Day: April 1, 2021

University admits 3,446 to class of 2025, sets record-low acceptance rate // The Observer

The University announced Friday it admitted 1,771 students to the class of 2025 during the regular decision process. With 1,673 students admitted during the restrictive early action (REA) process in December, the University admitted a total of 3,446 students out of 23,639 applicants for a record-low acceptance rate of 14.6%.

Of the 1,712 deferred students from REA, 145 were accepted as part of the regular decision admitted pool. Represented among the total applicant pool were 8,030 high schools. Among admitted students, 2,175 high schools were represented.

Associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment Don Bishop said the COVID-19 pandemic made this

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Positive Parenting: Science learning: Inspiring little Einsteins | Positive Parenting

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — When our kids grow up, if they want to land a robot on Mars or cure a deadly disease, they’ll need strong science skills, and that learning starts early.

There are simple ways parents can support science learning at home. There are a lot of reading programs that help parents support their child’s language skills, but when it comes to science, many parents are at a loss. Now a new study finds the earlier parents expose their kids to science, the better their kids do in it by the eighth grade.

There are simple

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What’s Driving Growth in the Ed Tech Market?

For all the challenges that came with COVID-19 school closures, they may have been a boon to the market for educational technology. According to the research firm the Learning Counsel, K-12 districts in the U.S. alone spent $35.8 billion in 2020 on hardware, software, curriculum resources and networks, representing a more than 25 percent increase over 2019. While market analysts’ projections about the future vary widely, many expect investments in classroom technology will remain on an upward trend — even after the pandemic becomes a memory and the majority of schools go back to full-time, in-person learning.

According to

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Missed your turn? ‘Recalculate’ your career route

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Recalculating,” as the GPS often tells us when we are driving, may be our best career strategy after a year of uncertainty.

Author Lindsey Pollak poses in an undated photo obtained by Reuters on March 29, 2021. Courtesy Lindsey Pollak/Evi Abeler/Handout via REUTERS

Roadblocks or jams may lie ahead, but the route could be more scenic with twists and turns. Maybe another destination would even be better than the one we had planned.

Lindsey Pollak, author of “Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work,” discussed with Reuters how to adapt and thrive when

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how technology can help address student learning gaps and pave the way for more resilient education

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Early Childhood Education and Care Department announces new requirements for childcare providers

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced new requirements that let facilities return to normal group size and student-to-teacher ratios.“We really saw it was time to relax some of the restrictions very safely,” said ECECD cabinet secretary Elizabeth Groginsky.Department leaders said as COVID-19 numbers improve and the vaccine rollout expands, more parents are headed back to work and need early childhood care available to them.“We were hearing from child care providers now that schools are reopening, now that businesses are reopening, families need access to safe and healthy care,” Groginsky said.Groginsky said the department estimates there are between 15,000 … Read More