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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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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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10 Advantages Of Homeschool

As a parent-to-be, I’m as terrified about the idea of sending my child to public schools as I am about changing that first diaper. Probably more so. No, definitely more so. Not only does it seem there are more and more school shootings, but there are countless stories across the web about how poorly schools […]
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Six Ways To Control Student Debt

There are only a few months until the college acceptance letters start rolling in and plans for the coming school year are made. Among those plans, students will be faced with a mountain of expenses as well as options for paying those expenses. Factoring in loans and financial awards, students will start to get a […]
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Top 10 Things College Journalism Programs Should Be Teaching (But Aren’t)

Journalism is a popular degree plan among many college students in spite of the fact that newspapers are dying. Students of today wisely realize that it’s a career path that can be quite lucrative, but unfortunately, they’re still getting taught based on an outdated model, oftentimes by instructors who no longer understand the lay of […]
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