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Can You Still Attend a Top 20 School if You Only Homeschool?

Can You Still Attend a Top 20 School if You Only Homeschool?

Homeschooled students existed before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has struck, the rate of homeschooling has significantly increased. Many people wonder if you can still attend a top 20 school if you only homeschool. Yes, the answer is yes. Homeschooling is similar to school curriculums in that it refers to education that occurs outside of the public or private school system. It is critical for both students and parents to understand the purpose of homeschooling – it is different from virtual or online learning, and it is…

How the Recession Affected Economics and College Majors

An old problem has reappeared in the United States. China, who imported 8.79 million barrels of crude per day in July, up from a four-year low in June but still 9.5% less than the previous year. This is a concern because the US oil price has risen as much as China’s, and oil demand for 2022 is expected to rise by 1.8 million barrels per day year on year to 99.7 million barrels per day, just short of pre-pandemic highs. Brent crude futures were up 81 cents to $95.73 per…

The Growing Popularity of Online High Schools and How To Choose One

As Covid-19 hits the education institutions hard, many are turning virtual — virtual online classes are now on the rise, as many people are paying attention to virtual classes, even with receiving diplomas through online schools, with the benefits of enjoying more flexible schedules as well as the benefit of choosing the learning environments. Online learning allows students to work at their own pace and eliminates social distractions. According to National Society of High School Scholars, online schools would help students with time management and independence skills in general. These…

Colleges Are Now Adjusting Their Tuition and Fees to Account For Inflation as a Result of the COVID-19 Effect.

Historical Inflation Rates in the United States Since the end of the gold standard in 1973, the US economy has experienced consistent inflation with occasional spikes. The most recent increase is the one we are currently witnessing in 2022. To combat the recession caused by COVID-19, the US government has provided a series of subsidies, resulting in unprecedented inflation in modern US history. Natural resource prices are rising daily, exacerbated by the Russo-Ukrainian war in early 2022, and inflation is now projected to be 8.6 percent in May and 9.1…

To Address the Teacher Shortage, Standards for Becoming a Teacher Have Been Lowered.

What is Teacher Certification? Teacher certification is a proof-based promise that allows teacher candidates to become teachers. Holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and typically must complete a teacher preparation program are required for teacher certification – Arizona uses a two-tier system in which educators first apply for the initial 3-year provisional certificate appropriate to the area of teaching focus and then advance to the 6-year standard certificate after earning teaching experience. What are the current issues confronting educators? According to weareteachers.com, 55 percent of educators…

Colleges Are Offering Scholarships To Low-income Students, but This Could Be a Scam

Nowadays, a wide range of scholarship programs are available to college students through their school’s financial aid office, the Department of Labor’s website, or through private scholarship services, among other places. Colleges are now offering new scholarships to students. Colleges are now offering new scholarships to help college students financially; Catawba College, for example, has announced 28 new scholarships. According to WBTV, the 28 new scholarships were either created or increased to Presidential level with a $150,000 endowment level and are awarded to Catawba’s top merit students. Abby Walter, a…

U.S. Universities To Divest Endowments From Chinese Entities

A bill has been drafted in congress to push universities to divest their endowments from Chinese entities suspected of involvement in human rights violations. As a potential superpower, China has been attempting to extend its global influence with soft and hard power. The country’s attempt to spread its language and culture, as a part of its soft power, in the U.S. through Confucious Institutes has mostly been curtailed since 2018 with the growing anti-China sentiment under the Trump administration. On the other hand, its hard power has surprisingly been more…

Here’s How Colleges and Universities Are Reacting to Ukraine’s Invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has killed and injured countless people, making it “one of the most defiant terrorist attacks in European history.” According to NPR, the Russian missile struck a crowded shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. This war has impacted in every area, including geopolitics, foods and economics, energy, and security, causing shortages of wheat, barley, corn, and other grains and pushing millions of people into hunger, as well as energies that most of the European Unions have been relying on to Russia, has faced Russia’s…

More Colleges Are Becoming LGBTQ-friendly, Accepting the LGBTQ Community

Title IX, the most well-known law enacted by President Richard Nixon on June 23rd, 1972, for gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is now celebrating its 50th anniversary – applying to athletics, employments, discrimination, admission, classroom, sexual assault, and violence on campuses. According to the Trevor Project, 45 percent of LGBTQ youth have seriously considered suicide by 2021, with 14 percent having attempted suicide. Along with suicidal thoughts and attempts, 73% of LGBTQ youth reported anxiety, and 58% reported depression. 73 percent of LGBTQ youths have…

Politicization of U.S. Education — Critical Race Theory (CRT)

Education in the United States, at least for K-12, has been relatively guarded against being used for political rhetoric. Rather, politics has sometimes been used as a tool to stimulate discussions and debates in classrooms. Topics for such activities have been limited to something that everyone can agree on, such as what can be done to keep the vicinity of schools clean or how to help peer students to have a healthier diet. Paula McAvoy, an associate professor of social studies education at North Carolina State University, said in an…