College Admissions: What Do Admissions Directors Consider? [Infographic]

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Admissions directors do consider race, diversity and college access during the admissions and recruitment process, and many are increasing their efforts to recruit different student groups.

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Removing Late Payments From Your Credit Report

Article | August 11, 2020

In 2020, most people have countless monthly expenses, and it can be too easy to miss a payment. Missing repeated payments can be extremely damaging to your credit score, which can reduce your chances of being accepted for loans and credit cards. It can happen to the best of us, and thankfully, it’s not the end of the world. There are ways you can remove late payments from your credit report – keep reading to find out how.

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Review: The Samsung Flip 2 Makes Classroom Collaboration Easy

Article | August 11, 2020

The Flip 2 interactive display, the latest addition to Samsung’s Flip displays, combines the best features of paper flip charts without their inherent drawbacks. The display supports collaboration by allowing students and teachers to sync their personal devices with the Flip 2 for real-time content sharing and control. Can your paper flip chart do that? With the Flip 2, teachers can creatively engage students in lessons. Up to four people can simultaneously write on the screen. Drawings can be easily erased with a finger or swipe of the palm.

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How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | August 11, 2020

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

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Artificial Intelligence in Education landscape

Article | August 11, 2020

Some of us may have heard about Artificial Intelligence. This is a branch of computer science associated with the building of smart machines that can perform tasks that otherwise require human intelligence. AI endeavors to simulate human intelligence in machines so that they are able to think, perceive, learn, problem solve and even take decisions. Computer systems powered by deep learning and machine learning are able to carry out such tasks. This is achieved by bringing together thinking, perception and action using mathematical algorithms. In AI, each and every decision is now driven by data, where machine learning predicts human behavior based on accumulated data.

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