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Social emotional learning (SEL) takes a whole-child approach by emphasizing students’ emotional well-being and social skills as they become increasingly important in education and outside of school. SEL helps students develop emotional intelligence that allows them to manage emotions, show empathy for others and establish healthier interpersonal skills to drive towards more fulfilling relationships. What does that have to do with EdTech? A lot, actually....

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A new higher education advocacy group made its public debut in 2017 with a new federal policy framework and a focus on nontraditional students. “Overall, our policy framework is governed by the idea that our federal policies are out of date,” said Julie Peller, executive director of the new organization, Higher Learning Advocates based here in the district. “We want make sure students are first, that we are not leading necessarily with...

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Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away. Nearly 40% of U.S. colleges are seeing a precipitous decline in applications from international students, and international student recruitment professionals report “a great deal of concern” from students and their families about visas and perceptions of a less welcoming climate in the U.S., according to a survey conducted in...

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Since 2017, several universities are making efforts to accept self-reported SAT and ACT test scores during the application process and only require official reports when a student actually enrolls. The individuals pushing for this change have included Gabrielle McColgan, James Murphy, Marie Bigham, and many other contributors. Institutions, like Colby College, have been allowing students to self-report scores since last year, and it works like this: when you fill out your application,...

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Meet the team behind DegreeSight, the best degree planning software out there.

57% of students enrolled in college do not graduate after six years. Of that 57%, 33% of them drop out entirely. Recent studies show that students are taking longer than ever to earn their degrees. Four years was the accepted norm, the 5- or 6-year plan has now become something of a standard in colleges and universities across the country. Is this student choice, or does factors beyond their control...

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