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5 years ago
It is a quite evident that many children of low-income families do no breeze through their education. Many researchers point to socio economic status as one of the most important factors in student achievement. Students from low-income families are often hindered by their misfortune and those from high-income families often have a head start in their education. This piece highlights the efforts of two Harvard researchers to buck this tre...
5 years ago
This NY Times article highlights what first graders thoughts about college. Some students said that college was a place where you find a career and others said college makes you smarter everyday. I'm sure at some point during our elementary school days, we all had different notions of what college was. The students had different and interesting opinion about college. Is Important to encourage elementary schools to think about college ...
5 years ago
Most of us use our lunch break as a time to eat and take a break from the work day. However, recent research suggests talking a walk during your lunch break might be beneficial to your health. Researchers at University of Birmingham and other universities found that a simple lunchtime walk can immediately keep one's mood positive and provide them with the ability to handle stress. It also decreases depression, lower perceived stress and improves one's overall well being. I'm sure we c...
5 years ago
A few days ago, President Obama proposed the idea of free community colleges. The idea might seem like another waste of government spending but it might provide the motivation for people to enroll in college who otherwise can't financially afford to do so. In many states, there are programs that have been implemented to help people go to community colleges for free but of course only a few people qualify. I think such programs should focus on low-income students so that it can offer them a helpi...
5 years ago
There doesn't seem an immediate end to the privacy battle between corporations, government and the public. The latest battle comes out of Microsoft. The giant tech company, in an internal investigation to uncover which employee disclosed sensitive software information to a blogger, might have breached a customer's privacy. The implications for Microsoft could be damaging. A host of individuals and industries have questioned what Microsoft's actions mean for the c...
6 years ago
After reading this article, my take on this is that the use of marijuana should not be fully legalized. A lot more Americans, especially the youth, are experimenting with drugs such as marijuana. According to the report by the Pew Research Center, the number of individuals who have used illegal substances has increased from 5.8% in 2007 to 7.3% in 2012. I agree with the article that underage individuals are more likely to try it illegal substances. As an underage individual, you are mo...
6 years ago
Algebra 2/Trigonometry is a very challenging course for most high school freshmen. Most of them struggle with it after taking Algebra in middle school, especially the synthetic division. Students often ignore or forget the tricks involved in the process of dividing polynomials using synthetic division. This is very important to master before moving on to higher-level math courses such as Calculus. This video helps students understand the concept of dividing synthetic divisions.
6 years ago
I am currently taking summer classes at City Tech in order to have a head start before I officially start college in the fall. So far the experience has been amazing and is full of unexpected aspects such as being organized, taking good notes, and managing my time well. I am taking two English classes that focus on reading and writing. The classes meet four days a week (Mondays-Thursdays) from the morning to the afternoon. There are daily reading and writing assignments and the professors expect the workload to pickup in the coming weeks. One of the books I've especially enjoyed reading...
6 years ago
A recent study by researchers at Yale University sough to look at some of the reasons why Americans with less education tended to smoke more than those well educated. The study, relying on data collected over a 14-year span, concluded that adults with college degrees were less likely to smoke than those without. The study argues that by age 12, the link between smoking and eventual educational levels will begin to appear. In my opinion, I believe that education does play a role in smoking at adulth...
6 years ago
The argument regarding whether homeschooled children should be allowed to play school sports continues to rage. Parents and guardians choose to educate their children at home for a host of reasons: religious, lack of faith in their local schools, and health or psychological reasons, among others. Since homeschooled students do not attend a traditional school, some argue they should not be allowed the benefits of school life such a...