Author: Elme Rosen

Opposition to Trump’s Education Budget Mounts

The proposal has prompted outcry from dozens of education organizations. Copies of US President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget are released for distribution on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) More than 20,000 people emailed the Department of Education to voice opposition to the president’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal Tuesday afternoon in the hours after it was released, mirroring the deluge of public outcry that flooded Congress during the confirmation process for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The spending plan, which would slash education funding by more than $9 billion and eliminate dozens of programs, also proposes a handful of...

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6 Things Professors Wish They Could Tell Their Students, but NEVER do

1. IMPRESSING US IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK Here’s how most professors determine if you’re a flash in the pan or the real deal: You consistently handle yourself with ease and grace. You show up to class on time, sit near the front and regularly contribute to the class discussion. You ask thoughtful questions, pay attention and complete assignments. If a student can master these with a good attitude and mature style, the professor knows he or she is headed for professional success regardless of test scores. Getting ahead in any profession boils down to mastering the ordinary stuff first, long...

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Trump Nixes Obama-era Rules for New Federal K-12 Law

The move is aimed at fulfilling pledges to rein in federal influence over education policy. President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolled back two Obama-era education rules Monday. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Donald Trump is set to sign into law Monday the two resolutions that roll back Obama-era regulations that inform state education officials how they are supposed to implement the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. Trump’s signature finalizes the monthslong spat between Democrats and civil rights groups, which slammed the move as rolling back protections for the most underserved students and pulling the rug out...

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Digging For Scholarships Can Turn Up College Gold

Digging For Scholarships Can Turn Up College Gold Whatever your income you should file the FAFSA and, if required by the college, the CSS PROFILE. That way, you’ll be eligible for federal aid and in line for college-based awards. However, it’s a mistake not to spend some time researching and applying for the numerous outside scholarships to be found in many quarters. To make things relatively easy, you can find plenty of academic, athletic and talent scholarships through resources like, FastWeb, Cappex and the College Board’s Big Future website. You register at each site, enter your information and then receive lists of scholarships you may...

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Ratemyprofessors’ Top 25 Professors of 2016

Highest Rated University Professors of 2016-2017 Each year, the largest online destination for professor ratings, compiles a list of the top professors based on ratings from you, the students. Check out the list below to see who made the 2016-2017 list of Highest Rated University Professors. Douglas Klutz CRIMINAL JUSTICE, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA John Beyers MATHEMATICS, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Rona Miles PSYCHOLOGY, BROOKLYN COLLEGE Warren Schultz CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES, ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE Devon Hanahan SPANISH, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Jessica Kovler HISTORY, JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE John Kerrigan MATHEMATICS, RUTGERS – STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW...

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About Me

In 2007 I graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in economics and have since decided to combine my passions for markets and writing into the Higher Self Learning Unlocked blog. Using my expertise, I surface the most successful colleges and expose the least successful. I cover the job markets, the most successful majors, and any incoming big news.