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GE, the Common Core & Opposing Debates

As our technology advances, students engage less in academics and instead rely on the ease fostered by computers which teem with seemingly infinite information. Surprising Statistics… or Maybe Not It’s an undeniable conundrum of past versus current college students.  One significant and harrowing study in Academically Adrift (2011) estimated that full-time students in 1961 dedicated…

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Entering a Thriving New Age of Digital Learning

Digital learning is on the rise. As technology continues to flourish, the possibilities expand to heights we would’ve never imagined 20 years ago.  While some educators fully endorse it, others are skeptical if its potential positively affects students or will hinder them in the long-run. There’s no question that it’s growing: between 2010 and 2012…

AP Courses: How Much is Too Much?

As colleges get increasingly competitive, students find themselves taking more and more AP (Advanced Placement) classes to gain an edge. Schools can offer up to 34 courses from Art History to Statistics for students to choose from. And why not? The rigorous classes (and a high score on the year-end exams) can boost grade point…