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From book grants to college tours, the incredible work of the Academic Empowerment Foundation can only continue with your help. We are asking for a donation of any amount to our organization to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 by this #GivingTuesday, November 30th. Please help by donating whatever you can by clicking the link in our bio. #givingtuesday #supportAEF #aef”
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Our founder, Mr. Edwards, was recognized by the Prince George’s County Council for his contribution to his community as a decorated veteran and as founder and chairman of the Academic Empowerment Foundation, Inc.
Throughout his years of serving the DC/MD/VA community, he has helped over 16,500 high school senior football players pursue their higher education goals. We are honored to continue his legacy. We continue our founder’s commitment to helping students prepare for and get through college with our semi-annual book grant, SAT & Financial Aid sessions, and sharing relevant information with you, our AEF Family. We hope you’ll help us honor Mr. Edwards on his day and continue his legacy by visiting our website (link in bio) and making a donation of any amount.
If Mr. Edwards’ work impacted you in any way over the years, we encourage you to leave a kind note or memory in the comments below. Thank you!
Be mindful of what you’re posting on your social media profiles. While your social media account can enhance the college application, it can also hinder the chances of getting accepted if the posts show the student in a negative light. ⠀
“A 2018 Kaplan Test Prep survey found that about 25% of college admissions officers review applicants’ social media profiles.” -U.S. News & World Report⠀
Focus on creating an online presence that adds to your positive image and shows schools and organizations that you would be an excellent addition to their student body.
In the article “As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In? by Rebecca Koenig, the new ways colleges are using technology to screen and rank admissions eligibility of students has been growing and changing, especially in light of the massive effect on higher education the coronavirus pandemic has influenced.
Much of the article looks at positive aspects such advances could incur, as well as some of the oversights and biases we see every day when automated algorithms take over decision making from people who might be able to make more nuanced decisions.
This year’s problematic and devastating Ofqual exams results in England only begin with problems in the algorithms used, so hopefully lessons can be learned with the testing here going forward.
This report was co-published by EdSurge with Slate Magazine.