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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Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

When Carlos Carvalhal revealed at the end of May his intention to bring ‘four or five’ new players to Sheffield Wednesday, few would have predicted the Owls’ current predicament. Two and a half months on and two games into the new Championship season, George Boyd remains the only fresh face at Hillsborough, despite one or two glaring holes in Carvalhal’s squad. Carlos Carvalhal, manager of Sheffield Wednesday It has become evident over the past few weeks that financial fair play is more of a factor than many Wednesdayites had initially envisioned, but surely the Portuguese…

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Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

Here Is The Real Reason Why The Interest Rate On Education Loans Is Always So High

There are many reasons why the interest rate on education loans is so high as compared to a car or property loan. But, don’t worry, there are some privileges through which you can save a part of your hard earned money. But, before that, here are some calculations to keep in mind to get a better idea of the bigger picture. Know If You Are Eligible For Taking The Loan You should be a resident of India. You should have secured an admission at a reputed institution for a particular…

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​The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students

​The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students

There is no lack of evidence to suggest that online classes have deeply transformed the teaching and learning landscape in higher education. In 2015, for example, nearly 30 percent of college students took at least one online class. But as more faculty are being encouraged to teach online, how often are they aware of why creating the option to take online classes supports their students’ ability to graduate? In our experiences, institutions that have a history of serving local students through face-to-face classes may be more likely to miss why offering online…

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Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will rewrite two Obama-era rules intended to protect student loan borrowers. The U.S. Department of Education said new committees will be formed to rewrite rules for Borrower Defense To Repaying and Gainful Employment. Here’s what you need to know. What Is Borrower Defense To Repaying? Borrower Defense To Repaying allows students to have their federal student loans forgiven if a school employed illegal or deceptive practices to encourage the students to borrow debt to attend the school. This rule was scheduled to become…

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Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

After all the exams, essays, class projects, and lectures, the last thing you want to be concerned with is taking a class over the summer. Seriously! Summer is for sunny weather, sandy beaches, top-down car drives, and rocked out concerts. But before you leave all the summer classes to the nerds and bookworms, think again. Free time is always in high demand but giving up a few minutes each day over the summercould translate into being ahead of the class when the fall semester rolls in. When I was an…

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Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

  The legendary Lady Gaga once said, “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore”. My thoughts are on the same line. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that searching for a partner is foolish, but doing that at the expense of your career (especially if you are young or the decision is not yours) might not be…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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