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Chicago Is Focus of National Debate on Schools At stake are profound policy questions about how teachers should be granted tenure, promoted or fired, as well as the place standardized tests will have in the lives of elementary and high school students. One of the main sticking points in the negotiations here between the teachers union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a new teacher evaluation system that gives significant and increasing weight to student performance on standardized tests. Personnel decisions would be based on those evaluations. Four Financial Tips Every High School Senior and College Freshman Should Know Photo credit: 401kcalculator.org by Afoma Okoye Financial planning is important for students seeking post-secondary education. Poor financial planning is one of the major reasons why students drop out of college.

Frequently Asked Questions Many students test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior. You should definitely consider retesting if you had any problems during testing, such as misunderstanding the directions, or feeling ill. You may also want to consider retesting if you don't believe that your scores accurately represent your abilities, especially if you see a discrepancy between your ACT scores and your high school grades, or if you have subsequently completed coursework in the areas covered by the ACT. If you test more than once, you determine which set of scores are sent to colleges or scholarship programs.

U.S. Education Reform and National Security Order Report Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press Release Date March 2012 Price $15.00 paper 120 pages ISBN 978-0-87609-520-1 Task Force Report No. 68 Share Search BrowseTrending LoginorJoin 19 Results for "college tuition" All Colleges Class of 2018 Essays That Worked These “essays that worked” are distinct and unique to the individual writer; however, each of them assisted the admissions reader in learning more about the student beyond the transcripts and activity sheets. We hope these essays inspire you as you prepare to compose your own personal statements. The most important thing to remember is to be original and creative as you share your own story with us. The Unathletic Department—Meghan A blue seventh place athletic ribbon hangs from my mantel.

How to Fix the Schools It’s not just the school days that are being lost. Far more important, the animosity between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration will undoubtedly linger long after the strike ends. The battle will end, but the war between education reformers and urban public schoolteachers will go on. ByPhil Izzo As college graduates in the Class of 2014 prepare to shift their tassels and accept their diplomas, they leave school with one discouraging distinction: They’re the most indebted class ever. The average Class of 2014 graduate with student-loan debt has to pay back some $33,000, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, a group of web sites about planning and paying for college. Even after adjusting for inflation that’s nearly double the amount borrowers had to pay back 20 years ago. Meanwhile, a greater share of students is taking on debt to finance higher education.

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look. University Admissions Department From Admissions Students always ask about the essays. Topic selection, length, style, message – there really is a lot to think about. We realize that it's not an easy process (to say the least). Gifted Students Deserve More Opportunities BARACK OBAMA and Mitt Romney both attended elite private high schools. Both are undeniably smart and well educated and owe much of their success to the strong foundation laid by excellent schools. Every motivated, high-potential young American deserves a similar opportunity. But the majority of very smart kids lack the wherewithal to enroll in rigorous private schools. They depend on public education to prepare them for life.

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