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SAT scandal shows tyranny of standardized testing
by Education: News & Videos about Education -
Nov 28, 2016
“As education scandals go, the news that students at some of the best high schools on Long Island paid others to take their College Board tests seems mild. The Long Island scandal pales behind the sex scandal at Penn State.”
College graduation rates: Income really matters
by Education: News & Videos about Education -
Nov 17, 2016
“It's getting more difficult for low-income students to climb the economic ladder as the college graduation gap between the rich and poor grows.”
College costs climb, yet again
by Education: News & Videos about Education -
Oct 03, 2016
“Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.”
The Top U.S. Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 28, 2016
“Put Brigham Young University on your short list. The City University of New York’s City College could be for you. Stanford University tops the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, thanks to its deep pockets, intellectually engaged students and solid student outcomes.”
3 Things Undecided Majors Should Look for in Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 27, 2016
“Here are three factors that undecided students should consider when vetting colleges. A strong general education curriculum that allows students to explore: A strong, structured core curriculum allows students to explore many different academic areas and opportunities they have intellectually, says Wes Waggoner, associate vice president for enrollment management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a former high school counselor. A lot of academic programs to choose from: But students should see if schools are flexible with students changing or adding majors and minors if they decide they want to study something else, says Waggoner.”
It only takes a single piece of paper for this artist to create beauty
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 27, 2016
“Whether it's Greek sculpture or Renaissance paintings, paper cutting might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word "art." The work of Pippa Dyrlaga, an artist from Yorkshire, UK, might just change that. While completing her master's degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, Dyrlaga "stumbled across" paper cutting, and it has now been her passion for seven years. SEE ALSO: 'Jeff's Table' showcases the majesty and artistry of toasting frozen waffles "It was the first time I felt that a medium was truly right for me," she confessed on her website. Inspired by animals, nature and her surroundings, Dyrlaga allows emotion to guide her as she carefully crafts each new work of art, permitting them all to be one-of-a-kind. Amazingly, each piece is cut by hand, and can take anywhere between one and 100 hours to create. "I get asked a lot why I spend all that time cutting them out instead of using a computer, but to me that's the difference between a product and a piece of art, it is a one off," the artist told Mashable . Beyond her paper cutting art, Dyrlaga is an illustrator who displays her work on . You can see more of her paper cutting on Instagram, where she documents her work in progress, or her regularly updated Facebook page. Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: Bear Follows Cat - Pippa Dyrlaga Papercutting Artist/facebook Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga”
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