Education News

  • Is the college application process a thing of the past? 49 students were admitted to Goucher College after sending two-minute videos about themselves. The Washington Post
  • Skipping homework? Stop that! New study shows students who do homework more frequently tend to do better on tests. Education Week
  • As the spring standardized testing season continues, the opt-out movement around the country is growing. The Washington Post
  • “Early colleges,” programs that gives B- or C- students the chance to earn college credit, have increased the skill set of high school graduates looking to be successful in post-secondary degree education. Education Dive

Nonprofit News

  • According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), more than 5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  • The 2013 Millennial Impact Research Report indicates that 72% of Millennials are eager to join a non-profit organization and a little over 50% would like to give monthly to a charitable organization. The Huffington Post
  • New research shows that an organization’s culture dramatically impacts its effectiveness. Culture is pervasive, affecting all areas of the organization, including fund development. The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Skilled new media managers are essential for nonprofits to adapt quickly to advances in technology. Here are 10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers in 2015. Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media News

  • Meerkat vs Periscope – How these livestreaming video apps will change the content marketing and video advertising experience. The Wall Street Journal
  • Why do people snap their brunch and foodie photos from above on Instagram? Have we trained ourselves to consume visual culture from an overhead perspective? Munchies
  • Cision invests in social media by acquiring the social media analytics company Viralheat. Chicago Tribune
  • How do YOU separate the personal and professional on social media? Balance the appropriate and avoid the inappropriate. Harvard Business Review