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Learn About American Scholarship Grants

Everybody understands that education is definitely not cheap. And as over the past years, the cost of living has also gone through the roof, it has become increasingly difficult for most of us to survive with a rigid monthly financial budget.

So it is quite understandable that scholarships have become indeed a wonderful life savior aid for the disadvantaged citizens of this country.

More and more people find it extremely challenging to make ends meet. On top of it, you can also find so many scholarships available to qualified applicants to meet up with their existing and future needs.

Let’s take a closer look at a few scholarships that are established to enlighten your life for a considerably long time. Continue reading “Learn About American Scholarship Grants”

A Strange Rule In School Examinations In New York City

New York City Department of Education in the United States banned the use of 50 words in the exam schools for all levels of education. This is done to minimize the potential for unpleasant emotions among the students.

Some words are banned include birthday, dinosaur, Halloween, and dancing. As reported by the New York Post, the word dinosaur is prohibited because it could lead to evolution, and Halloween suggests paganism (not religious), and the word anniversary has the potential to create hostility among students who are not followers of the Jehovahs Witnesses to celebrate his birth.

In addition, the word poverty was also banned because it’s opposed to wealth, which led to some students feel excluded. The Department also forbids mention of the word divorce and disease. Continue reading “A Strange Rule In School Examinations In New York City”

The American School System

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL

In America, students are attending elementary (primary) and secondary school for in total 12 years. These years are called 1st through 12th grades. After kindergarten (some also go to pre-kindergarten) U.S. children go to primary school, which is usually called elementary school at around age six.

After five or six years they move on to secondary school. Secondary school generally includes two programs: first they attend ‘middle school’, also called junior high’ (without ‘school’), and the second stage is ‘high school.’

When they graduate from high school (12th grade), students will be awarded a diploma or certificate, which allows for a college or university education (known as ‘higher education’). Some students don’t finish high school, they can get a GED diploma.

Many students who try to get the GED certificate are working individuals so they use online programs to get ready for the GED test. Students need to pass the exam that contains 4 subjects. This GED exam can be taken only in the official GED centers, it’s not offered online. So never attempt to buy online the GED diploma!

THE GRADING SYSTEM

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Northwestern Polytechnic & Silicon Valley University Scam?

23d6630In the second half of 2015, U.S. government education officials started to investigate Silicon Valley University in San Jose and Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont over their academic programs and procedures.

Northwestern Polytechnic University (Fremont) and Silicon Valley University (San Jose) are two important Bay Area institutions of higher education that have become the subjects of investigation by the U.S. government. The schools needed to react to media reports regarding the controversy over “scrutiny” by the U.S. government.

Both schools have posted alerts on their home pages to inform prospective students. On 21 December 2015, Air India had stopped 19 students from getting aboard the airline’s Hyderabad – San Francisco flight. This action was based on information that the airline had received from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency.

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