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Pros and Cons of Getting Your Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College

Pros and Cons of Getting Your Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College

By Steve Nicastro NerdWallet Community colleges are commonly known as two-year institutions that provide an affordable pathway to a four-year degree. They’re a place where you knock out general courses, figure out what major you’ll pursue and where you’ll pursue it after your two years are up. But just like the Bob Dylan tune, “the


How to train a baby to learn language faster

By Rob Forman Futurity Brain scans show that training babies to distinguish language sounds from other sounds can speed up development in parts of the brain that are central to language skills. Researchers taught 4-month-old babies to pay attention to increasingly complex non-language audio patterns by rewarding them for correctly shifting their eyes to a

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Separate But Unequal: Predominantly White Schools Nearly Twice As Likely to Have Superfast Internet Speeds As Predominantly Minority Schools

By Marcella Gadson Broadband & Social Justice A study released last month revealed a significant gap in access to superfast Internet in schools based on race, income, and population density. In a world where access to technology equates to opportunities for success, African American, Hispanic, rural, and low-income students are at a severe disadvantage compared


What It Takes to Become a Hispanic-Serving Institution

By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat Since early November, American universities have entered the pool of applicants competing for federal funds to serve Hispanic students better. Colleges looking to secure Title V funds for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation, and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans programs must first submit their