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what was that stat again?

can you help me find this half-remembered education statistic? [more inside]
posted by RedEmma on Aug 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Getting a good Masters with a medicore Bachelors

I am trying to figure out the best way increase my admissibility to a solid Business school. I have about 2 years or so to get my academic CV strong enough to be seriously competitive, and I am trying to figure out what I can do in the mean time to prepare. [more inside]
posted by aggienfo on Aug 29, 2007 - 6 answers

From London to LA

Need some help moving from London to LA for a year to study film at LAfilm… please help [more inside]
posted by TheAfroangel on Aug 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Law school, really?

I would like to know more about law school and being a lawyer. [more inside]
posted by 517 on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

Help me get my career in order!

I'm 3 years out of college, and unemployed again. I feel like I should go back to school, but what for??! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Aug 23, 2007 - 3 answers

School's in session - I need to take notes!

I'm looking for the best combination of online/free software tools to keep notes during class lectures. Visual timeline, web clips, outline formatted text, etc. - the more options, the better. I know there have been similar questions before but hope there's a better answer out there than I've found before. [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Aug 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Autotelic Schools

What's a good university, where good means a high concentration of people interested in learning? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Aug 20, 2007 - 54 answers

Rationale for access to water at Middle School

I have two 12 year old boys who just started a new middle school. They have access to water only at lunch time and two hurried, grab 3-4 sips at the water fountain twice a day. A doctor’s note will allow them to have a water bottle available, but I need help composing a permanent, rather than a temporary allowance for the water. [more inside]
posted by aliksd on Aug 16, 2007 - 66 answers

"I sent it!" "I never got it." Emailing assignments?

Teachers/instructors/professors: What is your policy for accepting assignments through email? [more inside]
posted by starman on Aug 11, 2007 - 32 answers

Oh the places I might go

Looking for serious, modern, and fun art schools in Europe, or possibly the US. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 10, 2007 - 5 answers

A major life overhaul, just what I needed?

More what-to-do-with-my-life advice needed: If I work full-time at a salaried job with benefits, and want to enroll in a year-long paralegal certificate program (the faster I can be done, the better), quit the job and wait tables for money, is this completely stupid? [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Aug 9, 2007 - 19 answers

Unofficially auditing university classes?

Is it weird to ask a university professor if you can audit his/her class without officially enrolling in the university as an auditor ... and, as part of the arrangement, asking the professor if you can submit papers and have them graded and evaluated? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Aug 8, 2007 - 43 answers

Reinventing your career

Is there a website where people discuss their likes/dislikes about their occupations? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Aug 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Are internships necessary?

Are internships really as important to success as my school makes them out to be? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jul 30, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I get over my academic past?

Is is a good idea to be blunt about academic missteps during my undergrad? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jul 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Choke daddy?

In a poor Dade county Florida elementary school in the late 70s, on some days they would serve us "Choke Daddy" sandwiches instead of hot food. What was that stuff? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Jul 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Random people, decide the course of my life!

Should I quit law school? I was a software engineer for 10 years before starting law school. Now I'm one year in and doing okay (at an upper 2nd tier school), and got a summer internship at a big, prestigious firm. And I absolutely hate it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2007 - 26 answers

teaching in the US

What is it like to be a high school teacher in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Jul 17, 2007 - 21 answers

What would be the best way for me to pay for my degree?

I've decided that I want to start getting my life together by working on earning a degree in computer science. To do that, I'm going to start attending the local community college full time this fall, in order to cover some basic classes, and then transfer to full university later when I'm a bit more transfer-worthy. Now I need help figuring out how to best manage my money so as not to accrue too much debt in the process. Ideally I'd like to get as much financial aid as possible to cover this, but there are a few issues. [more inside]
posted by mindless progress on Jul 16, 2007 - 6 answers

OK, summer can't be a _total_ waste of time...

Any ideas for how to keep a bright 8-year-old mind ticking over during the summer? [more inside]
posted by LairBob on Jul 15, 2007 - 28 answers

90s school sex contest scandal

Back in the late 90s there was a sex scandal at a US high school or college that involved a clique of boys competing to see who could get the most lays. The scandal broke when the book that the boys were using to keep score fell into the hands of authorities. Can anyone remember where this took place? [more inside]
posted by daHIFI on Jul 10, 2007 - 2 answers

is it too late for a 30yr old to get a degree?

I want to get back to school and get a degree to find a better job but I am already 30. Is it too old to try for a degree? my interests are IT and finance, though IT is much more easier for me. Does anyone know the IT market in British Columbia? I don't want to be IT monkey forever and I would like to move up to some manger role in the future. Also, how do employers see hiring a mid 30s with a degree compared to all the mid 20s that are coming out of school these days? I am not sure how or what path I should take but I just know I need more education to get a better paying job.
posted by brinks on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I resist the bug juice?

Can I do what I want next summer (namely, be a summer camp counselor) and not kill my options for the future (namely, going to grad school)? [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Jun 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Send me to a law school?

Law Schools. Cardozo or Brooklyn? Must decide by tomorrow, and really I am still (somehow) not sure. I'm leaning, but I want to query the hive mind before I commit. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Jun 28, 2007 - 10 answers

I can't decide if I want to move to another city.

I have an eating disorder and I can't decide if I want to move to another city. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Aging journalism student worries about debt, future

I'm a 25 year old journalism major riddled with major debt who has two years of school to go. How should I go about handling my debt situation and finishing school with the ultimate goal of becoming a successful print journalist? Furthermore, am I a fool to enter this field considering my rather unpleasant financial picture? Life advice, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 23 answers

What do I do about roaches in a public school?

I visited a public middle school, and it was filled with roaches, is there anything positive I could do for those kids? [more inside]
posted by ceberon on Jun 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Not just a rhetorical question

Where do I find a ranking of graduate programs in communications arts and sciences in the United States? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Note your average notes program... (Owch.)

I'm trying to find a note-taking program for OSX that allows a pseudo-Cornell-style of note taking, and some other features. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Finding a way out of a tangled web of financial aid

I've reached the end of the road for graduate school loans. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

How much money does a technology coordinator make?

What kind of salary can I expect as a computer lab technology coordinator at a fancy private school in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jun 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Should parents finance grad school?

Should parents help their children pay for grad school if they can afford it? My parents are divorced, but both are in households considered in the top 1% of the US in terms of income and net worth. After limited financial assistance from them during undergrad, I am getting no help at all for grad school. Am I out of line to expect that I should? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 126 answers

Obligation to Recalcitrant Bully of Childhood?

Someone who I attended Middle School and High School with twenty plus years ago recently Google'd me to apologize for the way he treated me back then. I'm pretty much over all that school age bullying, what's my obligation to my former bully? How should I reply to his email? Or should I just forget it and move on?
posted by IndigoSkye on May 25, 2007 - 80 answers

What's a good school for Broadcast Engineering?

Back-to-school-filter: I'd like return to school to pursue training in broadcast engineering. Are there any programs you recommend? (Bonus if they're in Chicago-ish). Or should I just look into getting a general electrical engineering degree? [more inside]
posted by pfafflin on May 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Where to study French in France?

My wife and I want to spend about 6 months in France learning French intensively. Where should we go to study? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on May 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Highschool MLA citation for less?

Help me find a citation engine for my school! [more inside]
posted by Uther Bentrazor on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

I've been working on the ...

Did you work full time and go to college/ grad school full time? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on May 23, 2007 - 48 answers

Where should my brother live in Columbia, South Carolina?

My brother is moving to Columbia, South Carolina for school at USC and would really appreciate your input on a safe place to live and enjoy the city for at least 4 years. [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on May 20, 2007 - 11 answers

toront makeup school

toronto make up school? [more inside]
posted by butterball on May 18, 2007 - 3 answers

I need MBA advice to make sure I don't waste two years and $100k

Is an MBA worth it for me, or am I just trying to keep up with friends who all seem to have letters after their names now that we're hitting our late 20s? [more inside]
posted by Mr Bunnsy on May 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Grad school recommendations: whom to ask?

If I've been out of college for twelve years, from whom do I get recommendations for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 11 answers

girls before graduation

how does one ask a girl out? [more inside]
posted by oranges on May 15, 2007 - 39 answers

Paying for graduate school

Help me figure out the best way to finance graduate school abroad. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on May 10, 2007 - 4 answers

How to beat post-project blues?

What do you do to shake the "Post Project" blues? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on May 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I consider grad school if I already have a good job?

I'm 26 years old and already making a good living. Should I consider going to grad school for international relations or international affairs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Hello, I'll be your substitute teacher today. My Indian-name is He-who-breaths-erratically-into-paper-bag...

How can I be a good substitute teacher for middle and high school kids? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Apr 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Poor student wants $ back

What is the best site/method for selling back textbooks? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Apr 28, 2007 - 16 answers

Those who can't paint, manage.

Which U.S. colleges/universities have well-regarded programs in arts management? Are any of them in Wisconsin or Illinois? [more inside]
posted by princesspathos on Apr 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Where all the Design Students at?

Which Bay Area college has the best Design program? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Apr 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Probably a decision I should have made at 17.

I've decided I want to be a Quantitative Analyst. [more inside]
posted by quite unimportant on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

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