The tailor’s great adage is, “measure twice, cut once.” That’s good advice when you’re working in silk, but irrelevant when ink and paper are in abundant supply. If a writer can’t get word counts out of his mind, I recommend one of two strategies…
I asked a few of my professor friends for advice that they would give incoming college students. I told them that I did not want them to lament the shortcomings of high school education or to grumble about “kids these days.” I wanted them to offer kids real insights into the demands of college, and to help smart, eager kids be as successful as possible.
Spanish youth, whose desperation is now treated like part of the national culture, are growing up in the impoverished shell of a bygone empire.
Last week, the first big tranche of high school seniors found out where they’re headed next year, as colleges released their Early Action and Early Decision notifications. Those who got deferred, and those who have …
As objective a test as the SAT (or ACT) may be, one of the best ways to prepare for it is to embrace the subjectivity of reading.
My hope is that as successive generations of Chinese students go through the American application process and, ultimately, graduate from American colleges, they will bring back to China a more sober understanding of what American colleges are and are not looking for.
It’s a cliché to say that education spending is an investment in a country’s future, but Qatar is taking that strategy to a whole new level.
There’s a great deal that students can do to ensure that they maintain their sanity and sense of perspective, and, in doing so, increase their chances of getting into their dream schools.
It’s hard to argue that any one facet of globalization is more robust than any other—this is a delightfully tangled web—but surely education is one of the driving forces.
Sierra asked leading professors to describe essential environmental books–and why they love them.
If American cities are to heal themselves, and if the planning profession wants to attract the brightest students from the widest possible talent pool, urban planning must find its way into the high school curriculum.
High school does not know what to do with journalism.
According to a recent listing of America’s “top ranked high schools” in Newsweek magazine — though it swims with tens of thousands of other public high schools, in a pond as enormous as the United States itself — Malibu High School is one very big Shark.