Using computers to grade your child’s writing

A detailed Washington Post article about the Common Core noted that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is ramping up plans to have student essays graded by computer. This is happening even though, by their own admission, the computers are not Continue reading Using computers to grade your child’s writing

What should our children be learning?

The job market changes, but some things don’t. Centuries ago, a man in Renaissance Italy pressured his son to become a musician. By learning music, the young lad would be able to secure a reliable income, and reach financial success. Continue reading What should our children be learning?

What They Don’t Teach You in Advisory

It”s a painful waste of time. And it’s mandatory for high school students in most of Los Angeles (and possibly many other parts of the country). It’s the class most teachers probably never wanted to teach, and most students wonder Continue reading What They Don’t Teach You in Advisory

Science Scholarships: Up to $10,000 for minority students who want to study physical science

Here are some new science scholarships available if you are of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. Are you considering a career in Chemistry, Computing & Software Systems, Information Management, Material Science, Printing Management Continue reading Science Scholarships: Up to $10,000 for minority students who want to study physical science

How to get an Ivy League education at half the price, and live wherever you want

If you’re a high school student thinking about where to go for college, I dare you to try the Minerva Project. Here’s the deal. A lot of really smart, qualified students get turned down by Harvard because there just isn’t Continue reading How to get an Ivy League education at half the price, and live wherever you want