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Linking in to college. LinkedIn is now offering a college navigation tool to help students decide where to go to school. The tool offers real time data on where alumni are working and what they are doing. (Student Hacks)
No dressing up for you. A Philadelphia area school has canceled Halloween for all of its students citing a ban on promoting religious beliefs. The school said that whileContinue Reading »
Supporting pre-K. Bill De Blasio, who is running for Mayor of New York City is suggesting a tax hike for individuals making more than $500,000. The increase would serve to expand universal pre-K, allowing working parents to leave their children in school for a full day. While many believe the value of play is important, the plan, and how it would be financed, has received criticism. (WNYC)Continue Reading »
What’s (not) to come. Eight percent of education insiders see an ESEA reauthorization in the next year. Fifty percent see it happening after 2015. (Whiteboard Advisors)
Reeks of Teresa Sullivan’s failed ousting at UVA. West Virginia’s State Superintendent of Schools, Jorea Marple, was fired today during a routine board meeting. Two board members who opposed the decision have also resigneContinue Reading »
Every year, the top college football teams rake in millions of dollars through lucrative bowl game appearances. But while these contests significantly raise a school’s profile and give national attention to a few superstar athletes, only about half of those playing in the games will actually leave school with a degree.
There is, however, some variability among the academic performaContinue Reading »
It’s going to be a busy fall for Tim Tebow. The quarterback for the University of Florida football team—the defending national champion—is expected to contend for the Heisman Trophy, his team kicks off its season this Saturday, and he’s set to graduate with a degree in Family, Youth, and Community Service in December.
Good thing he isn’t letting academics inContinue Reading »
A week or so ago InsideHigherEd.com posed the question: Football is everything?
The Nike ad of the same name (sin question mark) doesn’t just assure us that yes, football is everything but also reminds us of some of our finest stereotypes about student athletes and high schools. Classrooms filled with young strong men garbed in game-day uniforms (it’s not clear that there areContinue Reading »