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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • January 22, 2016

The (New) Key to Getting Into a Great College? Kindness.


We're always eager to consume stories about student time management and balancing workloads. That's why we were interested in a new report out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which outlines a plan to tackle key challenges facing modern college applicants: excessive academic pressure, emphasis on personal achievement over good citizenship, and an uneven playing field for applicants.

More than 80 stakeholders - including admissions officers - have endorsed the report. It appears that more universities will be asking applicants about their engagement within their communities, contribution to family life, and interest in/contribution to the public good. The Washington Post has the full story below.

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To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving | The Washington Post

Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching | NPR Education

What Teachers That Use Technology Believe | TeachThought

How Empowering Influential Kids Can Change School Culture For the Better | MindShift

I’m an Ed-Tech Investor and I Don’t Want to Create Useless Technology | Bright

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Transdisciplinarity: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box | Edutopia

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