MBA applicants accepted by a school but are waiting to hear from other schools can ask for a delay in accepting admission, writes MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman. However, applicants may want to go ahead and pay the admissions deposit to reserve their space should they decide to accept, she counsels in this blog post.
A Maryland school district plans to introduce a career and technology education program focused on interactive media. The course is expected to be introduced next year, and ultimately students would complete capstone projects to help them create a portfolio of their work.
Rather than simply analyzing poems, students need to be immersed in the sounds and images of verse to fully experience the genre, middle-grades educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. She shares several tips for creating an immersive experience and engaging students in poetry.
Colorado elementary-school principal Kristin Golden says she strives to make a "vibrant and joyful environment," where staff, teachers and students feel valued and respected. Golden, recently named Distinguished Principal of the Year for Colorado, also brings students into her office to praise them for their efforts and call family to share their success.
All of Vermont's students from seventh to 12th grades have personalized learning plans, writes Frank Barnes, director of educational technology at the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. In this article, he writes about how the plans, which are reviewed annually, help students identify and reach their goals.
Students with cognitive disabilities operate a districtwide food pantry at their Michigan high school so they can develop job skills. The students sort, pack, stock and shop for the food pantry, which is part of district efforts to support growing numbers of students in poverty.
Recent college graduates need to find ways to translate their academic experience into skills employers are seeking, says Emily Seamone, a career adviser at the City University of New York Graduate Center. They should find ways to tell stories about overcoming adversity and explain how subjects studied have promoted problem-solving and communication skills, Seamone advises.
An analysis shows that the median net wealth of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 who carry student debt was negative $1,900 in 2016, down by $9,000 since 2013. The data also showed that graduates in that age group had amassed only half the wealth their parents had accumulated at their age.
An analysis of eight institutions where infractions caused the men's basketball teams to be banned from postseason play from 2000 to 2013 found that the scandals resulted in an average enrollment drop of 14% among men admitted to the school and a 13% decline in female admittance two years before the ban was enacted. Researchers say athletics serve as "the front porch" for a university and can have wide-ranging effects on admissions.