Online Schools Enhances Homeschooling

For many people, the idea of attending an online school raises many questions and worries, including whether it is the right path toward their educational goals. However, online learning is becoming more popular as more and more universities and colleges … Read the rest

Selecting the Best Online School for Your Needs

Online schools are becoming more common these days, as a growing number of people want the convenience of earning a degree without compromising other responsibilities, such as a full-time job, or raising children. But with so many online schools to … Read the rest

US withdraws stay request in transgender bathroom case

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is stepping back from a request made by former President Barack Obama's administration in an ongoing lawsuit over bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools.

Colleges Really Are Looking at Your Social Media Accounts

Your first impression on a college admissions officer involves more than just an essay, a transcript and some test scores. In a Kaplan Test Prep survey of more than 350 college admissions officers in the U.S., 35 percent of officers polled reported having looked at applicants' social media accounts to learn more about them. "One student described on Twitter that she facilitated an LGBTQ panel for her school, which wasn't in her application.

Preteens who mistrust teachers less likely to reach college

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Students of color who perceive biased treatment from middle school teachers may be less likely to attend college than if they trusted instructors to treat them fairly, a small study suggests. “We don't think the discrimination and bias, by itself, had this effect,” said lead study author David Yeager, a psychology researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and co-chair of the Mindset Scholars Network at Stanford University in California. “Instead, we think these experiences made students disengage from the system,” Yeager added by email.

Two British schools trialling body cameras for teachers

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - Teachers at two British schools are trialling the use of police-style body cameras to help maintain discipline, a survey revealed on Wednesday, prompting a civil liberties group to warn that teachers could be turned into snoopers. "The aim is to reduce constant low level classroom disruption which is reducing the effectiveness of teaching," said Tom Ellis, a lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth who will be advising the schools trialling the cameras. "Teachers are actually very concerned that they're spending their time managing order in the classroom instead of actually teaching," said Ellis, adding that students might become more aware of their behaviour if they knew it was being filmed.

Tools Help Families, Student Loan Borrowers Claim Education Tax Credits

For those earning a degree, paying for college or repaying student loans, you may be eligible to claim several higher education-related tax credits and deductions. Consumers often get confused as to which credit or deduction they should claim -- this week's post aims to give you tools to help clarify eligibility factors