The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #25 (April 20, 2014)

    • Slate
    • 04/14/14

    “Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just first-year college GPA that SAT scores predict. In a four-year study… [researchers] found that test score (SAT or ACT—whichever the student took) correlated strongly with cumulative GPA at the end of the fourth year.”

    • New York Times
    • 04/11/14

    “To Dr. Jones, Temple’s plethora of professional advisers is not indicative of administrative bloat but essential in “making sure students don’t drop out when they don’t have to.””

    • Stanford Social Innovation Review
    • 04/08/14

    “The reality is that designing an intervention whereby young and inexperienced volunteers effectively and sustainably “help” a community overseas—one that speaks a different language and has different cultural assumptions—is extremely difficult.”

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