Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

The nation’s elite colleges just became even more elite. Harvard, Stanford and Princeton – some of the nation’s hardest colleges to get into – boasted lower acceptance rates for the 2011 school year compared to 2010, according to an article in the Washington Post. These schools had record-breaking number of applicants for 2011 but only admitted the same number of students, creating a much lower acceptance rate. Most colleges have experienced a significant increase in the number of applications. Most colleges have even had record-breaking numbers in the past few years. This phenomenon is consistent across most colleg ... Read More About Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

How many college-bound students would like to have more financial support? Sounds pretty good right and not much of a catch. All you have to do is go to college to be eligible for funding from the Federal Government of the United States of America. This funding will be in the form of federal incentives (grants, funding, and financial aid), according to an article in the New York Times. The Obama administration is offering significant incentives in an effort to encourage people to go to college and earn a degree. It targeted college dropouts, asking them to go back and earn their degrees; then it targeted colleges, asking them to take indivi ... Read More About Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

College stress has many origins, ranging from your roommate not believing in deodorant, being able to simultaneously touch all four walls in your dorm room to academic rigor. However, an article in The Daily Beast presented a formula to rank the top 50 most stressful colleges in America. Its formula declared cost and competitiveness as the leading factors of stress. Cost (tuition plus room and board) can create stress before, during and after college for many students. Students at more expensive universities are more likely to take on part time jobs and/or student loans. Both of which can create tremendous amounts of stress. The stress ... Read More About Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

Changes Likely For NCLB

Changes Likely For NCLB

Earlier this year, the Obama administration discussed plans to change the No Child Left Behind act with the media. Journalists and education administrators alike thought Obama was bluffing, trying to create action in policy makers.  It was no bluff. The Obama administration asked Congress to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law on Monday, March 14, in an effort to accelerate its public education overhaul, one of Obama’s major goals, according to an article in the Washington Post. The Obama administration has been aggressively pursuing education reform and plans to have the new version of No Child Left Behind law implemented by the ... Read More About Changes Likely For NCLB

GED Test To Be Computerized

GED Test To Be Computerized

Using computers to test students - administrators thought about it, they considered it, they made preemptive what-ifs about it, they argued for it and they argued against it. Now, administrators are actually doing it. The American Council on Education and Pearson, two major education companies, have recently announced their plans to create a computer-based General Education Development (G.E.D.) test, according to an article in the New York Times. The G.E.D. has always been a traditional, paper-and-pencil test, typically administered in high schools. But, the new, computerized test will replace the old version in 2014. The new version will be ... Read More About GED Test To Be Computerized