Pioneering work on improving the algorithms behind facial recognition technology has earned a McCallie student a spot in the finals of the nation’s top math, science and technology competition.Read More
At the official April 22 dedication for Walker Hall, McCallie's new science and engineering building (link to news item), Ace Damodaran '16 was chosen to speak on behalf of the student body. The transcript of his impressive remarks follow. A news item about the dedication event can be found at mccallie.org.
Good afternoon. My name is Ace Damodaran, and I have been a day student here at McCallie for seven years. It is truly an incredible honor to be here today, and I am humbled as a student to be part of this dedication of Walker Hall. As a student, I see every day the time and care our teachers dedicate towards educating and inspiring scientific inquiry among students. Walker Hall reaffirms McCallie’s commitment towards preparing boys for the next generation of technology and scientific endeavor, a vision that is shared by students, teachers, and Dr. Walker himself.Read More
Many people love catching up on their education-related reading during the Advent season and over Christmas Break, so we've compiled a nice list of links to articles which might interest you. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season! Subjects in this group include college admissions, boys and reading, the value of handwriting, introverts, moral decision-making, and more!)
Field Notes From This Year’s Application Season
(The New York Times, December 8 )
“To get an on-the-ground glimpse of this year’s admissions cycle, The Choice reached out this week to a handful of college counselors across the country to hear what trends they had been observing.
While our survey was unscientific, it brought into focus some themes, including increased applicant interest in public colleges – both in and out of state – and an apparent rise in the number of students who have been filing applications early this year, sometimes at the prodding of the colleges themselves.
As Kelly Sortino, director of college counseling at Crystal Springs Uplands School, a private school near San Francisco, wrote in an e-mail…”
A Thanksgiving week collection of recent interesting articles about education, parenting and schools.
How About Better Parents?
(Thomas Friedman, New York Times, November 19)
There’s no question that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a student’s achievement, and we need to recruit, train and reward more such teachers. But here’s what some new studies are also showing: We need better parents.