Making the grade: Inside the college admissions process

Making the grade: Inside the college admissions process

Susan Snyder, The Philadelphuia Inquirer
May 3, 2013
Filed under Education, MCT, Student Life

PHILADELPHIA (MCT) --The case before the admissions panel holed up in a small room at Lehigh University was complex. The applicant had scored 1300 on the verbal and math portions of the SAT, on the low end for the highly selective, private research university in Bethlehem, Pa. He had taken only... Read more »

Students scramble to make college work

Students scramble to make college work

, The Kansas City Star
April 19, 2013
Filed under Education, MCT, Student Life

(MCT) -- In its idealized conception, college is an ivory tower where students through quiet contemplation or raucous self-discovery ready themselves for “the real world.” But as college student Korchi Yang can attest, and as 2 million college applicants awaiting their financial aid packages... Read more »

Moving on from a college rejection

Moving on from a college rejection

Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2013
Filed under Education, Student Life

CHICAGO (MCT) — Last year at this time, Kendall Livingston felt like a failure. The Fenwick High School senior applied to seven colleges and, despite her stellar academic record and test scores, didn’t get accepted at any of them. Suddenly, her carefully orchestrated future imploded. Livingston... Read more »

New Principal: Adrian Manuel

New Principal: Adrian Manuel

Joseph Pugliese, President
September 22, 2011
Filed under Education, Student Life

As many of you have noticed, the winds of change have been blowing rapidly through the halls. One of the biggest being; the new principal. Adrian Manuel, a Kingston native (Was born across the street), actually attended this school, and had a couple of the same teachers as you. Ever since he was... Read more »

Online learning for high schoolers inspires praise, suspicion

Online learning for high schoolers inspires praise, suspicion

John Keilman, Chicago Tribune (MCT)
May 1, 2011
Filed under Education, MCT, Student Life, Technology

CHICAGO (MCT) -- Miriam Kotacka doesn't want to wait for her future. She's only 16, yet she's due to graduate from Aurora, Ill. Metea Valley High School in a few weeks so she can begin training full time as a ballet dancer. She has been able to speed her education by taking a semester's worth of classes... Read more »

Taking school to the next level , inspired by video games

Taking school to the next level , inspired by video games

Joel Hood, Chicago Tribune (MCT)
April 10, 2011
Filed under Education, MCT, Technology

NEW YORK (MCT) -- Rock music blares in a Manhattan classroom as an 11-year-old builds a Web site for video game enthusiasts and a classmate solders LED lights and capacitors to a circuit board. In another room, students are immersed in a life sized-video game as they kneel beside a virtual river, sifting... Read more »

Kindergartner’s book aims to educate other kids about obesity, bullying

Kindergartner’s book aims to educate other kids about obesity, bullying

Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune (MCT)
April 10, 2011
Filed under Education, MCT

CHICAGO (MCT) -- Children began teasing LaNiyah Bailey about her weight two years ago when she was in pre-kindergarten. She told me they called her "fatty-pants" and "big, fat elephant girl." Some kids said LaNiyah's distended abdomen looked like she was carrying a baby. One adult, a former day-care... Read more »

Student who made video ridiculing Asians to drop out of UCLA

Larry Gordon and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2011
Filed under Education, MCT

LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- UCLA announced Friday that it would not discipline or further investigate the student who released a controversial online video in which she complained about Asian students' behavior and mimicked an Asian language. But later in the day, the student, Alexandra Wallace, announced... Read more »

Video games produce mixed report card for students’ classroom skills

Video games produce mixed report card for students’ classroom skills

Joe Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
March 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Education, Games, MCT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (MCT) -- He's only 9, so Michael Kelly's analysis of what video games are doing to kids' schooling is more instinct than all the new academic talk out there. "Picture that I'm Mario," he begins. After some hand-on-chin pondering, the third-grader is shaping an idea how all those... Read more »

White House: Women better educated, but still earn less than men

White House: Women better educated, but still earn less than men

Kim Ode, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)
March 6, 2011
Filed under Education, Student Life

What if the revolution is over? The question is triggered by a new White House report out Tuesday, the first comprehensive federal look at women's status since 1963. Its statistics are familiar: the continuing wage gap, how women do more household chores than men. But it's the fact that women still... Read more »