PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

January 7, 2021 Based on Dr. Monique W. Morris’ groundbreaking book of the same name, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools confronts the continuing criminalization and miseducation of Black girls in the United States, who are the fastest-growing population in the juvenile justice system with alarming dropout rates due to this systemic mistreatment. […]

AICE’s Monthly Credential Forum: India’s Choice-Based Credit System Grade Conversion

December 17, 2020 As Director of Marketing and Communications, I attended the AICE Monthly Credential Forum virtual meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Established in 1998, AICE is dedicated to advancing the international credential evaluation profession by developing standards that ensure consistency and accuracy based on expert research. AICE continuously reviews and updates the standards […]

Detecting Fraudulent Academic Credentials

December 8, 2020 (previously posted June 18, 2015) Ensuring the authenticity of educational credentials is by far the single most important step in credential evaluation and international student admissions. Without due diligence in fraud detection, we may run the risk of evaluating documents that may have been falsified, or fraudulently procured and admitting the students […]

Music without Borders: International Relations Made Better by Music

December 3, 2020 We are delighted to share this blog, previously posted on Rhythm Planet by our esteemed guest blogger Tom Schnabel. In this blog, he covers the legendary jazz musician John McLaughlin beginning with his recent performance with a group of international musicians at the Berklee College of Music in its European campus in […]

Celebrating International Education Week (November 16, 2020)

November 16, 2020 International Education Week November 16-20, 2020 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education with the goal to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the challenges ahead (November 10, 2020)

Written by: Fazela Haniff Heading up the Urban Alliance on Race Relations in Toronto in 1990 allowed me to build a career through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens before LinkedIn existed; before it was okay to post likes for sharing examples of nudges or outing racist behavior. With the increased visibility of inclusion challenges, […]

Proposal to Replace Duration of Status (October 19, 2020)

Written by Jodi Simek Credential evaluation companies and other businesses that rely on international student mobility may want to review and provide comment on the proposed regulation to replace “Duration of Status” with a fixed time of admission to the United States for international students (of 2 or 4 years depending on a number of […]

Dreaming of a Brighter and Better Education System (October 1, 2020)

Written by: Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert   Photo: Maui, HI / Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert If I had a choice as to who would be our next Secretary of Education, it would be either Dr. Jill Biden or Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College.  Both have proven years of experience in the field and are genuine about […]