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    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by Wren @ Today at 03:32 PM

    I think it is talent, luck and strategy. There are kids that do highly unusual things. Like that homeschooled kid that sailed around the world at 16. He got into Harvard. And there are kids that have double legacy that go to the right schools, ha
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    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by Wren @ Today at 02:47 PM

    Not sure that they would now with a spotlight shining super bright. Also, I was thinking that Styvescant, which generally considered top high school in the US, Harvard takes about 25-30 students every year, has testing, and of the 10,000 students in
    College
    Jump to new posts Re: Which colleges have good teaching? by Old Dad @ Today at 01:22 PM

    As for active learning and quality of teaching, as I've mentioned previously, I've found it unacceptable that other than the school of education, very few college or university professors are required to have one credit hour of classes in education.
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    Jump to new posts Functional difficulties caused by ADHD? by readermom123 @ Today at 12:41 PM

    Hi all, My son is 8 and in 3rd grade at a highly-rated public school. He's participating in their pull-out GT program and also leaves class twice a week for speech therapy (articulation difficulties, although he's about to graduate from speech). W
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    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by Bostonian @ Today at 07:06 AM

    Some famous parents have been implicated in the college admissions fraud masterminded by Rick Singer. A survey by YouGov from March 2019 finds that large fractions of parents would cheat to get their children in. 25% of parents say they would pay c
    General Discussion
    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by Wren @ Today at 06:06 AM

    What is the optimal college atmosphere? Total intellectual focus? Are clubs, sports, community an issue? Operationally, the question becomes how do you manage an institution, dealing with funding, staffing, curriculum, housing, social institution
    Identification, Testing & Assessment
    Jump to new posts Re: Score Extrapolations? by Pabulum @ Yesterday at 01:58 PM

    I also think there's a certain limit to highest ability rating items of a certain difficulty rating can measure. For example, how would someone correctly answering 10 questions in the same specific skill all rated at difficulty +0.5 standard deviatio
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    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by indigo @ Yesterday at 05:55 AM

    Limitations on free inquiry may pertain to the Ivies as well to more pedestrian post-secondary educational options. It may be increasingly important for parents and students to be aware of the current climate on a campus prior to applying for admissi
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    Jump to new posts Re: Poetry contest for middle schooler? by Bostonian @ 11/12/19 05:36 AM

    The Contest Calendar lists River of Words: Youth Art and Poetry Inspired by the Natural World.
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    Jump to new posts Poetry contest for middle schooler? by Pdxgft @ 11/11/19 07:49 PM

    Any advice for poetry contests for middle schoolers?
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    Jump to new posts Re: Ways ASD shows up in testing by MumOfThree @ 11/10/19 10:27 PM

    Thanks AEH, so in this case the child scored 4th percentile for handwritten essay and 99th percentile for a second typed essay. Clearly many things went well with the essay. The suggestion that something about the essay implied ASD is fuzzy, clearly
    Learning Environments
    Jump to new posts Re: Stanford online HS and alternatives by Cheyenne_526 @ 11/10/19 08:13 PM

    Maybe you would be willing to allow your son to help me with my science project? I have proposed a project I am calling Eyes of Perception. The purpose of my project is to investigate whether there is a correlation between eye color and intelligence;
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    Jump to new posts Re: The ultimate brag thread by Portia @ 11/09/19 01:16 PM

    love the brags! Thank you for sharing jolip!
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    Jump to new posts Re: The ultimate brag thread by aeh @ 11/09/19 06:34 AM

    jolip, So happy to hear your DCs are thriving! It's a wonderful thing to see their eyes light up about learning.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Ivy League Admissions. by Bostonian @ 11/09/19 04:51 AM

    Higher Educationís Enemy Within An army of nonfaculty staff push for action and social justice at the expense of free inquiry. By Josť A. Cabranes Wall Street Journal Nov. 8, 2019 5:25 pm ET [T]he faculty plays almost no role in the admissions proce
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    Jump to new posts Re: The ultimate brag thread by jolip @ 11/08/19 11:27 PM

    I love this thread! So I'll try to revive it since it's been a little quiet here. So here are my brags: My 9yr old 5th grader got moved up to 6th grade math and, for the first time ever, he loves his math class!!!! (all these years he always found
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