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

Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Until recently, America has led the world in producing college graduates. President Barack Obama has vowed that America will retake the lead by 2020, winning the support and funding of many organizations. Higher-education groups have targeted many different groups and demographics, always trying to promote education to increase America’s overall number of college graduates. These groups have promoted the importance of this initiative to community colleges, public universities, African American students, college dropouts and other demographics. Now, education groups and the Obama administration are targeting Hispanic students to increa ... Read More About Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Judging School Performance

Judging School Performance

By now, everyone has heard something negative about America’s public schools. They are falling behind foreign countries’; they don’t prepare kids for college or future employment; it’s the teachers’ fault; it’s the bureaucrats’ fault, reads the news. Simply put, many schools in America need help, and now the government is making it official as it could soon label three-fourths of public schools ‘failing’ under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to an article in the  Washington Post. The Obama administration recently announced that it would revamp former president George ... Read More About Judging School Performance