Magazine: Education Review, Fall 2007

The Washington Post Magazine looks at issues in learning, including gap years, elementary school homework, the military and education, and a lesson in low-tech.

Eye on the Goal

BY IAN SHAPIRA  |  
Deferring college may give some high school seniors a leg up on fulfilling their dreams.

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Battling for a Diploma

BY MICHELLE DIAMENT  |  
For many college-bound veterans, the G.I. Bill barely covers the basics.

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The Longest Day

BY DANNA L. WALKER  |  
Can these wired undergraduates swear off electronic media for even 24 hours?

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Hit the Books

BY JAY MATHEWS  |  
The Post's education columnist offers an alternative to elementary school homework.

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Discussion

Monday, August 6, Noon ET
Washington Post reporter Ian Shapira takes your questions on pre-college gap years. Joining Shapira will be Marilyn McGrath, director of admissions at Harvard College, and Holly Bull, president of the Center for Interim Programs with offices in Princeton, N.J., and Cambridge, Mass.

Multimedia

VIDEO | Taking a Gap Year
Bill Day, 18, is postponing his entry into college by taking a gap year, during which he has honed his hockey skills in hopes of playing at a more competitive level.

More From the Magazine

Editor's Note
Editor Tom Shroder with a look behind this issue of Post Magazine.

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