September 19, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.
I'm back with part two of tips to help you with your transition! If you haven’t already seen part one, it can be found here.
Now that school is back in session, students are inevitably asked: “What did you do this summer?”
For 30 talented and gifted middle school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the answer to that question included challenging and inspiring time spent working with robots and practicing skills that could benefit them one day in careers in engineering and science.
It’s no secret that admissions offices at many colleges and universities, particularly those that are highly selective, like to see that applicants have experience volunteering in their community. In fact, volunteerism can be nearly as valuable on your application as academic work and extracurricular activities at school.
Education Officials Flunk Statistics 101
'Big data' analysis provides insights into everything from school attendance to the progress of talented students.
By HAROLD O. LEVY
The application for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is now open! Click below to find out how to apply.
Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. Up to 40 spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.
As the summer draws to a close and you begin your first semester at your new school, there are a few items to consider in addition to your class schedule and moving into your new residence. No matter if your journey starts on the east coast, west coast, or in-between coasts, we have assembled a few universal tips for all new students starting at a four-year institution.
If you read this blog regularly, you are probably already aware of our concern for many high-achieving, low-income students living in relative isolation who need better information about how to successfully prepare for, identify, and apply to competitive colleges. The Foundation helps to meet this need by providing counseling and guidance and making grants available to other organizations offering such services to students.