Education

As an eighth grader about to decide where I wanted my high school years to occur I found myself surrounded with numerous opinions about GNBVT, most of which were negative. Flashback to my parents’ generation; about the 80’s, VOCS reputation was far from creditable. Voc was the place you went if you didn’t want to go to college, an easy way out or a direct path to a working class life. A reputation to which has now been proven wrong. Voc is so much more than that. I get it, and to this day that old reputation still holds some truth. Yes, Voc is a great school, better yet the best choice if you have no intention of furthering your education past the 12th grade. But just because they prepare you in a trade doesn’t mean your education has to stop there. Voc can also serve as your foundation...
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Hello, I am currently a senior as well as a student employee here at Youngstown State University. I am writing this letter to you over my concern about your decisions to restructure the already limited area of Meshel Hall that is used for CSIS students in the S.T.E.M. college. I have been attending Y.S.U. since 2009 in attempts to receive my bachelors’ degree, and for the last three to four years, I have been majoring in Information Technology B., which is a CSIS based major. I must assure you that our department is severely lacking in structure and space, as nothing has been done in order to give it structure. Every “attempt” that was supposedly made was consistently pushed to the back burner, as other department’s orders of business were apparently more important than our own....
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We’re a year apart but that was never an issue because we were in high school together. But everything changed as soon as my countdown to graduation came to end and I was in my oversized white gown and finally turned the tassel and threw my cap up in the air. When my high school career came to a close, that was when the countdown to college began. Most people get excited about starting college, but not me. Not only was I nervous about being in a new place and meeting new people and have everything just be completely different, but I felt like I was leaving you. We met my senior year and your junior year, but it felt like I knew you all my life. You kept reassuring me that when I got to college I wouldn’t be leaving you but it sure felt like it. I was going to a new place and starting...
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This letter was first published in the online edition of Frontier(A Kolkata based weekly having international circulation and founded in 1968 by Samar Sen) Registration No.ISSN 0016-2094. My dear students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, The current protest organised by you has reached national heights, although you are now being dubbed as “anti-nationals”. One of your 5-Star supporters, Mr. Rahul Gandhi has also been declared as “anti-national” by the ruling NDA. I was a student of Calcutta University during the Emergency period in the 70s and could remember well how the RSS and the ultra-left political organisations were being declared as “anti-nationals” by the then Congress Government of Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Police crackdowns in the University campuses were banal affairs at that...
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To School Boards Everywhere: My name is David James. I am a teacher and coach at College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas, part of the Conroe Independent School District. I was hoping that I might have a few minutes of your time. I would like to talk to all of you about suicide. I know it is not a popular topic, and honestly, it is not an easy to talk about, and in some areas, it may even be taboo, but it is one that must be addressed, and you, as school boards have an obligation to the students of your districts. The majority of their parents voted for you, so you have an obligation. I realize this may not be the best time for many of you. It is January, and for all the districts in Texas, that means that STAAR testing is just two and a half months away, in...
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Dear Nicky Morgan, Let me start by saying that when you became Education Minister I had high hopes for you. You said you would reduce the work load and let teachers do what they do best, grow the minds of the future generations! In the last year my work load has tripled, at least! I work from 7:30 in the morning until at least 9:00 at night. Don't get me wrong I will always do it, because I truly care about the children in my class but I am exhausted. I don't just mean a little bit tired, need a week off, I mean I am so exhausted I am on the verge of leaving the profession I love. I have just attended a year 2 grammar course, all about the new assessment you have put in place. I can only think of one word to describe this new test: evil. I sat in a room full of teachers, a room full...
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If I was asked my favorite class in college so far, it would hands-down be a course called Ecology of Human Parasites. The material was fascinating and because of the course I am definitely considering continuing studying parasites after I finish my undergraduate degree. But beyond the material of the course, the other factor that made the class memorable was it was taught by an awesome professor. She was always friendly, impressively smart, and enthusiastic about the material. She was also the first person outside of my family and friends or strangers who I told I have OCD, which is not an easy boundary to cross. Luckily the conversation went well, and the class never really ended because I asked to be a research student in her lab. I wanted to find a way to thank my professor for all...
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There is no need to wonder about your future employer in China if you are an ESL or TEFL expat foreign teacher. 2,000 of your colleagues have completed a teacher survey and have rated 1,569 out of 4,870 schools and learning centers as "fair, ethical, and honorable". So before you send off your resume or sign a contract, check in here and see how your future employer has been rated. http://www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.com The CFTU also maintains a blacklist of shady agents, unlicensed schools, etc. which can be found at http://www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org. Other suggested reading for those inbound to China includes: http://ChinaScamWatch.org http://ESLWatch.info/forum/china
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Til den siddende regeringen Jeg er en ung mand på de 26 år, som endelig har fundet sig en uddannelse som lige er mig, og som jeg gerne vil. Men, jeg mangler penge!!! Kunne i måske ikke give mig bare én måned af jeres løn? Så kan jeg fokusere på at få en læreplads og blive færdiguddannet. Jeg startede på grundforløbet d. 18/1 2016, og da jeg er over de 25, skulle jeg jo have en realkompetence vurdering. En uge inde i grundforløbet får jeg så svar på denne vurdering, jeg skal have merit (tvunget merit) for næsten alt i grundforløbet. Dvs. at jeg kun skal gå i skole i 2,2 uger ud af de 20 uger. Mit skema er lavet sådan, at jeg ikke skal i skole i hele februar, maj, og juni. Så sådan som SU og den nye reform er strikket sammen, vil det sige at i de måneder, der kan jeg ikke få SU...
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Dear freshman, I know you don't think you need any advice or counsel from some guy who is old enough to have a niece in college, but I am offering it to you anyway. When I was in your situation, I would have loved for a pastor to spend an hour with me and talk with me about what to expect and what to make priorities in my life for the next few years. But I was too afraid to ask. You might be too. So here, I am just going to do the next best thing for you, and that is share just a few thoughts that if considered and taken seriously may definitely help you to get off to a good start and head in the right direction. 1) Introduce yourself to as many people as you can on campus. Introduce yourself to the classmates you sit by. To your professors. To your professors' teaching assistants...
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