Category Archives: Colleges

2016 Best High Schools for STEM

Science, technology, engineering and math jobs have increased 20 percent in the U.S. since 2000, according to a 2015 U.S. News analysis of STEM activity in the nation.

Find a Mentor as an Online Bachelors Student

Some of the most formative and important learning experiences I had as a college student occurred outside of the classroom. Quick and casual conversations with professors in the hallways, library and dining halls; on Main Street; and during office hours guided my career planning, aspirations, goal setting, professional development, resume-building endeavors and eventual success.

Schools under scrutiny in crackdown on league table gaming

Schools that push pupils into taking “GCSEs in karaoke” and courses in word processing in an attempt to boost their league table positions are to face renewed scrutiny from the Department for Education and Ofsted inspectors.

Why I rejected cruise holidays to spend my retirement studying

“You must be mad!” My friend looked horrified. “At your age? You’ll never stick it out.”

But here I am in the British Library, hunting though lists of artworks from long-forgotten exhibitions, hoping to spot a painting of a beggar in among the still lifes of cabbage leaves and dead game. I am 69 and retired, but instead of pottering round the golf course or soaking up the sun on some Mediterranean cruise, I am studying for a PhD.

Young Muslim women take lead over men in race for degrees

Muslim girls are academically outperforming their male counterparts for the first time, researchers have found.

A “new and remarkable” cultural shift will be revealed this week to the British Sociological Association annual conference, when it hears evidence that more young Muslim women have been gaining degrees at British universities than Muslim men, even though they have been under-represented for decades.

Study Big Data Through Online Learning

In the 21st-century workforce, knowledge of big data is useful in virtually any industry, experts say. It was the desire for a degree in the field that drove John Cook, an analyst at ​Marriott International, to online education about two years ago.

Teachers leader condemns sexist bullying of swotty girls

Sexist bullying in schools is inhibiting girls from putting up their hands and speaking out in class because they fear appearing “swotty and clever”, according to a senior teachers’ leader.

Secret Teacher last-minute revision classes do more harm than good

The days are getting longer and the sun is making occasional, rather shy attempts to show its face. While it may be a little pre-emptive to claim that summer is on its way, what is certain is that exam season is lurking just around the corner. This means that hundreds of otherwise sensible and well-balanced school leaders will soon develop temporary hysteria.

Textbooks worldwide rely on gender stereotypes report finds

In a Turkish textbook, a girl is pictured dreaming of her wedding day, while a boy imagines becoming a doctor. In a Tunisian one, students are asked to complete sentences about Mr Thompson, who is in the garage washing his car, and Mrs Thompson, in the kitchen preparing lunch (“she [likes] cooking very much,” they discover). A new report from Unesco says that gender bias is rife in textbooks around the world, and is undermining girls’ motivation and achievement in schools.

Japans top varsity keen to enroll more Pakistani students

TOKYO – Ambassador to Japan Farukh Amil has urged Japanese educational institutions to consider stronger academic interaction with Pakistan and implored Toyohashi University of Technology to enroll more students from his country.