Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Department of Education (ED) has officially said that this year’s Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) will not open until December , two months later than usual. The delay comes as the result of a huge overhaul of the federal form that students use to apply for financial aid to help pay for college. An exact date in December has not been announced yet. FAFSA has opened for applications on October 1 the year before students expect to enroll in college since 2016. Previously the form was available on January 1 every year. The FAFSA is the federal form you must complete using income and tax information to be considered for any financial aid from the federal government, your state, or one of the colleges you hope to attend. and is used by states and colleges to determine what support they might be eligible for. The move to an earlier FAFSA was possible because of changes that allowed students and families to … [Read more...] about Updated FAFSA Launch Officially Delayed Two Months To December
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Top Private School Applications Surge Amidst South Florida’s Real Estate Boom
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Enrollment at top private schools in South Florida is booming, as many out-of-state families have moved to South Florida in the years since the pandemic, seeking sunny weather, and escaping state income tax. For families in the region and those moving South, increasingly competitive enrollment trends can make choosing the right school particularly difficult and necessitate strategy and forethought. The resources and experiences that students gain during their high school years will position them for success in the college admissions process and equip them to excel in higher education and beyond—but not every school is right for every student. An excellent high school will prioritize individual growth and development and provide opportunities for students to hone their interests both in and out of the classroom. While South Florida has many top-notch public and magnet schools, the influx of new residents in the region … [Read more...] about Top Private School Applications Surge Amidst South Florida’s Real Estate Boom
Student Engagement Matters More Than Attendance; Why Don’t Schools Track It?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The importance of engagement in both workplace and educational success has been well illustrated over the last 20 years by the analytics company Gallup. Even though tracking engagement throughout the day can be quickly done in the traditional classroom, schools remain focused on attendance. But why should they when mental presence, more than physical presence, is the necessary precondition for learning? There is data supporting the importance of engagement engagement. In a meta-analysis of decades of corporate engagement data, Gallup found that high engagement consistently leads to more positive outcomes, such as higher productivity, lower absenteeism, higher quality work, and higher job satisfaction. Likewise, with in grades 5 to 12, Gallup found engaged students are 2.5 times more likely to say they do well in school and are 4.5 times more hopeful about their futures than their disengaged peers. Engagement correlates … [Read more...] about Student Engagement Matters More Than Attendance; Why Don’t Schools Track It?
American IQ Test Scores Show Recent Declines, According To New Study
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin American IQ test scores have dropped during a recent 13-year period, a remarkable finding that runs counter to the well-established trend of increasing IQ scores throughout much of the 20th century. That’s a main result reported in a new study published in the journal Intelligence , entitled Looking for Flynn effects in a recent online U.S. adult sample: Examining shifts within the SAPA Project by Elizabeth M. Dworak, William Revelle, and David M. Condon. The study found evidence of a reverse “Flynn effect” in a large U.S. sample of almost 400,000 individuals tested between 2006 and 2018 in several ability areas. The Flynn effect refers to the well-replicated finding that IQ scores increased consistently through much of the 20th century, with increases ranging from three to five IQ points per decade. As part of the study, the authors analyzed data from the Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment (SAPA) … [Read more...] about American IQ Test Scores Show Recent Declines, According To New Study
How to Choose a College for Graduation for a Successful Career Ahead
Want to graduate from a reputed college? A successful career depends on your graduation. It sets the path to success. A reputable college not only results in higher earnings over the individual’s lifetime, but it also improves the competitive advantage and results in more job opportunities. Whether you are thinking of Graduate School as the path for you or have made the leap, comprehending what you may expect and how you may make the most of the experience is a fundamental factor that plays a vital role in your success. Experts are here to help you with detailed information related to graduate schools and how you can make the most of the opportunity. Remember that there are time-tested strategies and points that you need to bring under consideration to make your grad school journey even more fruitful. Understand your purpose First and foremost, you need to understand why you are pursuing the degree. As a student, logic is the central point here. Consider the practical … [Read more...] about How to Choose a College for Graduation for a Successful Career Ahead