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What Do Great Students Look Like? [According To Teachers]

Great students can make even the most mediocre of teachers look like superstars. They can inspire not just the person at the head of the class, but also all of those around them to be the best versions of themselves that are humanly possible. In a recent thread on Reddit, someone asked the question, “Teachers […]
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Educational Gatekeepers: Pros And Cons

Various industries have come to depend on gatekeepers to keep a consistent benchmark for quality. Whether you’re talking about food service, manufacturing, publishing, or education, these professionals take many forms but share the same goal: distinguish the good from the bad. Currently, in the world of education, the gatekeepers seem a little confused. While on […]
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More Testing Or Less?

In Indiana, education officials are trying to balance preparing students for a new statewide test and overloading them with assessments as the state moves forward in its effort to drop the common core education standards, reports Education Week. The State Board of Education members canceled a May transitional assessment to prepare students for full pilot […]
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9 Questions To Ask Before Enrollment

Enrollment in a new school can be an exciting but scary time for anyone. When your entire life hangs in the balance as it does with college enrollment, the pressure can get even more intense than you dreamed. Where you go to school — or if you go to school — isn’t a decision you […]
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6 Job Interview Facts Every Student Should Know

When it comes to job interview facts, it is never too early for a student to start learning. The job market ahead promises to be a tough one as more companies decide to utilize the power of telecommuting and hire candidates from a global pool instead of state or national. Not only will you have […]
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The Digital Badge: Is This The Future Of Education?

The digital badge is a somewhat new phenomenon in the realms of education, but a recent report from Frugal Dad indicates that it could become a lot more prevalent. The website spoke with a number of experts on this increasingly popular credential and what it could mean to the future of education. One individual, Dr. […]
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6 Things Teachers Should Know About Student Life

Student life is much different today than it was 20 years ago. For starters, the Internet was in its infancy and operated on a super-slow system known as dial-up. It’s entirely feasible that students on the verge of entering college in today’s environment have never heard the EEE-YEH-EEE-YEH-EEE-YEH of a phone landline connecting to the […]
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College Graduation Rate Blues: Poor Rates, Poor ROI?

The latest survey released from PayScale shows what you can expect from your earnings versus the cost of education for each of 1,310 schools for which the site had adequate data. This survey is definitely a blunt instrument and under no circumstances should be taken as gospel when it comes to actual return on investment […]
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11 Reasons You Need A Summer Job

Working at a summer job isn’t something that every student on leave considers. Some don’t have to. Some don’t want to. But we’re here to tell you that it can be a big boost to the rest of your educational career, and it can serve you quite well during life after school. There are many […]
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7 Essentials To Make Gap Year A Success

We’ve spoken about the gap year concept before here at 4Tests. This is the new term for taking a year off between high school and whatever you want to do next in the course of your educational career. Some decide that college is the answer while others use this time to weigh the benefits of […]
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