Considering Universities as Idea Makers to Select Colleges

Research and exploring ideas aren’t usually at the top priority of a student or their parents in choosing a college.   “Getting a good job” or “moving away from home” are more common criteria for choosing colleges.  However, universities are incubators for new knowledge.  (Think: Google, which emerged from graduate work at Stanford )  Knowing the…

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Grade Inflation is present and its effects may be more damaging then you think

The Economist this past week spoke of the notion of panflation, or better said the inflation of everything. “This ‘panflation’ needs to be recognized for the plague it has become.” I couldn’t agree more. What caught my eye in the article was the authors discussion of grade inflation.  Grades have always been a tricky topic…

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Spring Slide to Summer Break

With warmer weather combined with the last quarter of the school year, students and teachers start counting the days until summer break.  The monotony of daily homework, interspersed with grade impacting, year-end projects, can challenge any student to stay focused.  Parents often raise concerns that they’re making more frequent “reminders” about homework deadlines and trying…

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