Art of Conversation

September 30th, 2015

The Dying Art of Conversation http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/opinion/sunday/stop-googling-lets-talk.html?_r=0

Informal Learning at College

August 21st, 2015

As this year’s college freshmen head off to orientation week, they embark on a journey that will be full of new insights and many different learning opportunities. This New York Times article explores a kind of learning that takes place outside of the classroom- the informal education that college students receive by interacting with their interesting, diverse peers. Nicholas…

A Mobile App for Navigating College Apps

July 23rd, 2015

Two high school seniors in Miami created a mobile app that simplifies the college application process. Their idea came about when the pair realized that the complicated and stressful process might be enough of a barrier to prevent some people from applying to the best schools- and that it might even prevent others from applying to college at all….

A New College Ranking System

July 22nd, 2015

In the Washington Post, Jeffrey J. Selingo reflects on Money Magazine’s new college ranking system. Money Magazine calls its ratings “true value-based,” and Selingo thinks that their list comes the closest to actually representing the factors that students care about when searching for a college. By changing the considerations that traditionally determine a college’s ranking, this list highlights…

Why Location Matters in the College Search

July 13th, 2015

In this article, Jeffrey J. Selingo argues that location really does matter when choosing a college. Opportunities off campus such as internships and research (broadly defined as “experiential learning”) make the college years both more productive and more exciting. Selingo’s advice about location extends beyond the typical nudge towards areas like New York and Washington D.C….

The Screen Addiction Epidemic

July 13th, 2015

Screen addiction is now considered a clinical diagnosis in China, and American researchers are growing increasingly wary of technology’s harmful effects on children and teens. Some screen time is not inherently problematic, but “technology is a poor substitute for personal interaction,” and overuse can damage a child’s development. While allowing children to “plug in” to…

Why Women’s Colleges Still Matter

July 3rd, 2015

While women’s colleges once served as “trailblazers in opening the doors of college to women,” today they serve a very different purpose. This article suggests that many women’s colleges are leaders in economic and racial diversity, and cites research that shows alumnae of women’s colleges to be especially confident and successful. Why Women’s Colleges Still Matter

The Gap Year: “An Investment in the Whole Person”

July 3rd, 2015

This article in The Washington Post discusses the benefits of taking a structured gap year before starting college. A college admissions consultant explains that a gap year is “an investment in the whole person,” and suggests that an independent experience prior to freshman year can help build important traits such as maturity and self-confidence. The Benefits of a…

Contesting the Role of Technology in the Classroom

June 26th, 2015

While technology can certainly be a useful tool in education, this article makes the case for limiting the use of iPads and other gadgets in the classroom. Jervey Tervalon argues in Time Magazine that “tech isn’t a panacea,” and that educators should focus less on efficiency and more on enhancing the quality of their content. Keeping…

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