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For many students, Thanksgiving is a great chance to take a break from school and return home to spend time with family and friends. "Here are 10 cool ways colleges celebrate Thanksgiving for those who can't make it home for the holiday."
"Minister tells schools to copy China—and ditch trendy teaching for 'chalk and talk.' Teachers speaking in front of a class 'much more effective than independent learning.'" Do you agree to this?
"Each year, colleges reach out to thousands of students with fancy brochures and solicitous e-mails, inviting them to apply. They contact many more students than they’ll accept." How do you feel about this practice?
According to Today.com, 160,000 college applicants admit to hiring an IEC to help them in their college search. What do you think about this growing trend, especially among high achievers?
“Quite literally, you are making the kind of difference most of us can only dream about,” said the Dean of Admissions at Harvard regarding the work of professor Robert Sandler.
In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And increasingly, it’s not about credentials.