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Posts For Tag: "Guest Blogger"

College-Bound Students’ Views on Paying for College

Gregory Kienzl, principal strategist, and Michelle Croft, principal research associate, ACT

The following blog is reprinted with permission from the Education Commission of the States. The blog originally appeared on EdNote. As a means to paying

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Celebrating Pride Starts with Supporting Students

Cassi Barker-Carr, principal strategist-diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism

This blog originally appeared on Prior to becoming the Principal Strategist for Diversity and Inclusion at ACT, I spent more than two decades as

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Guest Blog: Here’s To Strong Women

Ruth Ray Jackson, associate vice president for academic affairs, Langston University

Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. -Unknown Several years ago, I saw this quote posted

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Guest Blog: I am not supposed to be here…

Dr. A. Katrise Perera, superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District

When I reflect on my formal education – and my leadership journey to lead a community of learners as the superintendent despite statistical disparities and

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Guest Blog: An Interview with the 2019 School Counselor of the Year

Brian Coleman, school counseling department chair, Jones College Prep High School and 2019 School Counselor of the Year

What are some of the challenges in school counseling today? The most persistent challenges I see are: Imbalanced counselor-to-student ratios. The absence of school counselors in

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Guest Blog: My Mentor: Mrs. Jensen

Bre Kenney, freshman, St. Mary’s University

January is National Mentoring Month. Mentors can play an important role in young peoples’ lives and the need for mentors has never been greater. This

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Dual Credit Classes Made Possible Through Pell Grant

Victoria Guerrero, junior, Early High School

ACT recently hosted a convening, which gathered together several postsecondary institutions who are participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grants Dual Enrollment Experimental

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College Horizons Fills College Access Gaps

Dinée R. Dorame (Navajo), associate director, College Horizons

College Horizons is a nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates the higher education of Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native youth. This year marks

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We Need American Indian and Alaska Native Educators

Susan Faircloth, Ph.D. (Coharie), professor & director, School of Education, Colorado State University

Growing up, I was certain I would never be an educator. I dreamed of being a lawyer, FBI agent, world traveler – anything but a

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College Fund Creates Pathways for Native Student Success

Matthew Makomenaw (Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), College Pathways manager, American Indian College Fund

The demand for a college degree in the workplace is increasing, putting Native Americans at a disadvantage. With only 13.8 percent of American Indian and

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ACTNext ETCPS 2018

Andrew Cantine, manager, ACTNext Publications & Communications

From October 3‒4, ACTNext convened its annual Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium (ETCPS) in Iowa City, a recognized hub for innovative psychometric research. The

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In Search of the American Dream

Oscar Miranda, student, George Mason University

I am a first-generation immigrant and college student. I come from a small poor town in Guatemala where opportunity and a future look dim and

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Narrowing the homework gap

Raeal Moore, PhD, senior research scientist, and Dan Vitale, policy editor, ACT

Imagine going to school and being asked to complete a homework assignment that requires you to search for material online and write a brief summary

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Becky Bobek: I loved learning

By: Becky Bobek, director, Learning, Assessment, & Navigation Experiences Research As students across the nation head back to the classroom, we are celebrating First-Generation students.

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Community College: Making a Difference

By: Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign Why National Community College Month? Community colleges change lives and build productive, happier, and healthier

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Paying It Forward

Maya Cade

By: Maya Cade-Special to ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning My first introduction to the concept of paying it forward was watching the 2000 feature

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Women in STEM: You Belong

This post was first published on ACT’s Blog on 3/15/18 By: Alina Von Davier, Vice President, ACTNext Last week marked International Women’s Day. Recognizing such

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School Time Creates Social Time

Amber O'Connor, Program Coordinator

By: Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator Back to school time has always been my favorite time of year. While I loved being in the classroom and

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Guest Blog: Roseina Britton

Roseina Britton

Interning with ACT Center for Equity and Learning was appealing to me because when I hear the term equity, I instantly think of the image

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Guest Blog: Maurice Swinney

Maurice Swinney

This summer, we brought education luminaries to our ACT campus as a continuation of the Center for Equity in Learning’s Distinguished Lecture Series. We were

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Guest Blog: Dr. Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen

Dr. Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen

In June, the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, with support from the ACT Center for Equity in

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Guest Blog: Dr. Joyce Brown

Dr. Joyce Brown

Last week, ACT hosted our Distinguished Lecture Series, inviting exceptional educators who are reaching underserved students in extraordinary ways to our Iowa City campus. Joyce

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Guest Blog: Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner

By: Michael Bonner Last week, ACT hosted our Distinguished Lecture Series, which focused on exceptional educators who are reaching underserved students in extraordinary ways. Michael

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