AdmitSee As a Unique Resource For College Applicants

By Miriam Khazanov mkhazanov16@avenues.org Ask any high school junior or senior and they will tell you that applying to a selective college is now harder than ever. Whether this is due to population growth, or regional or international competition, the
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Mayor Nutter and Education Office Celebrate the Class of 2014

‘Toss Your Caps!’ event salutes graduates for their accomplishments Mayor Michael A. Nutter capped off the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 new graduates from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding area on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief (more...)

FBI Warns U.S. Students Traveling Abroad: Don’t Be a Pawn

The FBI Counterintelligence Division is launching a nationwide “Don’t Be a Pawn” campaign to help prepare U.S. college students for traveling overseas. According to the latest numbers, more than 283,000 U.S. college students study abroad each year. Prior to travel, most students get advice and direction (more...)

The importance of the college admission essay

By Donna Kirschner, PhD. Is your child or grandchild applying to college? Did you know that a good essay can make a difference between the "reject" and "accept" pile on the admission officer's desk? American colleges are very competitive. Many families (more...)

Below-Average Level of Students Taking AP Courses, Exams

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, today outlined legislation that would expand access to and credit for advanced-placement classes in Pennsylvania. "Pennsylvania has a below-average level of students taking AP courses and exams. Studies indicate that even students who take AP courses and (more...)

“School Choice Week” in Pennsylvania

This week is School Choice Week in Pennsylvania and across the country. More than 200 events were planned across the Keystone State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Pennsylvania a chance to raise awareness (more...)

Holocaust Survivors in Capitol Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust (more...)

Representative Boyle Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide. Representative Boyle, who (more...)

Online Course Helps English Learners Improve Skills

This blog post by Evan Ryan, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, was published on the State Department website on January 6. Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills By Evan M. Ryan International students connect the United States with the world. We (more...)

Special Education Report

By Reps. Mike Sturla, Jim Roebuck, Mark Longietti Nearly 270,000 Pennsylvania children -- one out of every 6.5 students – receive special education services in our public schools. While the number has steadily grown over the years, funding for special education has been stagnant since 2009. Many (more...)

Sen. Stack Joins Call for Corbett to Restore University Funding

Sen. Mike Stack joined the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties today to demand that Gov. Tom Corbett fully restore the funding slashed from the 14 state-owned universities. Stack (D-Philadelphia) said Pennsylvania’s budgets should no longer be balanced on the backs of students and their families. “Ever since this governor (more...)

Education Key to Prosperous Lives

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Data on student learning gathered by aid workers in partner countries is helping the United States develop effective local strategies to teach reading to 100 million children by 2015, says the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development. “Instead of measuring our success by (more...)

Rise of the Public School

(The following text is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication USA Education in Brief.) Public schools were unknown in the colonial era, although several New England colonies established “subscription schools” for those who could afford to pay the fees. Harvard, the first institution of higher learning (more...)

Education Has Helped Many Nations Meet Challenges of Global Recession

Statement by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s “Education at a Glance-2013” report. The report, issued annually, analyzes and tracks trends in the education systems of the (more...)

Millennium Challenge Corporation Approves Georgia Compact

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) board of directors has approved a five-year, $140-million compact with Georgia to invest in science and technology education and workforce development. “One of the key ingredients to economic growth is equipping citizens with the education and skills they need to succeed in a (more...)

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