What’s new at TheBestSchools.org for the week of October, 9, 2016:
New on the main TBS site
In our lifetimes, the world has gotten much smaller. No longer is the idea of studying overseas a foreign concept, as many college students now do. We list for you the best university in each of 173 countries, with additional, detailed information for each region of the world. Find a great university, study abroad, and get a different perspective on life.
More from the world’s regions:
Our Focused Civil Dialogue on the topic of neo-Darwinism between Denis Noble and David Sloan Wilson has interviews with both participants, plus the first major statements between these two giants in the field. Discover what they think and choose which expert’s statement makes the most sense to you.
Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Industrial Age, Information Age. Want to compete in our present age? Better know the schools that drive information and tech. We have the 50 top schools for you.
Who are ten of the best teachers in America? We offer to you the finalists for the Escalante–Gradillas Prize for Best in Education! One of these teachers will be awarded $10,000 and the winner’s school will get a $10,000 grant. It’s our way of recognizing the best of the best in our schools today. Learn more about these great teachers!
New on the TBS Magazine site
When ITT Tech collapsed beneath the Fed decision to rethink loans to for-profit school students, it left behind a stranded student body. What’s next for ITT’s 35,000 students, each of whom thought the school would be a means to a good job and better future? We look for answers on behalf of these castaways.
Julliard often springs to mind when people think about a career in classical music. But for many other forms of music—jazz, rock, world, etc.—the creme de la creme is Berklee School of Music. Ours is the story of Lawrence Berk, his influential music college, and the alumni who have brought home a staggering 266 Grammy Awards.
Research shows that games and play build brains, and not just in children. So the best of both worlds combines entertainment and education, right? We look at “edutainment” and some of its most enthralling, real-life products, ones you may even have in your own home—or should consider adding.