College Waiting Lists

College Waiting Lists

Many students who are on the bubble of being accepted into a college will be placed on a waiting list. Students will have to sweat it out for months while that college makes its final decisions.             Students can opt to stay on waiting lists; however, less than 30% of wait-listed students will eventually be accepted, according to The US News & World Report. Also, students’ chances are significantly lower for Ivy League Schools and other elite colleges. Recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has accepted anywhere from 0-40 students from its waiting list that ... Read More About College Waiting Lists

Online Education Pitfalls

Online Education Pitfalls

Online education: it seems so simple, so convenient. So perfect for you? It could be; however, there are several mistakes that online teachers frequently see students make, according to The US News & World Report. The US News & World Report published eight, common mistakes associated with online education.  1. Not verifying the school’s credibility: Most students go to college and other schools to receive credits. However, some employers and colleges simply will not accept some online schools’ credits. They put no credence in some of these unaccredited online schools. Therefore, attending certain online schools are a ... Read More About Online Education Pitfalls

Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

Some high school students will now be able to view how well their school’s graduates are doing in college, according to The Washington Post.             The National Student Clearing House has created a database with information from over 93 million college students and over 3,300 colleges across the nation. This information allows The National Student Clearing House to present some high schools statistics on their graduates’ college success.             The Washington Post published the statistics of one of the schools i ... Read More About Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

American Education Lacking

American Education Lacking

            Experts are saying that foreign students are surpassing American students by scoring much higher on many achievement tests, according to The New York Times.             Many foreign students are at least a year ahead of their American peers academically. Currently, about 70% of American students graduate from high school, which is lower than most other developed foreign countries. Only Spain, Mexico, New Zealand and Turkey lag behind the United States in K-12 educational achievement. The New York Times reported that Americ ... Read More About American Education Lacking

Reworking The Education System

Reworking The Education System

            President Barack Obama will send a proposal to congress for an education system reform the week of March 14, according to The Los Angeles Times.             Obama’s proposal will also reform the No Child Left Behind project to improve high schools and give graduates the “the best chance to succeed in a changing world,” Obama told the Los Angeles Times.             His plans developed in the midst of many reports stating that America’s education ... Read More About Reworking The Education System