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The College Board hopes to measure students' "resourcefulness to overcome challenges and achieve more with less."
On May 16, the College Board—the company behind several U.S. standardized tests, including the SAT—announced that students' SAT scores will now be reported alongside a new indicator. Widely referred to as an "adversity score," the index aims to quantify a given student's ...
 
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A child-focused development agency, World Vision is committed to uplifting children living in poor and vulnerable conditions through various programs.
For every two students in the Philippines enrolled in school, one child is denied this basic right.Every year, nearly 25 million students from age 6 to 24 flock to schools across the country. What's keeping another 12 million from joining them? Young ...
 
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What Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman, and other wealthy parents did to game the system—and why it's a crime.
Last August, YouTuber Olivia Jade posted a video for her 1.9 million subscribers. She was moving into her college dorm that day at the University of Southern California, but Olivia reminded her viewers that YouTube was her real passion: “I don’t really care about ...
 
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Do international school rankings matter? How many schools should one apply to? What makes a strong application?
College applications are beyond competitive, and when it comes to applications to schools in the United States, one of the world’s top destinations for studying abroad, even more so.The statistics can be intimidating but it shouldn’t be the case, according to Matt ...
 
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The Economist magazine includes eight universities from Asia-Pacific in its 2018 listing.
Only eight schools located in the Asia and Australasia region offering Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs made it to The Economist magazine’s “Which MBA?,” a list of the world’s top 100 business graduate programs. Out of the eight, only Singapore’s Nanyang Business ...
 
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“We were encouraged, motivated and mentored by our teachers to give the best of ourselves in everything that we did, be it academics, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities," says Sr. Christine Pinto.
Sister Christine Pinto was a young girl when she became a member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines at St. Scholastica's College.“One of my most vivid memories of her was of her in her Girl Scout uniform. What made it memorable ...
 
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It's the 2019 edition of the Times Higher Education list.
Data provider Times Higher Education has released their 2019 World University Rankings and only two Philippine institutions made the list: the University of the Philippines and the De La Salle University.Placing in the 501-600 range, the University of the Philippines moves up from their 2018 ranking of 601-800. ...
 
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Chris Do, along with other expert creatives, will take part in CITEM’s CREATE Philippines.
Acclaimed director and creative consultant Chris Do is giving "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" masterclass this weekend. Do is the mastermind behind design-driven organizations such as the creative solutions agency Blind and online education platform The Futur.For over two decades, Blind has been at the forefront of ...
 
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Globally, only 30 percent of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math are women.
The Philippines, according to recent reports, has roughly half the number of researchers it needs. The country has only 189 researchers for every 1,000,000 Filipinos, the lowest ratio in all of Southeast Asia.In a global economy where science and technology are the ...
 
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Signing up for a class on happiness and humiliation is not only easy—it's encouraged.
The name of the New York University undergraduate class was “Death in America: How Will You Die?,” but the ambience in the windowless seminar room on a sunny Monday in April was anything but morose. “Did anyone catch any death and dying ...
 
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The Los Angeles school had recently emerged as one of the nation’s most coveted undergraduate destinations and a top alternative to the Ivies. Can a school and its endowment weather the headlines?
Each spring, when college acceptances and rejections arrive in the mail, a simple maxim applies: The thicker the envelope, the better the news. So when, in early 2015, a large box from the University of Southern California was delivered to her Upper ...
 
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The 21-year-old son of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat graduated with the highest possible honors in the U.K.
Vito Puyat, son of Department of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat, just graduated from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom as a First Class Honours student. This is the highest possible grade classification one can achieve in the U.K. and is an ...
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