Category: Education

Big Changes Coming To Redesigned SAT Test, Including Optional Essay

Starting in 2016, the SAT test will be optional.  Other changes include doing away with gratuitous SAT vocabulary words that no one uses in real life anyway.  Word like sagacious (having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd) and prevaricator (to speak or act falsely or evasively with intent to deceive) will be replaced with more user friendly words that students will use in college and on the job.  According to the Washington Post,  David Coleman, President of The College Board said, “changes were needed to better represent what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The test should offer “worthy challenges, not...

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The First Globalization of Higher Education Conference To Be In Dallas, Texas

  The world’s who’s who of education and globalization will converge on March 24th  & 24th in Dallas, Texas for the first Globalization of Higher Education Conference. Attendees at this 2 day event will include top U.S. and international university leaders, political leaders, cultural thought leaders, influencers in post-secondary education and dignitaries from the United States and around the world. The event’s roster of reputable speakers includes internationally known  names like Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Governor Jeb Bush; Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, for the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa;  CNN Host and TIME magazine editor-at-large, Dr. Fareed...

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Korean American Julia Sun-Joo Lee…An Author of African American Literature

Do you think African American literature when you look at this picture? Maybe not.  Well meet Julia Sun-Joo Lee professor of African-American Literature at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and publisher of The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, a book praised by the likes of the famous African American scholar and writer Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Lee is the daughter of Korean immigrants who were victims of the 1991 lootings in Los Angeles that followed the Rodney King beatings. Yet she was able to see past this unfortunate incident and develop an interest in African...

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