Career And Education
Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of “general mental ability” for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding challenges reliance on such exams to make objective decisions for employment or academic admissions even in the face of well-documented gaps between mean scores of white and minority populations.
“In life, it’s not where you start, but where you end,” said Dr. Steve Perry, one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Perry’s journey began in a housing project in Middletown, Conn., when he was born to a teenage mother. He knows first hand the struggles that young men in economically disadvantaged areas experience daily.
In these difficult financial times it is common for college students to engage in some part-time work while juggling regular semester coursework or, at a minimum, take that obligatory summer job.
More students are headed to college, and a large proportion of those freshmen are minorities. A report, "Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom," released today by the Pew Research Center reveals the recent increase in the size of freshman classes at four-year colleges, community colleges, and trade schools has been driven largely by a sharp increase in minority-student enrollment.
Late last week, congressional negotiators reached final agreement on a financial-reform measure that includes changes affecting the student-loan industry.In a win for students, there will be greater oversight for private loans, if Congress adopts the measure.
65 Business students from 17 countries are completing the final semester of the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) this summer at Babson College. GEP is offered on 3 continents by 3 renowned business schools with a focus on entrepreneurship education:
•EMLYON Business School (France)
•Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (USA)
•Zhejiang University’s School of Management (China).
Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.
A study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural Alberta confirms that putting kids of all abilities together in regular classes is possible, practical - and positive for everyone involved. The only caveat, says the man who conducted the study, is that educators may need to pay a bit more attention to the school experience of children who are not fully abled.
It was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.
- 15 Entrepreneur Teams Grow Businesses In Summer Venture Program At Babson College
- Staying Happy and Motivated in Your Job
- 'Just-In-Time Hiring' Good News for College Graduates Still Looking for Jobs
- HSSSE Results: Bored, Disconnected Students (Still) Want More from Schools
- Confident Teachers Help Preschoolers More with Language and Literacy Skills
- Internships Take on New Meaning for Graduates and Corporations
- Educational Researcher Devoted to “Report of the National Early Literacy Panel”
- Olin Business School Launches Competition for Journalists
- More B-Schools Need to Focus on Emerging Markets