Despite their many diﬀerences, students share one common attribute: they do not want to spend $200 on a College Algebra book. I have compiled a great set of math textbook resources to learn beginning mathematics to solve this issue.
College degrees are assets. Or at least they are sufficiently asset-like that many people are willing to borrow large amounts of money to obtain them. Degrees unlock valuable parts of the labor market and yield returns in the form of additional compensation that can be used to make loan payments.
At the start of each university year, we ask first-year students a question: how many have been told by their secondary teachers not to use Wikipedia? Without fail, nearly every hand shoots up. Wikipedia offers free and reliable information instantly.
The campaign ad for Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin features an older blond woman, wringing her hands and telling a story about a book that her son had to read for school—one that was so upsetting, so explicit, that her “heart sunk” to think of it.
Here’s how to apply for limited student loan forgiveness. Here’s what you need to know.
Like many professors, Jennifer L. Gauthier has returned to the classroom this semester. But she hasn’t returned to the way she used to teach. The pandemic forced Gauthier, a professor of media and culture at Randolph College, in Virginia, to adjust to remote instruction.
Earlier this week, a varied but like-minded group of public intellectuals and entrepreneurs announced the founding of a new university, one they consider wholly unique.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy are full of magic school stories, from contemporary and urban fantasy colleges to second world universities, private schools, academies, and boarding schools. Many of these tales contain horror elements, even if they aren’t monsters and mayhem through and through.
For decades now, the competition for spots at prestigious U.S. colleges has been fierce, and the odds are not in most applicants’ favor: In 2014, The New York Times reported that elite colleges reject up to 95% of the applications they receive.
What is fair? The concept of fairness is somewhat complex; but, thankfully, an educator named Aimee Scott has broken it down with some visual aids—Band-Aids, actually. The Utah-based third-grade teacher is an active TikToker who uses her platform to spread knowledge and understanding.
Slate Plus members get more Care and Feeding from Jamilah Lemieux and the other columnists every week. I went to a private Christian school as a child in the 1990s and had a horrible experience. My teacher, who was the headmaster, was abusive—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
“Here lies the paradox of solitude. Look long and hard enough at yourself in isolation and suddenly you will see the rest of humanity staring back.”
Higher education’s data crunchers have increasingly been training their sights on the postgraduation career path. It’s an often-unpredictable trajectory shaped by students’ aspirations, talents, and backgrounds, by economic conditions, and by institutions’ effectiveness as launching pads.
After months of pandemic isolation, Kris Hotchkiss expected a celebratory return to campus for his senior year at UC Santa Barbara. Instead, he and hundreds of fellow students have found themselves hammered by another crisis: a major housing crunch.
The approval of vaccines for 5- to 11-year-old kids last week left a lot of parents very relieved (including this one; both kids had a first dose on Thursday).
Ten years ago, I showed up for my first day as a high school teacher. I had landed a job in the best school of what is often called a “destination district.” Still, I knew I was facing an uphill battle. Warnings abounded of an American public school system in decline. But I was undeterred.
The teacher, who has not been identified by name, also made claims about President Joe Biden's son Hunter and the COVID-19 vaccine. "Hunter Biden, for example, is doing deals with China and Ukraine where he was funneling money illegally. He also had child pornography on his laptop.
The mango juice tasted funny. That's how Kusuma started her personal essay when applying to U.S. colleges this year.