February 19, 2019

Five Things High Schoolers Need To Know More Than Computer Science

Five Things High Schoolers Need To Know More Than Computer Science by Christopher Rim via Forbes (see the original article here) A recent opinion piece in the New York Times discussed how the College Board is pushing for students to focus on mastering “two codes” — computer science and the US Constitution — but are those truly the right areas of focus? In the article, columnist Thomas Friedman spoke with College Board President David Coleman and chief of global policy Stefanie Sanford about why the organization (which produces the PSAT, SAT, and SATII standardized tests and AP classes and exams) had chosen those two areas of […]
May 18, 2018

Millennials and Money: 5 essays that address (and shatter) the stereotype

5 High Schoolers and Their College Application Essays About Work, Money and Social Class Each year, we ask students to send in college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 responded this year. Here are five that stood out. By Ron Lieber May 11, 2018 Each year, we post a casting call for writers and their college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 people responded this year. Below, you’ll find five that stood out for their sensitivity, depth of insight and sheer geekiness. Who would have imagined, for instance, that there was a high […]
April 8, 2018

How To Level the College Playing Field

By Harold O. Levy with Peg Tyre Mr. Levy is a former chancellor of the New York City public schools. He wrote this article with the education journalist Peg Tyre. April 7, 2018 This time of year, there’s a lot of optimism in the air about college. As acceptance notices come in, it seems like the smartest, hardest-working young people with the greatest potential are being matched to institutions of higher learning that will prepare them for success and promote a free and open society. We might conclude that colleges are greasing the gears of social mobility, which have slowed as […]
March 8, 2018

University Tours: One trip could change your child’s future!

University Tours Available for Spring and Summer Break! Twice a year we send students to take a tour of America’s top universities on the East and West Coast. Led by Ace Education Group’s Principal and University Admissions Advisor, Michael Mityok, the students will be professionally guided on a journey of learning first-hand what these universities have to offer. Not only will the students have the opportunity to experience life on campus, but they will also experience the sights and sounds of these famous American cities, as well as visit popular American tourist destinations.  These tours are fundamental in giving your […]