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College vs. University: What’s the Difference? | Best Global Universities

College vs. University: What’s the Difference? | Best Global Universities

The difference between a college and a university in the US may not always be apparent, especially to students who grew up in other parts of the world. The word “college” doesn’t have the same meaning in every country, which can create confusion for prospective international students interested in studying in the US “In Spanish, ‘colegio’ means high school,” says George DaPonte, director of international admissions at the University of Tampa in Florida, citing one example. For this and other…

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How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”?

How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”?

“Students can’t learn in an absence of feedback,” Pellegrino said. “It’s not just assessing, but providing feedback that’s actionable on the part of students.” HOW TO SUPPORT DEEPER LEARNING THROUGH POLICY In order for deeper learning to become the norm rather than the exception, it has to be a priority for local, state, and national policy makers, said Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford and advocate for education reform. Common Core State Standards, which begin to push towards critical…

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In the NH school funding trial, Edelblut declines to define an ‘adequate’ education

In the NH school funding trial, Edelblut declines to define an ‘adequate’ education

This article was originally produced by the NH Business Review. NHPR is republishing it in partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative. The piece below has been lightly edited. New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, who along with Gov. Chris Sununu is a named defendant in the case, took the witness stand in Rockingham County Superior Court Tuesday to open the second week of the trial pitting the ConVal School District and 10 other districts against the state. In the…

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES. KEEP YOUR SKILLS GOING.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES. KEEP YOUR SKILLS GOING.

The end of the school year is finally here. We have a long summer ahead to enjoy and have fun. Some of you have asked me to write a post with some activities to help you improve your English while on holiday. I hope you like it. LISTENING SKILLS SHORT PODCASTS You can use them to improve your reading and listening skills as some of them have listening comprehension activities. LISTENING COMPREHENSIONS Choose your level, listen and practice doing the…

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