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The Importance of Accreditation

Going Beyond One-Size-Fits-All While Keeping Standards High An independent school is just that: Because it is privately funded (primarily by tuition, typically), it isn’t beholden […]

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2019-2020 Private School Open Houses

Parents have always had choices when it comes to finding the right schools for their children, and the options have increasingly grown over the last […]

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Emerson College Will Absorb Vermont’s Marlboro College

It’s not easy being a small college in New England. Like Mount Ida College, Newbury College, and the College of St. Joseph, the tiny, 500-student […]

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Months After Epstein Scandal, MIT President Shares What He’s Learned

Sexual harassment. Stereotyping. Bullying behavior from “star” faculty members. According to MIT’s President L. Rafael Reif, these are just some of the “misalignments and fractures” […]

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A New Era of Education

Independent-school parents consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their child’s academic experiences, according to a 2016 survey designed by the Harvard Program on Education […]

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A Judge Just Sided with Harvard in the Big Affirmative Action Case

In a legal battle over how its race-conscious admissions policy impacts Asian-American students, Harvard has just been handed a victory from a federal judge. In her […]

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Harvard’s President Says He’s Sorry for Slavery Comparison

Harvard’s newish President Lawrence Bacow is already under the gun here when it comes to both fundraising (see: Epstein, Jeffrey) and the university’s relationship with […]

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Harvard Is Looking into the Millions It Took from Jeffrey Epstein

As a reckoning continues to play out at MIT over the donations the university took from Jeffrey Epstein, and the efforts the school made to keep them […]

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Harvard Still Isn’t on Top in the U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Tsk tsk. The U.S. News & World Report college rankings for 2020 are now out, and once again, Harvard has fallen shy of the number one spot, […]

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The Harvard Student Customs Agents Kicked Out Last Month Made It Here after All

Ismail B. Ajjawi, the Palestinian student denied entry to the U.S. en route to his freshman year at Harvard, is safely in Cambridge and beginning […]

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Michelle Caldeira Has an Offer You Can’t Refuse

We believe ending gang violence in Boston and in the country is possible. The city’s high-impact gang players, according to the police department, total about […]

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Customs Agents Detained a Palestinian Harvard Student, Searched His Phone, then Kicked Him Out

Harvard is reportedly in negotiations with immigration officials this week after an incoming Palestinian student who had arrived in Boston to begin his freshman year […]

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20 Tips to Get Your Kid into College…Legally

Get out of Town Your son might want to stay as close to his high school buddies as possible, but splitting off from the pack […]

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When Will College Admissions Culture Change for Good?

From the start, this scandal was never just about the scandal itself: In a number of ways, the illegal behavior called attention to the perfectly […]

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Are Colleges Ready to Get Serious about Oversight of Their Sports Programs?

Few of us will ever forget one particularly disturbing detail that emerged during the Operation Varsity Blues scandal—of mastermind Rick Singer Photoshopping the faces of […]