Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Monet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. The suburban band members’ uniforms were brand new, Spencer noticed—not passed down and worn-out like hers. So were their instruments, unlike the scratched and tarnished castoffs her school loaned her and her bandmates, including the secondhand flute she played. The experience sticks in her mind as a symbol of the gulf between the opportunities she had compared to those enjoyed by…

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Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Maharashtra medical institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment. The allotment was carried by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) and they have not been able to fill up seats. Medical and Dental aspirants are claiming the seats allotted to them in various institutes of Maharashtra, but few colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admissions. 50% of seats in deemed institutes of Maharashtra are vacant. Deemed institutes expect the seats to fill up in the second counselling….

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Benefits of distance learning are immense

Benefits of distance learning are immense

THERE are many people who wish to move up the educational ladder, but due to certain constraints in their day-to-day commitments they are unable to do so. While for some it is because of limitations with regard to finances, others face hurdles at their workplaces, as some employers cannot just allow their staff to go for further studies in colleges or universities, whether within or outside the country. But distance learning offers great opportunities to such individuals. They do not need to be physically present at an institution that offers…

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Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Even as medical and dental aspirants in Maharashtra are claiming the seats allotted to them, some colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admission. Many deemed (autonomous) institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment done by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) as they’ve not been able to fill many seats. “Till 2015, we conducted admissions on the institute level and never had enough seats left for a third round. This year the response for the first…

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IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

Globally Wharton, Yale and Harvard are the best known institutes whose students believe in giving back pickups once they are established in their life. And the trend seems to be catching up well with Indian business schools as well. This month, IIM-Ahmedabad has raised Rs 7.5 crore from its alumni Vishwavir Ahuja, managing director of RBL Bank, and Aprameya R and Raghunandan G, cofounders of TaxiForSure, to support infrastructure funding, according to an ET news report. “Alumni response has been overwhelming,” Ajit K Motwani, head of the development office at IIM-A told ET. What helped was…

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Are online classes and course work worth it?

Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need me here, I’m just talking out of the textbook.” This results, from my personal experience, in you not showing up to class because the professor doesn’t take attendance, so you eventually end up slacking and failing the course. Thirty percent of my…

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These Certifications Are Likely To Benefit You In Logistics Career

These Certifications Are Likely To Benefit You In Logistics Career

Global Logistics and Dispatch Career Training People with training in this course can choose from a wide range of career opportunities in transport and other public and private industries. The Global Logistics and Dispatch Certificate Program provides training and employment for many career choices in a variety of areas including logistics, aviation operations, warehousing distribution, import/export customs and managing revenue based transportation services and common carriers. Graduates in this course may get a job title as Dispatcher, Cargo Agent, Freight Broker, Shipping and Receiving Clerk Traffic, Manager Documentation, and Logistics…

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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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Are Online Classes for Everyone?

Are Online Classes for Everyone?

When I was given the opportunity to take ECON 201 as an online course for the Spring 2017 semester, I seized it right away, even though I had never taken an online class through NJIT before and had no real idea of what to expect. The discussion surrounding the effectiveness of online courses was enough to make me feel comfortable registering for the class, despite my slight reservations. This scenario is not uncommon, as over the past decade online classes, also known as “distance learning” courses, have developed a strong…

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Here Are 8 Career Opportunities For Indian Army Wives In The Internet Era

Here Are 8 Career Opportunities For Indian Army Wives In The Internet Era

Being an army wife is a tough job. To add to that, husband’s hectic schedule and frequent transfers make it difficult for an army wife to pursue a full-time career. I have seen many talented and qualified women letting go of their career due to dearth of good opportunities in smaller towns where their husbands are posted. However, with telecommuting slowly becoming a popular option in India, a lot of new career opportunities have opened up for army wives now. I am an army wife and I work full time…

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