Happy Pi Day, Later School Start Times Could Equal Higher Grades
The weather is warming up and with admissions decisions slowly rolling out, the heat is on for students waiting to hear back from their top-choice schools!
We know this is an anxious time for parents and students alike, so to take some of the pressure off we have been keeping up with the latest stories in admissions and higher education for you.
Here are some of the tops stories in education from this past week:
- It’s Pi Day! Do you know the history and significance of this tasty treat and mathematical holiday?
- A University of Minnesota study shows conclusive proof that grades go up when the school day starts later for students.
- Don’t forget: University of Chicago is releasing its regular admissions decisions TODAY, later in the afternoon.
- Since the changes to the SAT were announced last week, there has been much debate over whether the revisions will really make that much of an impact and how it will affect students.
- Dr. Kat was on Access Hollywood Live this week discussing the college admissions process and how families can deal with admission decision-time stress.
- It’s decision-time and the TODAY Show wants to see photos and videos of the moment you found out you got into your dream school! Submit your videos here, or share over social media with the hashtag #AcceptedTODAY.
- The World Wide Web turned 25 this week, without which many a high school students would have a harder time writing papers.
How are you celebrating Pi Day this year? Do you think a later school day start time would help improve your grades and classroom performance? Tell us in the comments below!