Why the Education World Needs to Adopt Today’s Technologies

As technology continues to grow and change the way that the world works, there is often conversations on the topic of whether or not new technologies should be used in the classroom. The truth is, students want technology. Technology is an empowering factor in today’s society. The popularity of smartphones and tablets has increased the …

How Teaching the Fine Arts in School Benefits Students

There has long been an ongoing debate about the validity of arts education within schools—some think that they are frivolous in comparison to the Common Core and STEM-focused subjects, others argue the arts are intrinsically valuable to both education and life. The fact of the matter—and yes, we can indeed say fact as the many benefits …

7 Organizations Working to Promote Women in STEM

While women make up 47 percent of the US work force, they represent only 26 percent of people who work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math). Further, only 12 percent of female college students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, and just 3 percent will continue to work in a STEM field …

Is Lower Student Debt More Important than a Big Name School for Thriving After College?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (no subscription required) proclaims “Elite Colleges Don’t Buy Happiness for Graduates.”  The thesis of the article is that empirical data shows that a college’s reputation does not guarantee success in the workplace. Gallup surveyed more than 30,000 college graduates drawn from colleges and universities across the selectivity …

Creating More Accurate College Net Price Estimates

If you’re a prospective college student, you may be pulling your hair out when going through the shopping process. Not just because of all of the hoops you’re made to jump through and paperwork you need to fill out — but also because of how misleading college cost estimates can be. Many estimates can be …