College Planning: When’s Too Early to Begin?

Forbes – Stephen M. Smith “First graders are preparing college wish lists. Fourth graders are taking campus tours. Recent news stories about college and career readiness programs in middle and even elementary schools have intensified the debate about how...

College Matchmaker Quiz: Find Your Perfect Fit

Forbes – Maxine Joselow “This year, FORBES is inviting readers to take a college matchmaker quiz that pairs them with their perfect fit. While our list of America’s Top Colleges 2015 ranks schools overall, this quiz ranks schools just for you. The quiz...

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT?

NPR Ed – Claudio Sanchez “The most reliable predictors of college success are a high school student’s GPA and the rigor of the courses taken. Critics of the SAT and ACT have long argued that these tests are nothing more than sorting tools that help...

Africa: We Need to Remember Why We Teach and Learn Languages

All Africa – Ernst Frederick Kotzé, Nelson Mandela “There is an ongoing debate across Africa about the ideal language of instruction in education. This tends to centre on whether children should be taught in their home languages or in languages that are...

Start college kids with bank accounts, not credit cards

Reuters – Liz Weston “If you want your college student to learn money management skills, get him or her a checkbook instead of a credit card. In fact, a recent survey of 42,000 first-year college students found that the earlier teenagers had access to...

Encourage minority students to pursue STEM

The St. Louis American – Penny Smith “Marcus A. Huggans, the senior director of External Relations at The National GEM Consortium, is committed to repaying a debt generated decades ago. GEM is a network of corporations, government laboratories,...