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This video-based new resource from Khan Academy offers a step-by-step approach to college admissions from a variety of viewpoints. You will hear students from different socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds as well as from admissions officers from Yale, Stanford, University of Virginia, and more. Through student and dean interviews along with information from other experts, the program covers getting started, making high school count, exploring college options, applying to college, and paying for college. With Khan Academy's characteristic virtual blackboard, the program goes over the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other financial aid information.
Each May, the College Board administers Advanced Placement exams for a variety of subjects. EdX, which is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard, offers free interactive online classes and MOOCs from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. RiceX recently launched the first free online AP® classes through edX: AP® Biology, AP® Physics 2, and AP® Environmental Science. Visit edX to register or find out more.
Each October, a holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus ushers in debate about the man's character and accomplishments. Most people now know that Columbus didn't actually discover America, nor did he discover that the earth was not flat. Beyond that, there are 3 main issues with Columbus' activities in the Americas at the heart of the debate about whether Columbus Day should exist...